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Doesn’t Acts Argue That Not All Believers Receive the Holy Spirit?

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Doesn’t Acts Argue That Not All Believers Receive the Holy Spirit?

July 8, 2024
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Questions about why we should think the new believers in Acts 5:14 received the Holy Spirit when Acts seems to argue that not all believers necessarily receive the Spirit and whether “Holy Ghost” is a degrading term for the Holy Spirit.

* Why should we think the new believers in Acts 5:14 received the Holy Spirit when it doesn’t say so? Doesn’t Acts argue that not all believers necessarily receive the Holy Spirit, especially given 8:9–17?

* Is “Holy Ghost” a degrading term for the Holy Spirit?

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