Anti-Trinitarians falsely view of the Holy Spirit as a poetic device known as personification!
The Holy Spirit is not a Personification of God’s power!
Expressions like. “The face of the moon”
C. The Bible does use personification widely:
“Oh earth, earth, earth, write this man down childless.”
Ps 98:8 “The rivers clap their hands: Let the mountains sing together for Joy.
“I tell you if these become silent, the stones would cry out.” Lk 19:3740
Of wisdom, “She stands and calls on the rooftops” Proverbs 9:16
“And I heard the altar say: “Yes, Jehovah God, the Almighty, true and righteous are your judicial decisions.” Revelation 16:7
“At this he said: “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood is crying out to me from the ground.” Genesis 4:10
“Look! The wages due the workers who harvested YOUR fields but which are held up by YOU, keep crying out, and the calls for help on the part of the reapers have entered into the ears of Jehovah of armies.” James 5:4
wisdom is said to have “children.” Luke 7:35
Sin and death are spoken of as kings. Rom 5:14,21
D. Similar false view of the nature of Satan. They view the devil, not as a separate personal evil being, but as the personification of sin and disease. When it says “the Devil prowls around seeking someone to devour”, (Jas 4:8) This is personification they would say.
E. Some say the Holy Spirit the personification of the Bible. They do this by constructing a chart like below and show that the two have many of the save qualities. They then conclude that since they have the same qualities, they are the sane thing and rest on this chart as proof.
Similar qualities does not mean two things are the same. Identical twins have many similar qualities but are distinct.
What is never ascribed to the Bible, that is to the Holy Spirit, are emotions, intercedes, searches, the ability to choose, exercise free will, or be worshipped
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