11 Facts About Holy Spirit


In Judaism, the Holy Spirit is the divine force, quality, and influence of God over the Universe or over his creatures.

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Christian concept tends to emphasize the moral aspect of the Holy Spirit more than Judaism, evident in the epithet Holy Spirit that appeared in Jewish religious writings only relatively late but was a common expression in the Christian New Testament.

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Large majority of Christians, the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity: The "Triune God" manifested as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; each Person being God.

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Holy Spirit is mentioned four times in the Qur'an, where it acts as an agent of divine action or communication.

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The Muslim interpretation of the Holy Spirit is generally consistent with other interpretations based upon the Old and the New Testaments.

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The Spirit is described, among other things, as the creative spirit from God by which God enlivened Adam, and which inspired in various ways God's messengers and prophets, including Jesus and Abraham.

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The belief in a "Holy Spirit Trinity", according to the Qur'an, is forbidden and deemed to be blasphemy.

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In Baha'i belief, the Holy Spirit is the conduit through which the wisdom of God becomes directly associated with his messenger, and it has been described variously in different religions such as the burning bush to Moses, the sacred fire to Zoroaster, the dove to Jesus, the angel Gabriel to Muhammad, and the Maid of Heaven to Baha'u'llah.

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The Baha'i view rejects the idea that the Holy Spirit is a partner to God in the Godhead, but rather is the pure essence of God's attributes.

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In Zoroastrianism, the Holy Spirit, known as Spenta Mainyu, is a hypostasis of Ahura Mazda, the supreme Creator God of Zoroastrianism; the Holy Spirit is seen as the source of all goodness in the universe, the spark of all life within humanity, and is the ultimate guide for humanity to righteousness and communion with God.

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The Holy Spirit is put in direct opposition to its eternal dual counterpart, Angra Mainyu, who is the source of all wickedness and who leads humanity astray.

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