God has a name ,Jehovah.His Son has a name Jesus.How come the Holy Spirit misses out?

How come the Holy Spirit has no name like Spiro or Holly ?

16 Answers

  • 9 years ago
    Best Answer

    You got a point there.

    No where is the name of God ....ever the name of the Christ. The Holy Spirit is an action by God. So you are right. the 3 cannot be the one as many of the christian religions practice.

  • 4 years ago

    Jehovah's Witnesses will be quick to tell you that the Holy Spirit is a force, kind of like electricity. There is nothing in the Bible that says He is an inanimate object until plugged into God's generator to start powering devices. The Bible has many names for the Holy Spirit - Teacher, Guide, Comforter, etc. And I sure wouldn't want to be comforted by electricity... I don't see anywhere in the Bible where He is called - Electricity, Gravity, or Intertia. Interesting question though.

  • edoedo
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Yes, God has name. His name is Jehovah; Son of God do have name.... Jesus.

    By the way:You asked about why the Holy Spirit misses out? Really Holy Spirit is not a person and it is God's active force not a person.

    If it is not a person why does it need a name?

  • 9 years ago

    In God’s written Word, the Sacred Scriptures, the word chosen to name this invisible active force from God is appropriate, it being quite descriptive. In the opening book of those Scriptures it is called ru′ahh. The earliest Greek translation of the first Bible book called it pneu′ma. Because the Hebrew word ru′ahh contains the idea of action and movement, English translators have rendered it as “blast, breath, breeze, tempest, wind, active force,” as well as “spirit.” For this reason the setting in which the Hebrew word finds itself helps to determine whether the word should be translated as “spirit” or otherwise.

    For instance, in the second verse of the Sacred Scriptures the word ru′ahh occurs for the first time. How should it be rendered into another language? Well, the popular English version of the Bible, the King James Authorized Version, renders Genesis 1:1, 2 in this way: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” However, An American Translation, copyrighted by the University of Chicago in 1939, reads: “When God began to create the heavens and the earth, the earth was a desolate waste, with darkness covering the abyss and a tempestuous wind raging over the surface of the waters.” Here, instead of the word “Spirit,” the word “wind” is used, and the expression “the Spirit of God” is rendered as “a tempestuous wind.” Thus An American Translation indicates that the word ru′ahh means something invisible and in motion or in action.

    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, pa‧ra′kle‧tos), and he said that this helper would “teach,” “bear witness,” “speak,” and ‘hear.’ (John 14:16, 17, 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, 21) While some texts say that the spirit “spoke,” other passages make clear that this was done through angels or humans. (Acts 4:24, 25; 28:25; Matt. 10:19, 20; compare Acts 20:23 with 21:10, 11.) At 1 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; 2 Pet. 1:21; Acts 4:31.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    The Holly Spirit is the force that Jehovah uses to get things done. Because it is not a Spirit being like Jehovah and Jesus it does not need a name as such thus why it is known as the Holly Spirit.

  • Fuzzy
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    The root word for spirit basically means breath. Thus we are in a sense talking about God's breath. This is why this breath is what God uses to create all things and it is with this he knows all things everywhere instantly. The person of God, his heavenly body, is said to have a specific location in heaven. This location does also seem to be in another reality than ours, or hidden, because it isn't made but always existed; the Bible refers to this as the original heavens.

    In this way, when we talk about the Holy Spirit, or God's spirit, it already has a name because that is its name. It is part of God's being, or issues from him as our breath issues from us.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Don't know. How about Casper? Or, sticking with the J theme, Jucifer? Or John? Nice and simple Biblical name. Job! Remember Job? When God killed his family and made his life **** to win a bet with Satan?

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    because the holy spirit is Gods active force, not a spirit being like Jehovah and Jesus.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Why doesn't the NWT translate John 20:28 as follows if Lord means Jehovah?

    "And Thomas answered and said unto Him, My Lord and my God" (John 20:28).

    So this should have been translated "And Thomas answered and said to Him, My Jehovah and my God"THE NAMES OF


    Why should we examine the names of the Holy Spirit?

    In many cultures, including Roman-era Israelite culture, people were given descriptive names. For instance, Isaac means "he laughs", Abraham means "father of a multitude". Thus, by examining the names of the Holy Spirit we learn about the characteristics and traits of the Holy Spirit and about the relationship between the Spirit and others.

    The Holy Spirit is called "The Spirit."

    1 Corinthians 2:10 but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.

    The word means "breath," or "wind." Both thoughts are in the word as applied to the Holy Spirit. In the following passages we have the idea of the Spirit as the breath of Christ and of God.

    John 20:22 And with that he breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit.

    Genesis 2:7 the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

    Compare Psalms 104:30 When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth.

    Job 33:4 The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

    In the following passage we have the idea of the Spirit as the wind.

    John 3:6-8 [6] Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. [7] You should not be surprised at my saying, `You must be born again.' [8] The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit."

    It may be beyond us to fathom the full significance of this name as applied to the Holy Spirit, but this much seems clear:

    The Spirit is the outbreathing of God, His life going forth to bring things to life. Possibly we should notice the fact that the breath is itself the vital principle, and some have thought that the Spirit is therefore the inmost life of God.

    The Holy Spirit is called "The Spirit of God" and "God's Spirit."

    This is the same essential thought as the term "the Spirit" but His Divine origin, character and power are emphasized.

    1 Corinthians 3:16 Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you?

    1 Corinthians 3:16 New English Bible Surely you know that you are God's temple, where the Spirit of God dwells.

    Romans 8:9 You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.

    The Holy Spirit is called "The Spirit of the Lord."

    Isaiah 11:2 The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him -- the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD --

    Compare Isaiah 63:14 like cattle that go down to the plain, they were given rest by the Spirit of the LORD. This is how you guided your people to make for yourself a glorious name.

    The Holy Spirit is called "The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord."

    Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,

    The Holy Spirit is called "The Spirit of the living God."

    2 Corinthians 3:3 You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

    The Holy Spirit is called "The Spirit of Christ."

    This name brings out the relation of the Spirit to Christ as well as to the Father.

    Romans 8:9 You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.

    Compare Acts 2:33 Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear.

    The Holy Spirit is called "The Spirit of his Son."

    Galatians 4:6 Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, "Abba, Father."

    This name is given to the Holy Spirit in especial connection with His testifying to the sonship of the believer. It is "the Spirit of His Son" who testifies to our sonship.

    The Holy Spirit is called "The Spirit of Jesus Christ."

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Its Holly not holy, holly is a hot chick.

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