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v11 We need to consider carefully how the Spirit acquires this knowledge.
It can be compared with the way that a man’s own spirit knows everything that a man knows.
For in just the same way (HOUTOS KAI) the Spirit knows everything that God knows.
Paul does not mean to say that the two relationships are identical; the Spirit of God is not to God exactly what a man’s spirit is to a man.
But the point is that the two relationships are as close. That is how the Spirit’s knowledge of God can be so complete.
This comparison makes it impossible for us to detach the Spirit from God, dismissing it as a “force” or an agent.
For your own spirit is not a force or an agent. Your spirit is you, and that is how your spirit knows what you know.
If the Spirit of God knows what God knows in the same way that your own spirit knows what you know, then the Spirit must be God.
but how can you leave out that classic location 1 Corinthians ch2 vv9-11?
"No-one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.." etc.
What is the real purpose of the thread?
To prove trinity is true since Holy ghost is true? Logically the holy ghost can be true and trinity be untrue.
The heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon him. And behold a voice from heaven, saying: 'This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Matthew 3:16
Take special note of 1 John that is in bold letters.
One God. Three Aspects ... Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
You should also note that 1 John 5:7 is not found in any original greek texts... it was added at a later time
Don't you find it odd that in all of those verses not one says the "holy spirit" is equal with God...
“Theodosius set fanatical mobs to bash down the pagan temples of the east and required all his subjects to believe the no less remarkable doctrine of the Trinity.” – Hugh Trevor Roper (The Rise of Christian Europe, 1966)
"Such was the persecuting spirit of the laws of Theodosius, which were repeatedly enforced by his sons and grandsons, with the loud and unanimous applause of the Christian world." –Edward Gibbon (Decline and Fall)
reply to post by Akragon
I quoted two Corinthians passages.
Do you distinguish between your spirit and yourself as two unequal things? (ch2 vv10-11).