Our Beliefs: Holy Spirit, The


The Holy Spirit is the power of God—not a personage, consciousness, entity, part of the godhead or part of a trinity. It is the mind and essence of the divine nature and the spiritual extension of God through which He carries out His will. Bestowed upon or poured out upon individuals, it causes regeneration of God’s children. God's Spirit empowers the mind to comprehend spiritual matters, producing conversion. It leads us into all truth; convicts us of sin and righteousness; and imparts faith, the love of God, power to overcome sin and other gifts essential to do His will. It is the earnest or guarantee of eternal life.

Scripture References:
Genesis 1:2;   Psalm 104:30;   Isaiah 11:2; 32:15; 40:13;   Ezekiel 39:29;   Joel 2:28-29;   John 7:37-39;   Luke 24:49;   Acts 1:8; 8:15-17;   Romans 8:9-14;   John 14:16-17, 26;   I Corinthians 2:9-16; 12:4-11;   II Timothy 1:6-7;   II Peter 1:2-4;   Ephesians 1:13-14;  

Additional Reading:
God Is . . . What?
The Holy Spirit and the Trinity (Part 1)
The Holy Spirit
Is Obedience Required Before Receiving God's Holy Spirit?
Lying to the Holy Spirit
Pentecost and the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit
Jesus on the Holy Spirit
The Five Paraklete Sayings



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