The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the face of the deep, and the spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. — Genesis 1:2 The mightiest power in the universe comes upon an earth that is empty and without form. That power is the “spirit of God.” [...]
Trying to nail down a biblical definition for the word “spirit” is like trying to give a cat a shower — It can be done, but only with great difficulty and one is never sure when he has thoroughly completed the task. It is my intention to put forth a scriptural definition [...]
The three great monotheistic religions of the world are Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. All three claim to worship the one and only God, the God of the Bible. While all three base their beliefs on the Bible, they do not agree as to who this God is. Most Christians are Trinitarians since they believe in the “doctrine [...]
The Spirit of God is not a different person from the Father It is completely misleading to read into the Bible a third Person, the Holy Spirit. The spirit of Elijah (Luke 1:17) is not a different person from Elijah. Nor is the Spirit of God a different person from the Father. The Holy Spirit is the [...]
"'Spirit of God’ is simply a way of speaking of God accomplishing his purpose in his world and through men.” - J. D. G. Dunn Most Christians believe in the Trinity since that’s what their church teaches. It says God is one essence consisting of three co-equal and co-eternal Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy [...]
The Great Pressure on Protestants to Read the Trinity Into the Bible... From the time of the Protestant reformation to today, countless Christians have embraced the motto “sola scriptura,” a Latin phrase meaning “scripture alone.” The idea is that Christians can find whatever pertains to faith and piety in the pages of Scripture without depending on external [...]
In the first part of this investigation into the holy spirit and translation bias, I limited my focus to relative pronouns used to refer to the holy spirit. In what follows I will broaden my inquiry to include several other key texts and important concepts related to God’s spirit.