Does it make any difference whether or not the Holy Spirit is God, and why?
Who is the Holy Spirit?
_________________ “Personality” is the quality or state of being a person; that which constitutes a person. And a person is a thinking, intelligent being who has reason and reflection, and can consider himself as himself, the same thinking thing in different times and places. One of the distinguishing marks of personality is self-consciousness. Others have said that personality is composed of intellect, will, and feeling. Does the Holy Spirit have these?
What in the following passages implies that the Holy Spirit has intellect, will, and/or feeling?
____________ Rom. 8:27
1 Cor. 2:10-11
____________ (The ability to make choices and determinations; desires)
1 Cor. 12:11
____________ Eph. 4:30; Isa. 63:10
Personal pronouns are applied to the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is spoken of as “He”, “Him”, etc. rather than as an “it”.
What personal or possessive pronouns are used in reference to the Holy Spirit in the following passages?
____________ Jn. 14:26; 16:13
____________ Acts 13:2
What don’t spirits have, therefore, including the Holy Spirit (Lk. 24:39)?
Who is the Holy Spirit (2 Cor. 3:3; Jn. 4:24)?
Who is the Holy Spirit called (as found in the following passages)?
____________________________ 1 Cor. 6:11
____________________________ Matt. 3:16
________________ Acts 5:3-4 [By lying to the Holy Spirit, Ananias was lying to God because the Holy Spirit is God.].
In the following two New Testament quotes of Old Testament passages, who do they say made these statements (first the New Testament quote and then the Old Testament statement from which the New Testament quote came)?
Acts 28:25-26 ________________; with Isaiah 6:8-9 ________________
Heb. 10:15-17 ________________; with Jer. 31:31-34 ________________
What divine attributes (that which God has in any way revealed as being true of Himself or simply just how God is) are ascribed to the Holy Spirit?
____________ Psa. 139:7-8 What questions does David ask (Psa. 139:7)?
What answers does David himself give to his questions (Psa. 139:8)?
What can you conclude as to where or in how many places the Holy Spirit is at any time?
Why could you draw this conclusion?
[A merism is a figure of speech which includes opposite extremes to include the whole spectrum.].
1 Cor. 6:19; 3:16; Rom. 8:9 Where is one place that the Spirit of God dwells?
In order for the Holy Spirit to dwell in each believer’s life at the same time, what would have to be true about the Holy Spirit?
__________________ Isa. 11:1-2 The Spirit of the LORD, Who was to rest on Jesus (the stem of Jesse, Acts 13:22-23) is the spirit/Spirit of what (qualities or attributes)?
Ex. 31:3; 35:31 Bezael was filled with (controlled or fully influenced by) the Holy Spirit of God in what areas or with what qualities?
____________ Heb. 9:14 Through what kind of Spirit did Jesus offer Himself without blemish to God?
____________ Micah 3:8; Acts 1:8; Rom. 15:19 The Spirit of the LORD (the Holy Spirit) is identified with what attribute?
____________ Rom. 1:4; 1 Thes. 4:8 What is the Spirit called?
____________ 1 Cor. 2:10-11 What does the Spirit search?
And what does the Spirit of God know (1 Cor. 2:11)?
If the Spirit of God knows the thoughts of God, and God is all-knowing (Psa. 147:5) then, what is the Spirit?
____________ Jn. 14:16-17, 26; 1 Jn. 5:7 What is the Spirit called?
____________ Neh. 9:20 with Lk. 18:19 What is the Holy Spirit described as, that is only true of God?
In what ways is the Holy Spirit identified in equality with God the Father or God the Son in the following passages?
__________________ Matt. 28:19 In(to) whose name/being (singular) should the disciples of all the nations be baptized?
__________________ 1 Pet. 4:14; Acts 7:2 What are both the (Holy) Spirit and God called?
_____________ Rom. 8:11; 1 Thes. 1:9-10 Who raised Christ from the dead?
_______________________________ 2 Cor. 13:14 In what way does the trinity function together toward Christians?
__________________ Psa. 104:25, 30; Job 33:4; Gen. 1:2-3, 26 Who created the world and the things in it?
_______________________________ Acts 13:2-5; 9:15 Who called Saul to the work of missions?
________________________________ 1 Cor. 6:11; Rom. 8:30 In whose name/being are people sanctified and justified?
_____________________________________________ Matt. 12:28; Lk. 11:20 By Whom does Jesus cast out demons?
The “trinity” is (that there is only) one God, one divine nature, whose being is tripersonal, involving the distinctions of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (1 Tim. 2:5; Gen. 1:26; Matt. 28:19; Eph. 4:4-6; Matt. 3:16-17; Acts 5:3-4).
What is the working relationship of God the Holy Spirit to God the Father and God the Son (in the following passages) and in relation to mankind?
Gen. 1:26-27, 1 Who was responsible for creation (Col. 1:13-16; Psa. 104:30)?
Jn. 14:16-17 What does Jesus ask the Father for, for whom, and for how long, and in what relationship?
Jn. 14:26 Who was to send the Holy Spirit to Jesus’ disciples and in Whose name?
And what was to be the Holy Spirit’s job?
Jn. 15:26 Who was to send the Holy Spirit to Jesus’ disciples, and from Whom was the Spirit to proceed?
And Whom was the Spirit to bear witness of?
Jn. 16:13-15 What was the Spirit of truth to do for these disciples, and how?
What was the Spirit to do for Christ, and how?
1 Cor. 12:4-6 How is the trinity involved in spiritual gifts?
1 Cor. 12:7-11 What is the Spirit’s role?
Eph. 4:7-13 What is Christ’s role (Eph. 4:11)?
1 Cor. 3:6-7 What is the Father’s role?
Gal. 4:4-6 Who did God send forth and where did He send them?
Eph. 2:13, 18 How is the trinity involved in the salvation of both the Gentiles and the Jew?
Eph. 2:19-22 How is the trinity involved in our being a part of God’s household?
Heb. 9:14; 1 Pet. 1:1-2 How is the trinity involved in our salvation?