"LET THERE BE LIGHT" Ministries
THE GODHEAD vs THE TRINITY, Part 6 quotes
1) Is the Holy Spirit a God Himself?
Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? Psalms 139:7.
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. Joel 2:28-29.
As the Holy Spirit Himself can be everywhere at once, then this reveals that the Holy Spirit is Omnipresent which is only a particular attribute of a God!
2) And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. Isaiah 11:2-4.
For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say. Luke 12:12.
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. John 14:26.
Since the Holy Spirit Himself is all wise and all knowing, then this reveals that the Holy Spirit is Omniscient which is only a particular attribute of a God.
3) By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens. Job 26:13.
Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth. Psalms 104:30.
Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counsellor hath taught him? With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and showed to him the way of understanding? Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing. Isaiah 40:13-15.
Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God. Romans 15:19.
As the Holy Spirit Himself is all powerful, then this reveals that the Holy Spirit is Omnipotent which is only a particular attribute of a God.
4) Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth...and will shew you things to come. John 16:13.
For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. 2 Peter 1:20-21.
These verses reveal that the Holy Spirit Himself knows whats going to happen in the future, and knowing the future is only a particular attribute of a God.
5) How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? Hebrews 9:14.
This verse reveals that the Holy Spirit Himself is eternal, and eternal life is only a particular attribute of a God.
6) Does the Bible plainly declare that the Holy Spirit is indeed a God?
But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost...why has thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. Acts 5:3-4.
The Bible plainly declares the Holy Spirit Himself to be a God other than God - the Father and God - the Son. This means that the Holy Spirit was one of the Gods and divine Beings in the very beginning who created the heaven and the earth (Genesis 1:1-2), showing that there were three divine Persons, Beings and Gods in the beginning who involved themselves in creation.
This Biblical truth clearly reveals that the Father is not the Holy Spirit, but the Father uses the Omnipresence of the Holy Spirit to represent and bring Himself to us. Thus the Father sends the Holy Spirit, calling it His Spirit or the Spirit of the Father; but the Father Himself is not the Holy Spirit.
This Biblical truth should make it completely clear that Christ is not the Holy Spirit either, but the Holy Spirit represents Christ to us. Thus Christ can send the Holy Spirit His representative calling it His Spirit, or the Spirit of Christ; but Jesus Himself is not the Holy Spirit. So Jesus is not the Holy Spirit, but needed to have the Holy Spirit given to Him in order to be our perfect example while on this earth (see Luke 4:18-19). And since Jesus lost His Omnipresence by taking humanity, He must now use the Omnipresence of the Person and Being of the Holy Spirit in order to meet with His people on earth. Thus through the Omnipresence of the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ would be set free from the limiting affects of humanity, and could be present and represent Himself at all times and in all places among His people.
This Scriptural truth also reveals that the Holy Spirit is not an angel or another name for the work of the angels. Neither was the Holy Spirit only in existence since Christ became human, because we earlier discovered that the Holy Spirit was involved in the creation of this earth (see Genesis 1:2), and He was also from the very beginning of the work of redemption moving upon the hearts of men and women striving with and reproving them of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment (John 16:8; Genesis 6:3). Neither is the Holy Spirit just a power, or force, or essence, or mind of God the Father, but is a living Person and Being and God with His own distinct personality.
The Holy Spirit is as much a Person and a Being as God the Father and God the Son Jesus Christ are Persons and Beings. To deny that the Holy Spirit exists as a Personal Being of His own, would be like denying that God and Jesus exists as Personal Beings of their own!
7) What consequences are there in denying that the Holy Spirit is a divine Person, Being and a God other than both the Father and the Son?
Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. Acts 8:14-17.
And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism. Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. Acts 19:1-6.
Notice that those early Christian believers who did not know that the Holy Ghost actually existed did not have the Holy Spirit's power in their lives. This same lack will be the same today for anyone who does not understand and believe that there is indeed a living, third divine Person and Being and a God in the Godhead whose name is the Holy Spirit!
How can one expect the Holy Spirit to regenerate and renew their spiritual life, or teach them the truths about the Almighty God and Jesus Christ, or open their understanding to all the truths in the Bible, if they do not know or may have even rejected that the Person and Being named the Holy Spirit really lives and exists in the first place?
By refusing to recognize the Holy Spirit as the third distinct, living, holy, divine Being and a God of the Godhead, you are really denying Him, insulting Him, grieving Him, doing despite to Him, and cruelly rejecting Him! Christ specifically commands His followers not to do any of these things against the Holy Spirit Himself, or they risk committing the unpardonable sin, and being hopelessly lost! (See Ephesians 4:30; Hebrews 10:29; Mark 3:28-29; Luke 12:10; Matthew 12:31).
The Holy Spirit Himself is longing to come and regenerate, renew and resurrect your dead spiritual life, teaching you the truth of Gods word, so that you can find salvation in Jesus Christ! But will you ask the Holy Spirit to personally do this for you? Or will you refuse to ask Him because you do not believe that He really lives and exists?