Who Is He (Parts 1-3)

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.

"Grieve Not the Spirit": Sins Against the Holy Spirit (4) - Lying to the Holy Spirit, and Conclusion

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.

"Grieve Not the Spirit": Sins Against the Holy Spirit (3) - Grieving and Quenching 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.

"Grieve Not the Spirit": Sins Against the Holy Spirit (1) - Their Doctrinal Significance

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.