Ernie Lassman | – What is the work of the Holy Spirit?

Pastor Lassman’s Lesson 8 – The Holy Spirit
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  1. Hi….thanks for your comment..yes a person has to repent…be sorry for their sins..only such people will want and receive God's forgivness. but what do you mean by "work for a life in the heavnens? Pastor Lassman

  2. Hi..good question and an important one. Yes that person is saved through faith given by the Holy Spirit. Baptism then should follow as soon as possible for faith and baptism go together..and then of course such a person may also partake of the Lord's Supper. Pastor Lassman

  3. "All things whatever arise from, and depend on, the divine appointment; whereby it was foreordained who should receive the word of life, and who should disbelieve it; who should be delivered from their sins, and who should be hardened in them; and who should be justified and who should be condemned." – Martin Luther 

    God preordained, for his own glory and the display of His attributes of mercy and justice, a part of the human race, without any merit of their own, to eternal salvation, and another part, in just punishment of their sin, to eternal damnation.-John Calvin

    If Calvin was in error so was Luther. They both believed in double predestination. 

  4. every spiritually alive person knows they didn't make a decision for God.

    1 Corinthians 12:3 no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit.
    John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
    John 3:7 You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born again
    John 1:13 They are reborn–not with a physical birth resulting from human decision or plan, but a birth that comes from God.

    what this Lutheran  is saying is if someone doesn't figure out what the word of God is saying then they go to hell. well I am not a smart guy and im saved and its not because i figured out God… he must reveal himself to you.

    Matthew 16:16  Simon Peter answered, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God."Jesus replied, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven.