Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit. According to Apostle John Widtsoe, “The agent, means, or influence by which the will, power, and intelligence of God, and the Godhead … may be transmitted through space” (Evidences and Reconciliations, 76). Apostle Parley P. Pratt taught the Holy Spirit was a “divine substance or fluid,” which filled Jesus Christ (Key to the Science of Theology, 1855 edition, 29). In Christianity, the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity and is synonymous with Holy Ghost. The word “Spirit” comes from the Greek word pneuma, translated both spirit and ghost in the King James Version of the Bible.

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