In modern times, all the Bible translations, except for the King James Version, use “Holy Spirit” in all instances including those that the KJV called as the “Holy Ghost.”. Then the answer seemed very obvious to me. My conjecture is that ghost (or goost) came from an Anglo-Saxon form for “spirit” related to the German “Geist.” The translators were looking for a way to distinguish the Third Person of the Trinity, from the manifestation of God—his breath, his will—given in the Old Testament. The reason Holy Ghost is a more proper term in referring to God is because the Holy Ghost is a spirit but it has no body so when it speaks through others it’s presence seems like that of a ghost. In the Middle Ages, the English Bible was transcribed by Christian translators using different words for a Greek word to signify that there are two distinctions. This past Pentecost Sunday, we had a newly ordained transitional deacon in our parish who in his homily kept referring to the Holy Spirit as “it.” LIke, what did they teach him at Mundelein? see Galatians 5: 22-23 The words “Son of God” is only mentioned once in the Old Testament: Daniel 3: 24 – 25 DifferenceBetween.net. Nontrinitarian Christians, who reject the doctrine of the Trinity, differ significantly from mainstream Christianity in their beliefs about the Holy Spirit. It is a Judeo-Masonic conspiracy to destroy the Catholic Church from within. These translators decided that the “Holy Spirit” and the “Holy Ghost” were two entirely different ideas. Luke 4:1 The lake of fire and brimstone is the second death. And Matt, I always get the undertone of phantom when I hear “ghost”…that’s why I looked into the etymology. Then Jesus being filled with the Holly Spirit returned from The Jordan and was led by Spirit into the wilderness, there’s no any need to discuss the difference between Holly Spirit and Holly ghost again Ghost is entity from dead. Holy Ghost versus Holy Spirit, Redux; Thoughts on Anglican Usage Liturgy : Catholic Stand, The Fleet Sources – 13 May 2018 – Seventh Sunday of Easter – 24-B | The CatholicNavigator, Mary’s Extraordinary Encounter with the Holy Spirit - Big Pulpit, Belief in the Divinity of Jesus Based on the Old Testament, The Challenge of Finding Jesus in Ordinary Time, The Friars Helping to Renew the Church, Who Wrote the Gospels, and More! Your email address will not be published. I wish we could all agree on this but there are those who knowingly or unknowingly advance the agenda of the evil one…sometimes even in the name of Christ and His Church. There was respect, affection and insight in this. This means that both “Holy Ghost” and “Holy Spirit” come from the same basic Greek words. mpav, I thought pre-Vatican II liturgies were in Latin? Fortescue’s, “The Mass: A Study of the Roman Liturgy” reprinted by Preserving Christian Publications. Not 3 in one. Holy Spirit is the spirit of God which came on Mary to conceive Jesus. Peace & get a copy of The Catechism of the Catholic Church from your local parish, it will explain the nature of angels much better than me. The expression “Holy Ghost” is the same as the “Holy Spirit.” “Holy Ghost” is an older expression and “Holy Spirit” is newer. In each, the “Holy Spirit” directly connects to the Lord God. When the King James Version was published, "ghost" was a word that had the same meaning as what we would today refer to as a "spirit." 1 Timothy 3:16 KJV. I was blessed by the explanations, and in particular with your use of Greek and Hebrew. The Holy Ghost is only mentioned in the New Testamen for a reason!!! The true Catholic Faith (as revealed through Christ Jesus) has always held the angels (including St. Michael) as created beings (part of the spiritual creation) NOT Creator. Also the fiery figure before the tabernacle, when Moses spoke to the LORD face to face. The third person in the blessed Trinity. , Ghost = spirit + soul I was born after V2, so I would not know. The Holy Spirit is de really state of God not ghost since ghost is de spirit of a dead person. Still yo saying a “ghost is a spirit” of a dead… Yo agreeying to the synonymousity of the words u would have said Ghost is a ghost of a dead person. I doing more research on trying to find out why the Scholars used Holy Ghost and Holy Spirit. Actually, the traditional Roman Mass is the most ancient and venerable rite of the Catholic Church – not the Maronite. I think that “Ghost” implies personality (as in “Casper the Ghost”) only if we take the meaning of phantasm, spirit of a dead person. I have both versions on my phone as I use KJV for my morning devotion and the NKJV my Midday Meditation and at our church. The doctrine of the Catholic Church concerning the Holy Ghost forms an integral part of her teaching on the mystery of the Holy Trinity, of which St. Augustine (De Trin., I, iii, 5), speaking with diffidence, says: “In no other subject is the danger of erring so great, or the progress so difficult, or the fruit of a careful study so appreciable”. Thus (as author states above) “Ghost” was used to refer to the Third Person of the Holy Trinity, while “Spirit” referred to the presence of the Lord. Both the words are used to describe the third part of the Holy Trinity, apart from God and the son of God. That would be the Holy Ghost and fire that came over Mary and that thing been born shall be called the Son of God and named JESUS. I only want to serve God, win souls for the Kingdom of Heaven and help to keep Satan kingdom empty and have a continual feast in heaven. Also the fiery serpent on the cross, when looked upon, and be healed in the desert as a simble of what to come. “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” Both uses have and will always be faithful to the Third Person of the Most Holy Trinity. Tradition. It is the creator, the Spirit of God, and is everywhere throughout the universe. Re: Holy Ghost Vs Holy Spirit by BluntTheApostle : 12:54pm On Mar 25 , 2018 But with the most recent translations of the Holy Scriptures, the title “Spirit” is used to replace “Ghost” in almost all instances. It’s an important distinction that was observed in traditional English translations of liturgical texts, as famously seen in the Sequence of Pentecost, “Veni, Sancte Spiritus” as well as in the Vespers hymn, “Veni, Creator Spiritus”. In the day God created man , in the likeness of God made he him; male and female created he them and called them Adam!!! The most high ranked Angel is a Seraphim, a Angel of fire and the Angel of God. Do you think they were idiots in there own languages that we know better today? Our intentions are what it will stand for and that will be what is the correct one to use. John 7:39 The Holy Spirit and the Holy Ghost are one and the same. Whereas the Holy GHOST is all in all. Hell is the first death . In the days of King James or Shakespeare, “ghost” meant the live essence of a person which could also be connected to “soul” or “breath” and were considered to be synonymous to “ghost.” In those times, “spirit” was used when pertaining to the departed essence of a person or a paranormal demonic apparition. The term “Holy Spirit” occurs 7 times in the KJV. However, Having the Holy Spirit you must have, live, be a living testimony of the 9 Characteristics that is defined in the Bible of having the Characters of Jesus. The King James Version uses “Holy Ghost” where it is clear that the Third Person of the Trinity is meant, e.g. You are so correct! The Holy Ghost is the permanent presence of Jesus as a resurrected body in you. The context of the New Testament usage was from a prophetic point of view. Only than the Spirit of God came down on him and than he received all power from his Father in heaven. The same fiery spirit of Elijah that put the mark of God on John from his mothers womb , became flesh wich is the Son of God through a virgin , meaning no earthy father. The Holy Ghost came over Mary and that thing been born shall be called the Son of God and Named JESUS. Why? However, knowing that I have the Holy Spirit and that i am living and being Faithful to God in all ways, not just in my Tithes. We need a return to traditional practices such as: placing tabernacles in the center of the altar, receiving the Eucharist kneeling and on the tongue, traditional Latin liturgy, proper liturgical music (Gregorian Chant), dressing our BEST for Mass, women veiled in Church, and yes, even saying Holy Ghost. Ps 66:2 . As the Holy Spirit is the Comforter sent by God, but in order to Heal and cast out demons etc as Paul and Jesus’ Disciples you must have the Holy Ghost. **It brought joy to my heart to see students, not nerdy types, talk with humor and eloquence about their education, their classmates (their \”brothers\”) and their teachers. The only difference is the way the word was used during the old times and today. Holy Spirit therefore is now universally used in all official texts, and over the last 50 years or so has become common usage. emotions, will, desires, etc. After Jesus came back to Earth, when he arose on the third day, The Holy Ghost was among them when He ascended back to Heaven. Gerard Manley Hopkins, “Your soul is the ship, the Holy Spirit is the wind; he blows into your will and your soul goes forward . Answer: Of the modern English translations of the Bible, it is only the King James Version of the Bible which uses the term “Holy Ghost.”. Before these things, there was the Holy Trinity, Not angels. Like I said, I’m still doing research on this. I love Spiritus Sanctus, and feel Holy Spirit conveys that much better. Please note: comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. The Hebrew word for “spirit” is ruach, which also can mean breath or wind. In one sense this is true (for modern readers), but in another, there is a real advantage of speaking of the Holy Ghost rather than the Holy Spirit. Your dream sheet of bygone years is almost sad . The terms “Holy Spirit” and “Holy Ghost” mean exactly the same thing; both refer to the third Person of the Trinity (the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit). “Spirit” sounds dry and impersonal. Try it in hebrew , it is quite interesting. At first, I refrained from entering this debate of whether there is any difference between the Holy Ghost and the Holy Spirit. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail, Written by : bengee. The word spirit is the Latin word for the English word ghost.Both mean 'soul, non-corporeal being'. The relationship between the Holy Spirit or Light of Christ and every living thing, whether a planet, plant, animal, human or ecosystem is direct, immediate and continual. It is a must. The terms “Holy Spirit” and “Holy Ghost” mean exactly the same thing; both refer to the third Person of the Trinity (the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit). One of the phrases "Holy Spirit" and "Holy Ghost" is generally preferred traditionally by one or another Christian denomination. It was the Novus Ordo’s way of keeping things more in line with jewish thought. It also says Christ in you the hope of glory. Modern English users rarely use “Holy Ghost” nowadays. Francis Libermann, cofounder of the order C.S.Sp (Congregation of the Holy Spirit–Spiritans*), “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth.” John 16:13 (KJV), “Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.” Psalm 51 (KJV), “Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.” John 14:26 (KJV), “And I believe in the Holy Ghost the Lord, and Giver of Life . That is before the messiah came. So, let’s do a dry, academic-type inquiry into Biblical language. Most of all, you are humble like a child. Only one God (in three consubstantial Persons- Father, Son & Holy Spirit) is Creator. In the Wycliffe translation (1395) there is “sche was founde hauynge of the holy goost in the wombe” (Matt 1:18, The Bible Corner). And she said, that was all I needed to confirm that I had the Holy Ghost. bengee. While it is beautiful and reverent it is not the oldest christian tradition. In Tudor, or Elizabethan, English the words “ghost” and “spirit” meant the same thing. However, the right to have the Holy Ghost with you at all times comes from baptism and confirmation in the Lord's true church. Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost. See the Wikipedia article about the Holy Ghost Fathers, the Spiritan web-site, and the articles about des Places and Liberman. It is called the Gift of the Holy Ghost. Praise *GOD* for the grace of our *LORD JESUS* 2 Cor 13:14. “ Nicene Creed, Anglican Usage Liturgy, Last week I attended my grandson’s graduation from Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Philadelphia. If I hadn’t grown up with it, maybe I wouldn’t feel this way, but that’s how it is. speak of the prayers, the Glory Be, the Sign of the Cross, etc. See Thayer’s Greek Lexicon. The holy ghost is the personality who can only dwell in those who beleived and received Jesus. The Holy Ghost and the gift of the Holy Ghost are not the same. In Latin “The Holy Spirit” is called “et Spiritus Sancti”. They are all one, yes. Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost. And in ghost is devilish. John 3:5 The ‘Spirit’ here is the Spirit of God in which without it you can’t enter the kingdom of God. John 14:17 “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” 2.The differences in the usage of “Holy Ghost” and “Holy Spirit” are mostly due to the nuances of the English language affected by the incorporation of words from other languages. (Congregation of the Holy Spirit–Spiritans. The Holy Ghost is the Spirit of a departed one. When we go through our Savior to reach God, We really need to go through the Holy Ghost? I’m still researching on this. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit; Before Resurrection and after. i.e. The earthy man who was alone. You see we Catholics are a balanced people. Thus, some ancient translations of Scripture, including the King James Version, have the terms Holy Spirit and Holy Ghost referring to the Spirit of God. In recent years, the latter has become the more common term even though originally they were synonyms. Yet there was no difference in meaning at that time. What matters is that we are humble before God and love Him with all our hearts. Because the word “ghost” has a different meaning today than it did … Cf. The we do a diligent search of the Bible it teaches us that when we receive the Holy Ghost that we receive the Spirit of Jesus not a third person in the doctrine of the trinity. As a matter of fact, it is the more modern versions that have favored the use of Holy Spirit over Holy Ghost. The Greek “pneuma” is used for “ghost” and “hagion” for “holy.” These words were combined as “hagion pneuma” in all instances which have been translated to English as “Ghost” or “Spirit” greatly depending on the interpretation of the translator. KJV John 3 vs 5 States: Jesus answered, Verily,verily, I say to unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. The KJV used the title “Holy Spirit” rarely. If there is a Angel of God and a Angel of the LORD, ore a Son of God and a son of God , ore the LORD and the Lord , ore a LORD God and a LORD thy God , ore a Seraphim and a Cherubim , i can go on and on….. On the other hand, the term “Holy Ghost” was used as a description of the third person or spirit in the Holy Trinity. And in my opinion, this linguistic distinction ought to be retained – at the very least, to avoid confusing what is being referred to: the Holy Ghost, or the Spirit of the Lord. Most people assume that Holy Ghost is simply an antiquated name for the Holy Spirit, and that Spirit is less ghastly than Ghost. so Holy ghost is the third person of trinity Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. I told her it was just a matter of translation and oh my! Cherubim = Sheraphim The spirit of America. 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