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A theological assessment and interpretation of the Johannine Paraclete- Spirit

Johann Joubert
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 41, No 3 | a317 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v41i3.317 | © 1970 Johann Joubert | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 July 2007 | Published:

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Johann Joubert, Research Unit for the Study of the New Testament, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

The Johannine portrayal of the Paraclete-Spirit gives us a fuller understanding of the identity, role and function of the Holy Spi- rit. The Paraclete-Spirit in the Johannine Gospel works to glorify Jesus, and make the Father known. Because of the presence of the Paraclete-Spirit Jesus becomes omnipresent, is in his fol- lowers and is permanently with them. Through the Paraclete- Spirit believers are again united with Jesus as Jesus is united with the Father. Because of the presence of the Paraclete-Spirit Jesus’ followers become participants in his life and work through faith in Him.

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Holy Spirit; JohannineTheology; Paracleet

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