The Jehovah's Witnesses teach that the Holy Spirit is God's motive Force. They say this is a
little like electricity, produced by someone (God) and able to act at a distance to accomplish
that person's will. What does the Bible say about the Holy Spirit? Does He have the
attributes of a being, or is it just a force? If the Holy Spirit is a person and not a "Force", then
He should have attributes like other persons. When Jesus spoke to His disciples, He said
that the Holy Spirit was a comforter of the same type as He, Jesus. He used the Greek word
allos, which means another of the same sort. Below are some attributes of the Holy Spirit
listed in the Bible:
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is Like Jesus:
Another (allos) helper
Sent By God
John 14:16
John 14:16
Jesus used personal pronouns to describe the Holy Spirit:
Described Him as a Counselor
Used He, Him to describe
John 16:8
John 14:16
The Holy Spirit Speaks: (forms thoughts and communicates them)
Hebrews 10:15
Acts 20:23
Mark 13:11
Acts 1:16
Acts 13:2
Acts 21:11
Hebrews 3:7
Testifies to things

The Holy Spirit Speaking
Holy Spirit Spoke long ago
The Holy Spirit said
The Holy Spirit says
The Holy Spirit says
The Holy Spirit has Opinions:
It seemed good to the
Holy Spirit
Acts 15:28
The Holy Spirit Experiences Emotions:
Holy Spirit can be grieved

Holy Spirit can be lied to
Ephesians 4:30
Isaiah 63:10
Acts 5:3
The Holy Spirit interacts personally with believers:
Has Fellowship with
Believers Lives in us
Helps us
Can be resisted by men
Forbids actions
Calls people
2 Corinthians 6:19
2 Timothy 1:14
(a)
2 Timothy 1:14
Acts 7:51
Acts 16:6
Acts 13:2
The Holy Spirit takes independent Actions:
Teaches

Shows people things
Sanctifies Believers
Strengthens & encourages
Sends people out
Convicts the World
Witness to things
Assigns Duties to people
Luke 12:12
John 14:26
Hebrews 9:8
Romans 15:16
Acts 9:31
Acts 13:4
John 16:8
Acts 5:32
Acts 20:28
His Name is equal to the name of the Father
and the Son:
In the name of the Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit worthy of a Temple
Mathew 28:19
1 Corinthians 6:19
(a) The Bible says that Jesus, the Father & the Holy Spirit all live within us.
This also attests to their equality, since it implies each as omnipresent.
Clearly a person Not Just a Force