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How can someone be "filled with the Spirit" if the Spirit is a person? Ephesians 5:18

Ephesians 5:18: And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, [ESV] And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; [KJV] and be ...
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Is Acts 15:28 evidence that the Holy Spirit is a personal being capable of having opinions about things?

Acts 15:28 (ESV): 28 For it has seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay on you no greater burden than these requirements: Since the pronoun "us" clearly points to the people at the ...
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How can "the truth itself" speak in 3 John 1:12?

3 John 1:12: Demetrius is well spoken of by everyone--and even by the truth itself. We also speak well of him, and you know that our testimony is true. Was it a person? A document? What was it?
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Is Jesus personifying the way in John 14:6?

In John 14:6 Jesus says he is the way. Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. In English we typically use the word 'way' to ...
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What is the purpose of personification at Ephesians 4:30?

What is the purpose of personification at Ephesians 4:30?