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Is Jesus giving the Holy Spirit in John 20:22?

Is Jesus giving the Holy Spirit in John 20:22?

After the resurrection in John’s gospel, Jesus appears to the disciples and in John 20:22 he breathes on them and says, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” What is happening here? Is Jesus giving them the Holy Spirit by breathing on them?

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The exorcism of John Wesley

Although United Methodists today will rarely claim that they have had a confrontation with the demonic, let alone serve in a deliverance ministry, John…

What John 3:16 Says About a Wonderful World Worth Saving

What John 3:16 Says About a Wonderful World Worth Saving

At our wedding, we played Louis Armstrong’s famous song, What a Wonderful World. That song would later become pretty problematic for me because of some poorly formed theology, some of which you may be familiar with. The world is bad and evil, as are al…

Who is "your God" in John 8:54?

Who is "your God" in John 8:54?

For a large part of John 8, Jesus is having a discussion with the Jews about who his Father is and who their Father is.
John 8:54 Authorized KJV

Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; …