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Clear in Scripture

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The deity of the Holy Spirit ought to be clearly recognized in Scripture. Look at these facts:

Christ is born; the Spirit is His forerunner.Christ is baptized; the Spirit bears witness. Christ is tempted; the Spirit leads Him up. Christ ascends; the Spirit takes His place.

What great things are there in the character of God which are not found in the Spirit? What titles which belong to God are not also applied to Him? He is called:

the Spirit of God the Spirit of Christthe mind of Christthe Spirit of the Lordthe Spirit of adoptionthe Spirit of truth the Spirit of libertythe Spirit of wisdomthe Spirit of understandingthe Spirit of counsel the Spirit of might the Spirit of knowledge the Spirit of godlinessthe Spirit of the fear of God

This only begins to show how unlimited He is.

- Gregory of Nazianzus