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The Importance of Knowing the Background and the Role of the Holy Spirit

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Liberty University

the Holy Spirit in the book of Acts:
The Importance of knowing the background and
the role of the Holy Spirit

A research paper submitted to Prof. Rusty Small
In Partial Fulfillment of the requirements For
BIBL364

Liberty University Online

By
Dong-Min Kim

Lynchburg, Virginia
July 4, 2012
Table of Contents
Introduction2
Background Information: Geographical Information about the Holy Spirit 2 Historical Information about the Holy Spirit3
Information about the evil spirit in the Scripture 4
Three Important roles that the Holy Spirit plays in Acts5
Conclusion6
Bibliography8
Introduction

Destroyed families, dishonest entrepreneurs and corrupted politicians are contaminating modern society. Korean churches have many revival worship services for saving the country, especially during summer. They often invite famous preachers to these events. Many guest preachers emphasize the importance of receiving the Holy Spirit by shouting and praying out loud during the revival worship services, as it is well-known to pray out loud especially during Korean churches’ prayer services. However, many congregations seem to be hoarse from shouting and praying for receiving the Holy Spirit, and they finally end up with an empty heart and a hoarse voice. The reason for that is a lack of knowledge about the Holy Spirit. Graham states, “Many prayers are said pleading for this power. Scores of Christians would like to have it, but they are not sure what it is.” [1] It is essential for Christians to have Biblically correct background knowledge and an understanding of the role of the Holy Spirit.

Background Information: Geographical Information about the Holy Spirit

Jerusalem is the place where the Holy Spirit came on the apostles (Acts 2:4). According to Conzelmann, Jerusalem represents “the continuity between Israel and the church.” [2] Bruce states that Jesus already promised to ask God to send the...