THE DEITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.pdf - Free ebook download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read book online for free. He is involved in the "regeneration" of man - Jn 3:5; Tit 3:4-6 [All this supports thinking of the Holy Spirit as deity. #4 The Bible calls the Holy Spirit an "it". History bears record to a number of ‘anti-trinitarian’ groups through the centuries that have debated the accurate identity of the Holy Spirit, and they persist to this day. [5] #2 The Holy Spirit is directly called the power of God in Luke 1:35 #3 The Holy Spirit is neuter gender in scripture proving it is an "it" not a person. This passage is clear, depicting that the Holy Spirit is God. the Holy Spirit, and His proper place in the Christian’s worship. This sin is also the unpardonable sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit because the Holy Spirit convicts us of sin. In the incarnation of Christ, through the Holy Spirit God became man. In Acts 5:4, the Spirit is called God. 1. Acts 5:3-4 “But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? In other words the Holy Spirit is God. IMPORTANCE OF THE DOCTRINE One of the most characteristic and distinctive doctrines of the Christian faith is that of the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is God a. Study 1 - The Holy Spirit Is God The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity and can also be referred to as: • The Spirit of Christ (Romans 8:9, 1 Peter 1:11) • The Spirit of Holiness (Romans 1:4) • The Spirit of Our God (1 Corinthians 6:11) The Trinity is one God in three persons, just as we have one I. - God raised Christ from the dead … by His Holy Spirit (the intangible arm of God, interacting with mankind) The Spirit may have enabled His death as well. The Personality & Deity of the Holy Spirit proven from the Bible! But the indirect evidence of Scripture is equally compelling. § We're going to talk about his personality and his purpose. “But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will” (1 Cor. The Holy Spirit is a mas-culine personality — not an “it.” We should refer to Him as “He.” The Holy Spirit is Deity, one of three members of the Godhead. The DEITY 1. The Deity of the Holy Spirit. THE PERSONALITY AND DEITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT By Rev. The deity of the Holy Spirit is clearly seen by the way in which He is grouped in Scripture with the Father and the Son. Orthodox position: The deity of the Holy Spirit has been a cardinal doctrine of the historic church from the beginning. In certain salutatio ns of the epistles He is listed as an equal with the other two members of the Trinity. The gentleness of a dove following Jesus’ baptism was left in the dust by the violent force of the Spirit. (2) Put in the form of logical statement we would have: By his own choice, the Holy Spirit accomplishes a number of specific acts, such as giving spiritual gifts. € The Holy Spirit is associated with God the Father and God the Son on equal terms (Matt. Lesson 2--The Deity of the Holy Spirit 1) The Holy Spirit is God because certain passages in the Bible equate the Holy Spirit with God. The Holy Spirit is a person! When Jesus, referring to the Holy Spirit, speaks in John 14:16 about sending another advocate, the Greek word used for “another” is allos, which means “another of the same kind.” The ease with which Peter and Paul interchange “God” and “Holy Spirit” in these passages indicates they believed in the full deity of the Spirit. B. THE PERSONALITY AND DEITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT BY R. A. TORREY, D. D. IMPORTANCE OF THE DOCTRINE One of the most characteristic and distinctive doctrines of the Christian faith is that of the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit. 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