Filioque, the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ, and Dake’s Ideas about the Godhead.
Romans 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Does Romans 8:9 imply that the Spirit of God is the Spirit of Christ?
About a thousand years ago, the Eastern Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church, as they are now known split over various issues, politics, papal lands, papal power and such. And the theological reason or excuse behind it was that the Roman Catholics had changed the Nicene Creed, as the Eastern Orthodox would point out, without an ecumenical council.
The Eastern folks, from what I understand, saw the statement that the Spirit proceeded from the Father to be important because they considered both the Son and the Spirit to be dependent on the Father for their existence. A saint had called the Son and the Spirit the hands of God.
Roman Catholics saw it from a different perspective. The Father sent the Spirit in Jesus’ name. Here’s a little article on the topic.
If the Spirit of God is the Spirit of Christ, then how should we approach Dake’s idea that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit have a body soul and spirit?
Isn’t that four spirits in that theory? each having his own spirit, in his theory, along with the Holy Spirit being the Spirit.
How does Dake’s theology square with either eastern or western theological beliefs about the Spirit of God?
The filioque is a Latin term that deals with church controversy that the Holy Spirit proceeds from both the Father and the Son. We conclude that the Holy Spirit does proceed from the Father.