How do you know that the Holy Spirit is true God?

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The Holy Spirit is true God because the Bible ascribes to Him

  1. Divine names.
    Acts 5: 3-4: Ananias... why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost... thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.

    1 Cor. 3:16: Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

  2. Divine attributes

    • Omnipresent:
      Ps.139:7-8: Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, Thou art there. If I make my bed in hell, behold, Thou art there.

    • Omnicient:
      1 Cor. 2:10: For the Spirit searcheth all things, yea the deep things of God.

    • Omnipotent:
      1 Cor. 12:11: But all these worketh that one and the self-same Spirit, dividing to every man severally as He will.

    • Holy:
      Is. 6:3: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts.

    • His name is Holy Spirit.

  3. Divine works.

    • Proceeds from the Father and the Son:
      Joh.15:26: Jesus said: But when the Comforter is come, Whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, He shall testify of Me.

      Joh. 16:7: Jesus said: For if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him unto you.

      Gal. 4:6: And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying Abba, Father.

      Rom. 8:9: But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.

      2 Thess. 2:8: Then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the Spirit of his mouth.

      Is. 11: 1,2,4: But there shall come forth a Rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots. And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him... and He shall smite the earth with the rod of His mouth.

    • Creation:
      Ps. 33:6: By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.

    • Regeneration and renewal:
      Tit. 3:5: According to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.

      Joh. 3:5: Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

    • Giving of God’s Word or inspiration:
      2 Tim. 3:16: All Scripture is given by inspiration of God.

      2 Pet. 1:21: Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

    • Miracles:
      Matt. 12:28: But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.