Holy Spirit - Electrical-like force? Or a person?

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  • Chalam

    Nice thread :)

    Watchtower: Because the holy spirit does not have a name, "it" is not a person.

    The idea of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit being different names for the same individual doesn't accord with scripture.

    Matthew 28:19 (New International Version, ©2010)

    19 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

    Notice the "name", not "names".

    JWs should see the full definition and useage of "name" here

    1 name

    noun \ ' nam\

    Definition of NAME

    1 a: a word or phrase that constitutes the distinctive designation of a person or thing b: a word or symbol used in logic to designate an entity 2 : a descriptive often disparaging epithet <called him names> 3 a:reputation <gave the town a bad name> b: an illustrious record :fame <made a name for himself in golf> c: a person or thing with a reputation 4 :family, clan 5 : appearance as opposed to reality <a friend in name only> 6 : one referred to by a name <praise his holy name> — in the name of 1 : by authority of <open in the name of the law> 2 : for the reason of : using the excuse of <called for reforms in the name of progress> .learners-link div.learners-link-content { font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; padding: 0pt 5px 0pt 22px; }.learners-link div.learners-link-content a .word { text-decoration: none; }.learners-link div.learners-link-content a:hover .word { color: rgb(83, 88, 169); text-decoration: underline; }#content .definition div.d .learners-link a, #content .definition div.d .learners-link a:hover, #content .definition div.d .learners-link a:link, #content .definition div.d .learners-link a:visited { color: black; font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-variant: normal; font-size: 13px; text-decoration: none; } See name defined for English-language learners » .example-sentences ol.collapsed-list li.hidden { display: none; }li.more-sent-link { background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; }#content .definition div.d li.more-sent-link a.more-link, #content .definition div.d li.more-sent-link a.hide-link { color: rgb(113, 114, 116); font-family: verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; }#content .definition div.d li.more-sent-link a.more-link:hover .text, #content .definition div.d li.more-sent-link a.hide-link:hover .text { text-decoration: underline; }.example-sentences ol.expanded-list a.more-link, .example-sentences ol.collapsed-list a.hide-link { display: none; }#content .definition div.d li.more-sent-link span.icon { padding-right: 2px; }

    Examples of NAME

    1. Please write your name on this line.
    2. State your name and occupation.
    3. I refused to give them my name.
    4. Mark Twain's real name was Samuel Clemens.
    5. She registered at the hotel under a false name.
    6. My full name is Susan Elaine Smith.
    7. We had to memorize the names of all the countries in Africa.
    8. “ What's your dog's name? ” “ His name is Sandy. ”
    9. This is his song “ Loving You ” from the album of the same name.
    10. The ship's name was “ Titanic. ”

    Origin of NAME

    Middle English, from Old English nama; akin to Old High German namo name, Latin nomen, Greek onoma, onyma First Known Use: before 12th century

    Related to NAME

    Synonyms:appellation, appellative, cognomen, compellation, denomination, denotation, designation, handle, moniker (alsomonicker), nomenclature, title Antonyms:nobody, noncelebrity Related Words:baptismal name, Christian name, first name, forename, given name; family name, maiden name, middle name, surname; matronymic, patronymic; byname, diminutive, epithet, hypocorism, nickname, sobriquet (alsosoubriquet); banner, rubric, tag; alias, cryptonym, nom de guerre, nom de plume, pen name, pseudonym; binomial, monomial; trivial name, vernacular; misnomer; brand name, label, trademark, trade name Near Antonyms:accolade, commendation, compliment; acclaim, applause, praise; adulation, flattery see all synonyms and antonyms [+] more

    Blessings in Christ,


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