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Who and What Is God?
[the Holy Spirit in the form of divided tongues] sat upon
each of them" (Acts 2:2-3). In verse 18, Peter is quoting
from the prophet Joel: "I will
pour out ...
of my
Spirit...." The Holy Spirit, like water or a fluid, can be
Can you pour out a person from one into
another-as from God into those assembled there? John
7:37-39: "In the last day, that great day of the feast,
Jesus stood and cried, saying,
any man thirst, let him
come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as
the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers
of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which
they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy
[Spirit] was not yet given; because that Jesus was not
yet glorified.)"
Again in Acts 10:45, " ... on the Gentiles also was
poured out
the gift of the Holy [Spirit]."
Finally, in briefest summary: God is a
composed at
present of the
Persons of John 1:1-4, but with many
thousands, already
by God's Spirit, in God's true
Church, soon to be born into that divine family at Christ's
return to earth. Jesus Christ, by his resurrection, was
a divine Son of God (Rom. 1:4)-the
so born into the
God family (Rom. 8:29).
Both God and Christ are composed of spirit,
formed and shaped as a human person, but with eyes
like flames of fire and faces bright as the sun full
God is Creator of all that exists. Both God and the
Word (who became Christ) have existed eternally and
before all else. From them emanates the Spirit of God,
by which God is omnipresent and omniscient. God the
Father is the divine Father of the God family, into which
truly converted Christians shall be born.