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Holy Spirit

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Holy Ghost

[ghost, i.e., spirit, a translation of Gr. pneuma=breath, air], in Christian doctrine, the third person of the TrinityTrinity
[Lat.,=threefoldness], fundamental doctrine in Christianity, by which God is considered as existing in three persons. While the doctrine is not explicitly taught in the New Testament, early Christian communities testified to a perception that Jesus was God in the flesh;
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. The Holy Spirit is sometimes defined as the aspect of God immanent in this world, in human beings, and in the church. Jesus' promise to his disciples of a Comforter (or Paraclete, i.e., advocate), in John 14, is considered his principal reference to the Holy Spirit, and the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles and the communication of the gift of tongues, as recounted in Acts 2, is thought to be an example of the work of the Holy Spirit in time. This incident is commemorated on Pentecost (Whitsunday). Certain Christian groups, such as the Montanists and the Society of Friends, have attributed utterances of their members to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The dove is the symbol of the Holy Spirit. For the controversy over the procession of the Holy Spirit, see creedcreed
[Lat. credo=I believe], summary of basic doctrines of faith. The following are historically important Christian creeds.

1 The Nicene Creed, beginning, "I believe in one God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and
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Holy Spirit

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Christianity the third person of the Trinity
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The quality of the Holy Spirit's work appears to be strongly contrasted with the kind of activity we associate with the natural processes studied by scientists, hence setting up a potentially conflictual relationship between the work of the Holy Spirit and the natural process of growth in therapy from the outset.
Paul baptizes these disciples in the name of Jesus and they receive gifts: the Holy Spirit comes upon them so they can speak in tongues and prophesy.
This kind of spirituality, which is not for the faint-hearted, can be embraced only through the work of the Holy Spirit.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship [koinonia] of the Holy Spirit be with you all (2 Cor.
John tells us that in reference to the Holy Spirit Jesus said, "The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes.
In mainstream doctrine, the immanent work of God through the Holy Spirit has been either marginalized as too extreme or domesticated into inoffensiveness.
This volume, which is the first of three, goes right into the soul/spirit of the reader and reveals Holy Spirit in the most personal ways imaginable.
The Holy Spirit gives supernatural ability to Christians to witness, including power to preach, power to cast out evil spirits, power to heal the sick, and protection from evil forces.
of Saskatchewan) nevertheless draws from theologians across Christian traditions, and hopes to bring a broader understanding of God as Holy Spirit to all Christians.
Continuing to pray "Holy Spirit, I ask you to block the enemy from harming me in any way or messing up this time at silent prayer and again, Holy Spirit, I thank you in the name of Jesus.
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Shawn Copeland omits two important groups: the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters and the Divine Word Fathers.