The Holy Spirit often takes the form of a dove and is fond of landing on people’s heads as a special sign. (Despite his traditional name of ‘The Holy Ghost’, he rarely appears in the form of a guy with a white sheet over his head.)
In many ways elusive and ghostly, if not utterly anonymous and inscrutable, he is nevertheless a big favorite with Christians, particularly those of an evangelical or modern preference. Those who call upon him will be ‘touched by the spirit’ – and we do not mean alcohol.
Like a spiritual Amazon.com, he delivers gifts of Inspiration and Holiness to your church door, with special offers on miracle cures, speaking in tongues, knowledge – and swooning. Unlike the other Persons of the Holy Trinity, he at least makes an effort to stay in touch.
BEWARE: Although the Holy Spirit is your friendly neighborhood Trinity Person, his name should absolutely not be taken in any sort of vain. According to the Holy Bible, there is only one unpardonable sin – a sin which can never be forgiven. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is that sin.
Yes, a sin worse than theft, murder or coveting your neighbors ox. A sin for which you will go straight to Hell without passing Go or collecting $200. A sin leading directly to infinite everlasting torment in Hell for ever and ever with no possibility of redemption.
We really hope our little joke about the guy in the white sheet didn’t push us over the edge. We honestly didn’t mean it.
Holy Spirit Facts and Figures
Name: Holy Spirit
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Holy Ghost
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Inspiration
Area of expertise: Inspiration
Good/Evil Rating: GREAT, really beneficial
Popularity index: 1129
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Article last revised on April 30, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.