Monday, August 31, 2020
But I managed to stress the sealing of the Holy Spirit in Eph 1:13 and I spoke about what sealing meant to the original audience - ownership, authenticity and power. We become God's possession when He sealed us with His Holy Spirit. With the sealing of the Holy Spirit we become authentic Christians (born-again baptised in the Holy Spirit) and we are empowered and the Church is not weak or insignificant but powerful as God's Spirit rests within her and works in her midst. I even managed to include my commentary on a PAS's Member of Parliament wrongly citing Christianity as barring alcoholic drinks and I am thankful that only the week before I taught from my John's commentary that Jesus' first sign was to change water into wine. The MP also claimed that the Christian Gospel has been twisted or altered and I responded by saying the Bible or the New Testament gospels and Pauline letters have hundreds of extant copies in the early centuries making the New Testament the most authentic document in the world if you count documentary or written proofs.
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