John 14:16,17,23,26 …
“And I will pray (to) the Father,
and He will give you (the believer) another Helper,
that He may abide with you forever -- the Spirit of truth …
… you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be IN you.
… And We will come to him and make Our home with him.
… But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name,
He will TEACH you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”
The Greek word for “another” is “allos” meaning “another of the same kind”.
John 16:13 …
“… when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will GUIDE you into all truth …”
John 20:22 …
“… He breathed on them (His 11 disciples), and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.’ ”
JOHN (Jesus’ most spiritual disciple):
1 John 3:24 …
“And by this we know that He (God) abides IN us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.”
1 John 4:13,15 …
“… He has given us of His Spirit.
… Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides IN him”
The Greek word for “abides (in)” means “lives and remains (in), makes one’s home (in), etc.”
PAUL (called to evangelize the Gentiles):
1 Corinthians 3:16 …
“Do you not know that you (the believer) are the temple of God
and that the Spirit of God dwells IN you?”
Romans 8:11,14,16 …
“But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells IN you,
(you will also be raised) through His Spirit who dwells IN you.
… For as many as are LED by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
… The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God”
1 Corinthians 2:13,14 …
“These things we also speak … which the Holy Spirit TEACHES … But the natural
man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him;
nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
An obvious question arises …
God’s previous Scriptures were altered over time, so He produced the Quran
and began His newest true religion (Islam), right?
So, God must have told the Holy Spirit to depart from the born-again Christians
because their religion had become corrupted and worthless, right?
Of course, He can’t blame later Christians for what happened to His Scriptures,
and He can’t allow His Spirit to be teaching false doctrine to the people, right?
But, since the Holy Spirit has NOT LEFT these people, we have 2 possibilities:
1) God’s Spirit has rebelled, and has just refused to leave.
2) God’s Spirit is confused, and doesn’t know how to get out of these people.
So what’s your opinion? Is the Holy Spirit rebellious, or just confused?
This has been really bothering me, and I can’t sleep at night, etc.