The Faith We Keep

THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Manager of Christ's Work in His Absence

JESUS CHRIST came from God, spoke the words of God, and acted among men with the full authority of heaven.  As long as He was on the earth there could be no contradicting His right to direct the management of the work He came to see done.

But it was not in the Father's plan that He should remain; He was summoned back to reoccupy His seat at the right hand of the Majesty on high.  Before He left He stated plainly that there would be Another come from the Father to act as a Guide in His absence.  This Being He referred to as the "Comforter," the "Holy Spirit," or the "Spirit of Truth."

Keeping the faith in these days when some religion has degenerated into a mere following of human thoughts, we hold solidly to the arrangement made by the Son of God:  "When He, the Spirit of Truth, is come, He shall guide you into all the truth."  We have found that when we give the Spirit a chance, He is specific in His directions and positive in His controlling power, as well as faithful in seeing that those who love the truth are held in the straight and narrow way that leads to the City.

We keep faith with our Lord by honoring the Spirit He sent to represent Him in His absence.