An Ethic of the Holy Spirit
The Christian is a person who is dependent upon the work of
the Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:3,6). The Holy Spirit not only brings about
the regeneration and conversion ('new birth ') of the individual, but He
enables the believer to live in victory over the sinful nature and thereby do
what is right in God's eyes.
He is the means of empowerment of the entire life of the
Christian because He lives within the believer and is his personal helper and
guide (John 16:12-15). Any system of ethics which minimises the role of the
Holy Spirit in the fulfilment of what is right and the avoidance of what is
wrong has failed to underline the means by which all 'good' conduct must be
motivated and empowered. Without the Spirit's enablement it would be impossible
to please God.
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