5. The Holy Spirit

5. The Holy Spirit

God the eternal Spirit was active with the Father and the Son in

Creation, incarnation, and redemption. He is as much a person as are the

Father and the Son. He inspired the writers of Scripture. He filled Christ’s

life with power. He draws and convicts human beings; and those who

respond He renews and transforms into the image of God. Sent by the

Father and the Son to be always with His children, He extends spiritual

gifts to the church, empowers it to bear witness to Christ, and in harmony

with the Scriptures leads it into all truth. (Gen 1:1, 2; 2 Sam 23:2; Ps

51:11; Isa 61:1; Luke 1:35; 4:18; John 14:16-18, 26; 15:26; 16:7-13; Acts

1:8; 5:3; 10:38; Rom 5:5; 1 Cor 12:7-11; 2 Cor 3:18; 2 Peter 1:21.)