Fundamentals of SDA Beliefs
God the Holy Spirit
Who is the Holy Spirit?
The Bible informs us that the Holy Spirit is a person. It also revealed that the early believers viewed Him as a person, Chris spoke of Him as a distinct person. The Scriptures also refers to the triune of God, the Holy Spirit, as a person. The Holy Spirit has many personalities. “He strives (Genesis 6:3), teaches (Luke 12:12), convicts (John 16:8), directs church affairs (Acts 13:2), helps and intercedes (Romans 8:26), inspires (2 Peter 1:21), and sanctifies (1 Peter 1:2). The Holy Spirit Is Truly God
Scripture views the Holy Spirit as God. Paul referred to Him as the “Spirit of Life” (Romans 8:2). The Holy Spirit is also referred to as the truth, “Spirit of truth” (John 16:13). Many expressions, such as “love of the Spirit” (Romans 15:30) and “the Holy Spirit of God” (Ephesians 4:30), reveal that love and holiness are a part of His nature. The Holy Spirit is omnipotent, He gives spiritual gifts “to each one individually as He wills” (1 Corinthians 12:11). He is also omnipresent, He is with His people “forever.” None can escape His influence (Psalms 139:7-10). The Holy Spirit is also omniscient, because “the Spirit searches all things, yes the deep things of God” and “no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God” (1 Corinthians 2:10, 11). The Holy Spirit is considered to be equal with the Father and the Son in the baptismal form, the apostolic blessing, and the spiritual gifts enclosed. The Holy Spirit and the Godhead
From the very beginning of time, God the Holy Spirit lived within the Godhead as the third member; they are all equally self-existence. Now although each one of them are equal, their functions operate within the Trinity. It is now understood that the Holy Spirit is best understood seen through Jesus Christ, He comes to believers as the “Spirit of Christ.” In the Godhead, the Spirit fulfills the role as the executor. The Holy Spirit completed the plan, Jesus...
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