I looked at every use of the word “spirit” in the New Testament to doe examine every instance in which someone received the Holy Spirit and tally which of these additional elements above were present. I also examined every passage which taught about the Holy Spirit, especially looking for any passage teaching on what elements must be present for the receipt thereof.
The Book of Mormon is not the primary source of Mormon doctrine, contrary to popular belief. Here is a brief overview of the most important Mormon texts and links to reading them online for free.
“Religious” Americans Are Lying to Themselves About Their Identities
America has hit a historical number in a recent Gallup poll. For the first time ever, the majority of Americans do not belong to a church, synagogue, or mosque. Only 47% are part of such a religious community. What stood out to me more than the percent of Americans who attend church was the percent of people who claim to be religious but don’t belong to a religious community.