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Unformatted text preview: LECTURE TWENTY-FIVE: THE PERSON OF THE HOLY SPIRIT [Dorman, 213-20] III . The Churchs Life and Power Pneumatology A. The Personality of the Spirit 1. Definition of Personality (See Walvoord, The Holy Spirit , pp. 5-6) 2. Support for the Personality of the Holy Spirit a. The Holy Spirit has the elements of a personal nature. (Ryrie, BT , p. 395; Barackman, PCT , pp. 195-96) 1) Intellect Romans 8:27 2) Emotions Ephesians 4:30 3) Will Acts 16:6-11 b. The Holy Spirit has the features of personhood. 1) Self-awareness (Acts 13:2note the use of the first person pronouns me and I) 2) Self-determination (1 Corinthians 12:11) c. The activities of the Holy Spirit indicate personhood. 1) He teaches (John 14:26) 2) He convicts (John 16:7-8) 3) He intercedes (Romans 8:26) d. He relates to other persons as a person. 1) To the Father (John 15:26) 2) To Christ (John 16:14) 3) To humans (Acts 15:28; 16:6-7) e. Person pronouns are used to refer to the Holy Spirit: John 15:26 (He); 16:7 (Him) B. The Deity of the Holy Spirit 1. Statement of the Doctrine The Holy Spirit is fully God, the third person of the Trinity, coequal with God the Father and God the Son. 2. Historical Background of the Doctrine 3. Biblical Support for the Doctrine Scripture demonstrates the Spirits deity in the following ways: a. He is included within the Trinity 1) With both the Father and the Son: Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14. 2) With the Father individually: 1 Corinthians 6:11; Matthew 10:20. 3) With the Son individually: Acts 16:7; Philippians 1:19. b. He has the titles of Deity 1) Holy Spirit Luke 11:13 2) One Spirit Ephesians 4:4 3) Eternal Spirit Hebrews 9:14 4) Spirit of Glory and of God 1 Peter 4:14 5) Spirit of Life Romans 8:2 6) Spirit of Holiness Romans 1:4 7) Spirit of Revelation Ephesians 1:17 8) Spirit of Truth John 14:17 9) Spirit of Grace Hebrews 10:29 c. He displays the attributes of Deity: 1) Life-giver Romans 8:2; John 3:5-6 2) Eternity Hebrews 9:14 3) Omnipresence Psalm 139:7; 1 Corinthians 6:19 4) Omnipotence Job 33:4; Psalm 104:30 5) Omniscience 1 Corinthians 2:10-11 6) Holiness Romans 1:4 7) Righteousness Romans 8:4 8) Sovereignty 1 Corinthians 12:11; Acts 10:19-20 d. He performs Divine works: 1) Creation Genesis 1:2; Psalm 33:6; Job 26:13 2) The Inspiration of the Bible 2 Timothy 3:16; 2...
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course TH 1110 taught by Professor Barbieri during the Fall '07 term at Moody Bible Institute.

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