ANSWER TO QUESTION 84 APRIL 26, 2020

84. What is the exact ministry of the Holy Spirit in the sinner before conversion, in the same person at conversions, and as a believer after conversion?

ANS:  The Holy Spirit is the Person of the triune Godhead who applies the redemption purchased by Christ. Before conversion, he effectually calls, regenerates, awakens, and convicts the sinner. At conversion, he graciously enables the sinner to believe and repent. After conversion, he ministers all grace necessary for the believer’s experience.

SEE:  John 16:8; John 3:5; Rom 5:5; Rom 8:26-27; Gal 5:22-23; Eph 5:18; Ezk 36:27; John 4:24; 7:39; 14:16-17; 15:26; 16:8-11, 13; Acts 10:19; 11:12; 13:2; 16:7; Rom 8:1-5, 11-16; 1 Cor 2:4, 9-14; 3:16; 6:11; 12:1-7, 11; 12:13; 2 Cor 1:22, 3:3, 17-18; 5:5; Gal 3:2, 14; 4;6; 5:16-18, 22-23,25; 6:8; Eph 1:13, 17-18; 2:18, 22; 3:16; 4:3, 30;5:9, 18-20; 6:17-18; Phil 1:9; 2:1; 3:3; Col 1:8; 1 Thess 4:8; 5:19; 2 Thess 2:13; 1 Peter 1:2, 22; 1 John 3:24; 4:13; Rev 22:17