What Christians Believe about the Holy Spirit

The Christian view of the Holy Spirit
“In answer to your inquiry, I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without hell.” 
- William Booth  founder of the Salvation Army.1829-1916
The Holy Ghost is the common name given for the Holy Spirit in the King James and other early version of the bible. This unusual name has for many years been responsible for conjuring up all kinds of unhelpful images such as objects floating around in white sheets or mystical forces accomplishing super human feats


Christians believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the trinity and it is He that has and continues to exercises the power of the Father and the Son in every act of creation and redemption.

The Holy Spirit is
  • the power of God by which Christians are brought to faith and new birth


  • an illuminator of the truth and helps us to see with new eyes


  • the helper that Jesus promised He would send after He went back to heaven
  • a revealer His chief function is to illuminate Jesus' teaching, to glorify His person, and to work in the life of the individual believer and the church