The Third Person of the Trinity: How the Holy Spirit Facilitates Man's Walk with God

Citation data:

Fidei et Veritatis: The Liberty University Journal of Graduate Research, Vol: 1, Issue: 1, Page: 8

Publication Year:
2016
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http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/fidei_et_veritatis/vol1/iss1/8
Author(s):
Evans, Jimmie H., III
Tags:
Holy Spirit; Indwelling; Trinity; Practical Theology; Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
article description
Much of the modern church knows the Father and the Son very well as part of its common worship, practice, and conversation. However, the Holy Spirit is given little more than recognition in many circles. He is referenced, talked about, and mentioned in songs and sermons, but there is often a resistance to letting Him lead the believer and the church. It is vital that the church opens its eyes to the indwelling, personal, and powerful Spirit which the Lord has sent to them. Through a study of the role of the Holy Spirit within the Scriptures, as well as a substantial consideration of the views of the Early Church Fathers, this paper seeks to kindle a renewed appreciation for, and a reliance upon the third person of the Trinity. The overarching theme revealed through this research is the marvelous reality that the God of the universe resides within the believer. The final section delves into this reality in search of the process that results in learning to truly walk with the Holy Spirit.