Friday, June 13, 2014

A Voice from the Past - Gregory of Nazianen

The Holy Ghost, then, always existed, and exists, and always will exist. He neither has a beginning, nor will He have an end; but He was everlastingly ranged with and numbered with the Father and the Son. For it was not ever fitting that either the Son should be wanting to the Father, or the Spirit to the Son.

Gregory of Nazianzen, 330-390 AD, Oration XLI, On Pentecost, IX, (translated by Charles Gordon Browne and James Edward Swallow, The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Phillip Schaff and Henry Wace, T & T Clark and Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1996, Second Series, Volume VII, p. 382)

What does it mean that the Holy Spirit is God? How does it affect our lives?

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