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Holy Spirit: Manifestation vs Person

Discussion in 'Free-For-All Archives' started by LadyEagle, Nov 26, 2004.

  1. LadyEagle

    LadyEagle <b>Moderator</b> <img src =/israel.gif>

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    Is it semantics or is there a different meaning for Holy Spirit as a Manifestation vs Holy Spirit as a Person?

    Scriptures, please?
     
  2. wopik

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    How about Holy Spirit as God's Power:

    "The Holy Spirit shall come upon you, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you:" (Luke 1:35).
     
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    Is God the Father a manifestation or a person?
     
  4. LadyEagle

    LadyEagle <b>Moderator</b> <img src =/israel.gif>

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    That's the question. What's the difference between "manifestation" and "person." [​IMG]
     
  5. Marcia

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    It depends on what is meant by "manifestation." When anti-trinitarians use it, they mean that God manifests or appears as one of his three modes -- God, Jesus, or the HS.

    When the word manifest is used in the Bible, it sometimes simply means to be appear or to have been revealed, so it's being used differently than in the example above. "Manifest" is a word that can be used in many ways.

    I would never say the HS is a manifestation of God because that makes it sound like the HS is just one of God's three modes that he takes on. This is the way Oneness followers say it, often as "God manifests as the Father, Son, and HS."

    The HS is God, and is the 3rd Person of the Trinity. God is NOT the HS; Jesus is NOT the HS. I like to be clear when I speak about this.

    There's a chart at the link above showing the attributes of the HS from the Bible, God's word.
     
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