C. God the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is co-eternal and co-equal in all of His divine attributes and being with the Father and the Son (Matthew 28:19; Acts 5:3-4; 28:25-26; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6; 2 Corinthians 13:14). He is a person with all of the characteristics of personhood, including intellect (1 Corinthians 2:10-11), emotions (Ephesians 4:30), and will (1 Corinthians 12:11). The Holy Spirit came to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8-11), to give life to those who are in Christ (Romans 8:10-11), to conform them to the image of Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18), and to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ (John 16:14). He brings about the new birth (John 3:5-8; 1 Corinthians 2:10; 2 Corinthians 3:6), baptizes all believers into the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13) and indwells believers from the moment of conversion (Romans 8:9), sanctifies believers (2 Corinthians 3:17-18), empowers believers for service (1 Peter 4:11), intercedes for believers (Romans 8:26-27), and seals them until the day of redemption (Ephesians 1:13). The Holy Spirit has given a variety of gifts, service, and activities to the church for the common good (1 Corinthians 12:4-7). All gifts, acts of service, and activities which the Spirit gives are to be used for the common good and ruled by the law of love (1 Corinthians 13; 14:12).