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The Bible Teaches that the Holy Spirit Is God
Construction Zone 4: The Trinity
Stage: 9

Question Answer
Does the Bible teach that the Holy Spirit is God?

Yes. The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit is God. 2 Corinthians 3:17a – Now the Lord is the Spirit.

The Difference This Truth Makes
The Holy Spirit is totally God, too. Some people think that the Holy Spirit is just a “force” from God, like extra energy or wisdom for a special job. But the Bible shows that the Holy Spirit is a Person, with intelligence (He thinks), emotions (He feels), and a will (He chooses).

  • Intelligence. 1 Corinthians 2:13 – These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
  • Emotions. Ephesians 4:30 – And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
  • Will. 1 Corinthians 12:11 – But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.
One of the main roles of the Holy Spirit is to convince people (make people sure) about God’s truth. Without the Holy Spirit, nobody would understand and believe the right things about God. God is very good to have given us the Holy Spirit so that we might come to know Him through the truth.

Jesus called the Holy Spirit the “Comforter.” Another thing the Holy Spirit does is to make true Christians sure that they are God’s children and that He will keep His promises.

Talk About It: How might the words “You,” “I,” and “He” help explain the Trinity