This is a problem the Christians have been struggling with since the story began. Until the 4th century Jesus was the son of god, a separate entity, and was worshiped as the savior of mankind for his sacrifice. Most new converts were former Roman pagans and had no problem with worshiping multiple gods, Jews on the other hand could not convert due to the 1st commandment. To solve this the church leaders combined the two (the son and the father) into one being. They didn't realize the dilemma they had created however. As one being, Christians must deal with the idea that god sacrificed himself to himself in order to change laws that he himself made due to sins men made against him. This is a troubling concept for a logical mind to relate with.
Who knows, seriously? You think anybody on Ask has a definitive answer regarding this question? You have people with opinions and beliefs, that is all. You will be in the same place now as you were before you asked this question.
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God is the Creator of the heavens and of the earth. Christ is just Greek for Messiah, the man that God would send when he chooses to lead Israel into a righteous kingdom, deliver Israel from its enemies, and start a period of peace and prosperity. Except that the Messiah is chosen by God, and God will also choose his arrival time, there is no connection. The Messiah is a flesh and blood man. The Messiah is yet to come.
From the 4th century on the church has attempted to to concoct a divine formula that makes Father, Son and Holy Spirit one God, so you have God redeeming mankind, to save them from his eternal damnation. To do so, he sends his son, who is one with himself, to be sacrificed to himself, in atonement for the sins committed against himself. He chose a people to help him do it. He makes sure that they knew his plan by sending prophets. But if his people knew his son was the the messiah, they wouldn't kill him, and his plan will be spoiled. So, he made his prophecies murky. His scheme works. His chosen people kill His son so he punishes them by destroying the temple and nation and makes them wonder as a diaspora. What a divine script. Praise be to God.
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THE HOLY SPIRIT: GOD'S POWER FORCE The Bible describes the Holy Spirit as the Spirit of the One True God in the Old Testament, and in the New Testament as the Spirit of Jesus Christ. There is no distinction between the two, for the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Jesus are synonymous or the same Spirit. God uses the Holy Spirit to accomplish His great feats of creation, gives power to people to rule, and power of instruction and warning.
Nowhere in the Bible is the term "Spirit of God" or the "Spirit of Jesus Christ" called or classified as a "person" as claimed by the Trinitarians. God is a Spirit and His Spirit is a spirit. There is only one God in the Old Testament and Jesus is God in the flesh in the New Testament (John 1:1,14). God, The Spirit of God and Jesus Christ are the One and Only True God.
They are exactly the SAME, in that they're both nonexistent. (Actually JC may have lived at one point, but his entire life has been made into a legend over time, despite the apologists' claim to the contrary)...