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?
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."
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.
- A Yahoo UserLv 71 month ago
Most of the epistles provide instructions to early Christians
and since we are also Christians
we find those instructions applicable.
- Anonymous1 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.
- magix151Lv 71 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.
- NousLv 71 month ago
But you realise they ARE Christian and you attack them for your master SATAN!!!!!!!!!!