Article VI – God, the Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit was and is one with God the Father and God the Son, from the beginning.1  It was through the power of the Holy Spirit that the old testament prophets spoke the word of God and revealed God’s power and might.2  God, by the Holy Spirit, did make the virgin Mary to conceive Jesus the Christ.3  Jesus, by the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit, taught the people the word of God and did the works of God.4   To believers, the Holy Spirit is the spirit of promise and the Comforter.5  The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to teach believers all things concerning Christ Jesus, to empower believers to do the works of God, and enable the believers to walk in fellowship with God.6

Scripture References:  1Genesis 1:1-2, I John 5:7 and Revelation 4:5.  2Genesis 41:15-40, I Kings 17:1-24, II Kings 4:1-7:20, II Chronicles 24:20, and II Peter 1:21.  3Matthew 1:18-25 and Luke 1:26-38.  4Isaiah 61-1-3, Matthew 12:22-28, Mark 1:9-13, Luke 4:1-21, John 3:34 and Hebrews 9:14.  5John 14:15-17, John 16:7-15 and Ephesians 1:13-14.  6Matthew 10:16-20, John 4:21-24, Acts 2:1-4, Acts 2:14-18, Acts 11:28, Romans 8:1-17, Romans 15:17-19, I Corinthians 2:1-5, I Corinthians 2:9-13, I Corinthians 12:7-11, Galatians 4:1-6, Galatians 5:13-25, Ephesians 2:1-22, Ephesians 3:1-7, Ephesians 4:1-7, and I Timothy 4:1-5.