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Catholic Perspective Also does this mean the Holy Spirit was not present before Jesus went away? CCC 690 says that Jesus is Christ, "anointed," because the Spirit is his anointing The notion of anointing suggests . . . that there is no distance between the Son and the Spirit. Therefore the Holy Spirit was present with Jesus but not with the Church. Why ...


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An interesting question! I would like to add the following points too: There was a need for the Holy Spirit: Jesus had a work to do in the Heavenly Sanctuary: Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, ...


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The Holy Spirit is God. He is not an "it." He is not a divine influence. He is not a fleecy white cloud. He is not a ghost or a concept. He is a person possessing a will, intellect and emotions. He is God -- with all the attributes of deity. He is the third person of the Trinity -- co-equal with God the Father and God the Son. There is only one God, but He ...


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Why did Jesus have to leave for the Holy Spirit to come? John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. Jesus says that the Holy Spirit will not come unless after he departs, Jesus sends him. Jesus has to ...


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Thomas Aquinas gives four reasons: When "he was still living among them ... they were not prepared, for carnal love is contrary to the Holy Spirit, since the Spirit is spiritual love." He connects this with 2 Corinthians 5: "And he died for all so that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised. So then ...



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