Prayer to the Holy Spirit

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  • Amazing

    Nark and Little Toe,

    Nark: "In your example with "the King / His Highness" the identification is only clear because the two expressions are known as equivalents in the reader's/hearer's usage." ... Littletoe: "though I appreciate that it can be translated the Lord Holy Spirit and the context seems to be predominantly filled with activity of the same."

    This is the point ... and maybe I have erred in strict ancient Greek grammer, but overlaid a "known equivalent." Notwithstanding, the real use and purpose of Acts 13:2 was to show that the Holy Spirit is a person who speaks and exercises his own will. I will still look for the source reference which gave me the view that Lord and Holy Spirit were the same, because of the wording using the subordinate clause. When I do, I will post it. Doctrinally, they are the same, for the Holy Spirit is known as Lord and giver of life. However, doctrine should never dictate rules of grammer.


    Jim Whitney

  • LittleToe

    Theologically, from the perspective of Trinitarian omnipresence, it isn't a huge issue. When you start to get down to the nitty-gritty of systematic theology and the offices of the persons of "God", it does have a bearing.

    When you live in the knowledge of a continuous commune with the Divine it matters not one whit. Another case of substance over theory?

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