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Holy Ghost

Holy Ghost

the third Person of the adorable Trinity.

His personality is proved (1) from the fact that the attributes of personality, as intelligence and volition, are ascribed to him ( John 14:17 John 14:26 ; 15:26 ; 1 Corinthians 2:10 1 Corinthians 2:11 ; 12:11 ). He reproves, helps, glorifies, intercedes ( John 16:7-13 ; Romans 8:26 ). (2) He executes the offices peculiar only to a person. The very nature of these offices involves personal distinction ( Luke 12:12 ; Acts 5:32 ; 15:28 ; 16:6 ; 28:25 ; 1 Corinthians 2:13 ; Hebrews 2:4 ; 3:7 ; 2 Pet 1:21 ).

His divinity is established (1) from the fact that the names of God are ascribed to him ( Exodus 17:7 ; Psalms 95:7 ; Compare Hebrews 3:7-11 ); and (2) that divine attributes are also ascribed to him, omnipresence ( Psalms 139:7 ; Ephesians 2:17 Ephesians 2:18 ; 1 Corinthians 12:13 ); omniscience ( 1 Corinthians 2:10 1 Corinthians 2:11 ); omnipotence ( Luke 1:35 ; Romans 8:11 ); eternity ( Hebrews 9:4 ). (3) Creation is ascribed to him ( Genesis 1:2 ; Job 26:13 ; Psalms 104:30 ), and the working of miracles ( Matthew 12:28 ; 1 Corinthians 12:9-11 ). (4) Worship is required and ascribed to him ( Isaiah 6:3 ; Acts 28:25 ; Romans 9:1 ; Revelation 1:4 ; Matthew 28:19 ).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Holy Ghost". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

HOLY GHOST

ho'-li gost.

See HOLY SPIRIT.


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These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'HOLY GHOST'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.