Additional Proof of The Personality of The Holy Spirit

‘(…) Additional proof of His personality is found in the fact that the attributes of personality are manifested by Him. “He that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit.” Rom. 8:27. “But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man as He will.” 1 Cor. 12:11. “Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God.” Eph 4:30. “But they rebelled and vexed His Holy Spirit.” Isa. 63:10. Thus we see that He has mind, will, and emotions.

Personal activities are also ascribed to Him. He strives with sinners. Gen 6:3. He teaches. John 14:26. He testifies of Christ. John 15:26. He reproves. John 16:8. He guides. John 16:13; Rom. 8:14. He comforts. Acts 9:31. He helps our infirmities. Rom. 8:26. He intercedes for the saints. Rom. 8:26. He searches the deep things of God. 1 Cor. 2:10. He sanctifies. Rom. 15:16. He witnesses. Rom. 8:16. And He commands. Acts 16:6,7. He is susceptible to personal treatment. He can be lied to. Acts 5:3. He can be resisted. Acts 7:51. He can be blasphemed. Matt. 12:31,32. He can be grieved. Eph. 4:30. And He can be quenched. 1 Thess. 5:19.’

Source: Ralph M. Riggs, The Spirit Himself (1949), Chapter 1: The Person of The Holy Spirit, Personality of The Holy Spirit, p. 3-4.


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