Christianity without the Holy Spirit

Without the Holy Spirit, God is distant, Christ is in the past, the Gospel is a dead letter, the Church is simply an organization, authority is domination, mission is propaganda, worship is the summoning of spirits, and Christian action is the morality of slaves.

– Ignatius Hakim (Patriarch of Antioch), quoted in What Christians Ought to Believe by Michael Bird, pp. 182-183.

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