John 14:16-17 "I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you."
The Holy Spirit would teach and guide the disciples, not speaking on His own initiative, but speaking on Christ's behalf and glorifying Christ.
John 16:13-14 "But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you."
Thus, the Holy Spirit is revealed by Christ to be a third person distinct from the Father and distinct from the Son.
The Trinity doctrine has long been considered a crucial test of orthodoxy by traditional Christianity. The Trinity doctrine holds that the Holy Spirit is not only divine, but also has all of the attributes of deity, including personality.
In short, the doctrine of the Trinity is completely and totally biblical, and it is essential that all Christians give assent to this doctrine.
Heretics will invent a different god and gospel. The Bible warns that these false teachers will teach things opposed to sound doctrine which will "tickle the ears," or satisfy man's carnal desires, and "turn (them) aside to myths," (2 Timothy 4:3-4)
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