The scriptures teach that the Holy Spirit is central to a person’s adoption as a child of God [Romans 8:15-17].
God is one [Deut. 6:4; Gal. 3:20]
God is (a) Spirit [John 4:24]
They that believe on him [Jesus Christ] receive the Spirit [John 7:39]
He that is joined to the Lord [Jesus Christ] is one spirit [1 Cor. 6:17]
They must worship him [God] in spirit and in truth [John 4:24]
‘For through him [Jesus Christ] we both [Jew and Gentile] have access by one Spirit [the Holy Spirit] unto the Father.’
‘no man cometh unto the Father, but by me [Jesus Christ]’
‘Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.’
‘Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.’
True fellowship, peace, and unity, (we are told) comes through the indwelling Holy Spirit.
Q: Can any person claim to know God if he/she does not know, and follow, Christ through the indwelling Holy Spirit, received by grace?