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Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Salty, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
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    Which term do you use - does it make a difference?
     
  2. Alive in Christ

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    As far as I'm concerned it doesnt matter.

    6 of one, half dozen of the other....but I always say Holy Spirit.
     
  3. glfredrick

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    I say Holy Spirit. The Greek word is pneuma, which does not translate "ghost." We would not even think of the word ghost in that context if not for the 1600 English that we've grown so accustomed to hearing.

    Do we say that "God is Ghost" or that "God is Spirit?" If we call God, "Spirit" then why call the third person of the Trinity, "Ghost?" Same term, pneuma, is used.

    From Vines:

     
  4. Tom Bryant

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    I say "Spirit" because of what people think of when we say ghost.
     
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    Holy Ghost comes from the KJV. Therefore it is the inspired term. Holy Spirit is a term that comes from Bibles that deny the Trinity. Clearly Holy Ghost is the only acceptable term.


    Errrrrrrr....never mind.

    ;)
     
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    Both are acceptable.

    I prefer "Spirit"
     
  7. Tom Bryant

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    Obviously... :tongue3:
     
  8. Dr. Bob

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    Ghost conjures up (pun intended) a negative image. Especially if you've watched our minor league Casper Ghosts play baseball.

    Spirit is the correct term. Really. Look in the OT. It is the Spirit of God. Never the Ghost of God. Or God the Ghost.

    Odd thing to me is the capitalization of "holy" (an adjective, not part of a name) when referring to the Spirit of God. It is often used to describe the Spirit, but just as often not used - Spirit is the correct term. We don't capitalize "only" Son when talking about Jesus, right?

    The third person of the triune godhead is the holy Spirit of God.
     
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    Does it make a difference? - Huh! Does it make a difference? - Huh! Does it make a difference? - Huh! Never heard of no Holy Spirit Revival meeting. We put up the tent and have ourselves a Holy Ghost Revival Meeting! Somebody give me an "AMEN!".
     
  10. Salty

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    OH ME! :flower:
     
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