Who is the holy spirit?

Many people think of the Holy Spirit as a power of God, an “it.” However, the Bible’s language is really clear that he is a Person. Jesus in John 14, 15, and 16 makes three separate predictions about the Holy Spirit’s coming from him after he returns to the Father. His language is unmistakable that he would send “another Counselor” or “Comforter” to his followers then. His words are meant to comfort his disciples since he has told them that …

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Who is Jesus?

Some people have said that Jesus never existed. However, four well-preserved documents show that they are wrong. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John wrote independent accounts with different purposes for their audiences describing the history of Jesus’ life and ministry. Other people describe Jesus as just a good, well-meaning, human teacher. However, the problem with that idea is that because he claimed that he was God, either he was mentally-ill, needing therapy, or he was indeed God. His many amazing miracles …

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Who is God? god is father.

Whether or not our fathers were available when we were growing up, we all had fathers. However, God is very different from earthly fathers. The God revealed in his Bible the perfect Father. Our earthly fathers were very imperfect. My father was available on the weekends as a traveling salesman and manager. He never perpetrated any physical or emotional abuse on us three boys. But he never disciplined us. My mother was the opposite as a strict disciplinarian whose discipline …

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God and ants

God seems to love variety and colors in his creation. The Bible in Proverbs 6:6 says, “Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!” On the face of it, God is saying that we should be busy with our productive activities like ants. However, the context of the verse has a wise father giving his son wise advice. The son has entered into an unwise relationship and agreement with someone. The father tells him to work …

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God’s perfection and human virus

The world is going through a pandemic which is driven by a deadly virus called COVID-19 because it started in 2019. It’s  deadly because at this point and in the near future, we have no vaccine to stop it. It mostly attacks the lungs and respiration so that people die within a short time if they do not have immunity levels high enough to fight it. On the other hand, God is so perfect that no virus can ever affect …

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The coronavirus and God

I was reflecting on God’s relationship with COVID-19 when the stay-at-home order short-circuited my medical search for a solution to the strong arthritis in my neck. What does God have to do with coronavirus and arthritic pain, after all?     When I have to stay home because of the virus, I can’t get the medical help for my painful neck, which robs my sleep and distracts me from God’s call to write. It also prevents me from being able …

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Why do Christians believe in God?

Christians believe that God has made the whole universe. He sustains it, ensuring it continues. But does this mean we should believe in and serve him? Four principles that Christian’s believe are given below, illustrated by Bible passages from the NIV translation of the Bible. 1. God has made and maintains his universe. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth… Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may …

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Which God is the right one?

Enjoy God’s beautiful world! “What difference does it make which God I worship? Aren’t they all the same?” I have heard questions like this several times over the years. Here are my answers: 1. All the Gods are different. People’s Gods are either the same as or different from the universe. People can’t worship and serve both the universe and a separate God at the same time. 2. People’s Gods are either many separate Gods or one God. People can’t worship both one God …

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Why I Believe in the God of the Bible

Until I was sixteen years old, I was a church-goer — but not a believer. My dad stayed home Sunday mornings, but my mom rousted us boys out of bed and “dragged” us off to church. I sang words that I didn’t believe in the junior choir until my voice changed, which gave me an excuse to leave that group. I also went through the motions of being confirmed and immersed to join the church. The pastor asked me, “Do …

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Welcome to the Growing to Know God Blog!!

Welcome!! What does Growing to Know God mean? Who Is God? At one time in my life, I didn’t know God. I heard about God, but he seemed very distant. Who is God, and what does he want with me? The first step in my spiritual journey was learning who God was: Not who other people said God was, Not what I imagined God to be, But who God convinced me he is. The first section of this blog will delve …

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