It is clear that you two disagree. How would you test your beliefs? "Because I say so" is not very convincing. I am betting that there are parts of the Bible that you will misinterpret due to your religious beliefs.[/QUOTE
Sorry friend but I’m not interpreting the Scriptures just presenting what they say in plain language. What you are doing is disagreeing and using an interpretation.You misinterpret the Scriptures to fit your beliefs so you are like the pot calling the kettle black.
Christians have a lot of misconceptions concerning the Holy Spirit. One of those misconceptions is that the Holy Spirit lives inside their bodies and that it talks to them.
The Holy Spirit does not LIVE INSIDE of anyone and it does not TALK to anyone... Rather, God talks to the Messengers of God such as Jesus through the Holy Spirit.... In other words, the Holy Spirit is a medium through which God communicates to the Messengers of God... This IDEA that the Holy Spirit lives inside of Christians is yet another false Christian doctrine that came about by misinterpreting the Bible and it has led Christians astray since the very beginning...
The passage below explains what the Holy Spirit is and how the Holy Spirit works. The Holy Spirit is the Bounty of God that comes from the Manifestations of God (Messengers) to humanity. The Holy Spirit reflects upon humans and is associated with their intellectual reality but it does not descend into their bodies as most Christians believe.
Question.—What is the Holy Spirit?
Answer.—The Holy Spirit is the Bounty of God and the luminous rays which emanate from the Manifestations; for the focus of the rays of the Sun of Reality was Christ, and from this glorious focus, which is the Reality of Christ, the Bounty of God reflected upon the other mirrors which were the reality of the Apostles. The descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles signifies that the glorious divine bounties reflected and appeared in their reality. Moreover, entrance and exit, descent and ascent, are characteristics of bodies and not of spirits—that is to say, sensible realities enter and come forth, but intellectual subtleties and mental realities, such as intelligence, love, knowledge, imagination and thought, do not enter, nor come forth, nor descend, but rather they have direct connection.
For example, knowledge, which is a state attained to by the intelligence, is an intellectual condition; and entering and coming out of the mind are imaginary conditions; but the mind is connected with the acquisition of knowledge, like images reflected in a mirror.
Therefore, as it is evident and clear that the intellectual realities do not enter and descend, and it is absolutely impossible that the Holy Spirit should ascend and descend, enter, come out or penetrate, it can only be that the Holy Spirit appears in splendor, as the sun appears in the mirror.
Some Answered Questions, p. 108