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.