Questions about the Holy Spirit for Trinitarians: 1. Is there one verse, anywhere in Scripture, where God speaks to and/or expresses His love for the Holy Spirit, as He often does to His only begotten Son?
What saith our Saviour? “I WILL NOT LEAVE YOU COMFORTLESS: I WILL COME TO YOU.” “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father; and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Why do we not hunger and thirst after the gift of the holy Spirit, since it is the means whereby the heart may be kept pure? Talk of it, pray of it, preach concerning it; for the Lord is more willing to give the holy Spirit than parents are to give good gifts to their children.
'ABIDE IN ME, AND I IN YOU. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: HE THAT ABIDETH IN ME, AND I IN HIM, THE SAME BRINGETH FORTH MUCH FRUIT: FOR WITHOUT ME YE CAN DO NOTHING.’
Trinitarians use John 14:16-17 to teach that the Comforter is ANOTHER PERSON OTHER than Christ Himself. However, Our Lord Jesus Christ EXPRESSLY SAID that HE HIMSELF WOULD COME TO US (John 14:18) and BE IN US (John 14:20), for HE WOULD MANIFEST HIMSELF TO US (John 14:21-22).
At all times and in all places, in all sorrows and in all afflictions, when the outlook seems dark and the future perplexing, and we feel helpless and alone, the Comforter will be sent in answer to the prayer of faith. Circumstances may separate us from every earthly friend; but no circumstance, no distance, can separate us from the heavenly Comforter. Wherever we are, wherever we may go, He is always at our right hand to support, sustain, uphold, and cheer...