Why the Holy Spirit is Considered God (and So is Jesus)

If you got to Anwering Christianity on the Holy Spirit, you’ll read a whole list of ignorant and unlearned attempt at exegesis of Biblical scripture… As well as rude accusations that the Trinity is ‘Satan’s biggest lie’.

A short excerpt should show you the kind of unreasonable reasoning the writer uses:

“Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit
lead me on level ground. (From the NIV Bible, Psalm 143:10)”

So far, these verses are talking about the Spirit from GOD Almighty.
The first verse above, Psalm 104:30, perfectly agrees with the Noble
Verses above about GOD Almighty Blowing His Spirit into our mothers’
wombs when we’re fetus.

So does this now mean that the Holy Spirit, in the Bible, is part of GOD Almighty?

Absolutely not! The Bible is filled with figurative speech. I’ve
written a detailed article proving this using many examples. The Holy Spirit mentioned above is a creation from GOD Almighty. It’s purpose is to create our spirits as mentioned in Psalm 104:30.

The polemicist conveniently uses the straw man example of verses which mention a spirit, but do not directly reference the Holy Spirit:

1 Samuel 19:9 “But an evil spirit from the LORD came upon Saul as he was sitting in his house with his spear in his hand. While David was playing the harp,…” ANOTHER EVIL SPIRIT FROM GOD?!

This is an intentional equivalating of any spirit whatsoever to the Holy Spirit.

Whereas, the major difference between all the various ‘spirits’ that the writer quotes, and the Holy Spirit, is that the Holy Spirit is treated as God by the early Christians themselves:

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit – Matthew 28:19

But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin. – Mark 3:29

The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Luke 1:35 (the Holy Spirit overshadows Mary, and she becomes pregnant with… Jesus, the Son of God! Therefore the Holy Spirit channels God’s power.)

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” – Acts 13:2 (Paul and Barnabas then proceed to spread God’s word, meaning that the Holy Spirit’s work = God’s work)

They disagreed among themselves and began to leave after Paul had made this final statement: “The Holy Spirit spoke the truth to your forefathers when he said through Isaiah the prophet:-  Acts 28:25 (Wasn’t it God who spoke to the prophets? Holy Spirit = God)

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. – 2 Corinthian 13:14 (again, all three together)

For this same reason, Jesus is also considered God.

On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. – Matthew 2:11

A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” – Matthew 8:2 (‘knelt’ is actually the same word translated ‘worship’; see NKJV version)

Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” – Matthew 14:33

Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. – Matthew 28:9

When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. – Matthew 28:17

Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. – Luke 24:52

Then the man said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him John 9:38

Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”  – John 20:28

And Jesus did not rebuke or correct them when they worshiped Him.

Now, as pointed out by some commentors, the Greek word rendered ‘worship’ is also used for mere ‘respect’ given to non-divine figures. There is a point to that.

However, note how various people fall down prostrated at Jesus’ feet as they worship him. This is the Jewish position of God-worship, as can be seen in several Old Testament instance of God appearing on earth:

The LORD appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day. Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground.Genesis 18:1-2

Then the LORD opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the road with his sword drawn. So he bowed low and fell facedown.Numbers 22:31

“Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the LORD I have now come.” Then Joshua fell facedown to the ground in reverence, and asked him, “What message does my Lord have for his servant?” The commander of the LORD’s army replied, “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so.Joshua 5:14-15 (Compare with Exodus 3:5)

As the flame blazed up from the altar toward heaven, the angel of the LORD ascended in the flame. Seeing this, Manoah and his wife fell with their faces to the ground.Judges 13:20

Compare this to even Peter and splendourous, but non-divine angels:

As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in reverence. But Peter made him get up. “Stand up,” he said, “I am only a man myself.”Acts 10:25-26

At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” Revelation 19:10

And humans who presume too highly of themselves:

All the royal officials at the king’s gate knelt down and paid honor to Haman, for the king had commanded this concerning him. But Mordecai would not kneel down or pay him honor. Then the royal officials at the king’s gate asked Mordecai, “Why do you disobey the king’s command?” Day after day they spoke to him but he refused to comply. Therefore they told Haman about it to see whether Mordecai’s behavior would be tolerated, for he had told them he was a Jew.Esther 3:2-4

Which is all based on God’s own command:

You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them…Exodus 20:4-5

So it’s pretty clear, bowing down (all the way until you touch the ground; Abraham did bow to other humans) is reserved only for worshiping God Himself. See this story for example.

Therefore, Jesus considers Himself to be God. And remember that Jesus Himself declared:

‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. – Mark 12:29

…Meaning that although The Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are all God, they are also all One.

See how the concept of the Trinity is present even in the Old Testament, The Christian Trinity in the Old Testament – God is I, Us and He.

Some real-world examples of three=one are at my post, The Trinity: Examples in Real Life.

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5 Responses to “Why the Holy Spirit is Considered God (and So is Jesus)”

  1. Dereje Geleti Says:

    Firstly,I want to be thanks and God bless you.I had got the answer for the question made in my mind.Therefore, I looking for to accept or to earn the nessery material which was make me full understanding about the God, the Son and the Holly Spirit from you.
    The God Grace be with us.

  2. sarah Says:

    I love this topic because its so important to have the holy spirit in our lives.Jesus said that Holy Spirit would come after hed ascend into heaven.you have done a great job explaining it.God Bless

  3. Latrisha Laware Says:

    In the beginning just remember it was darked and then someone smiled! try this:
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms! 🙂

  4. Zack T Says:

    To loop,

    I find it rather funny… that, being a rather simple and very straight forward question…. loop quoted and quoted all sorts of quotes from numerous people…………

    but fails to answer the question…

    Was Muhammad infallable; as in whatever he said, it is the truth and it is definitely never wrong? even if he was to say, hell is inhabited by mostly women due to their lack of intelligence or religious commitment.. it must be true because he said it.

    simple… straightforward…. yet loop fails to answer.. Not even a yes or no…

  5. Zack T Says:

    man.. again my comment went into the wrong page.. so sorry

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