SPECIAL TOPIC: JESUS AND THE SPIRIT

There is a fluidity between the work of the Spirit and the Son.  G. Campbell Morgan said the best name for the Spirit is "the other Jesus" (however, they are distinct, eternal persons). The following is an outline comparison of the work and titles of the Son and Spirit.

1. Spirit called "Spirit of Jesus" or similar expressions (cf. Rom. 8:9; 2 Cor. 3:17; Gal. 4:6; 1 Pet. 1:11).

2. Both called by the same terms

a. "truth" 

1) Jesus (John 14:6)

2) Spirit (John 14:17; 16:13)

b. "advocate"

1) Jesus (1 John 2:1)

2) Spirit (John 14:16,26; 15:26; 16:7)

c. "Holy"

1) Jesus (Mark 1:24; Luke 1:35; Acts 3:14; 4:27,30)

2) Spirit (Luke 1:35)

3. Both indwell believers

a. Jesus (Matt. 28:20; John 14:20,23; 15:4-5; Rom. 8:10; 2 Cor. 13:5; Gal. 2:20; Eph. 3:17;Col. 1:27)

b. Spirit (John 14:16-17; Rom. 8:9,11; 1 Cor. 3:16; 6:19; 2 Tim. 1:14)

c. Father (John 14:23; 2 Cor. 6:16)

4. The Spirit's task is to bear witness to Jesus (cf. John 15:29; 16:13-15)

 

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