Why do today's Christians believe the Epistles apply to them e.g. they've been "Sealed with the Promise" (Eph 1:13) mentioned in Acts 1:4-5?

Update:

The Promise being Holy Spirit baptism yet they haven't been Holy Spirit baptized?

Acts 1:4-5 mentions "The Promise" when it says

"And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for THE PROMISE of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.

For John truly baptized with water; BUT YE SHALL BE BAPTIZED WITH THE HOLY GHOST not many days hence."

Update 2:

With "The Promise" came Acts 1:8 when Jesus said

"But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."Additional Promises came with "The Promise" of "Spiritual gifts" (I Corinthians 12:7-10) and "Signs following" (Mark 16:17-18) Yet MOST of today's Christians have no evidence of His Promises. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Most of the epistles provide instructions to early Christians

    and since we are also Christians

    we find those instructions applicable.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    How do you know who has or who has not been Holy Spirit Baptised, Norine?

    You are guessing and worse you are guessing incorrectly and without knowledge.

    If all attained perfection, as you seem to be claiming, then there would be no need for the final Judgement and each would be judged according to their faith rather than their deeds.

    The vast majority of genuine Christians do have evidence of that power but, since the Spirit is given in varying measures, not all have the type of gifts which you are presuming shall be given.

    You should never presume that God will do something, it is up to Him and Him alone.

    It is not for you, nor anyone else, to say who is or who is not the very least of His brethren.

    No righteous person, on this earth, would dare to assume or proclaim such a thing.

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    • Norine1 month agoReport

      Then when you ask them about their "Spiritual gifts" THEIR faith is the only "Spiritual gift" they can claim. THEIR faith produces NO SUPERNATURAL POWERFUL "Spiritual gifts" as JESUS PROMISED!

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  • 1 month ago

    Because they do apply to them, as they apply to everyone. They were not written for you. They were written for all. You seem to think that all of it was done only to apply for those who are already saved. The entire collected work is for everyone, especially for those who are lost.

  • Nous
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    But you realise they ARE Christian and you attack them for your master SATAN!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Norine1 month agoReport

      NOW GO BACK TO HELL WHERE YOU CAME FROM 

      SNAKE IN THE GARDEN PREACHING ANOTHER GOSPEL AND ARE ACCURSED (GAL 1:6-9)!

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