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NASB Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
AMPLIFIED Acts 2:38 And Peter answered them, Repent (change your views and purpose to accept the will of God in your inner selves instead of rejecting it) and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of and release from your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Bible Subject:  Spirit received is miraculous never non

Bible Note:  It is a mistake to read passages that were written to churches that had miraculous gifts and the references to their having received the Spirit, and equate that with our situation today when there are no miraculous gifts, nor do we need them. Confusion results when we fail to make this distinction.
It is my conviction that the misunderstanding of Acts 2:38 has led to reading into other passages that which was never there in the first place. The letters that were written to churches were to churches that had miraculous gifts. When references are made in the epistles about their having received the Spirit, what would they have understood this to mean? When miraculous manifestations were visable in their assemblies, would they ever have thought of having the Spirit in a non-miraculous way as we do?

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 Questions and/or Subjects for Acts 2:38   Author    Date
 Why is "let" removed from Acts 2:38? (?)
  Clydson   Mon 12/5/05, 8:58am
  7777   Thu 01/19/06, 5:00pm
  7777   Thu 01/19/06, 5:01pm
 Decisional regeneration? (?)
  CDBJ   Sat 03/25/06, 8:06pm
 The gift of the Holy Spirit (?)
  alanh   Wed 05/10/06, 12:06am
 Are we presenting the gospel scripturaly (?)
  hobbs   Wed 05/17/06, 1:44pm
 gift of the Holy Spirit have ceased
  koscheiman   Fri 06/2/06, 12:57am
 gifts of the Holy Spirit
  koscheiman   Fri 06/16/06, 4:02am
 Spirit received is miraculous never non
  koscheiman   Sat 06/17/06, 4:52am
 Greetings My Friend! It is also a ser...
  Morant61   Sat 06/17/06, 6:01am
 Are you saying the miraculous gifts of A...
  koscheiman   Sat 06/17/06, 11:19pm
 Yeap! Scripture records that God gave...
  Morant61   Sun 06/18/06, 3:56am
 1 Corinthians 13 will shed light on this...
  koscheiman   Sun 06/18/06, 8:20pm
  DocTrinsograce   Sun 06/18/06, 8:52pm
 What does the International Church of Ch...
  koscheiman   Wed 06/21/06, 11:34pm
 Greetings my friend! The problem with...
  Morant61   Mon 06/19/06, 5:25am
 Paul said miracles would cease: Love ne...
  koscheiman   Wed 06/21/06, 11:28pm
 Greetings Friend! You wrote: "Pau...
  Morant61   Thu 06/22/06, 3:10am
  koscheiman   Sat 06/24/06, 4:01am
 Greetings Friend! Before we go to som...
  Morant61   Sat 06/24/06, 4:39am
 the correctness of this is I Cor. 13 cha...
  wisdom111   Sat 06/24/06, 5:03am
 Greetings Wisdom! We need to go by wh...
  Morant61   Sat 06/24/06, 5:54am
 That may be, but "love" is the key God...
  wisdom111   Mon 06/26/06, 1:34pm
 Cessation of Miracles: Two Contexts Cons...
  koscheiman   Sat 06/24/06, 9:24pm
 Greetings Friend! I am not trying to ...
  Morant61   Sun 06/25/06, 3:01am
 Jude 3 says otherwise.
  koscheiman   Sun 06/25/06, 5:01am
 How does Jude 1:3 support your view ... ...
  Searcher56   Sun 06/25/06, 5:49am
 Greetings Friend! Jude was not the la...
  Morant61   Sun 06/25/06, 6:39am
 I agree with my brother Tim ... you cite...
  Searcher56   Sun 06/25/06, 4:14am
 Hello koscheiman, This comment is inc...
  srbaegon   Sun 06/25/06, 2:37pm
 I do not understand what you find incons...
  koscheiman   Sun 06/25/06, 6:42pm
 What do you mean "Miracles are not happ...
  DocTrinsograce   Sun 06/25/06, 7:38pm
 Definition and Classification of Miracle...
  koscheiman   Mon 06/26/06, 12:21am
 You quoted, "'A miracle is an event wh...
  DocTrinsograce   Mon 06/26/06, 5:06am
 I post what I believe. Salvation is not ...
  koscheiman   Mon 06/26/06, 7:58am
 Hello koscheiman, So what you have sa...
  srbaegon   Mon 06/26/06, 10:14am
  koscheiman   Mon 06/26/06, 4:00pm
 Hello koscheiman, So the Samaritans n...
  srbaegon   Mon 06/26/06, 5:55pm
  koscheiman   Tue 06/27/06, 8:44pm
 Doc: According to the reply you recei...
  kalos   Mon 06/26/06, 10:03am
 Characteristics of a Genuine Miracle Wh...
  koscheiman   Mon 06/26/06, 12:24am
 Hello koscheiman, You had said: "Re...
  srbaegon   Mon 06/26/06, 5:40pm
 God's day to you, koscheiman, I agree w...
  Searcher56   Sun 06/18/06, 5:21am
 It is the gift of the Holy Spirit consis...
  koscheiman   Sun 06/18/06, 8:05pm
 Where is your Biblical support for "Sin...
  Searcher56   Mon 06/19/06, 3:30am
 Paul said miracles would cease: Love ne...
  koscheiman   Wed 06/21/06, 11:29pm
 Well ... I don't see Ephesians 4:11-13 ...
  Searcher56   Thu 06/22/06, 3:32am
 Scripture ... Rom 6:3-4, 1 Cor 12:13, Co...
  Searcher56   Mon 06/19/06, 3:34am
 Baptism and defacto elationships (?)
  ceebee7   Tue 10/17/06, 12:55am

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