The Great Salvation/6
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit Is Not a Person, But It Is The Effluence That Proceeds From God, as the Light and Heat of the Sun Proceed from the Sun.
The Holy Spirit is not a third part of a Triune God, but God's power, effluence and influence. It is said that "God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power." Now, reader, we appeal to your common sense. If each -- God, Christ and the Holy Spirit -- were "God very God, co-equal and co-eternal, how could the first be said to anoint the second with the third in order to impart "power" from the first to the second through the third? If they were co-equal, the imparting of power from one to another would destroy the "co-equality". If they were co-equal what "power" would one have to impart to. another that the other was not already in possession of? Will your common sense allow you to believe that one of three co-equals anointed a second co-equal with a third co-equal? Can you think for a moment that one person anointed a second person with a third person? Note the following testimonies:
Psa. 104:30 Thou sendest forth thy Spirit, they are created.
Job 33:4 The Spirit Of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.
Luke 1:35 The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
Acts 10:38 God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power…..
There is, therefore, only one God and Father of all; and Jesus Christ is the Son of God, having been begotten of God through the Holy Spirit. God was the one who begat; the Holy Spirit was the power or influence emanating from Him under the direction of His will in the begettal; and Christ was the Son of God begotten, who, alter growing in wisdom and stature, was made perfect by the things which he suffered (Heb. 2:10).