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What does communion of the Holy Spirit mean in

2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

  • Please show on your Q's and A's what Bibles you're using. Thanks. – John Martin Apr 11 '19 at 18:15
  • @JohnMartin, Ok, The reference link in my quote of scripture also reveals the version. – Siju George Apr 12 '19 at 3:31
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2 Corinthians 13:14’s words “communion of the Holy Spirit” help complete the Apostle’s belief in the Blessed Trinity. The verse’s previous words include “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God..” (2 Cor 13:14 Darby)

When St. Thomas Aquinas explained 2 Cor 13-14, he chose to include verses 11 through 14.

2 Corinthians 13:11-14 (Darby)

11 For the rest, brethren, rejoice; be perfected; be encouraged; be of one mind; be at peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you. 12 Salute one another with a holy kiss. 13 All the saints salute you. 14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, [be] with you all.

St. Thomas Aquinas:

https://dhspriory.org/thomas/SS2Cor.htm

“ “God shows his love for us” (Rom. 5:8), he attributes charity to him as to its source, when he says, and the love of God, namely, the Father. Finally, the communication of divine gifts is accomplished by the Holy Spirit: “All these are inspired by one and the same Spirit” (1 Cor. 12:11). Therefore he attributes communication to the Holy Spirit, when he says, and the fellowship [participation] of the Holy Spirit. Or, he attributes this to him because he is common to the other two persons.

545.–Thus therefore the Apostle in his greeting wishes them all things that are necessary when he says: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. The grace of Christ, by which we are made just and are saved; the charity of God the Father, by which we are united to him; and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit distributing divine gifts to us. Amen. “

  • Thank you :-) Does that men talking with the Holy Spirit? as in a conversation with a person? – Siju George Apr 10 '19 at 5:21
  • That would depend on your own perspective. If you consider the Holy Spirit part of the Trinity and thus God, then you might consider talking with God. Note: St. Thomas Aquinas saw the Holy Spirit as "common to the other two persons." – John Martin Apr 11 '19 at 18:22
  • Could you please provide the source of St. Thomas Aquinas – Siju George Apr 12 '19 at 3:32
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    Sure. It's from his work in the link above... dhspriory.org/thomas/SS2Cor.htm – John Martin Apr 15 '19 at 19:30

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