The Article elaborates the statement of Article 1 in regard to the Holy Spirit, and thereby follows naturally from the statements of Articles 2, 3, and 4 respecting our Lord. Before looking in detail at the theological topics embraced in the Article it will be useful to analyse it as a whole.
1. The Fact of the Holy Spirit; “The Holy Ghost.”
2. The Procession of the Holy Spirit; “Proceeding from the Father and the Son.”
3. The Equality of the Holy Spirit with the Father and the Son; “Of one substance, majesty, and glory, with the Father and the Son.”
4. The Godhead of the Holy Spirit; “Very and eternal God.”
It will be seen that the Article follows closely the statements of the Nicene Creed in harmony with the Church doctrine of Chalcedon.
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