What is the Holy Ghost?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Jesus said....before he left earth....that...
" when He, the Spirit of truth, is come he will guide you into all truth..." John 15
- JeancommunicatesLv 71 decade ago
The third figure of the Godhead or Trinity.
The Father God
The Son of God, Jesus Christ
The Spirit of God is the Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost
- amorromantico02Lv 51 decade ago
Definition: The Hebrew word ruÂ´ach and the Greek pneuÂ´ma, which are often translated “spirit,” have a number of meanings. All of them refer to that which is invisible to human sight and which gives evidence of force in motion. The Hebrew and Greek words are used with reference to (1)Â wind, (2)Â the active life-force in earthly creatures, (3)Â the impelling force that issues from a person’s figurative heart and that causes him to say and do things in a certain way, (4)Â inspired utterances originating with an invisible source, (5)Â spirit persons, and (6)Â God’s active force, or holy spirit. Several of these usages are here discussed in relation to topics that may arise in the field ministry.
What is the holy spirit?
A comparison of Bible texts that refer to the holy spirit shows that it is spoken of as ‘filling’ people; they can be ‘baptized’ with it; and they can be “anointed” with it. (Luke 1:41; Matt. 3:11; Acts 10:38) None of these expressions would be appropriate if the holy spirit were a person.
Jesus also referred to the holy spirit as a “helper” (Greek, paÂ·raÂ´kleÂ·tos), and he said that this helper would “teach,” “bear witness,” “speak,” and ‘hear.’ (John 14:16, 17,Â 26; 15:26; 16:13) It is not unusual in the Scriptures for something to be personified. For example, wisdom is said to have “children.” (Luke 7:35) Sin and death are spoken of as being kings. (Rom. 5:14,Â 21) While some texts say that the spirit “spoke,” other passages make clear that this was done through angels or humans. (Acts 4:24,Â 25; 28:25; Matt. 10:19,Â 20; compare Acts 20:23 with 21:10,Â 11.) At 1Â John 5:6-8, not only the spirit but also “the water and the blood” are said to ‘bear witness.’ So, none of the expressions found in these texts in themselves prove that the holy spirit is a person.
The correct identification of the holy spirit must fit all the scriptures that refer to that spirit. With this viewpoint, it is logical to conclude that the holy spirit is the active force of God. It is not a person but is a powerful force that God causes to emanate from himself to accomplish his holy will.—Ps. 104:30; 2Â Pet. 1:21; Acts 4:31.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The Holy Ghost is the Will of God !
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- 1 decade ago
The Holy Ghost is an older way of naming God's HOLY SPIRIT. I believe the king james version is the reason why we use that term. Just an older way of saying it, nothing supersticious or anything like that.
- FreedomLv 71 decade ago
Following the three-in-one nature that is found throughout creation, we find the three-in-one nature of the One God manifested in the Holy Trinity, with each Being revealing a different aspect of our God and Creator to us:
The Father, the part of God that is transcendent, infinite and beyond our understanding,
The Son, Jesus Christ, the part of God that is immanent and appeared to us in the way that we could best know Him, in human form. He was both "Son of God," an expression of God as contained in human form, and at the same time "Son of Man," the ultimate expression of who we can be in our most divine form.
The Holy Spirit, the part of God that lives in the heart and soul of each of us, acting as our Counselor for those who believe and listen to His voice within us.