Defending God's Truth

3. Another Spirit

The Bible says:

“For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him (you might listen to him).”

2 Corinthians 11:4

7 Biblical Facts About the Holy Spirit:

1. The Holy Spirit is Part of the Trinity.

“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”

1 John 5:7


“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”

Matthew 28:19-20


2. The Holy Spirit is a Person, not a Force.

16 “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever.

17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.”

John 14:16-17


3. The Holy Spirit is Active in Salvation.

“But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:”

2 Thessalonians 2:13


“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;”

Titus 3:5


“Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”

John 3:5


4. The Holy Spirit Indwells the Believer.

“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”

1 Corinthians 3:16


5. The Holy Spirit Convicts of Unbelief.

8 “And when he is come (The Holy Spirit), he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

9. Of sin, because they believe not on me;”

John 16:8-9


6. The Holy Spirit Leads Us.

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”

Romans 8:14


7. The Holy Spirit Empowers Us to Witness.

“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."

Acts 1:8

7 Examples of Satan’s Lies the Holy Spirit:

1. Unification Church (Moonies)

The Holy Spirit is a female spirit who works with Jesus in the spirit world to lead people to Sun Myung Moon.

2. Jehovah's Witnesses

The Holy Spirit is not God. The Holy Spirit is an invisible, active force from God.

3. MORMONS

The Holy Spirit is not God but is God’s influence.

4. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

The Holy Spirit is the law of God in action. It is a definite thought in the mind of man, not a person.

5. UNITY School of Christianity

The Holy Spirit is the law of God in action. It is a definite thought in the mind of man, not a person.

6. New Age Movement

The Holy Spirit is a psychic force. Man is divine and can experience psychic phenomena such as contacting unearthly beings.

7. Baha’I World Faith

The Holy Spirit is divine energy from God that impowers every manifestation.

3 Other Examples: His Work

1. ROMAN CATHOLICS - LUTHERANS - CHURCH OF CHRIST - MORMONS

Baptismal Regeneration - Salvation through water baptism

2. ARMINIANISM - CHARISMATICS

Receive the Holy Spirit after salvation, “second blessing”, but you can lose the experience.

3. HYPER-CALVINISM

The new birth comes before the hearing of the gospel.


As 2 Corinthians 11:4 says:

“For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.”