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Is the Holy Spirit God?

Many quasi-Christian sects (e.g., Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses, etc.) deny the Divinity of the Holy Spirit and argue it is found nowhere in the Bible. But is this true? Karlo Broussard explains why the answer is no by giving biblical examples that show the Holy Spirit is God.



In every family there’s always that one person that sort of gets left out. The family of the Blessed Trinity has one of those—it’s the Holy Spirit.

When dealing with quasi-Christian sects, such as Jehovah’s Witnesses, many of us are equipped to defend the divinity of Jesus, but very seldom are we ready to give a reason for our belief in the divinity of the Holy Spirit.

But no more! Enough is enough. So, let’s look at the evidence.

Consider 1 Corinthians 2:11 where Paul says, “no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.” How can the Spirit comprehend the infinite thoughts of God unless he’s infinite? If the Holy Spirit is omniscient, then he is equal to God.

Another example is Acts 5:1-4. Here Peter rebukes Ananias and Sapphira for lying to the Holy Spirit but then a few sentences later says they lied to God. How can lying to the Holy Spirit be the same as lying to God unless the Holy Spirit is God?

We also can look at Hebrews 10:15-17 where the text quotes God’s promise of a new covenant in Jeremiah 31:31-33 but prefaces it by saying, “The Holy Spirit also bears witness…saying.” Notice God’s words are the Holy Spirit’s words. Clearly the Bible teaches the Holy Spirit is God.

So, the Holy Spirit no longer has to be the forgotten family member when we’re evangelizing. With verses like these, we can give reason why we profess him to be the Lord and giver of life.

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For Catholic Answers, I’m Karlo Broussard. Thanks for watching.

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