Trinity

Our God is revealed to us as three “persons,” each one bringing to us an ever-expanding understanding of our salvation.

The Holy Spirit is Called God

By R. L. Wilson / May 2, 2022

We will end this series with a very well-known passage from Acts 5. But first, a little background. In Acts 4, Luke describes how the believers in that early church…

In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit

By R. L. Wilson / April 26, 2022

R.A. Torrey asserts, “The name of the Holy Spirit is coupled with that of God in a way it would be impossible for a reverent and thoughtful mind to couple…

Is it God, or is it the Holy Spirit?

By R. L. Wilson / April 19, 2022

This indicator of the deity of the Holy Spirit may be a bit subtle, but in his Great Doctrines of the Bible, William Evans offers the following for consideration. Under…

The Holy Spirit Performs Divine Works

By R. L. Wilson / April 13, 2022

The title above is a fancy way of saying that the Holy Spirit does things that only God can do. Since that’s a broad subject that would take a whole…

The Holy Spirit Displays Divine Attributes

By R. L. Wilson / April 5, 2022

  One of the indicators we have in Scripture to show that the Holy Spirit is God is that He displays several key attributes that belong only to God. In…

The Deity of the Holy Spirit

By R. L. Wilson / March 30, 2022

In the first few articles in this series, we followed several lines of evidence to show that the Holy Spirit is a Person. We move now into the biblical evidence…

The Holy Spirit is our Comforter

By R. L. Wilson / March 17, 2022

“I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever” (John 14:16). The word here translated “advocate” is the Greek…

The Holy Spirit Acts as a Person

By R. L. Wilson / March 7, 2022

In a previous article we looked at three characteristics of personality displayed by the Holy Spirit—knowledge, will and emotion. These are characteristics of a person, not an inanimate object. Is…

The Holy Spirit Displays the Characteristics of Personality

By R. L. Wilson / March 1, 2022

“It is a fundamental revelation of Scripture that the Holy Spirit is a person in the same sense that God the Father is a person and the Lord Jesus Christ is a person. The Holy Spirit is presented in Scripture as having the same essential deity as the Father and the Son and is to be worshipped and adored, loved and obeyed in the same way as God.”[1] Personality, John Walvoord explains, “is commonly defined as containing the essential elements of intellect, sensibility, and will.”[2] We shall briefly look at each of those elements.

The Holy Spirit: Not a “Thing” but a Person

By R. L. Wilson / February 22, 2022

In the Introduction to her book Jesus in Me, Anne Graham Lotz says, “I’ve heard the Holy Spirit spoken of as an ‘it,’ a feeling, a dove, a flame, a…

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