i have a question regarding the fraction that is said during the apostles fast, in the black liturgy book page 405 it says:
"this is He who wen u asked ur holy disciples saying who do men say that i am? proclaimed saying u r the Christ the son of the living God the savior of the world. blessed r u peter for flesh and blood has not revealed this to u but the spirit of God dwelling in u."
my quesion is, how did peter have the spirit of God with him without having received the Holy Spirit yet?
-another question that arises is, did pple in the old testament or any1 for the matter up until the day of pentecost or until they were baptised in the new testament by St.John the baptist have the Holy Spiri?
-did pple get the Holy Spirit wen St. John baptised them? or only wen Christ baptised?
-also wat was the difference of baptism then and baptism now? (it seems as tho it was only water then..now it has myron and prayers and all this stuff)
pls inform me if there is in anything that needs clarification
thanx in advace
pls keep my weakness in ur prayers
-sister in Christ