Christian Catechism - The Gift of the Holy Spirit

The Gift of the Holy Spirit

What gift did the Lord Jesus bestow upon his own, after his ascension?
He gave them the Holy Spirit, according to his promise. – John 14: 16, Eph. 4: 8, Rom. 8:15-16.
When did this happen?
On the day of Pentecost. – Acts 2: 1-4.
Was the Holy Spirit given to the apostles only?
Peter said: for the promise is unto you, and to your children. God will give his Holy Spirit to them that ask him. – Acts 2: 39, Luke 11: 13.
What is the work of the Holy Spirit, in believers?
He testifies of Jesus; he comforts believers; he sanctifies them; and leads them into all truth; and through the Holy Spirit, the love of God is shed abroad in the hearts of believers. – John 15: 26, Chap. 16: 7-14, 1 Cor. 6: 11, Rom. 5: 5.
What did the Holy Spirit enable the apostles to do especially?
The Holy Spirit endowed them especially, to preach the gospel unto every nation; and to confirm it by miracles. – Acts 2: 4.
Were the people of Israel to be especially called?
No: the word of God was first to be spoken to the Jews; but afterwards to the Gentiles. – Acts 13: 46.
Is it the will of God, that all men should be saved?
Yes: God will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. – 1 Tim. 2: 4.
Have all been redeemed?
Yes: Christ gave himself a ransom for all. – 1 Tim. 2: 6, Rom. 5: 18.
Do all accept of this redemption?
No: all are not obedient to the gospel. – Rom. 10: 16: 2 Thess 1: 8.

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