When we talk about the Holy Ghost, we scare little children. When we talk about the Holy Spirit, we excite teenagers. So many people look at the Holy Spirit as either a spiritual energy drink Who’s going to make them feel the energy of Jesus, or more like a spiritual shot Who’s going to make them lose all control. Have you ever thought any of these questions to yourself:
Who is the Holy Spirit really, and what is His role in our lives?
Are the Pentecostals really right? Were they always around?
What is the difference in a Charismatic and a Pentecostal?
Is speaking in tongues still for us today?
How do I answer the person who tells me I have to speak in tongues to be saved?
Does “Jeresalem, Sumaria, Judea, and the uttermost parts of the earth” in Acts really mean your community, your city, your state, and the rest of the earth…or is there a more biblical meaning?
Here is another paper I wrote in seminary. It answers all of these questions to some degree. I hope it is helpful to you as the Holy Spirit is a huge part of our student ministries, but we often look at Who He is and what He does unbiblically. Paper: How does Acts teach about the Holy Spirit?