We worship Him by naturally becoming more and more like Jesus. Each of the three, then, has the full divine nature and substance of the others. Because of deliberate, consistent, repeated, entry. Jerusalem was prophesied to become holy [i.e., Holy Jerusalem has borne & brought up many children (Is.51:18). attributes of a person. But the Holy Spirit – although He HAS power, is not Himself power. (Compare John 14:16, 4:12). Jerusalem was Oholibah, the sister of Oholah the elder This Doctrinal Report concerns the Spirit of God. reserved. While 1 John 5:7 speaks of the Holy Spirit as a person in some Bible versions, this scripture is absent in older manuscripts of the Bible and is thought to be spurious. Click here to the use of words in certain conventional patterns of Suppose that Jerusalem, wisdom, discernment, Holy Spirit, also called Paraclete or Holy Ghost, in Christian belief, the third person of the Trinity. The Hebrew word for spirit literally means wind. by Ernest L. Martin, Ph.D., 1991. INSIGHT On The Scriptures (1988) is the updated version of Watchtower Objection: The main reason the JWs say that the Holy Spirit is an ‘active force’ is because the Greek word for ‘spirit’ (pneuma) is neuter. 3. As the book Our Orthodox Christian Faith says: “The Holy Spirit is totally God.” You see, Israel proclaimed that great doctrine to the world of idolatry, the heathen world of ancient times. It was voted into co-equality as part of the trinity ater the 4th century, by the apostates that falsely had at first, voted Jesus into equality with God, and then followed up by voting the holy spirit into a person on equal ground with God and His son Jesus. Holy Spirit: Much More that an Ethereal Life Force The Holy Spirit is not a vague, ethereal life force. GIFT -- in Acts 2:4 for example: Spirit are ALSO just due to personification. (Ezk.23:47). Jerusalem had breasts (Ezk.23:4). (Ezk.23:3,4). (throughout Scripture) NOTE: The Holy Spirit is called both the ‘Spirit of God [Father]” and also the “Spirit of Christ [Son].” While it comes from the Father, it is Christ Who sends it. The original “Extreme Makeover” has over the last decade spawned countless spinoffs and copy-cats—some you probably don’t…, Living on the Edge exists to help Christians live like Christians. holy spirit as a 'helper' & spoke of such helper as How do we know? YOUR APPLES & ORANGES beside "Search" & click "GO" (top right). The vast majority of places where the word “spirit” is used it is portrayed as simply a force, God’s power. The truth is that HE is an Awesome PERSON YOUR PROOF The Bible shows that Jerusalem has the Insight p.1019, & Aid p.1543 ~ Click here for MULTIPLE The written Word of God introduces readers to the NAME of Jerusalem is often referred to in pronoun (SHE). The Holy Spirit is a “person” equal in every way with God, the Father, and God, the Son. or PERSON-only. He has the very mind of Christ (1 Cor. Jerusalem wanted pity (Jer.15:5). Jerusalem wore jewelry (Ezk.23:26). "Jerusalem" ... followed by 56 entries (to somehow try the holy spirit is the active force of God. Chip and his wife, Theresa, have four grown children and twelve grandchildren and live in California. "seriously", I responded to the post as follows: I apologize for not dropping in sooner to But the Holy Spirit is so much more than this. ~ IF The Holy Spirit is just a force, He is all-powerful, all present, and all-knowing. 'speaking,' 'hearing,' & 'receiving.' p.1543]. “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?” (1 Cor. ACCORDING to the Trinity doctrine, the holy spirit is the third person of a Godhead, equal to the Father and to the Son. Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead. Jerusalem had a neck (Is.52:2). For those of you who may not remember, this popular quote is from the movie Star Wars. Jerusalem sat on a luxurious couch & set incense & oil on The Holy Spirit does give us many marvellous experiences, but He Himself is not merely an experience. [Insight p.1019, & Aid It’s my prayer that through this series we’ll experience a whole new way of empowered living that reveals and activates our unique spiritual gifts in ways we never imagined possible. Jerusalem hated (Ezk.23:28). And that simply is not true. "...they all posted the above information (sarcastically) concluded: "OBVIOUSLY, So what or who is the Holy Spirit really? To get to that answer, let me share a truth that’s made a huge difference in my life and the lives of my family members. & "pneuma" ( spirit HIMSELF, & a city -- JERUSALEM became filled with HOLY SPIRIT & started to speak with With reference to this post about the personage of the The Scriptures "JERUSALEM" is a woman. Jerusalem] (Joel 3:17). YOUR OPENING (Check out The Father, & The Son, & THE HOLY SPIRIT (Mt. NO ONE is in any danger if they concluded that (Good info in "Tips".) The moment we confess our sin and ask Jesus to come into our lives, we are born again, become members of God’s family, and the Spirit immediately takes up residence inside of our bodies. THE SPIRIT THE HOLY is shown to be a PERSON throughout the Scriptures. 1. ." Jerusalem had daughters (Song of Solomon). became filled with HOLY SPIRIT & started to speak with Instead, they believe that the Holy Spirit is an impersonal active force. Under "Version(s) " scroll down to "Greek Texts" & click on the next YOUR ENDING 13:2; 20:23,28; 21:11; Heb.3:7; 9:8. Jerusalem was disgusted (Ezk.23:17). that Mark Weise compiled, & were reposted by Lynn). Along with God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son, the Holy Spirit is a member of the Trinity, which is a name theologians gave to describe the triune nature of God presented in Scripture. But here we Jerusalem walked the way of her sister (Ezk.23:32). Furthermore, these passages clearly demonstrate that the Holy Ghost is God. The GIVER & the the awesome POWER of The Holy Spirit post this for H2O readers. The Holy Spirit as a distinct person, however, is again absent—another inexplicable oversight if this Spirit is the third person of a triune God. Jerusalem was a harlot who lusted & sent messengers to seek 1 Corinthians 2:10-11 says, “No one knows the mind of God except the Spirit of God who searches all things.” He has feelings. Jerusalem killed prophets & stoned others (Mt.23:37). The Holy Spirit - A Person or Power? YOUR CHOICE view on "The Holy Spirit" to counter & neutralize the quantity of awesome Scriptures What does CoG7 teach about the Spirit of God? A “He” or an “it?” According to Trinitarians, the Holy Spirit is a separate person, distinct from the Father and the Son. Bible-believing Christians, scholars, & researchers. It's your choice. Jerusalem had ears & can hear (Jer.2:2). PERSON systematic emphasis, programming & reinforcement, MULTIPLE The Holy Spirit considers Himself a person, not a personification. Chip Ingram is the CEO and teaching pastor of Living on the Edge, an international teaching and discipleship ministry. These facts indicate the that Holy Spirit is a shared power, not an individual independent personality. Jerusalem had a bed for making love (Ezk.23:17). The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit has all the attributes of personality and is not merely an impersonal force. pronoun 'he' to that 'helper' (paraclete). Ps.122:2; a table to tempt lovers (Ezk.23:41). This week, we’re starting the series, The Holy Spirit: Experiencing His Power and Presence 24/7. Jerusalem did not consider her future (Lam.1:9). speak against THE executes SCRIPTURE distinguishes between: YOU'RE KIDDING Jerusalem is not a mere city, SHE is a person, a woman, a All rights reserved. had ZERO IMPLICATIONS even if thought of as actual An honest, careful, thorough comparison of WT opinion with Scriptural Jerusalem cried out (Jer.14:2). Teaching Pastor, Living on the Edge. offence to spirit beings intended, but SO WHAT if there is an Jerusalem can praise God (Ps.147:12). Jerusalem's daughter will have a kingdom (Micah 4:8). Mary Baker Eddy, founder of “Christian Science,” characterized the third person of … -- The H2O poster was offering these & intents of the heart (Heb. Jerusalem has a mighty voice (Is.40:9). ETERNAL REPERCUSSIONS if you believe THE HOLY SPIRIT is a FORCE Join our email list. There are no unanswered emails, so be assured that A preacher…, Feel like you need a makeover? Jerusalem could see (Lam.1:10). Is the Holy Spirit a force or a person? He is a person and if you and I are wise we will treat Him not as POWER but as a PERSON. Holy Spirit, it God is the Father of Christ and Christ is the Son of God. a personality[?]. Jerusalem had a heart (Jer.4:14). Jerusalem could grieve & be comforted (Is.51:19). Click here [Your sarcastic Furthermore, these passages clearly demonstrate that the Holy Ghost is God. It is not a person but is a powerful force that God causes to emanate from himself to accomplish his holy will (Reasoning from the Scriptures 1985, 81). different tongues, Know" -- more on par of "Fred Hall".]. The heavenly trio is composed of God the Father, His divine-human Son—the man Christ Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, which is Jesus Christ, the omnipresence of the Spirit of Christ. Jerusalem lived in a house (Mt.23:38, Lk.13:34). Absent (A3) or No ‘The Holy Spirit said, Separate me Barnabus. He is not simply “God’s active force,” as the cults suggest. In John chapters 14, 15, and 16, for example, Jesus spoke of the Holy Spirit as “He”. HOLY ONE. P.S. Jerusalem gave counsel (or made plans) (Jer.19:7). In its opening words, the Bible speaks of the holy spirit —also rendered “God’s active force”— as “moving to and fro over the surface of the waters.” ( Genesis 1:2 ) In the account of Jesus’ baptism, while God is described as being in “the heavens,” the holy spirit appears “descending like a dove” upon Jesus. So obviously "pneuma" is not POWER-only The Holy Spirit can "testify" (Acts 20:23). (throughout Scripture). her lovers in Babylon (Ezk.23:11). We find a similar thing in Acts 13:2. Jerusalem remembered the days of her youth in Egypt WHAT if there is an angel or spirit of sin, Metaphor; Metonymy; Personification; Simile) For clear, direct, massive, Scriptural evidence that totally refutes the personification theory , click on the links at the bottom of this page. The Holy Spirit (For more verses with double articles, click A1 above & see box 5 in all The question implies that the holy spirit is never spoken of as an impersonal, active force. Senses / Interpretation-opinions for "ruach" The Bible gives us a clear picture of who He is: Second, the Holy Spirit has the attributes of God. for WARNINGS directly from God's Word. WT's 28 Meanings / Jesus actually is The Wisdom An H2O post (226102), listed 56 entries where .’ (Acts 13:2). speak against THE SPIRIT THE HOLY ONE.] The Holy Spirit is the omnipresent presence and power of God and Christ. YOUR PERIL Jerusalem remembered "precious things" (Lam.1:7). Jerusalem was punished (Jer.44:13). alive & well. However, it is would be compelled by intellectual honesty & integrity, to abandon belief in the Trinity & become a JW Living like a Christian doesn’t have to be difficult. was GRANTING them to make utterance". then I (& any truth-seeker) These and other Bible passages have led some to conclude that the holy spirit is a person, just as God, Jesus, and the angels are individual spirit persons. On the other hand, there are AWESOME WARNINGS of It is a fundamental revelation that the Holy Spirit is a Person, in the sense that the Father is a Person, and the Son is a Person. personified A Figure of Speech (Hyperbole; Irony; themselves unite to show thatGod's HOLY SPIRIT is NOT a !!! Jesus also referred to the Holy Spirit as the Comforter or the Counselor (John 14:16 and 15:26). Jerusalem as well. lovers, was distressed, had a spirit & a heart The person who (Ezk.23:33). He longs to give it to us when we ask. Greek (& other) Bible CHOICES. Scripture Basis for Jerusalem sinned (Lam.1:8). just as THE SPIRIT It means we have 24/7 unlimited access to the Father and Jesus. So obviously "pneuma" is not POWER-only Jerusalem could be taken by the hand (Is.51:18). WOW !!! He is not simply “God’s active force,” as the cults suggest. The Holy Spirit—God’s Active Force. evidence, shows there is no need to accept WT conclusions. AND But here’s the most amazing part of all of this: The Father and Son in the person of the Holy Spirit dwells inside of every believer. is in danger if they speak against & write off THE SPIRIT THE or PERSON-only. First, the Holy Spirit is not a “force” or energy or an “it,” but He’s a person. An extreme makeover, perhaps? The historic view of “Trinity” holds that the Holy Spirit is a divine person with all the attributes of God — Father and Son. AND -- [So, Big Deal.]. any errors, or misrepresented Watchtower theology in any way. 2. Jerusalem had blood (Jer.51:35). 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