Error of Jehovah’s Witnesses (a.k.a. The Russellites) Part 26
When the Watchtower gets through “working over” the Son of God, they then turn to the Holy Spirit. We have sent a lot of time lately discussing, studying, and learning about the third member of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit. We know He is God in every aspect that makes any being God, Acts 5:4, and as are the other two who possess this vaulted nature called God, He is eternal. The Russellites teach the Holy Spirit is an “IT” and has no existence except as the power of God. The rail about Him being God’s active force, a wind or breeze and in no true sense is He a Being, much less Deity!!
Isaiah 6:8-9; “also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” And He said, “Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not…” In Acts 28:25 Paul relates; “Well spake the Holy Spirit through Isaiah the prophet unto your fathers, saying “Go thou unto this people, and say, by hearing ye shall hear, and shall in no wise understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall in no wise perceive.” Who was this person called LORD? Was He just some active breath? Was He just some IT standing around in Heaven somewhere? Was He not identified as “Jehovah”?? Yes, that is their word, they claim, the only name for Deity, the only God—yet here we see Him called JEHOVAH!! I bet this fries them every time this is pointed out to them!!! This is a major “oops” for them; they ought to be smarter than this!
“But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; after those days, saith the Lord, I will put My law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts..” Jeremiah 31:33 “And the Holy Spirit also bearing witness to us; for after He hath said, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord: I will put My laws on their hearts..” Lord is the Greek word Adonai and the Hebrew word Jehovah which is the tetragrammation YHWH!! Written in Hebrew, Jeremiah was calling the Holy Spirit Jehovah, again. This is another “oops.”
Acts 5:4, “While it remained, did it not remain thine own? And after it was sold, was it not in thy power? How is it that thou hast conceived this thing in thy heart? Thou hast not lied unto man, but unto God.” Read Acts 5:3; “But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thy heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back part of the price of the land?” It would take a fool not to see that when Ananias was lying to the Holy Spirit he was lying to God?? You would think anyone smart enough to correct God would be smart enough to beat this, wouldn’t you??
”That word, I say, you know, which was published throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached: How God anointed Jesus with the Holy Ghost and with power; who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God (the Holy Spirit) was with Him.” Acts 10:37-38 Do you mean to tell me Jesus was anointed with God’s active breath or hot air?? Remember, this is the same Being that has been referred to as Jehovah!! How unbelievably stupid can you be?
The Holy Spirit has personality. Animals, plants, matter, nor do insects have personality. They cannot resist arguments or error, Acts 7:51, they cannot be blasphemed, Matthew 12:31-32; be vexed, Isaiah 63:10; make intercession, Romans 8:26; be grieved, teach, send, give life, sanctify, reveal mysteries, testify, lead, convict of sin, work miracles, and on and on. All of these the Holy Spirit of God does!! The Bible is not guilty of such nonsense as what the Russellites teach!!