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Biblical Teaching on the Sacrament of Confirmation

Biblical Teaching on the Sacrament of Confirmation June 23, 2021

From my volume above (see book and purchase information), pp. 144-148. Bible verses KJV.

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  1. Descent of the Holy Spirit Upon Persons

89-1. Does God the Father send  the Holy Spirit?

Luke 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

89-2. Does the Holy Spirit provide Christians with power?

Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me . . .

89-3. Is the Holy Spirit a gift to those who are baptized?

Acts 2:38 . . . ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

89-4. Do we receive the Holy Spirit if we obey God?

Acts 5:32 . . . the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.

89-5. Does the Holy Spirit “fall upon” Christian believers?

Acts 11:15-16 And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning. [16] Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost.

89-6. Does the Holy Spirit bring the love of God to our hearts?

Romans 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

  1. Jesus’ Baptizing with the Holy Spirit

90-1. Does Jesus baptize with the Holy Spirit?

Mark 1:8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

90-2. Does Jesus baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire?

Luke 3:16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:

90-3. Did the Day of Pentecost being the Holy Spirit to all Christian believers?

Acts 1:5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

  1. Being “Filled” with the Holy Spirit

91-1. Was John the Baptist filled with the Holy Spirit?

Luke 1:15 . . . he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb.

91-2. Were the disciples “filled” at Pentecost?

Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, . . .

91-3. Was St. Peter filled with the Holy Spirit?

Acts 4:8 . . . Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, . . .

91-4. Was St. Paul filled with the Holy Spirit?

Acts 13:9 Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him,

91-5. Did St. Paul invite all believers to be filled with the Holy Spirit?

Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

  1. Holy Spirit and the Laying on of Hands

92-1. Does the Holy Spirit come by means of laying hands on a believer?

Acts 8:17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.

92-2. Did believers speak in tongues and prophesy after receiving the Holy Spirit?

Acts 19:6 . . . the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.

  1. “Sealed” with the Holy Spirit

93-1. Does God “seal” us?

2 Corinthians 1:22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

93-2. Are we sealed with the Holy Spirit?

Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

93-3. Is the seal of the Holy Spirit permanent in those who believe?

Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

  1. Anointing with Oil in Order to Receive the Holy Spirit

94-1. Is oil associated with receiving the Holy Spirit?

1 Samuel 16:13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. . . .

  1. Holy Spirit Received Via Authoritative Persons

95-1. Did St. Peter’s preaching lead to the Holy Spirit being received?

Acts 10:44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.

95-2. Was St. Paul used by God to allow the Holy Spirit to be received?

Acts 19:6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; . . .

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Summary: It’s all in the title. I provide the relevant biblical data concerning the sacrament of confirmation, in a “Jeopardy” Q & A format: each inquiring question is answered by a Bible passage.

 


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