Chris Juby

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Acts 8 (in 140 characters or less)

Philip proclaimed Christ in Samaria. A magician offered money for the gift of the Spirit. Philip baptised an Ethiopian official.

Posted on 29 May 2013 to 27,872 followers, with 11 retweets.
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Concise, to the point, just what I was looking for.


please next time make the summary longer


Can you be a believer and don't have the Holy Ghost


Hi Percy, the normal expectation in the New Testament seems to be that every Christian has the Holy Spirit. (See e.g. Ephesians 1:13-14 which talks about the Spirit as the seal of salvation).

There are a couple of passages in Acts that talk about people who believe in Jesus but who haven't received the Spirit, but those passages treat that as unusual. (See e.g. Acts 19:1-6 where Paul is surprised that the believers in Ephesus haven't received the Spirit. But also notice in that passage that the believers had only received John's baptism of repentance, not baptism into Christ.)

The New Testament does also talk about believers being "continually filled" with the Spirit, and seeking the gifts of the Spirit, so it's definitely a good thing to pray each morning "Father, fill me with your Spirit afresh".


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