Is the Holy Spirit Jesus’ God?
Right, we know Christians believe Jesus had a human nature as well as a divine nature (“the god-man”). You’d think Christians would believe the Holy Spirit, the Son and the Father were ALL the God of the human nature of Jesus as Christians believe all three to be “persons” of God. However, Christian beliefs to do with the Holy Spirit and the Trinity in general never cease to baffle.
One Christian apologist, in response to this difficulty wrote:
The Holy Spirit did not become Christ’s God at the Incarnation. Rather, it is the Father alone who became and continues to be the God of Christ
Yes, it does not make sense at all. Welcome to the world of the Trinity and Incarnation.
After a fair amount of illogical scribbling our Christian friend concludes:
In light of this, the Son does not submit to the Holy Spirit as his God despite the fact that he was dependent upon God’s Spirit to guide and empower him during his earthly ministry, since it was the Father who had decreed that such would be the case. Rather, it is the Father alone that the Son submits to and honors as his God since it was the Father who sent him and it was his will which Christ came into the world to accomplish. The Holy Spirit was sent to assist Christ to perfectly carry out the mission which the Father sent him to do.
Talk about illogical to the extent of absurd.
The Holy Spirit is sent by the Father too! Surely, by the way of extended logic this apologist should ONLY believe the Father (abba) to be God as He is very much in charge by sending both Jesus and the Holy Spirit!
The Truth is right underneath this apologist’s nose – that BOTH Jesus and the Holy Spirit have a God – hence are not God
Here is their belief in the Holy Spirit tying them in further knots
An appeal to Abrahamic monotheism
God has given you reasoning. You must put this in use rather than blindly following the argumentations of apologists who agree with your worldview.
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