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The Holy Spirit

One of the main distinctions of the King James Bible is its depiction of the Godhead. The title of this post is The Holy Spirit. In all other English Bibles, and in almost all of the tongues of the world, the Holy Spirit is the third person of the trinity. Not so in our Authorized Text, the Holy Ghost is the third person of the trinity. The Holy Ghost is mentioned 90 times in your Bible. The term, the Holy Spirit with both a capital "S' and "H" is mentioned just one time.

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? Luke 11:13. That verse, Luke 11:13 is unique in your Bible for three reasons. It is absolutely the only place in your Bible where the term the Holy Spirit is mentioned in your Bible without being part of a phrase such as, the holy Spirit of God, Ephesians 4:30; or that holy Spirit of promise, Ephesians 1:13. Look for yourself. There is no other place in your Bible where the term the Holy Spirit as a stand alone phrase, whether capitalized or not, is mentioned in your Bible.

As we saw in the first paragraph, it is the absolutely only place in your Bible where both words of the title are capitalized. It is the only place in your Bible where the three words, the Holy Spirit are in tandem by themselves, and it is absolutely the only place in your Bible where you are ever encouraged to ask for God's Spirit. Naturally, both the fundamentalists and the Charismatics chose this name for the third member of their trinity.

Many King James Bible believing preachers regularly baptize their converts with the NIV saying, "I baptize thee in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit". Your Bible says, Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, Matthew 11:28. In spy novels an imposter is often betrayed by his use of a word or phrase that expose his origins. Likewise, a discerning listener can always tell when a person received his doctrine of the Godhead from the Bible itself or from books and commentaries. A man who through his emersion in the sacred words of scripture learned the doctrine of God, will always call the third member of the trinity the Holy Ghost.

There are many older godly men who by force of habit will probably always get that wrong. For those of you who are jealous for the words of God, get it right.

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