The Holy Spirit is a Personal Being with attributes, properties and qualities. He is a Person because
- He is called the Comforter1. (John 14:16; 16:7)
- Scriptures refer to Him using personal pronouns. (John 16:7,8,13-15)
- Scripture identifies Him in a way that indicates He is a Person. (Acts 15:28)
- He has personal characteristics. (1 Corinthians 2:10,11,13)
- He performs acts. (Acts 13:2; 16:6,7; 20:28; Romans 8:26; Ephesians 4:30; Hebrews 7:25; 10:29; 1 John 2:1,2; Revelation 2:7)
- He is susceptible to personal treatment. (Matthew 12:31,32; Acts 5:3; Ephesians 4:30; Hebrews 10:29)
The Holy Spirit is God. His divine nature is demonstrated by
- Divine Names.
- Divine attributes.
- Divine acts.
- Association with God the Father and Jesus.
- References to Him as God by:
- Old Testament passages that refer to God. (Exodus 16:7; Isaiah 6-8)
- New Testament scriptures. (Acts 28:25-27; Hebrews 3:7-9)