Amazing Power and Peace are available to you as a Christian. Gods promise to give us "the Comforter" who would lead us and guide us into all truth is here. (Crucial Questions Series Book 13) - Kindle edition by R.C. Sproul. He establishes the biblical teaching on the Spirit;s identity—He is one of the. He explains.
See Filioque clause. Jehovah's Witnesses and Christadelphians view the Holy Spirit, not as an actual person separate from God the Father, but as God's eternal "energy" or "active force", that he uses to accomplish his will in creation and redemption. He is a personage of spirit, without a body of flesh and bones.
The Holy Ghost, like all intelligent beings, is believed to be fundamentally eternal, uncreated, and self-existent. The Church teaches that the influence of the Holy Ghost can be received before baptism, but the gift, or constant companionship, of the Holy Ghost, which comes by the laying-on of hands by a properly ordained Priesthood Holder with a line of authority traced back to Christ through Peter, is obtained only after baptism.
Baptism by water is but half a baptism, and is good for nothing without the other half-that is, the baptism of the Holy Ghost". In his Introduction to the book Meditations , the Anglican priest Maxwell Staniforth discussed the profound impact of Stoicism on Christianity. In particular:. Another Stoic concept which offered inspiration to the Church was that of 'divine Spirit'.
Cleanthes , wishing to give more explicit meaning to Zeno's 'creative fire', had been the first to hit upon the term pneuma , or 'spirit', to describe it. Like fire, this intelligent 'spirit' was imagined as a tenuous substance akin to a current of air or breath, but essentially possessing the quality of warmth; it was immanent in the universe as God, and in man as the soul and life-giving principle. Clearly it is not a long step from this to the 'Holy Spirit' of Christian theology, the 'Lord and Giver of life', visibly manifested as tongues of fire at Pentecost and ever since associated — in the Christian as in the Stoic mind — with the ideas of vital fire and beneficient warmth.
The Holy Spirit is frequently referred to by metaphor and symbol , both doctrinally and biblically. Theologically speaking these symbols are a key to understanding of the Holy Spirit and his actions, and are not mere artistic representations. The Holy Spirit has been represented in Christian art both in the Eastern and Western Churches using a variety of depictions.
The Holy Spirit is often depicted as a dove , based on the account of the Holy Spirit descending on Jesus like a dove when he was baptized in the Jordan. The dove also parallels the one that brought the olive branch to Noah after the deluge, as a symbol of peace. The book of Acts describes the Holy Spirit descending on the apostles at Pentecost in the form of a wind and tongues of fire resting over the apostles' heads.
Based on the imagery in that account, the Holy Spirit is sometimes symbolized by a flame of fire. Dove representation in the Baptism of Christ by Pietro Perugino , circa Ray of light representation in Russian icon of the Pentecost , 15th century. Holy Spirit Cathedral Minsk , Belarus. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
October 19, Heaven Purgatory Limbo Hell. Is that the church Jesus ask His followers to create? We should actively seek our gift from the Spirit for our ministry within the Body. Produce your fruit in me as I walk with you. Agape is also more important than sacrificing our possessions or our bodies v. Francis Chan unpacks the dense truth contained in the book of James in front of the iconic backdrop of San Francisco, the city where he lives and ministers.
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Whatever, therefore, is spoken of God in respect to Himself, is both spoken singly of each person, that is, of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit; and together of the Trinity itself, not plurally but in the singular. Archived from the original on October 13, Oswald Sanders. Fung Jul 22, Wm.