Holy Spirit

Seventh-day Adventists believe that the Holy Spirit is a personal being, the third member of the Godhead, or Trinity (“Fundamental Beliefs of Seventh-day Adventists,” Church Manual [1990], p. 179). The Holy Spirit was present to seal Christ’s baptism ( Matt. 3:16 , 17 ). He is named with the Father and the Son in the Great Commission and baptismal formula ( Matt. 28:19 ; cf . 2 Cor. 13:14 ), and likewise at Pentecost ( Acts 2:33 ). The relationship between the three persons of the Godhead is clearest in the teachings of Christ ( John 14:16 , 26 ; 15:26 ; 16:13–15 ). Among the Holy Spirit’s personal characteristics are knowledge ( 1 Cor. 2:11 ), will ( 1 Cor. 12:11 ), mind ( Rom. 8:27 ), love ( Rom. 15:30 ), communion ( 2 Cor. 13:14 ), grief ( Eph. 4:30 ). He can be insulted ( Heb...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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