Carl Trueman from Mortification of Spin recently stated,
“It’s important that I have an accurate description of my wife so that I can ascribe to her, appropriate attributes. If I describe my wife as a dog, that’s bad. If I describe her as a camel, that’s bad, and yet we seem to be very tolerant of inappropriate descriptions of the God head.”
Source: Carl Trueman, Tradition is for the Byrd, Mortification of Spin, http://www.alliancenet.org/mos/podcast/40681, Published 21/09/2016. (Accessed 27/09/2016.)
Sorry Carl, the Holy Spirit is whoever/whatever Mysti-Chick Jenn Johnson, worship leader at Bethel, says.
What is the difference between Jen Johnson calling the Holy Spirit a genie and the Pharisees calling the Holy Spirit beelzebub? A genie (aka jinn/djinn) is a DEMON in Arabian mythology.
Jinn Johnson needs to heed the words of Christ and also that of Charles Spurgeon:
Charles Spurgeon – “Always be careful how you speak of the Holy Spirit.”
“I don’t know what the unpardonable sin is, and I don’t think any man understands it; but it is something like this: “He that speaks a word against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven.” I don’t know what that means; but tread very carefully! There is danger; there is a pit which our ignorance has covered by sand; tread very carefully! you may fall into the pit before the next hour. If there is any strife in your heart today, perhaps you will go to the pub and forget it. Perhaps there is some voice speaking in your soul, and you will ignore it. I am not telling you that you will be resisting the Holy Spirit, and committing the unpardonable sin; but it is somewhere there. Be very careful.
O, there is no crime on earth so wicked as the crime against the Holy Spirit! You may blaspheme the Father, and you will be damned for it, unless you repent; you may blaspheme the Son, and hell will be your judgment, unless you are forgiven; but blaspheme the Holy Spirit, and the Lord says: “There will be no forgiveness, either in this age or in the age to come.” [Matthew 12:32]
I cannot tell you what it is; I don’t profess to understand it; but there it is. It is the danger signal; stop! man, stop! If you have despised the Holy Spirit – if you have laughed at his revelations, and scorned what Christians call his influence, I beg you to stop! This morning seriously deliberate. Perhaps some of you have actually committed the unpardonable sin; stop! Let fear stop you; sit down. Don’t drive on so rashly as you have done, Jehu! O slacken your reins! You who are such a wicked sinner – you who have uttered such harsh words against the Trinity, stop! Ah! it makes us all stop. It makes us all draw back, and say, “Have I done such a thing?” Let us think of this; and let us not at any time stifle either with the words or the acts of God the Holy Spirit. Amen.”