The Holy Spirit as the Mind Spirit of Christ

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Dear Reader, The following dialog took place on an Internet e-mail group between Ron Beaulieu and Jim Ayars, a singer with the King's Heralds:

Jim,

You say: "By the way, this reminds me, there's a question I've been meaning to ask both you and Harvey: Where does the Bible say that the Spirit is the same as the Mind?" Ron responds: Jim, your question, especially being from a minister of the gospel, is quite shocking! Here is clear evidence that spirit refers also to the mind. I am using Strong's #07307, the Hebrew for Spirit, and Strongs 4151, the Greek for Spirit in the New Testament:

Courtesy of the Blue Letter Bible

Lexicon Results for ruwach (Strong's 07307)
Hebrew for 07307

Pronunciation Guide
ruwach {roo'-akh}

TWOT Reference Root Word
TWOT - 2131a from 07306
Part of Speech
n f
Outline of Biblical Usage

1) wind, breath, mind, spirit

a) breath

b) wind

1) of heaven

2) quarter (of wind), side

3) breath of air

4) air, gas

5) vain, empty thing

c) spirit (as that which breathes quickly in animation or agitation)

1) spirit, animation, vivacity, vigour

2) courage

3) temper, anger

4) impatience, patience

5) spirit, disposition (as troubled, bitter, discontented)

6) disposition (of various kinds), unaccountable or uncontrollable impulse

7) prophetic spirit

d) spirit (of the living, breathing being in man and animals)

1) as gift, preserved by God, God's spirit, departing at death, disembodied being

e) spirit (as seat of emotion)

1) desire

2) sorrow, trouble

f) spirit

1) as seat or organ of mental acts

2) rarely of the will

3) as seat especially of moral character

g) Spirit of God, the third person of the triune God, the Holy Spirit, coequal, coeternal with the Father and the Son

1) as inspiring ecstatic state of prophecy

2) as impelling prophet to utter instruction or warning

3) imparting warlike energy and executive and administrative power

4) as endowing men with various gifts

5) as energy of life

6) as manifest in the Shekinah glory

7) never referred to as a depersonalised force

Strongs on #4151 Spirit from New Testament:

Courtesy of the Blue Letter Bible

Lexicon Results for pneuma (Strong's 4151)
Greek for 4151

Pronunciation Guide
pneuma {pnyoo'-mah}

TDNT Reference Root Word
TDNT - 6:332,876 from 4154
Part of Speech
n n
Outline of Biblical Usage
1) the third person of the triune God, the Holy Spirit, coequal, coeternal with the Father and the Son

a) sometimes referred to in a way which emphasises his personality and character (the "Holy" Spirit)

b) sometimes referred to in a way which emphasises his work and power (the Spirit of "Truth")

c) never referred to as a depersonalised force

2) the spirit, i.e. the vital principal by which the body is animated

a) the rational spirit, the power by which the human being feels, thinks, decides

b) the soul

3) a spirit, i.e. a simple essence, devoid of all or at least all grosser matter, and possessed of the power of knowing, desiring, deciding, and acting

a) a life giving spirit

b) a human soul that has left the body

c) a spirit higher than man but lower than God, i.e. an angel

1) used of demons, or evil spirits, who were conceived as inhabiting the bodies of men

2) the spiritual nature of Christ, higher than the highest angels and equal to God, the divine nature of Christ

4) the disposition or influence which fills and governs the soul of any one

a) the efficient source of any power, affection, emotion, desire, etc.

5) a movement of air (a gentle blast)

a) of the wind, hence the wind itself

b) breath of nostrils or mouth

Authorized Version (KJV) Translation Count Total: 385
AV - Spirit 111, Holy Ghost 89, Spirit (of God) 13,
Spirit (of the Lord) 5, (My) Spirit 3, Spirit (of truth) 3,
Spirit (of Christ) 2, human (spirit) 49, (evil) spirit 47,
spirit (general) 26, spirit 8, (Jesus' own) spirit 6,
(Jesus' own) ghost 2, misc 21; 385