The Gift of The Holy Spirit

2.29.20 The gift of the Holy Spirit is the gift of A personal holy spirit when Jesus Christ as Spirit washes away unholiness at the time and place of water baptism. The indwelling of a PERSON called The Holy Spirit denies the unique Father-Son and denies that Full Deity dwelled in  Jesus of Nazareth whom God made to be both Lord and Christ: King and High Priest.

2 Peter 1 Prophecies by Christ and Made perfect by Jesus made to be both Lord and Christ is the foundation.
2 Peter 2 No Prophecy is of Private Interpretation
2 Peter 2 Instrumental Music is Corruption
2 Peter 3.
End time Musical Mockers
See Father Son Holy Spirit Trinity

Augustine A Treatise on Faith and the Creed.
Theophilus who first used the Word Trias
The Gift of The Holy Spirit One
The Gift of The Holy Spirit Two
John Mark Hicks: claiming Alexander Campbell was a trinitarian
Father Son Spirit Passages: there is ONE GOD and Jesus of Nazareth whom God made to be both Lord and Christ

See Bobby Valentine "Unleashing the Holy Spirit" at Pepperdine Lectures.

Note: these notes are in the order in which they were discussed in the Grace Centered Magazine Forum:
The blue links are to word definitions and how the words are used in Greek and Latin text.


No disciple would have any problem with this:
John 14:16-18 "And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; {that is} the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him, {but} you know Him because He abides with you, and will be in you.  I will not leave you as orphans;  I will come to you.”
The Same John wrote:
1John 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not.
        And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
1John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only,
        but also for the sins of the whole world.
1John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
1John 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments,
         is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
1John 2:5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected:
        hereby know we that we are in him.
1John 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
Peter understood that Jesus had promised that He would come to THEM:
Acts 2:30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him,
        hat of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh,
        he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

Acts 2:31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, t
        that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

Acts 2:32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
Acts 2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted,
        and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost,
        he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

Acts 2:34 For David is not ascended into the heavens:
        but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

Acts 2:35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.
Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, t
        hat God hath made
        that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified,
        both Lord and Christ.

John said that if you deny the ONE FATHER in Heaven and Jesus of Nazareth Whom God made to be both Lord and Christ you are an ANTI-Christ. That is because people who claim to be guided by "a" spirit reject the idea that in the form of Holy Spirit (post glorified) nothing will be revealed which has not been spoken in the human form.
Paul could understood that clearly:
Epesians 4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive,
        and [He] gave gifts unto men.
Ephesians 4:9 (Now that he ascended, what is it
         but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
Ephesians 4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens,
        that he might fill all things.)
Ephesians 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists;
        and some, pastors and teachers;
Ephesians 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints,
        for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Ephesians 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith,
        and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man,
        unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

      DAVID the king and prophet foretold that when Messiah the Lord would ascend to his throne, he would bestow gifts upon men. This passage of Psalms, lviii. 18. Paul (Eph. iv. 8.) applies to our Lord. When he ascended he says, "he gave," and by spiritual gifts qualified "some apostles, and some prophets, and some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers."

Peter also, on the day of Pentecost, ascribed all the stupendous gifts vouchsafed on that day to the Lord Jesus. "Therefore," says he, (Acts ii. 33.) "being exalted by the right hand of God, and having received the promise of the Holy Spirit from the Father, He hath poured out that which you now see and hear." These "distributions of the Holy Spirit,"

as Macknight renders Heb. ii. 4. issued in the perfect
        qualification of apostles with "the word of wisdom;"
        prophets with the "word of knowledge;"
        evangelists with "tongues and miracles;"
        pastors with an immediate possession of all the requisites to feeding the flock,
        and teachers with the means necessary to instructing the novices in all the christian doctrine.

Campbell affirms that the Gift of The Holy Spirit in this sense does not extend beyond the record of the prophets and apostles guided by the Spirit OF Christ.


Acts 2:38 promises that those who obey in baptism will be given A holy spirit: The same Peter in 1 Peter 3:21 called it A good conscience: this gives one entrance into the school of Christ.

I will try to put the responses in Biblical order in time.  For now, you should be warned that anyone -- especially wanting money -- claiming that they have THE Holy Spirit living inside of their body--the literal indwelling--can never be trusted, especially if they tell you that "a" spirit led them to lie about the Bible which Jesus said IS SPIRIT and IS LIFE: no human has anything to offer and Christ in Isaiah 58 commanded us NOT to speak our own words in the future assembly.
Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly,
        that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified,
        both Lord and Christ.

Rom. 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle,
        separated unto the gospel of God,
Rom. 1:2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)
Rom. 1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
        which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
Rom. 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power,
        according to the spirit of holiness,
        by the resurrection from the dead:

Jesus of Nazareth was the Son of Mary: the seed (sperm) of Abraham.  However, Christ now called Jesus the Christ laid aside His majesty and glory and took on the form of a man.  By His resurrection Jesus continues to be SPIRIT or Holy Spirit as the only mediator between man and God.  He lives as we live when we are resurrected:
Luke 20:34 And Jesus answering said unto them,
        The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:

Luke 20:35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world,
        and the resurrection from the dead,
        neither marry, nor are given in marriage:

Luke 20:36 Neither can they die any more:
        for they are equal unto the angels;
        and are the children of God,
        being the children of the resurrection.

Luke 20:37 Now that the dead are raised,
        even Moses shewed at the bush,
        when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.

Luke 20:38 For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.

Those looking for a polytheistic Godhead totally missed all of the Epistles where the TWO ACTORS relationship defines
God gives us The Gift of The Holy Spirit after baptism. The Gift is the gift of A holy spirit (ours) when our unholy spirit has sin washed away.
Deut. 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
Zech. 14:9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth:
        in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.
Mark 12:29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
1Cor. 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him;
        and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
I will not argue the fine points about the indwelling of the Spirit of Christ: it can be proven from the Bible that baptism is the washing of regeneration.  Neither in Hebrew or Greek is the word spirit the name of a person. God is pure, holy meaning wholly Spirit as His nature. Therefore, when God "breathes" or "speaks" His Words are by definition spirit in nature. Spirit speaks to the rational nature of God and the mind of mankind.

Spirit is almost always the spirit OF something or some one. When Jesus BREATHED on the Apostles and told them to receive the Holy Spirit (breath) Luke said that He TAUGHT them.

Notice that the Spirit is never defined as a person but the "mental disposition" of that person. Theophilus to Autolycus was the first person to use the word "trias."  He nor any historic scholar thought of God being three eternal divine beings.
For in glory He is incomprehensible, in greatness unfathomable, in height inconceivable, in power incomparable, in wisdom unrivalled, in goodness inimitable, in kindness unutterable.
For if I say He is... Light, ......... ... I name but ........,,. ........,,....,../. .. His own work;
if I call Him ........... Word, ...... ..... I name but His ... ......,,... ......,,... sovereignty;
if I call Him ........... Mind, ....... ..... I speak but of His ...... .......... ,... wisdom;
if I say He is ..........Spirit, ........ ... I speak of His ....... ........,,..// .,,... breath;
if I call Him ........... Wisdom, .. .... I speak of His ........ ........,.... ,,.... offspring;
if I call Him ........... Strength, ...... I speak of His ....... ........,,...... ,,.. sway;
if I call Him ........... Power, ....... ... I am mentioning His .............,,... activity;
if ........... ........./........Providence,.. I but mention His ....... ........,,.,,... goodness;
if I call Him ........... Kingdom, ...... I but mention His ... ........,,... .,,... glory;
if I call Him ........... Lord, .............. I mention His being ... ...... .....,... judge;
if I call Him ..... ..... Judge, ........ .. I speak of Him as .. ........,,... ...,... being just;
if I call Him ........... Father, ........... I speak of all things as being ,. . from Him;
........... ...............Father, ........... I say everything."
if I call Him ........... Fire, ................ I but mention His ...... ........,,...,,... anger.
There is only ONE GOD: trinitarians say that the ONE GOD spoke and His word(s) were His SON. The Word or Son was "begotten" by the One Father if we think of Him beginning to Speak.  Before He "began" to speak, they say, He had His WISDOM with Him but not another person.  Spirit NEVER means a "people with their own abilities and centers of consciousness." Spirit means literally ONLY WIND. In a figurative sense God's BREATH is translates as "spirit" with no authority.

Defining God's Nature
Fulfilled in Jesus of Nazareth: the Branch

Psa. 33:4 For the WORD of the LORD is right;
         and all HIS works are done in truth.
Psa. 33:5 He loveth righteousness and judgment:
        the earth is full of the goodness of THE LORD.
Psa. 33:6 By the (1) WORD of the
) LORD were the heavens made;
       and all the host of them by the
      (3) breath (spirit) of HIS mouth.
Psa. 33:7 HE gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap:
       HE layeth up the depth in storehouses.
Psa. 33:8 Let all the earth fear the LORD:
       let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
Psa. 33:9 For HE spake, and it was done;
        HE commanded, and it stood fast.
Is. 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a (1) Branch shall grow out of his roots:
Is. 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counselmight, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;
Is. 11:3 And shall make him of quick understanding (spiritual] in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
Is. 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the (2) rod of his mouth, and with the (3) breath (Spirit) of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
Is. 11:5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

In a figurative sense the One God has His Word and Sprit as his compound nature: God has Wisdom, God Thinks, God breaths out "spirit" and God uses Prophets and Apostles to articulate His Word.


Jesus as the Christ speaking of another Comforter said "I" will come to you: 1 John 2 says that the Name of the Comforter is Jesus Christ the Righteous:
John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
John 14:19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
John 14:20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him,
        If a man love me, he will keep my words:
        and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
John 14:24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings:
          and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.

The Holy Spirit will have the same NAME as Jesus Christ existing in His post-resurrection state.

John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost,
        whom the Father will send in my name,
        he shall teach you all things,
        and bring all things to your remembrance,
        whatsoever I have said unto you.

That doesn't leave any further revelation: to see it, says Peter, repudiates the work of Jesus Christ:

2Pet. 1:3 According as his divine power
        hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
        through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
Paul said:
Rom. 12:2 And be not conformed to this world:
        but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,
that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Luke Said:
Luke 1:76 And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest:
        for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
Luke 1:77 To give knowledge of salvation
unto his people by the remission of their sins,
Luke 1:78 Through the tender mercy of our God;
        whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
Luke 1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
        To guide our feet into the way of peace.
Peter left a memory of his eye- and ear-witness of the risen Jesus Christ. He outlawed private interpretation or "further expounding" because this would repudiate the Work for which Jesus died.
2Pet. 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy;
        whereunto ye do well that ye take heed,
        as unto a light that shineth in a dark place,
        until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
  1. Prosekhō (Cypr. poekhō (q.v.)) and prosiskhō : aor. proseskhon:—
  2.  b. metaph., devote oneself to the service of any one, esp. a god, Pi.P.6.51 (dub.).
  3. let him take heed, as a warning,
  4. p. tēn dianoian hōs praxei megistēPlu.Num.14;
  5. p. dianoia eis to rhēma KuriouLXXEx. 9.21.
  6. to be on one's guard against, Ev.Luc.12.1;
  7. prosekh' hois phrazō attend to what I shall tell you,
  8. Mnesim.4.21 (anap.), ; tois khiliarkhois take orders from them, Plb. 6.37.7;
  9. p. nomon theouLXX Is.1.11, cf. Ex.34.11:
  10. also p. apo tōn hagiōn, tōn grammateōn, ib.Le.22.2, Ev.Luc.20.46;
  11. p. tou phagein haimaLXX De.12.23; p. hina mastigōthēs ib.2 Ch.25.16.
  12. b. metaph., devote oneself to the service of any one, esp. a god, Pi.P.6.51 (dub.).
Plut. Num. 14 After Numa had thus established and regulated the priestly orders, he built, near the temple of Vesta, the so-called Regia, or royal house. Here he passed most of his time, performing sacred functions, or teaching the priests, or engaged in the quiet contemplation of divine things.

Ex 9 [20] Those who feared the word of Yahweh among the servants of Pharaoh made their servants and their cattle flee into the houses
[21] Whoever didn't regard the word of Yahweh left his servants and his cattle in the field.

Luke 20.46 "Beware of the scribes, who like to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the marketplaces, the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts;

2 Chronicles 25.16 It happened, as he talked with him, that [the king] said to him, Have we made you of the king's counsel? Stop! Why should you be struck down? Then the prophet stopped, and said, I know that God has determined to destroy you, because you have done this, and have not listened to my counsel.
The Church has only the revealed Word of God in Christ both for our edification and edification and to fight off the evil people who claim that "a" spirit is guiding them into Evil:
Eph. 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God,
        that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Wiles are: Method-euō
epain-os , 2. complimentary address, panegyric (but distd. fr. egkōmion, as the general from the particular, Arist.EE1219b15, Rh.1367b27); “e. poieisthai peri tinosPl. Phdr.260c;  “logon eipein epainon ErōtosId.Smp.177d;

Plat. Phaedrus 260c Socrates
Then when the orator who does not know what good and evil are undertakes to persuade a state which is equally ignorant, not by praising the ““shadow of an ass”” under the name of a horse,
        but by praising evil under the name of good,
and having studied the opinions of the multitude
        persuades them to do evil instead of good,
        what harvest do you suppose his oratory will reap thereafter
Rhētor-ikos , ē, on, 2. of persons, skilled in speaking, fit to be an orator, Isoc.3.8, Pl.Phdr.260c, 272d, al.; phusei rh. ib.269d, etc.; skholastikos rh.

Poieō , Dor. poiweō A. make, produce, first of something material, as manufactures, works of art  epea, Hdt.1.23, 4.14; “p. theogoniēn HellēsiId.2.53; p. Phaidran, Saturous,Ar.Th.153, 157; p. kōmōdian, tragōdian, etc., Pl.Smp.223d; “palinōdianIsoc.10.64, Pl.Phdr.243b, etc.; “poiēmataId.Phd.60d: abs., write poetry, write as a poet,orthōs p.Hdt.3.38; “en toisi epesi p.Id.4.16, cf. Pl.Ion534b: folld. by a quotation, “epoēsas pote . .Ar.Th.193; “eis tinaPl.Phd.61b; “peri theōnId.R.383a, etc.
b. represent in poetry
Eph. 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,
        but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
        against spiritual wickedness in high places.


Pale (g3823) pal'-ay; from pallo, (to vibrate; another form for 906); wrestling: - / wrestle 

-Pallô, poise, sway a missile before it is thrown, sway, brandish, she drove it furiously, tripped on the shield-rim, quiver, leap, esp. in fearII. Pass., swing, dash oneself, Pi.N.5.21; vibrate, of strings, Pl.Phd.94c (psalloito ap. Stob.);  leap, bound, quiver, quake, phrena deimati pallôn S.OT153 (lyr.); dash along, of horses, E.El.477 (lyr.).  spring upon ephallomai, leap, bound E.El.435

Euripides, Bacchae: Already like fire does this insolence of the Bacchae blaze up, a great reproach for the Hellenes. [780]  But we must not hesitate. Go to the Electran gates, bid all the shield-bearers and riders of swift-footed horses to assemble, as well as all who brandish the light shield and pluck bowstrings with their hands, so that we can make an assault against [785]  the Bacchae. For it is indeed too much if we suffer what we are suffering at the hands of women.

CantoIII. In the lang. of religion, as v. n. or a., to use enchantments, charms, incantations, to enchant, to charm, cantata Luna, exorcised by magic, ignis, Cantus With instruments, a playing, music: in nervorum vocumque cantibus, citharae,, horribili stridebat tibia cantuquerulae tibiae,Hor. C. 3, 7, 30

-Incentor, I. one who sets the tune or begins to sing, a precentor, singer (post-class.).
Lit.: “carminis,Paul. Nol. Carm. 15, 32: “incentore canam Phoebo Musisque
Avien. Perieg. 895; Isid. 6, 9, 13.— (Female Music Minister)
        II. Trop., an inciter, exciter: “igneus turbarum,Amm. 15, 1, 2:
        “civilis belli,Oros. 5, 19: “rebellionis totius,id. 6, 11.
-Ignĕus , a, um, adj. id.,II.  Trop., fiery, glowing, burning, fervid, ardent, vehement (poet.): “furor,Ov. M. 9, 541: “vigor,Verg. A. 6, 730: “virtus,Luc. 9, 7: “volat igneus aequore Tarchon,Verg. A. 11, 746; cf.: igneus in pugnas, in Martem et proelia et hostem, burning for the strife, etc., Sil. 6, 209.

belonging to magic, magic, magical. superstitiones, vanitates, that were invoked by incantations:
but lingua,skilled in incantations, Ov. M. 7, 330; Luc. 3, 224:, cantus, magicae resonant ubi Memnone chordae, mysterious

-kosmo-kratōr [a^, oros, ho,
A. lord of the world, epith. of ouranos, Orph.H.4.3; “Zeus Mitras Hēlios k.Not.Scav.1912.323 (Rome).
2. of the Emperors, IG14.926, Sammelb.4275, cf. Ptol.Tetr.175, Heph.Astr.1.1.
3. Astrol., ruler of the kosmos, i.e. planet, Cat.Cod.Astr.6.68, Vett.Val.171.6; “hoi hepta k.Dam.Pr.131; hoi k. tou skotous toutou the cosmic rulers of this sinful world, Ep.Eph.6.12; “hoi k. hoi ta hupo selēnēn stoikheia dioikountesIamb.Myst.2.3.
-Kosmos, o(,The world order
II. ornament, decoration, esp. of women,
metaph., of ornaments of speech, such as epithets, Id.9.9 (pl.), Arist.Rh.1408a14, Po.1457b2, 1458a33; hadumelē k. keladein to sing sweet songs of praise, Pi.O.11 (10).13 (s.v.l.).
IV. Philos., world-order, universe, first in Pythag., Placit.2.1.1, D.L.8.48 (cf. [Philol.]21), or Parm., acc. to Thphr. ap. D.L.l.c.; “kosmon tonde oute tis theōn oute anthrōpōn epoiēsen, all' ēn aei kai estin kai estai purHeraclit.30; “ho kaloumenos hupo tōn sophistōn k.X.Mem.1.1.11

John 17:6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.

John 17:7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are OF THEE

John 17:8 For I have given unto them the WORDS which thou gavest me;
..........and they have received them,
..........and have known surely that I came out from thee,
..........and they have BELIEVED that thou didst send me.

John 17:9 I pray for THEM: I pray not for the world,
.......... but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.

Eph. 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God,
         that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Eph. 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth,
        and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Eph. 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Eph. 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith,
        wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

Eph. 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation,
        and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Heb. 4:10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
Heb. 4:11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
Heb. 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword,
        piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit,
        and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Heb. 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight:
        but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
Heb. 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God,
        let us hold fast our profession.

kata-pauō , poet. kappauō Pi.N.9.15,
3. depose from power, k. tina tēs arkhēs, tēs basilēiēs, Hdt.4.1, 6.64; “tous turannousId.5.38, cf. 2.144, 7.105; Mousasdepose them from their honours, cease to worship them, E. HF685 (lyr.):—Pass., “tēs basilēiēs katepausthēHdt. 1.130, cf. 6.71.
Eur. Her. 685 Chorus
Never will I cease to link in one the Graces and the Muses, [675] sweetest union. Never may I live among uneducated boors, but ever may I find a place among the crowned! [680] Yes, still the aged singer lifts up his voice of bygone memories: still is my song of the triumphs of Heracles, whether Bromius the giver of wine is near, or the strains of the seven-stringed lyre and the Libyan pipe are rising; [685] not yet will I cease to sing the Muses' praise, my patrons in the dance.
The Great Commission was to first TEACH and then Disciple

By Baptism
Teaching what Jesus COMMANDED to be taught
Jesus will not accept you as a disciple (not a ceremonial legalist) if you refuse to understand and obey the CONDITIONS of enrolling.
In Acts 2:38 those who had been TAUGHT had to do something TO BE SAVED.
Peter Commanded that they
    Be Baptized
           For (in order) to receiving A holy spirit

In 1 Peter 3:21 the same Peter said that
          because it was the way to request A good conscience or consciousness.
MANY (most) are CALLED but few are CHOSEN which means "Tested as by fire." Only the few, rare isolated people are remotely INTERESTED: that is why the command was to GO and make disciples and disregard those who will not accept the CODE MESSAGE.

When one has A holy spirit they are sanctified for the purpose of the INDWELLING of the Word which IS Spirit (John 6:63): The Father-Son abides with the obedient in the same sense that the obedient (only) abide in the Father-Son (john 14)

The purpose is to MAKE DISCIPLES: A Disciple is a Student: you cannot be taught by the Word until you have enlisted in The School of Christ where the only worship word is to GIVE HEED TO THE WORD.


Christ's makes OUR spirits holy or sanctified only at baptism: when OUR spirit becomes A HOLY SPIRIT then we have been inducted into Discipleship to Jesus Christ alone: that is why the elders are commanded to teach that which HAS been taught.
Eph. 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

The word EN or IN does not mean WITH but INTO.

Eph. 5:26WEB That he might sanctify and cleanse it
        with the washing of water
        [INTO] the word,   (In Verbo, En, Eis)
       Into Converto , epistles of a writer, to be occupied in,  Into

IN or EN or EIS means INTO: Christ washes us with water INTO THE WORD in the same sense that we CAN BE taught what Christ commanded only by becoming a disciple.

Giving access "into the unexplored, the unexamined, the unexplained, into the mind of

    Washing of water into:
    Enduô assume the person on, enter, enter the contest, entering into the mind,
                 Inducted into the writings. into a family,
A "Good Conscience" or "A holy spirit" means:

Suneidēsis , eōs, h(, A. knowledge shared with another, 2. communication, information, 3. knowledge inner consciousness,

Suneido (g4894) soon-i'-do; from 4862 and 1492 [SPIRITUAL EYES]; to see completely; used (like its prim.) only in two past tenses, respectively mean. to understand or become aware, and to be conscious or (clandestinely) informed of: - consider, know, be privy, be ware of.
Paul told the Corinthian Jews that they could READ the Old Testament or understand it when READ (the meaning of PREACH in the synagogue) until they were CONVERTED.

Jesus connected ENTERING or SEEING the kingdom to baptism.
Luke showed that baptism and conversion meant the same thing.
Epi-strephô , pf.
c. Philos., cause to return to the source of Being, tinas eis ta enantia kai ta prôta
       Proteros and prôtos    II. of Time, former, earlier, children 
       Prosthhen in front, before, formerly, of place and of time;
                            to gennêthen phusei pros to gennêsan
A "little child" has the KEY role of acquiring information to enable life and happiness in a new world. If they want to be adults without being trained we put them in institutions.
    Genn-aô beget, bring forth, engender, call into existence
    Phuo 1 Act.:--bring forth, produce, put forth,
          2. beget, engender, get understanding,
          Pros in the direction of
          Genn-aô beget, bring forth, engender, call into existence
BAPTISM IS TO QUALIFY FOR THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST: Those who argue with Christ in the Prophets, Jesus in example and direct commands, the commands of Peter and Paul and historic agreement WILL NOT be accepted as a DISCIPLE.
Liddel notes: en † prep proclitic indeclform "† This form has been selected using statistical methods as the most likely one in this context. It may or may not be the correct form. 

en tois ikhthusin IN the fish-market,
en andros eusebestatouE.IA926; en paidotribou, en kitharistou, ta the school of . ., Ar.Nu.973, Pl.Tht.206a
3.  in, within, surrounded by, “ouranos en aitheri kai nephelēsiIl.15.192; after Hom., of clothing, armour, etc., “en esthētiHdt.2.159;
6.  in one's hands, within one's reach or power,
8.  in a pregnant construction with Verbs of motion, into; implying both motion to and subsequent position in a place, en koniēsi khamai pesen fell [to the dust and lay] in it,
of occupations, pursuits, en philosophia einai to be engaged in philosophy,
III. also en ophthalmoisin or en ommasin horasthai, idesthai, to see with or before one's eyes, i.e. have the object in one's eye, Il.3.306, Od.10.385,


Aristoph. Cl. 973 Just.
I will, therefore, describe the ancient system of education, how it was ordered,
        when I flourished in the advocacy of justice, and temperance was the fashion.
        In the first place it was incumbent
       that no one should hear the voice of a boy uttering a syllable;
       and next, that those from the same quarter of the town
       should march in good order through the streets to the school of the harp-master,
       naked, and in a body, even if it were to snow as thick as meal.
Then again, their master would teach them, not sitting cross-legged, to learn by rote a song, either “pallada persepolin deinan” or “teleporon ti boama” raising to a higher pitch the harmony which our fathers transmitted to us.

But if any of them were to play the buffoon, or to turn any quavers, like these difficult turns the present artists make after the manner of Phrynis, he used to be thrashed, being beaten with many blows, as banishing the Muses.

And it behooved the boys, while sitting in the school of the Gymnastic-master, to cover the thigh, so that they might exhibit nothing indecent to those outside; then again, after rising from the ground, to sweep the sand together, and to take care not to leave an impression of the person for their lovers. And no boy used in those days to anoint himself below the navel; so that their bodies wore the appearance of blooming health.
       Nor used he to go to his lover, having made up his voice in an effeminate tone,
        prostituting himself with his eyes.
       Nor used it to be allowed when one was dining to take the head of the radish,
       or to snatch from their seniors dill or parsley, or to eat fish, or to giggle, or to keep the legs crossed.

Plat. Theaet. 206a

Socrates But would you not rather accept the opposite belief, judging by your own experience when you were learning to read?

Theaetetus What experience?

In learning, you were merely constantly trying to distinguish between the letters both by sight and by hearing, keeping each of them distinct from the rest, that you might not be disturbed by their sequence when they were spoken or written.

Theaetetus That is very true.

Socrates And in the music school was not perfect attainment

BY. I have found only one example where En is use as BY: EN LOGS or by words

Aesch. Lib. 613 And there is in legend another murderous virgin to be loathed, who ruined a loved one at the bidding of his foes


Ephesians 5.26 ut illam sanctificaret mundans lavacro aquae in verbo

in (old forms endŏ and indŭ denotes either rest or motion within or into a place or thing; opp. to ex;
Of that which is thought of as existing in the mind, memory, character,
A.  In space, with verbs of motion, into or to a place or thing
3.  So of that which is thought of as entering into the mind, memory, etc. (cf. I. A. 2. fin.): “in memoriam reducere,
C.  In other relations, in which an aiming at, an inclining or striving towards a thing, is conceivable, on, about, respecting; towards it conveys the idea of existence in a place or thing, or of motion, direction, or inclination into or to a place or thing: inesse; inhibere, inferre, impellere
The result is that you WILL NOT be saved in the resurrected sense.

How do you reconcile your views which are described here with A holy spirit with the many other passages that clearly refer to THE Holy Spirit as a third persona together with the Father and the Son,  e.g., Matt 28:19-20?
Matt. 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying,
        All power is given unto ME in heaven and in earth.
Matt. 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,
        baptizing them in the
        name  of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Father, Son and Spirit are not names.
Matt. 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:
        and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
In Spirit or His post-resurrection state Jesus is the ONLY teacher: His Spirit state will say exactly what Jesus taught in person. This is the only way to sort out false teachers who claim that "a" holy spirit person is guiding them "beyond the sacred pages."

Peter who heard Jesus say that all authority was given to ME or Jesus as the Christ commanded: Therefore, the NAME of Father, Son and Spirit is Jesus of Nazareth Whom God made to be both Lord and Christ.
Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them,
        Repent, and be baptized every one of you
        in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins,
        and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia noting that the nearest idea of the doctrine of the trinity is this statement. However, they note that:
"It does not say, 'In the names [plural] of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost"; nor yet 'In the name of the Father, and in the name of the Son, and in the name of the Holy Ghost,' as if we had to deal with three separate Beings. (Int Std Bible Ency., p. 3017)
The name singular Jesus Christ or Lord Jesus was used of the Jews (Acts 2:38), the Samaritans (Acts 8:16), The Gentiles (Acts 8:16), At Ephesus (Acts 19:5),  To Polle (Acts 22:16), Romans 6:3, 1 Corinthians 1:13, Galatians 3:27 and probably James 2:7
Acts 4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel,
     that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,
     whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead,
     even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
Acts 4:11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders,
     which is become the head of the corner.

Neither is there salvation in any other:
      for there is none other name under heaven given among men,
      whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12
The "trinity" is not a Restoration teaching nor did any of the classical first users of "trias" think that God was three "people." 
Jesus said My Words are Spirit and Life (John 6:63) The truth is still in Jesus Christ in His Spiritual or glorified state.
Eph. 4:20 But ye have not so learned Christ;
Eph. 4:21 If so be that ye have heard him,
      and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
Eph. 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man,
         which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
Eph. 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit OF your mind;
Notice that it is God who bestows the Spirit of workmanship.  The seven "spirit" to rest on Messia as the BRANCH were all forms of divine knowledge (Isaiah 11)
Ex. 31:3 And I have filled him with the spirit OF God,
        in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge,
       and in all manner of workmanship,
Paul said in 1 Cor 2 that:
The Holy Spirit
     is to God
as our spirit
     is to use
"but WE have the MIND of Christ." The Spirit OF God or the Spirit OF Christ is the MIND of Christ and you cannot SEVER Christ from His Spirit without getting into trouble.

Ex. 35:21 And they came, every one
        whose heart stirred him up,

        whom HIS spirit made willing, and they brought the LORD’s offering
        to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service,
        and for the holy garments.
I know of no exception to that understanding prior to the Church of Christ East first lectured in 1938 and then printed in 1942.
Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived,
        serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
Titus 3:4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done,
        but according to his mercy he saved us,
        by the washing of regeneration,
        and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Titus 3:6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace,
        we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Question: We noted that A holy spirit as a result of baptism in Acts 2:38 in 1 Peter 3:21 the same Peter says that BAPTISM SAVES because we REQUEST A good conscience.

Our spirit (mind) needs washed FROM UNholiness which gives us A holy spirit.

A good conscience also means "consciousness" or A co-perception: with A holy spirit or A good conscience God dwells in OUR spirit which is the ONLY center of worship (John 4)

Paul agreed with Peter who equated the gift of A holy spirit to A good conscience given when BAPTISM SAVES US as the way to call upon the Name of the Lord.
Heb. 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith,
       having our hearts sprinkled from an EVIL conscience,
       and our bodies washed with pure water.
22 proserkhōmetha meta alēthinēs kardias en plēoophoria pisteōs, rerantismenoi tas kardias apo suneidēseōs ponēras kailelousmenoi to sōma hudati katharō:
, ē, on,
A. agreeable to truth:
1. of persons, truthful, trusty, strateuma, philoi, X.An.1.9.17, D.9.12, cf. Posidipp.26. Adv. “-nōs, phileinX.Smp.9.5: Sup. “-ōtataPlb.39.37.
2. of things, true, genuine, Pl.R.499c, Arist.EN1107a31 (Comp.); esp. of purple, “porphurisX.Oec.10.3, cf. Edict.Diocl.24.6; ikhthus Amph.26; “pelagosMen.65; “logosId.Sam.114; ta a. real objects, opp. ta gegrammena, Arist.Pol.1281b12; of persons, es a. andr' apobēnai to turn out a genuine man, Theoc.13.15: Astron., true (opp. phainomenos apparent), of risings and settings, Autol.1 Def.1, al.
II. Adv. -nōs truly, really, opp. gliskhrōs, Isoc.5.142; zōnta a. really alive, Pl.Ti.19b; “a. gegamēken; Antiph.221.
2. honestly, straightforwardly, OGI 223.17 (Erythrae).

Pistis , h(, gen. eōs, Ion. ios Parm.8.12, Emp.114; dat. pistei, Ion.

Rhan-tizō ,
A. = rhainō, Ep.Hebr.9.13,19,21:—Pass., to be sprinkled, LXX Le.6.27, al., Ath.12.521a, Alex.Trall.Febr.4.
III. rhantizei: skōptei, Hsch.
Psa. 51:6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
Psa. 51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Consience suneidēsis , eōs, h(,
A. knowledge shared with another, tōn algēmatōn (in a midwife) Sor.1.4.
2. communication, information, heurēseis s. PPar. p.422 (ii A.D.); “s. eisēnegkan tois kollēgais autōnPOxy. 123.13 (iii/iv A.D.).
3. knowledge, lue tauta panta dialeipsas agathē s. (v.l. agathē tukhē) Hp.Ep.1.
4. consciousness, awareness, [tēs hautou sustaseōs] Chrysipp.Stoic.3.43, cf. Phld.Rh.2.140 S., 2 Ep.Cor.4.2, 5.11, 1 Ep.Pet.2.19; “tēs kakopragmosunēsDemocr.297, cf. D.S.4.65, Ep.Hebr.10.2; “kata suneidēsin atarakhoi diamenousiHero Bel.73; inner consciousness, “en s. sou basilea katarasēLXX Ec. 10.20; in 1 Ep.Cor.8.7 suneidēsei is f.l. for sunētheia.

Ponēros , a, on, in physical sense,
A. oppressed by toils, ponērotatos kai aristos, of Heracles, Hes.Frr.138,139.
2. of things, toilsome, painful, grievous,ergaHom.Epigr.14.20; “nousōn ponēroteronThgn. 274; “phortionAr.Pl.352.

Apo-louō ,
I. c. acc. rei, wash off,louein apo brotonIl. 14.7:—Med., ophr' . . halmēn ōmoiin apolousomai that I may wash the brine from off my shoulders, Od.6.219; of baptism, “a. tas hamartiasAct.Ap.22.16.

Col. 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness,
       and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
We come boldly before the throne of Grace with NO mediator in song or sermon permitted to go.
Heb. 12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn,
     which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all,
     and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
Only the Church of Christ East--as far as I can determine--fails to grasp that.  If you deny that FULL DEITY dwelled in Jesus of Nazareth whom God MADE TO BE both Lord and Christ and if you deny the Father-Son relationship Johh calls you Anti-Christ. So would most recorded history.
I speak the truth in Christ--I am not lying,
        my conscience confirms it in the (my) Holy Spirit Rom 9:1
        That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. Rom 9:2
Alexander Campbell and others understand that A holy spirit is OUR unholy spirit which has been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ and not His "spirit."
This is...understood by every attentive reader. The original phrase is hagiasmos pneumatos, and is found only in II. Thess. ii. 13; I. Pet. i. 2. In both places it appears to refer to the sanctification of the spirit of believers.   It is literally rendered "sanctification [or holiness] of spirit." There is no article in the original and no epithet that suggests the Holy Spirit in either passage.

    God has chosen men to salvation through (or by) holiness of spirit;
            not through the holiness of HIS Spirit,
            but through the holiness of their spirit.

    When Jesus prayed (John xvii.) for the sanctification or holiness of his disciples,
              it was through the truth:
             "Sanctify them through the truth; thy word is truth." (and Spirit Jn 6:63)

The belief of the truth is, therefore, by Paul associated with this holiness or sanctification of spirit.

    The Spirit of God is frequently denominated in these days, "the Sanctifier."
    Let it be granted that it is the Spirit that sanctifies or sets apart men to God,
            still it must be argued from the Record that he sanctifies them
            only through the truth or gospel believed.
    A sanctified unbeliever is inconceivable;
            and, as "without holiness [or sanctification of spirit] no man can see the Lord;
            so, without faith, there can be no holiness, and no action acceptable to God.

All persons sanctified to God to any high office or function, were anointed, and thus consecrated to his special service. So all Christians, being priests,
        are anointed or sanctified by the Holy Spirit
       [135] through the obedience of the truth,
        and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus,
        cleansing THEIR consciences from dead works to serve the living God.

Sorry bout that: there is only ONE God Incarnate and you cannot have the MIND or SPIRIT of Christ without the WORDS He inspired to furnish us completely. Peter in 2 Peter 1 left a "memory" and said that it is not subject to private interpretation or further expounding: to further expound it is the RESULT of people who think "a" spirit lives INSIDE of their carnal body.

The Restoration Movement was built on the Biblical and historic teaching that God the Father prepared Jesus of Nazareth to fulfill the prophecies made by the Spirit OF Christ in the prophets. Therefore, over and over the RESOURCES needed to conform us to the image of Christ is the PROPHETS and APOSTLES.

And that baptism was our request for A good conscience or A holy spirit: because this is the ONLY Temple God as Father-Son abides in, we must be sanctified in OUR spirit so that God will meet us there to accept our worship. Worship IN THE SPIRIT is contrasted to worship IN THE FLESH, in houses or the works of human hands.

The result was a Church where all of its members met to be DISCIPLES of Christ to hear and discuss what Jesus COMMANDED to be taught: that is spelled CENI.

Men have Attempted to destroy that Restoration by first believing that a person named The Holy Spirit" literally lived in their carnal bodies with NOTHING to do. Now, we are post-Christ and post-Christian by men who believe that what comes out of their own imagination IS a commande of some kind of spirit.

We receive the gift of OUR unholy spirit being made HOLY only by request where BAPTISM SAVES US.  We should shun them rather than honor them.

On Experimental Religion.--No. II. Walter Scott

IN my last paper it was observed that a knowledge of general christianity, the primitive churches, the apostles, and even of Christ himself, as written of in the New Testament, was of too popular, too remote a nature to consummate personal happiness; and that while those high matters concerned mankind universally, our individual comfort terminated ultimately upon a knowledge of ourselves, viz. whether we were or were not personally possessed of those graces of faith in Christ, hope of eternal life, love of God and man; and the gift of A holy spirit, which, as was observed, go to define the unsound phrase "experimental religion."

Of the four particular evidences of personal adoption, viz. faith, hope, love and A holy spirit, I shall select the last for the subject of this essay--the gift of A holy spirit.

Well, then, by way of premises, let it be observed that the visible universe, the law of Moses, and the gospel are to be regarded as so many oracles by Jesus Christ concerning the divine character, which it is his high office to reveal.

These oracles set the divinity in the several attitudes of creating, commanding, redeeming; consequently in the universe we behold his physical grandeur--in the law we hear his moral authority--in the gospel we perceive him sympathizing. "Jesus wept."

The universe, then, is God manifest in works--the law is God manifest in words--the gospel is God manifest in flesh;
Again--Some will say, What does the expression Holy Spirit mean? Well, in scripture
        it stands first for God the Holy Spirit,
        and secondly for the holy mind or spirit of a believer--
        for illustration, take Peter's words to Ananias,

"Why has Satan tempted you to lie to the Holy Spirit;
you have not lied to men, but to God," (the Holy Spirit.)

And the Saviour says, How much more will your heavenly Father give A holy spirit (as it should be translated) to those that ask him. Again--Praying in A holy spirit.

Again--Paul says he approved himself God's servant "by knowledge, by long sufferings, by kindness, by A holy spirit'"

i. e. by a mind innocent of the love of gain, or commerce, or sensuality.
When do we know that we are born of the Spirit?
        I answer, when we know that our spirits are holy.

But it will be asked again, when do we know this?
        I reply, when we behold our minds producing the fruits of A holy spirit.

But what are the fruits of A holy spirit? Paul says they are joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, fidelity, meekness, temperance, against such there is no (written) law.
Another Bible example to show that obedience in baptism promises us
        The remission of sins from OUR spirit.
        That sanctifies us or gives us A holy spirit.
        If this is true, then those who claim the indwelling of a Spirit "person"
        who tells them to deliberately sow discord cannot have any hope in this world or the world to come.

In fact, Christ the Spirit in Jeremiah identifies speaking when God has not spoken is blasphemy. Watch out for people who use the SILENCE of God as a way to IMPOSE a law on you.
1Cor. 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?
        Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers,
        nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
pornos , o(,
A.  catamite, Ar.Pl.155, X.Mem.1.6.13, D.22.73, Alex.242, etc.
2.  sodomite, D.Ep.4.11, Phalar.Ep.4.
3.  in LXX and NT, fornicator, LXXSi.23.16, 1 Ep.Cor.5.9, al.
II.  idolater, Suid.
Ma^la^kos , ē, on, 2. in bad sense, soft, b. faint-hearted, cowardly, Th.6.13, X. HG4.5.16 (Comp.), etc.
d. = pathētikos, PHib.1.54.11 (iii B.C.), 1 Ep.Cor.6.9, Vett.Val.113.22, D.L.7.173.
e. of music, soft, effeminate, “m. harmoniaiPl.R.398e, 411a, cf. Arist.Pol.1290a28; tuned to a low pitch, opp. “suntonos, khrōma m.Cleonid.Harm.7, etc.
1Cor. 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners,
        shall inherit the kingdom of God.

1Cor. 6:11 And such were some of you:
        but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified,
        but ye are justified
             in the name of the Lord Jesus,
             and by the Spirit of our God.
No washing or remission of sins is promised to anyone who refuses to obey the direct commands of Jesus Christ.

Washing is literal only in baptism which Jesus Commanded in order to become a disciple (Matthew 26) or to be saved (Mark 16).

    G628 apolouō ap-ol-oo'-o From G575 and G3068 ; to wash fully,
    that is, (figuratively) have remitted (reflexively):—wash (away).
    of baptism, “a. tas hamartias” Act.Ap.22.16.

    Those who are washed or baptized are sanctified:

    G37 hagiazō hag-ee-ad'-zo From G40 ; to make holy, that is,
    (ceremonially) purify or consecrate; (mentally) to venerate:—hallow, be holy, sanctify.
1Cor. 6:19 What? know ye not that
        your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you,
        which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
1Cor. 6:20 For ye are bought with a price:
        therefore glorify God in your body,
        and in your spirit, which are God’s.
Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them,
        Repent, and be baptized every one of you
        in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins,
        and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

    G40 hagios hag'-ee-os From ἅγος hagos (an awful thing) compare G53 , [ H2282 ];
            sacred (physically pure, morally blameless or religious,
            ceremonially consecrated):—(most) holy (one, thing), saint.

    hagios a^, a, on, 2. of persons, holy, pure, Ar.Av.522 (anap.);
   “laos ha. Kuriō” LXX De.7.6, al.; “hoi ha.” the Saints,
Conclusion: again the Bible and many scholars read the text to say that we are promised that OUR spirit will be made holy and that is promised only at and by obedience in baptism where we call on the name of the Lord.

Summary Table
Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them,
        Repent, and be baptized every one of you
in the name of Jesus Christ
        for the remission of sins,
        and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
The Post-Resurrection Jesus Christ cleans our spirit

1Cor. 6:11 And such were some of you:
        but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified,
        but ye are justified
in the name of the Lord Jesus,
             and BY the Spirit of our God.
The Spirit OF Christ washes and sanctifies us.
Holy: G40 hagios hag'-ee-os From ἅγος hagos (an awful thing) compare G53 , [ H2282 ];
    sacred (physically pure, morally blameless or religious,
    ceremonially consecrated):—(most) holy (one, thing), saint.
Sanctified: G37 hagiazō hag-ee-ad'-zo From G40 ; to make holy, that is,
      (ceremonially) purify or consecrate;
      (mentally) to venerate:—
      hallow, be holy, sanctify.
Gal. 4:6 And because ye are sons,
        God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
Gal. 4:7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant,
        but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

Acts 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
Acts 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind,
         and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
Acts 2:3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost,
        and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Eph. 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places
        might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
Eph. 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
Eph. 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.
Eph. 3:13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
Eph. 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Eph. 3:15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
Eph. 3:16 That he would grant you,
according to the riches of his glory,
      to be strengthened with might by his Spirit
      in the inner man;
Which means:

Eph. 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith;
        that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
Eph. 3:18 May be able to comprehend with all saints
what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
Eph. 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge,
      that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
Katoik-eō , A. settle in, colonize, “polinHdt.7.164; “gēnE.Med.10; tois katoikein ethelousi tan polin Decr.Byz. ap. D.18.91: generally, inhabit, “topousS.Ph.40; “tēn Asian
2. abs., settle, dwell, “zētousa . . pou katoikoiēsS.OC362; “hina khrē katoikeinAr.Av.153; en domois, en astesi, E.Hel. 1651, Pl.Lg.666e, etc.; “autothiTh.3.34; “en monarkhiaIsoc.1.36; “epi gēsApoc.3.10;
II. administer, govern, “hoi tas poleis -ountes

Rev. 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan,
        which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie;
        behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet,
        and to know that I have loved thee.
Revelation 3.[10] Because you kept the word of my patience,
        I also will keep you from the hour of testing,
        that which is to come on the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
The result would be the same as A holy spirit or A good conscience: a spirit cleansed so that God through His Word will abide so that you COMPREHEND.
Eph. 3:18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
katalambanō , fut. Med., seize for oneself, ta prēgmataHdt.6.39; ta alloi ou katelabonto matters which others had not preoccupied, ib.55: freq. in Plb., “k. lophon1.19.5, al.:—Pass., of a person, hupo tou theou katalēphtheis possessed,
3. seize with the mind, comprehend, Pl.Ax.370a, Chrysipp.Stoic.2.39, Plb.8.2.6, Ev.Jo.1.5 (perh. overcome); kallos dia tēsopseōs] Pl.Phdr.250d; “ek tou phasmatos hoti . . D.H.5.46, cf. Arr.Epict.1.5.6:—so in Med., D.H.2.66, S.E.M.7.288; “hoti . . Act.Ap.4.13; “ti to platosEp.Eph.3.18:— Pass., Phld.Sign.22, Mus.p.62K., Numen. ap. Eus.PE14.8.

Plat. Rep. 560b are stealthily nurtured to take their place, owing to the father's ignorance of true education, and wax numerous and strong.” “Yes, that is wont to be the way of it.” “And they tug and pull back to the same associations and in secret intercourse engender a multitude.” “Yes indeed.” “And in the end, I suppose, they seize the citadel1 of the young man's soul, finding it empty and unoccupied by studies and honorable pursuits and true discourses, which are the best watchmen 1 Cf. Tim. 90 A.

John 1.5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness hasn't overcome it.

Plat. Phaedrus 250d
as I said before, shone in brilliance among those visions; and since we came to earth we have found it shining most clearly through the clearest of our senses; for sight is the sharpest of the physical senses, though wisdom is not seen by it, for wisdom would arouse terrible love, if such a clear image of it were granted as would come through sight, and the same is true of the other lovely realities; but beauty alone has this privilege, and therefore it is most clearly seen

Acts 4.13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and had perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled. They recognized that they had been with Jesus.
Eph. 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge,
        that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
Eph. 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think,
         according to the power that worketh in us,
Eph. 3:21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen
Pe.3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he
............ might bring us to God,
............ being put to death in the flesh,
............ but quickened by the Spirit:

Heb 10:10 By the which will we are sanctified
............ through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

The CHRIST OF GOD is the Righteousness, Spirit, Word or any manifestation in the flesh. Jesus was "a body prepared for me" or God to dwell in. This is no different than all of the LORD manifestations of God as Word, Rock, Water, Manna and all of the hyphenated terms for God.

The SPIRIT GOD Who incarnated the MAN Jesus of Nazareth did not die and cannot die. Therefore, when we speak of "The church of God WHO shed His blood" it is important to know that God does not have blood. And the CHRIST OF God does not die. Therefore, that which DIED was Jesus of Nazareth as the SON of God. I don't know in what sense God experienced the woes of mankind.

The SPIRIT Which dwelled in Jesus had the power to LAY DOWN His life and TAKE UP His life. That is what the CHRIST OF GOD did.

WHILE Jesus of Nazareth was in the Tomb, the Spirit of Christ Which is the Spirit OF God was somewhere else.

1 Pet. 3:19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;

1 Pet. 3:20 Which sometime were disobedient,
............ when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah,
............ while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is,
............ eight souls were saved by water.
1 Pet. 3:21 The like figure whereunto
............ even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh,
............ but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Chris


Answer ALWAYS means REQUEST. A person who REQUESTS salvation at baptism DOES NOT demand it as a WAGEA holy spirit. for works performed OF WHICH they can boast. Therefore, to accuse CHRIST OBEYERS as legalistic is the MARK of a false teacher who DOES NOT have

Eperotema (g1906) ep-er-o'-tay-mah; from 1905; an inquiry: - answer.

Eperotao (g1905) ep-er-o-tah'-o; from 1909 and 2065; to ask for, i.e. inquire, seek: - ask (after, questions),
demand, desire, question.

A GOOD CONSCIENCE is further defined:

Suneidêsis , knowledge shared with another, [as with a midwife]

2. communication, information,

Heuresis: find that, find means, be able,
Eisenenkan: carry with one, sweep along, of a river,
bring in for oneself, 3. bring in with one, introduce,

3. knowledge
4. consciousness, awareness... inner consciousness
5. consciousness of right or wrong doing, conscience

suneidêsis , eôs, ,


A holy spirit is the same as A good conscience, consciousness meaning a co perception: Jesus said that truth had been hidden in parables from the foundation of the world.  In order to understand the mysteries hiding in clear BLACK TEXT on BROWN Paper says Paul in 2 Corinthians 3 we must be converted or baptized into Christ before He will accept us as a Disciple.

2Cor. 3:13 And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face,
        that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:

2Cor. 3:14 But their minds were blinded:
        for until this day remaineth
        the same vail untaken away
        in the reading of the old testament;
        which vail is done away in Christ.

2Cor. 3:15 But even unto this day,
        when Moses is read
, the vail is upon their heart.

2Cor. 3:16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, [Baptism]
        the vail shall be taken away.  [The Gift of the Holy Spirit]

Jesus used the example of being CONVERTED and BORN AGAIN like a child
Luke recorded the example of BAPTISM to be SAVED and CONVERTED meaning the same thing.

Until you are CONVERTED you will not be able to read WHOLE THOUGHT PATTERNS written in BLACK INK on WHITE paper.

Epi-strephô , pf.
c. Philos., cause to return to the source of Being, tinas eis ta enantia kai ta prôta
       Proteros and prôtos    II. of Time, former, earlier, children by the first or a former marriage,
       Prosthhen in front, before, formerly, of place and of time;
                            to gennêthen phusei pros to gennêsan
Genn-aô beget, bring forth, engender, call into existence
Phuo 1 Act.:--bring forth, produce, put forth, 2. beget, engender, get understanding,
Pros in the direction of
Genn-aô beget, bring forth, engender, call into existence
Deut XXX WEB. It shall happen, when all these things are come on you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, and you shall call them to mind among all the nations, where Yahweh your God has driven you,

[2]  and shall RETURN to Yahweh your God, and shall OBEY his voice according to all that I command you this day, you and your children, with all your heart, and with all your soul;

[3]  that then Yahweh your God will turn your captivity, and have compassion on you, and will return and gather you from all the peoples, where Yahweh your God has scattered you.
People who cannot grasp that the NAME of the Holy Spirit Comforter is Jesus Chrisit the Righteous (1 John 2) who lives in His post-resurrection body and still rules His kingdom, the Church of Christ.
2Cor. 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
2Cor. 3:18 But we all,
        with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord,
        are changed into the same image from glory to glory,
        even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
No "trinitarian" ever accepted more than One God the Father in Heaven and One Lord Jesus Christ.

Augustine defined this ONE GOD the Father in heaven and ONE SON Jesus of Nazareth whom God made to be both Lord and Christ.
 1. I Believe in God the Father Almighty. Chs. 2 and 3.
    2. (And) In Jesus Christ,
            the Son of God,
            the Only-Begotten of the Father,
            or, His Only Son, Our Lord. Ch. 3.
    3. Who Was Born Through the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary. Ch. 4 (§ 8.)

1Tim. 2:5 For there is one God,
            and one mediator between God and men,
            the man Christ Jesus;

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