Abraham Hellenbroek on the personality and procession of the Holy Spirit

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20. Q. Doth the Holy Ghost proceed only from the Father?

A. No: But also from the Son, he is therefore called the Spirit of Christ. Rom. 8.9. But ye are not in the Flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any Man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. AND THE SPIRIT OF THE SON. Gal. 4.6. And because ye are Sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your Hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

21. Q. Is not the Holy Ghost, only a Power, or Attribute of God?

A. No: But an actual Person, having Understanding and Will. 1 Cor. 2.10. For the Spirit searcheth all Things, yea the deep Things of God. Chap. 12.11. But all these worketh that one and the self-same Spirit, dividing to every Man severally as he will. He also appeared at the Baptism of Christ, Matt. 3.16. And Jesus when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the Water: And lo, the Heavens were opened unto him, and be saw the SPIRIT of GOD descending like a Dove, and lighting upon him.

22. Q. Is he also a distinct Person?

A. Yes; He is expressly called, another, John 14.16, 17. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter that he may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of Truth.

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