The Spirit in the Pauline Letters. I. Christological Basis ( Rom. 8:9, Gal. 4:6; Phil. 1:19) -It means that the Pneumatology of Paul is Christologically founded (the Spirit is the Spirit of Christ)
-It means that the Pneumatology of Paul is Christologically founded (the Spirit is the Spirit of Christ)
-Only through the Holy Spirit that a person can say or acknowledge that “Jesus is Lord” (1 Cor. 12-13)
-The Spirit makes it possible for us to know and recognize Christ.
To be in dwelt by the Spirit of God appears to be synonymous with “to have [the] Spirit of Christ” (pneuma christou echein)
For Paul, the Spirit of new age has already broken into old.
Paul’s refer to the Spirit as an arrabon, a down payment of the glory to come (2 Cor. 1:22; Eph. 1:13-14) and as a first installment of the believer’s inheritance in the kingdom of God (Rom. 8:15-17,14:17; 1 Cor. 6:9-11; Gal. 4:6-7)
In addition to the eschatological demesion, a moral transformation by means of the Spirit to renounce the flesh.