"Biblical illiteracy is running rampant within many contexts. Fewer and fewer people know what the Bible actually says about key moral and theological issues, but more and more people know what they want the Bible to say on these issues.
At present doctrine is seen as cold, dead, and stiff....when we forsake doctrine, we end up creating theological beliefs in our own image—driven by the winds of our own age.
The Bible not only affirms the full divinity of the Holy Spirit, but also His personhood. Many people have mistakenly believed that the Spirit is a force or power, but not a person. However, Scripture affirms His personhood by acknowledging that He is treated as a person (Acts 5:3, 7:51; Heb. 10:29), acts like a person (John 14:26, 15:26; Rom. 8:14), has attributes of a person (1 Cor. 2:10-11; Eph. 4:30), and acts in personal ways (Isa. 63:10; Acts 13:2). In addition to these, the Bible also affirms that Christians relate to Him personally (Acts 5:3-4, 7:51)." CT
That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro,
and carried about with every wind of doctrine,..