Where Does the Bible Teach that the Holy Spirit is God?

Episode 518 Show Notes 

From the Show

Who lives in the Temple? In Scripture, God is the one who takes up residence in the Temple, under the Old Covenant, in Jerusalem. God is the one who is said to live there. Well, Paul says [1 Corinthians 6:19-20] our bodies are a temple for God. For who? For the Holy Spirit within us, therefore glorify God in your body or with your body. We worship God, we glorify God, the Spirit who lives within us!

—Adriel Sanchez

Questions in this Episode

1. The Bible mentions that God is our Shepherd, Refuge, Fortress, etc. In Psalm 28:1, it says, “O Lord my Rock.” Why is a “rock” that significant? I don’t know Palestine, but I would think that there are rocks all over the land.

2. What was the good news of the kingdom of God being preached by John the Baptist in Luke 3:18, and by Jesus in Luke 5:43, if Jesus had not yet died? Jesus even warned his disciples not to tell anyone of his identity and impending death and resurrection in Luke 9:22. I thought that that was the heart of the gospel? Could you please clarify my understanding on this?

3. You said the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are one and should be worshipped. How do you explain John 16:12–15? Which says that the Holy Spirit will speak of me, and that he is the Spirit of truth, but I don’t see anywhere that it has to be worshipped or that we have to pray to it. Could you please clarify that for me?

4. I’m going to a ministry, and we are studying the Shema. What are your guys’ take on the Shema and what does it mean to you?

Resources

Why We Can’t Lament Without Listening by Mark Vroegop

Rediscovering the Holy Spirit: God’s Perfecting Presence in Creation, Redemption, and Everyday Life by Michael Horton

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