The Holy Spirit Is the Guide to Truth

    The Holy Spirit is the guide to truth. The Holy Spirit both grants us knowledge of the truth and empowers us to tell the truth to others.

"But I [Jesus] tell you the truth, it is better for you that I go. For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes he will convict the world in regard to sin and righteousness and condemnation: sin, because they do not believe in me; righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see me; condemnation, because the ruler of this world has been condemned.

"I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming. He will glorify me, because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you. Everything that the Father has is mine; for this reason I [Jesus] told you that he will take from what is mine and declare it to you." (Jn 16:12-15)

"The Advocate, the holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name – he will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you." (Jn 14:26)

"When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say. You will be given at that moment what you are to say. For it will not be you who speak but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you." (Mt 10:19-20; parallels in Mk 13:11; Lk 12:11-12)

Then Zechariah his father, filled with the holy Spirit, prophesied. (Lk 1:67)

Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, awaiting the consolation of Israel, and the holy Spirit was upon him. It had been revealed to him by the holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Messiah of the Lord. He came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform the custom of the law in regard to him, he took him into his arms and blessed God. (Lk 2:25-28)

Then Peter, filled with the holy Spirit, answered them, ... (Acts 4:8)

As Peter was pondering the vision, the Spirit said [to him], "There are three men here looking for you. So get up, go downstairs, and accompany them without hesitation, because I have sent them." (Acts 10:19-20)

But Saul, also known as Paul, filled with the holy Spirit, looked intently at him and said, "You son of the devil, you enemy of all that is right, full of every sort of deceit and fraud. Will you not stop twisting the straight paths of [the] Lord? Even now the hand of the Lord is upon you. You will be blind, and unable to see the sun for a time." Immediately a dark mist fell upon him, and he went about seeking people to lead him by the hand. (Acts 13:9-11)


This section describes on aspect of the nature of the Holy Spirit.

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