This article is about the Holy Spirit as the gift of the Father and the Son to the believer. This article is about what it means to long for more of the Spirit in our lives.
To understand the work of the Holy Spirit, one must know who he is. This article shows that he is God. It proves this by looking at the names used in the Bible for him, as well as his relation with the Father and Son, and his work in the OT and in the life of the believer.
Is the Holy Spirit an “it” or a “he”? This article addresses the question, and shows by Scripture that we need to regard and speak of the Spirit as a person. It explores the biblical data on the Spirit as a person in the Godhead. It considers some of the Spirit’s divine attributes. The author rounds out the discussion by considering just how personal the Spirit is – how he brings us the Father – and how we should set the affection of our hearts on him.
How is possible that one can sin against the Holy Spirit? Understanding who the Holy Spirit is is crucial to understanding how can one sin against the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is God, and a distinct person within the Trinity. He works sanctification in those who believe. The nature of His person and work makes it possible to understand that one can sin against the Holy Spirit.
How is possible that one can sin against the Holy Spirit? This article discusses the sin of grieving the Spirit (Isaiah 63:10 and Ephesians 4:30). Grieving the Spirit occurs when one refuses to live a sanctified life. Secondly, the sin of resisting and quenching the Spirit as stated in Acts 7:51 and 1 Thessalonians 5:19 is the refusal to believe in the gospel.
How is possible that one can lie against the Holy Spirit? This article affirms that to lie to office bearers as they do their work is to lie against the Holy Spirit. One lies to the Holy Spirit by lying to the church in general by failing to keep promises and vows (Acts 5:3-9). Awareness that this is lying against God and treasuring the work of the Spirit will keep one from committing these sins.
When believers confess that they believe in the Holy Spirit, they attest to the divinity of the Holy Spirit. This is what the article shows.
Chapter 1 is a study about the person and work of the third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit.