The Holy Spirit is one of the most elusive and difficult themes in Christian theology. Many times, the Bible mentions the Father, the Son, (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit together as seen in Matthew 28:19 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost”. All three are mentioned as one. They are always considered to be one. We can understand God and we can understand Jesus as being the son of God. But what is the Holy Spirit?
Many within the Christianity of today struggle to comprehend why these three are mentioned as one. For the majority of Christian denominations, the Holy Spirit, or Holy Ghost, is the third person of the Trinity. The word trinity is not found in the Bible. However, the doctrine of the Trinity dates back to the beginning of Christianity, and states that God, Jesus and the Holy spirit are three persons.
It is difficult to think of the Holy spirit as being a person. Recently I watched a television pastor speak on the Holy Spirit as being a person. He demonstrated that fact by having another person stand by his side and walk beside him when he walked back and forth across the platform. The person never left the side of the Pastor throughout his sermon. The pastor saw the Holy Spirit as a person and was demonstrating his belief.
I believe it is more logical to explain the Holy Spirit this way.
God is the source of all truth.
God could not reach man from heaven so he sent Jesus with the truth. God’s truth for all people.
Jesus is the truth made flesh.
The truth Jesus brings is the same as the truth of God the Father. But Jesus himself cannot speak the truth to every person on earth.
The Holy Spirit is the truth.
The Holy Spirit is truth. The same truth as the truth of God and the same truth as the truth Jesus brings to all humans. The Holy Spirit can go everywhere. Truth can be spoken, written, sent out on the radio, the television and the internet. Truth, the Holy Spirit, can reach all people.
They are all three truth.
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So, yes you can say they are three in one. You cannot say they are three persons. They are truth, truth, truth. All three are the same truth. If you have the Holy Spirit in you, you also have the truth of God and the truth of Jesus in you. If you depart from the truth you do not have the Holy Spirit and you do not have God or Jesus. All three are truth and all three are gone when one departs from the truth.
God made vaginal intercourse and Satan made oral and anal sex. Adam and Eve had two chooses, truth or lies—God’s truth or Satan’s lies. All humans since Adam and Eve have had the same decision to make. Do I believe God and his truth or do I believe in Satan and his lie? Adam and Eve believed the lies of Satan. They departed from the truth to serve Satan. They departed from God—from truth. The Holy Spirit left them meaning truth left them. With truth gone they were unholy—no longer holy.
We learn that the Holy Spirit is needed before truth can be spoken. Logic would tell us that if we do not have the truth in us, we cannot speak truth. “And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness” (Acts 4:31). Only after they were filled with the truth could they speak truth. And the same is true today. All those who have followed the lie of Satan do not speak the truth. Truth has left them. When those who follow Satan stand in the church, behind the pulpit, teach a Sunday school class, or explain Christianity to others they are not telling the truth for truth has departed from them. One must return to God and to his truth to be filled with the Holy Spirit—truth. Once filled with the truth then one is able to speak the truth of God. As the truth of God is more and more understood it becomes easier to speak the truth with boldness.
“This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh” (Galatians 5:16). If you walk in the truth you will not sin. It is very important to understand what is truth.