the Spirit of truth, whom the world can’t receive;
for it doesn’t see him, neither knows him.
You know him, for he lives with you, and will be in you.
But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit,
whom the Father will send in my name,
he will teach you all things,
and will remind you of all that I said to you.
“When the Counselor has come,
whom I will send to you from the Father,
the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father,
he will testify about me.
You will also testify,
because you have been with me from the beginning.
However when he, the Spirit of truth,
has come, he will guide you into all truth,
for he will not speak from himself;
but whatever he hears, he will speak.
He will declare to you things that are coming.
He will glorify me,
for he will take from what is mine,
and will declare it to you.
There are some Christian Bible scholars who are questioning the validity and accuracy of the authorship of the Four Gospels. They believed that the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were not written by themselves but by some unknown writers that were given the credit as the authors during the second century. Of course, these were just their allegations. They may be right in their findings or otherwise, they may be standing on an empty and unreliable premise with questionable conclusion.
We believed in Jesus Christ not because Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are the true authors or writers of the gospels. Whoever wrote the books is immaterial, we may not be able to know for sure the human writers behind the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, nevertheless we are confident that the Holy Spirit collated all the truth, teachings and commandments of Christ.
The Holy Spirit is a supernatural agent of the Father to reveal Jesus Christ to us who love His words and follow His commandments. The world can not see nor know the Holy Spirit for they have not received the Spirit. The real author and editor of the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John is the Holy Spirit.
The written gospels were from oral gospel, delivered from person to person, enabled by the Holy Spirit to become living proof (witnesses) to the fact that Jesus Christ had truly resurrected and alive forevermore.. We cannot prove the existence of Jesus Christ without the Holy Spirit, the Helper. The words of Jesus Christ will pass away if The Holy Spirit had not been sent during the day of Pentecost.
No person can successfully refute the experience of the early disciples who carried the historical version of works and life of Jesus Christ, real people endued with power from on High. Higher Criticism can only stand against the historical integrity of the gospels but the spiritual aspect and the supernatural undertakings of the Holy Spirit. How can you say my experience is false when we have two different experiences? How can you say the Holy Spirit is not true? There are many things in this world that we don’t see, unobservable matter and yet we consider as true and factual.
The Holy Spirit empowerment is not exclusively for the Pentecostals and /or the Charismatic people. Every follower of the words of Christ is a Spirit-filled witness of the living Christ. They are scattered in every nation testifying their personal encounter with Christ. Some of them are members of certain denominations but their allegiance belongs to their Master and Lord Jesus Christ. We are the living proof of the Holy Spirit that the message of Christ is relevant and true.
But ye shall receive power,
after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you:
and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem
and in all Judaea, and in Samaria,
and unto the uttermost part of the earth.