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Doctrinal Beliefs

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The Bible talks about water baptism (being immersed in water to symbolize the death of our old self and being raised to new life). But what does it mean when it talks about baptism of the Holy Spirit? Does this refer to speaking in tongues?
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Jesus Christ, the apostles and the New Testament Church practiced water baptism. Is baptism a required part of God's plan of salvation?
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Several verses in the Bible talk about a spirit of man that is described much differently from what many religions envision as an immortal soul. What is this spirit in man?
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Is the soul talked about in the Bible an immortal part of human beings...or is it something else entirely?
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Do the souls of people come back again and again in different bodies? Does the Bible contain any teachings about reincarnation or the transmigration of souls?
Did Jesus intend the parable of Lazarus and the rich man (Luke 16:19-31) to give us a real-time view of the state of the dead now, either in heaven or an ever-burning hell? How does this parable fit with the teachings of other scriptures about the state of the dead?
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The gospel or good news of the Kingdom of God was the heart and core of Jesus Christ's message. What did Jesus mean when He talked about the Kingdom of God?
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Jesus Christ's main message was the good news about the Kingdom of God. When will His government come to this earth? Is it already here now?