Sooooooooo Denae and I have been doing this ladies Bible study on Monday nights since the beginning of this year, well Denae is basically the teacher and I just add comments, explainations, stories, definitons, etc..
well two weeks ago, one of the ladies in the group asked if it mattered if she referred the Holy Ghost as the Holy Spirit, if there was a difference? I mean aside from Holy Spirit being very charasmatic sounding and I personally prefer saying HOLY GHOST, Denae said she didn't think so, its just that in the KJV Bible it always says Holy Ghost but people have kinda preferred Holy Spirit because it sounds less scary or whatever but really a Ghost is a spirit and its God's spirit etc...
The next week, Denae said she had mentioned it to her dad AND he actually had a REALLY GOOD explaination of WHY we should say Holy Ghost over Holy Spirit, OTHER than just the whole, it sounds more Pentecostal to say Holy Ghost than Holy Spirit! Denae and I were both super excited about this explaination and personally kinda surprised that we've both pretty much grown up with Bishop Abbott's teachings and NEVERRRR heard this before!!!
Soooooooooo being the kind person that I am I thought I would share his explaination with you all so that you can use this gold nugget as well when you teach and when people ask!!!
Denae said that her dad said THE DIFFERENCE between saying the Holy Ghost and the Holy Spirit, is that YES they both mean spirits, and there are A LOT of spirits BUUUUUUT a ghost is specifically the spirit of someone that has died and THE HOLY GHOST is the spirit of Jesus WHO DIED FOR US!!!
I was liiiiiiiike, WOOOOOOWWWW...that makes sooooo much sense!!! Isn't that soooooo cool??? That was such a AHA moment for me and I just HAD TO SHARE IT WITH YOU ALL!!! Now go share this piece of gold with someone else!!!
"But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." (Acts 1:8)
♥Mary Frances :)