Book: Beliefs and Doctrines of the New Testament Church

The Holy Spirit is not a person or a third member of a so-called Trinity. The Holy Spirit is the power by which God the Father and God the Son accomplish Their will. The impregnation of the Holy Spirit from God the Father as a spiritual begettal is granted freely to each believer upon repentance of sins, baptism by immersion, and the laying on of hands. This begettal of the Holy Spirit is the earnest and assurance of the promise of eternal life through Jesus Christ. It is the power of God, which makes each begotten child of God a partaker of the divine nature and imparts the ability to develop the love of God. The fruits of the Holy Spirit are love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and self-control. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit imparts the power to each individual to live in accordance with God’s will and to overcome the temptations of human nature, the world, and Satan. As the spiritually begotten believer seeks to serve and obey God the Father and Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit will lead him or her into all Truth that is contained in the Word of God and is essential for salvation.

Scriptural References

Gen. 1:2 Acts 2:38 John 14:16, 26
Rom. 8:9-14 I Cor. 2:9-10 Acts 8:15-17; 19:6
Gal. 5:22-23 II Tim. 1:6-7 Eph. 1:13-14
II Cor. 1:21-22 Isa. 55:1-3 John 7:37-39
I John 3:9-11 I John 4:4-8 II Pet. 1:1-11