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The Holy Spirit Is God                everything, even the depths of God ….
                                              No one comprehends the thoughts of God
          The Holy Spirit’s deity is established in   except the Spirit of God” (1Co 2:10-11).
        the Bible in several ways, including the   His omniscience is also implied in Isaiah
        following:                            40:13 and John 16:13. The Spirit possesses
          1) Passages speak of Him as God. For ex-  the unique power of God, doing the works
        ample, when Peter confronts Ananias, he   of conviction (Joh 16:8-11) and regenera-
        says, “Why has Satan filled your heart to   tion (Joh 3:5-8), which only God can do
        lie to the Holy Spirit? … You have not lied   (Mat 19:26). His omnipotence is also seen
        to man but to God” (Act 5:3-4).  Similarly,   in His power to give life (Job 33:4; Luk
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        Paul uses the Spirit and God interchange-  1:35). The Spirit is also present everywhere
        ably when writing to the Corinthians: “Do   that God is present, as David recognizes,
        you not know that you are God’s temple?”   “Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or
        (1Co 3:16), and then, “Do you not know   where shall I flee from your presence?”
        that your body is a temple of the Holy   (Psa 139:7). Finally, the Spirit possesses
        Spirit?” (1Co 6:19).                  eternality – Hebrews 9:14 declares Him
          2) Attributes that are His and God’s alone.   to be “the eternal Spirit.”
        The Spirit possesses the knowledge of   3) Works attributed to God that He does.
        God, as Paul states, “The Spirit searches   Conviction  and  regeneration  have  al-
        ¹ All Scripture quotations in this article are from   ready been mentioned, and to these we
        the ESV.                              could add His works of resurrection and

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