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“I am in the Father and the Father is in me” (John 14:11), and “I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you” (John 14:20)

The context of John 14 8 Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I […]

What happens after death?

This is a very basic Bible topic, and perhaps the most basic building block of all other Bible questions, so it probably requires more than a quick answer. However the short answer is this: after death men return to dust (Genesis 3:19 etc.), after which men sleep, knowing nothing (Isaiah 38:19 etc.), and those who […]

If you were initially baptised in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Mat. 28:19) do you need to be re-baptised because you were not baptized in Jesus’ name (as per Acts 2:38)?

If I understood the question correctly, this is a question about the two differing descriptions applied to Christian baptism. Acts 2:38 talks about being baptised “in the name of Jesus Christ” whereas Matthew 28:19 talks about being baptised “in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”. The question […]

Would a clone have a spirit that could go to heaven?

No, but not because they are a clone! Nobody has a spirit, in the traditional sense of the idea. See the answers to the following questions: What is the difference between soul and spirit? Do animals have a soul? How is “soul” used in the Bible? Does our soul or spirit go to heaven? Where […]

I thought we automatically received the Holy Spirit when we believed, but Luke 11:13 doesn’t seem to imply that. What does it mean?

The Holy Spirit is a multi-faceted subject.  You have to look carefully at the context to understand what a given reference means. On one level, all people, believers or otherwise, have the spirit of God, because we know when people die, the spirit which powers them, goes back to God who gave it. Ecc 12:7: […]

What does John 4:23 mean by praying in spirit and truth?

John 4:23 actually says “worship in spirit and truth”. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.  God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”  John […]

At what point does the hand of God leave us?

The questioner has quoted: “For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You. When I was made in secret. And […]