Is the Holy Spirit Really God? [99 in :99]
Is the Holy Spirit God? It might seem like a question with an obvious answer, but if you were to ask people on the street—or maybe even in your church—you may find that people aren’t so sure. So let’s take a look at what the Bible tells us about the Holy Spirit.
While we see the Holy Spirit appear in the Bible in connection with displays of God’s power, we should not mistake the Spirit for a manifestation of God’s power.
The Bible shows us repeatedly that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, fully divine, just as the Father and Son are divine. The Spirit is equal to the Father and Son in every way.
- The Holy Spirit is eternal, and was present at the beginning of creation as the Father spoke the world into existence through the Son (Gen. 1:2).
- He is omnipresent (Ps. 139:7-8), all-knowing (1 Cor. 2:10), and all-powerful (Zech. 4:6).
- And just like the Father and the Son, the Spirit is holy, faithful, just, truthful, gracious, and merciful.
In every way, the Bible is clear: just as the Father is God and the Son is God, the Holy Spirit is God. And we are called to worship and glorify Him just as we do the other members of the Trinity.