Editorial: Indwelling of the Holy Spirit
by Mark Mayberry
This issue of Truth Magazine focuses on the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, a subject of considerable interest, and sadly, much speculation. Thanks to Bruce Reeves and Kyle Pope for helping assemble these topics and writers.
Meditations: Is Matthew 24:34 a “Transition Verse?” (Part Two)
by Kyle Pope
A final point used to support the “transition verse” view of Matthew 24:34 is the use of “immediately” in 24:29. Does such language demand connecting the coming of Jesus in 24:29-33 with AD 70?
Women’s Insights: Just Like That, Everyone Is Homeschooling
by Diana Dow
This month, we welcome Diana Dow to our team of regular contributors. The current situation has caused parents to consider what their child’s education should look like. In future articles, Diana will share her insights in this area.
Challenges: Progressivism and the Family
by David Dann
God’s people must resist the progressive movement’s assault on the divine design of the home.
Praise: Dependence in Worship
by Matthew Bassford
Recognizing our dependency upon God is fundamental to maintaining a proper view of our lives and a healthy relationship with Him. Expression of this dependence in song helps to instill this concept within our hearts and minds.
Questions and Answers
by Bobby L. Graham
Please explain the identification of Jesus as the “one Mediator between God and men” (1 Tim. 2:5)?
Archaeology: Azekah: a Mini-Pompeii in Judah
by Luke Chandler
The discovery of massive destruction with numerous skeletons at biblical Azekah shows a stunning disaster hidden under the soil for thousands of years.
Monthly Theme: The Indwelling of the Holy Spirit
Article 1: Balancing Concepts of the Spirit’s Influence
by Kyle Pope
Does Scripture reveal information on the nature of the Spirit’s indwelling that helps resolve questions of whether His influence is “personal” or “only through the word”?**
Article 2: Reemphasizing Hermeneutics in the Study of the Holy Spirit
by Bruce Reeves
Basic principles of Bible study must not be neglected when examining scriptural teaching on the Holy Spirit. Recognizing the use of figures of speech, context, and harmony can clarify our understanding of this important topic.
Article 3: The Role of Providence
by Reagan McClenny
Providence, referring to God’s working through people, events, and times to bring about His purposes, may include the Holy Spirit, but it does not require the Spirit working on us or in us to be still present for us and around us.**
Article 4: The Influence of Calvinism
by Mark White
The influence of the teachings of the Protestant leader, John Calvin, has been so pervasive that unless great caution is taken Christians unwittingly may find themselves using its unscriptural language about the Holy Spirit.
Article 5: The Spirit Indwells through the Word: Answering Objections
by Shane Carrington
Scripture declares that the Holy Spirit indwells disciples through the word. Some object to this statement, so let’s consider some of those objections.
Article 6: The Conscience and the Holy Spirit
by Heath Rogers
Some of the work attributed to the Holy Spirit by people is actually the work of their conscience and emotions.