God and Other Spirits

The reference to the "God of the gaps" objection seems to identify several
different problems, not just one. ... When the explanation refers to a spirit, instead
of God, this is just a slight variation of the objection that shares the same problem.

God and Other Spirits

Author: Phillip H. Wiebe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198032120

Page: 272

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Many people believe in angels and evil spirits, and popular culture abounds in talk about encounters with such entities. Yet the question of the existence of such spirits is ignored in the academy. Even the Christian Church, which one might expect to show keen interest in transcendent realities, does not appear to be paying much attention. In this book Phillip Wiebe defends the plausibility of the traditional Christian claim that spirits are real. Wiebe examines descriptions of encounters with both good and evil transcendent beings in biblical times and in later Christian history, along with recent accounts of similar experiences. He argues that invisible beings can be postulated to explain events just as unobservable objects are postulated in many scientific theories. Beyond supporting claims for the existence of lesser spirits such as demons and angels, this empirical approach yields important results for assessing common arguments surrounding the existence of God - a question that has become artificially separated from the question of spirits as such. Grounding his argument in a wide range of phenomena - from near death experiences to demonic possession - Wiebe offers a sophisticated case for belief in God on philosophical and epistemological grounds.

The 7 Spirits of God

In other words, the passage does not say, "the spirit of wisdom and the spirit of
understanding"; it simply says, "the spirit of ... If God had designed Isaiah 11:2 to
be a list of the 7 Spirits of God, as is traditionally taught, why didn't He use the
word ...

The 7 Spirits of God

Author: Noe Leon

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291678859

Page: 180

View: 260

A study on the 7-faceted nature of God (and man) according to Scripture.

Spirits of the Living God

That is what brought on the strangeness among the spirits, because of Stan. "
Tired of waiting for a straightforward answer, with 'broken spirits' he looked at the
others and asked: "Am I going to the Big Party?" None of the other spirits seems
to ...

Spirits of the Living God

Author: Hortense M. Jenkins

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1606472291

Page: 432

View: 493

How to See the Holy Spirit Angels and Demons

Ignatius of Loyola on the Gift of Discerning of Spirits in Church Ethics Gordon
James Klingenschmitt ... Not only do we discern goodness because we first
discern God, we also discern God from other spirits because He is and always
was the ...

How to See the Holy Spirit  Angels  and Demons

Author: Gordon James Klingenschmitt

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630870870

Page: 290

View: 404

Are God, angels, and demons really invisible? Or can the spirits be seen with human eyes, through the lens of Church Ethics? The gift of discerning of spirits is indispensible to the study of church ethics. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), wrote two sets of Rules for Discerning of Spirits in his Spiritual Exercises in the early 1500s. He taught how the church can receive from God the gift to see otherwise invisible angels, demons, and the Holy Spirit. Ignatius' views were influenced by John Cassian, Jacobus de Voragine, Ludolph of Saxony, and Thomas a Kempis. Ignatius' Rules are exegeted in dialogue with contemporary scholars Karl Rahner, Hugo Rahner, Piet Penning de Vries, Jules Toner, and Timothy Gallagher, and applied to one study of ecclesial ethics in the narrative theology of Samuel Wells. A four-step Ignatian "pneumato-ethical method" is developed, which any analyst can follow to see the spirits, by consolation/desolation, consent, manifestation, and pneumato-ethics. This method revolutionizes how we study ecclesiology, soteriology, missiology/world religions, liturgy, worship, Eucharist, hermeneutics, homiletics, pastoral counseling, church history, and politics. The spirits are not invisible at all. They can be clearly discerned through the lens of ecclesial ethics.

Spirit Mind and Body

Spirit. Apart from human spirits there are other spirits. All spirits have common
characteristics, the most striking is the fact that spirits cannot ... All spirits, good or
evil, are created from the very essence of God, as such they cannot stop to exist.

Spirit  Mind and Body

Author: Gustav Shakefoot

Publisher: Holy Fire Publishing

ISBN: 1603830030

Page: 236

View: 643

'Spirit, Mind and Body' provides basic knowledge about the human nature. That knowledge is essential in order to lead a victorious and successful life. Part one deals specifically with the spirit, mind and body. Part two looks at puberty: a maturational phase everybody will go through. Part three examines self-esteem and personal identity, and part four shows how to transform any negative traumatic events in a person's life into a positive influence. 'Spirit, Mind and Body' is some sort of a mosaic where each part brings to light a different value, a different color and a different texture thus complementing each other to form a uniquely crafted picture of the human spirit, mind and body.

Two Main Conditions from Heaven

According to the passage above, there is only one SPIRIT. Let us say a big
SPIRIT, the Spirit of God (John 4:24) and several others spirits, but small.
Romans 8: 9 says that every human being has one Spirit. Any other spirit must be
from the ...

Two Main Conditions from Heaven

Author: John B. Kapapi

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462836097

Page: 56

View: 473

Heaven is Gods throne and Christians home also. Gods intention is to bring every believer where He is (John 14: 1-4 and Acts 1: 11). Here on earth, Jesus warned them not to be conformed to the pattern of this world, but to live according to the desires of the Spirit which are the components of the fruit of the Spirit as mentioned in Galatians 5: 22-23. We refer to them as the qualities of heaven because they are divinely inspired. Christian life is a life characterized by Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-control. So is the baptism by the water and by the Sprit. Jesus instructed us to be baptized because it is important. The bible says that we were buried with Christ through baptism (Roman 6: 4 and Colossians 2: 12 NIV), and united with him in his resurrection (Romans 6: 5 NIV). The connection is evident. Because he paid the price for our transgressions, we must live his way, the way of the Spirit. Jesus furnishes us with the motive by living by examples. It is by living by the Spirit that we will be able to separate ourselves from the cursed who will be cast into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels (Matthew 25:41). But why the baptism is so important to Jesus? Find out.

The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Human Heart

be drawn from those opposite compellations given to the two opposite spirits , in
the last words of verse 6 : “ The Spirit of truth , and the spirit of error . " These
words exhibit the two opposite characters of the Spirit of God , and other spirits .

The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Human Heart

Author: Jonathan Edwards

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 202

View: 789

Spirits of the Lesser Gods

The Work of the Holy Spirit in Counseling Jay Adams (1970) in Competent to
Counsel, highlighted the undeniable role of the Holy Spirit in biblical or nouthetic
counseling. He emphasized what made the Holy Spirit distinct from any other
spirit.

Spirits of the Lesser Gods

Author: Rhonda McClenton

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1581123442

Page: 416

View: 569

Reiki is an emerging adjunctive therapy that claims to provide physical and psychological healing as well as an experience of spiritual connection. It is increasingly employed in counseling centers, hospitals, and even churches. Reiki is believed by many to be a safe, non-invasive healing intervention that draws individuals towards God. Reiki practitioners maintain that they imitate Jesus' laying on of hands and claim that their praxis is essentially the same as the healing used by Jesus as well as by Buddha. An ethnographic multi-case study was performed comparing the experiences of nine individuals, four who received Reiki therapy and five who received Christ-based hands-on healing. The long interview format was employed. The transcribed data were coded and analyzed for similar and distinct themes. In addition, a brief survey was utilized to determine the spiritual interests and involvement of each participant and the spiritual consequences of their healing experiences. The findings indicate that Reiki healing is distinct from that which is depicted in the Bible. Reiki appears to open up individuals to an "energy-based" healing modality that is spiritual in nature but is not specifically Christian. As reported by Reiki practitioners, it is a spirituality which welcomes shamanism, psychic healing, clairvoyance, spirit guides, and a host of other metaphysical practices as individuals become more intimately involved. In addition, the research demonstrates that Reiki therapy, over time, can cause physical, emotional, and spiritual harm. The writer contends that biblical healing, which at its core is soteriological and dependent upon the ministry of the Holy Spirit, heals mind, body, and spirit without harmful consequences.

The Works of Jonathan Edwards Volume Two

“The spirit of truth and the spirit of error.” These words exhibit the two opposite
characters of the Spirit of God, and other spirits that counterfeit his operations.
And therefore, if by observing the manner of the operation of a spirit that is at
work ...

The Works of Jonathan Edwards  Volume Two

Author:

Publisher: CCEL

ISBN: 1610252349

Page:

View: 576

The Complete Works

God , the Father , of whom are all things and Q . Is this God , being a spirit , to be
known ? we of him . ... A . " The heavens declare the glory of God , Q . Are there
then other gods besides the and the firmament showeth his handiwork ; so God
of ...

The Complete Works

Author: John Bunyan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 1015

View: 544

The Power of God

Romans 8:15 and following verses, he tells them, they had received the “spirit of
adoption,” and speaks of them as having the witness of the Spirit that they were “
the children of ... The spirits are different: one is the spirit of God; the other is not.

The Power of God

Author: David S. Lovi

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 162189830X

Page: 402

View: 425

The book you now hold in your hands contains nearly everything the great American puritan Jonathan Edwards (1703-58) ever wrote on the book of Romans. It is collated into a verse-by-verse Bible commentary. Pastors, theologians, historians, and Bible study leaders will find a treasure of biblical insight along with practical application, as one of the great theologians of the Christian church expounds the book that Martin Luther called the "most important piece in the New Testament." Jonathan Edwards' expository genius is clearly evident in both the depth of his biblical insight as well as his logic. Readers will be encouraged and edified as they delve deeply into the book of Romans with Jonathan Edwards by their side.

Entire Works

Q. How do you distinguish the God of the Godhead 2 - A . No ; for God cannot sin
, but the Christians from the gods of other people ? -A . He soul doth ; God cannot
be destroyed in hell , but is a Spirit . ( John iv . 24. ) the souls of the impenitent ...

Entire Works

Author: John Bunyan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 880

Vestiges of the Spirit history of Man

Samuel Fales Dunlap. Thee , Father of the Worlds , Father of the Aeons , Artificer
of the gods it is holy to praise . ... The American aborigines believed that the sun -
god was assisted in the work of creation by other spirits or gods . " The Mingoes ...

Vestiges of the Spirit history of Man

Author: Samuel Fales Dunlap

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 404

View: 112

After All The Falsehoods

The enemy wishes to keep us spiritually blind so that we worship other spirits,
and so that our soul energy is directed to the enemy's preferred ends. There is no
such thing as the god of everyone, but there are such things as godly powers,
and ...

After All The Falsehoods

Author: Sulma Noemi Portillo

Publisher: Sulma Noemi Portillo

ISBN: 1476094411

Page: 120

View: 620

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To Be Near the Fire

That is, it is the elite who blaspheme the Holy Spirit of God by rejecting God's
kingship and will: “So Jesus called them ... In the gospels, the Holy Spirit made
other spirits flee or cower; they recognized this Spirit's authority to harm, cast
them ...

To Be Near the Fire

Author: Roger S. Busse

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630873640

Page: 196

View: 840

Virtually all scholars agree that Jesus did one very risky thing: he exorcised demons. Exorcism was an illicit activity in the Roman world, so why would Jesus risk condemnation, arrest, and even death for the sake of the demon-possessed? Some point to his compassion. Roger Busse, a thirty-nine-year veteran of risk analysis and a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, has another answer from the world in which he lives: risk assessment. People engage in risky ventures only when not doing so would pose even greater risks. What was the greater risk for Jesus? He believed that his land and home, then suffering under foreign occupation, was filled with demons. He believed that if he did not drive them off, all might be lost and the forces of darkness might win out, leaving only the kingdom of Satan. Given this context, Busse reassesses the gospel traditions. Using risk analysis, Busse provides a new approach that recovers the specific charismatic practices, sayings, and parables that the exorcist Jesus' employed in his deliberate and dangerous strategy to drive Satan from the land and reestablish the kingdom of God. To Be Near the Fire offers a new portrait of Jesus and the origins of Christianity.