The Holy Spirit And The Doctrine Of The Holy Spirit
There are many important doctrines that can be drawn from the Bible and applied to the life of the believer. One of these doctrines includes the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. Upon receiving the gift of salvation, the believer is immediately indwelt by the Holy Spirit where He remains for the rest of the believer’s life. As believers who are indwelt by the Holy Spirit, it is important to know how the Holy Spirit works in our lives and how we can work with the Holy Spirit to better serve our Lord. The doctrine of the Holy Spirit is called Pneumatology. The word pneumatology comes from the two Greek words, pneuma, meaning spirit, and logos, meaning doctrine. Therefore, using the Greek explanation, pneumatology is the doctrine or study of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. He is listed as third, not in order of importance, but because Scripture always places Him third when listing the members of the Trinity.
The Holy Spirit has many different names throughout the Old and New Testament. He is called by all of the following: Holy Ghost, Spirit of God, Spirit of the Lord, Spirit of Christ, Spirit of Truth, Spirit of Life, Spirit of Promise, Spirit of Grace, Spirit of Glory, the Comforter, and simply the Spirit. His …show more content…
These include the characteristics of omniscience and omnipresence as illustrated in passages like 1 Corinthians 2:10-11 and Psalm 139:7. The Holy Spirit is eternal (Hebrews 9:14) and as indicated by the name He is called most often, He is also Holy. 1 John 5:8 describes the Holy Spirit by one of His names, Spirit of Truth, by stating that He is truth. The Holy Spirit mirrors God the Father through the attributes listed above and His deity is evidenced throughout Scripture through these