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    Are We To Worship the Holy Spirit?

    Why or why not?

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    Should We Worship the Holy Spirit?

    We know that only God should be worshipped. Only God demands worship and only God deserves worship. The question of whether we should worship the Holy Spirit is answered simply by determining whether the Spirit is God. Contrary to the ideas of some cults, the Holy Spirit is not merely a “force” but a personality. He is referred to in personal terms (John 15:26; 16:7-8, 13-14). He acts as a Being with personality would act—He speaks (1 Timothy 4:1), He loves (Romans 15:30), He teaches (John 14:26), He intercedes (Romans 8:26), and so on.

    The Holy Spirit possesses the nature of deity—He shares the attributes of God. He is neither angelic nor human in essence. He is eternal (Hebrews 9:14). He is everywhere present (Psalm 139:7-10). The Spirit is omniscient, i.e., He knows “all things, even the deep things of God” (1 Corinthians 2:10-11). He taught the apostles “all things” (John 14:26). He was involved in the creation process (Genesis 1:2). The Holy Spirit is spoken of in intimate association with both the Father and the Son (Matthew 28:19; John 14:16). As a Person, He can be lied to (Acts 5:3-4) and grieved (Ephesians 4:30). Furthermore, some passages in the Old Testament that are attributed to God are applied to the Spirit in the New Testament (see Isaiah 6:8 with Acts 28:25 and Exodus 16:7 with Hebrews 3:7-9).

    A divine Person is worthy of worship. God is “worthy of praise” (Psalm 18:3). God is great “most worthy of praise” (Psalm 48:1). We are commanded to worship God (Matthew 4:10; Revelation 19:10, 22:9). If, then, the Spirit is deity, the third Person of our triune God, He is worthy of worship. Philippians 3:3 tells us that true believers, those whose hearts have been circumcised, worship God by the Spirit and glory and rejoice in Christ. Here is a beautiful picture of worship of all three members of the Godhead.

    How do we worship the Holy Spirit? The same way we worship the Father and the Son. Christian worship is spiritual, flowing from the inward workings of the Holy Spirit to which we respond by offering our lives to Him (Romans 12:1). We worship the Spirit by obedience to His commands. Referring to Christ, the Apostle John explains that “those who obey his commands live in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us” (1 John 3:24). We see here the link between obeying Christ and the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, convicting us of all things—especially our need to worship by obedience—and empowering us to worship.

    Worship is itself a function of the Spirit. Jesus says that we “worship in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24). Those who are spiritual are those who are indwelt by the Spirit who testifies to us that we belong to Him (Romans 8:16). His presence in our hearts enables us to return worship to Him in the Spirit. We are in Him as He is in us, just as Christ is in the Father and the Father is in us through the Spirit (John 14:20; 17:21).

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    Yes, because He is God. Simple as that. Jesus was worshiped and accepted their worship because He is God (Matt 28:17). I don't know of any scripture offhand that shows people worshiping the Holy Spirit or of any scripture that says not to worship the Holy Spirit, but we know that the Holy Spirit is God and God is to be worshiped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whispering Grace View Post
    Why or why not?
    Yes!!!
    1 Cor. 3:16-17 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
    v.17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy: for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
    1 Cor. 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own.
    2 Cor. 3:16 Now the LORD is that SPIRIT: and where the SPIRIT of the LORD is,
    there is liberty.

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    When someone produces a verse. I'll agree. There's not even a prayer to the Spirit. Why would you think to worship Him? That He's God is not enough. We go by Scripture, not what we think.

    Did Jesus say He would be worshiped when He comes? Nope. What did Jesus say the Spirit would do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirus View Post
    When someone produces a verse. I'll agree. There's not even a prayer to the Spirit. Why would you think to worship Him? That He's God is not enough. We go by Scripture, not what we think.

    Did Jesus say He would be worshiped when He comes? Nope. What did Jesus say the Spirit would do?
    Okay, we are three in number who answer Yes, and you are alone; may you please produce even a single verse to probe that we must not worship the Holy Spirit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirus View Post
    When someone produces a verse. I'll agree.
    The Holy Spirit is deity and deity is worthy of worship - "I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised (Psa 18:3).” Do you believe the Holy Spirit to be deity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by knox knox View Post
    Okay, we are three in number who answer Yes, and you are alone; may you please produce even a single verse to probe that we must not worship the Holy Spirit.
    Okay, I am one in number who answer No, and you are not alone; may you please produce even a single verse to prove that we must worship the Holy Spirit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by losthorizon View Post
    The Holy Spirit is deity and deity is worthy of worship
    Yes, but where's your scripture?

    Quote Originally Posted by losthorizon View Post
    "I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised (Psa 18:3).”
    That's LORD. Who is the LORD there?

    Quote Originally Posted by losthorizon View Post
    Do you believe the Holy Spirit to be deity?
    answered that already

    Jesus said to ask the Father ourselves, not asking Him expecting Him to ask the Father for us.
    Paul never said
    I give thanks to God the Father of our lord Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ, and the Spirit.

    Scripture. If you don't have it, you have no argument.
    None!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirus View Post
    Okay, I am one in number who answer No, and you are not alone; may you please produce even a single verse to prove that we must worship the Holy Spirit.
    Listen closely to 2 Corinthians 13:14 - “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.” This passage is a prayer addressed to Deity - it is addressed to Father, Son and Holy Spirit - all three are worthy of our praise and worship. If not, why not? You're up...
    2 Cor 13:14 - “It is a prayer; and if it is a prayer addressed to God, it is no less so to the Lord Jesus and to the Holy Spirit. If so, it is right to offer worship to the Lord Jesus and to the Holy Spirit” ~ Albert Barnes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirus View Post
    How so? Where's your scripture?
    Provided - read it.

    That's LORD. Who is the LORD there?
    Deity. Is God the Father deity? Is God the Son deity? Is God the Holy Spirit deity. You do understand what deity means - yes? We worship Deity do we not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by losthorizon View Post
    Listen closely to 2 Corinthians 13:14 - “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.” This passage is a prayer addressed to Deity - it is addressed to Father, Son and Holy Spirit - all three are worthy of our praise and worship. If not, why not? You're up...
    “It is a prayer; and if it is a prayer addressed to God, it is no less so to the Lord Jesus and to the Holy Spirit. If so, it is right to offer worship to the Lord Jesus and to the Holy Spirit” ~ Albert Barnes
    Listen closely. It is not a prayer to the Spirit. It is a benediction to the church of Corinth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by losthorizon View Post
    Provided - read it.
    Where?

    Quote Originally Posted by losthorizon View Post
    Deity. Is God the Father deity? Is God the Son deity? Is God the Holy Spirit deity. You do understand what deity means - yes? We worship Deity do we not?
    Where is the Spirit singled out?
    You're up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirus View Post
    Listen closely. It is not a prayer to deity. It is a benediction to the church of Corinth.
    It is a prayer addressed to Deity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - all three are worthy of our worship. If not, why not? Can you not answer this question?

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