We believe and confess that the Holy Spirit is fully and truly God, being the third Person of the Holy Trinity and sharing in all the excellencies, perfections, and glory of the Father and the Son. The Spirit was an agent in the creation and continues to exercise a merciful providence over the created order. Through His inspiration the biblical books were written; it is, therefore, right and proper to say that the same Spirit who spoke long ago still speaks today in the words of Holy Scripture.
The ministry of the Spirit is a Christ-centered ministry. It was He who empowered the Lord Jesus in His earthly ministry, and it is He who draws sinners unto Christ, convicting us of our sin, convincing us of our need of the righteousness of Christ, and making us to see the reality and certainty of divine judgment. The Holy Spirit of God graciously works in us to illumine our minds to understand divine truth, renew our hearts to delight in heavenly things, change our wills to embrace godliness and righteousness, and baptize us into the body of Christ.
Having drawn us to Jesus in faith, the Holy Spirit continues His work of sanctifying us, making us more like our Savior in all that we are and do. He graciously abides with believers and indwells us as His temple, assuring us of our status as children of the King, comforting and aiding us in our trials, cultivating within us a Christian character, and bestowing upon us gifts for ministry and power for service. The Spirit, along with the Lord Jesus, serves as an intercessor for us with the Father, making supplication for us with inexpressible groanings. He, the Spirit of truth and grace, is the seal of our redemption, the advanced payment of our inheritance, who keeps us in Christ until the day of salvation, when we will finally be raised up to glory.