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 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…

Introduction to the Holy Spirit

By R. L. Wilson | February 16, 2022

In his excellent book Forgotten God, Francis Chan makes this statement: “As I thought about this chapter, I realized how ludicrous it would be for anyone to say they were going to explain the Holy Spirit. The Bible says we cannot fully understand God, and I am certainly not the exception to that rule. There are things about God that are mysterious and secret, things we will never know about Him. But there also are things revealed, and those belong to us…

The Helper

By R. L. Wilson | February 7, 2022

I’ve spent quite a bit of time recently reading and researching for my upcoming series on the Personality and Deity of the Holy Spirit. One of the books I’m reading is Elmer Towns’ excellent book, The Ultimate Guide to the Names of God. It is chock full of great thoughts. Three of Dr. Towns books have been combined into this Ultimate Guide: My Father’s Name, The Names of Jesus, and The Names of The Holy Spirit.

Marked as His

By R. L. Wilson | February 2, 2022

In his book A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23, Phillip Keller talks about the day he bought the first sheep for his own flock. He recounts how his neighbor handed him a knife and said, “Well, Philip, they’re yours. Now you’ll have to put your mark on them.”[1]

His Strength is Made Perfect

By R. L. Wilson | January 26, 2022

During her last few years, my mother suffered from some very debilitating health issues. After more than six decades of serving God first as a missionary in Africa, then in home-based missions, the day came when she was pretty much confined to a chair or to her bed.