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God the Holy Spirit

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The Nature of the Holy Spirit

Third Person of the Trinity

What it is:
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, of one substance with the Father and the Son, but distinct in person. Such a statement necessarily excludes any view of the Spirit as merely a unique manifestation of the Father or the Son, and it also prohibits any notion of the Holy Spirit as an impersonal force. The Holy Spirit is fully God, distinct in person, and is therefore to be believed, obeyed, and worshiped.
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What it means:
If we are ever tempted to view the Holy Spirit as some vague, mysterious, impersonal force, than we are not worshiping the triune God truly.
It is important that we be clear and biblically precise in our thinking about God, so that we do not inadvertently fall into idolatry by making God into something less than who He has revealed Himself to be.
The divine personhood of the Spirit means that the ministry of the Spirit in the world is fully an act of God toward man.
The divine personhood of the Spirit means that the Holy Spirit must be believed, worshiped, and obeyed.
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The Work of the Holy Spirit

Regeneration and Baptism

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Indwelling and Gifts

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