3.5.4.1 The Helper and Comforter

Jesus Christ is the Helper and Advocate of His own (Matthew 28: 20; 1 John 2: 1). In His farewell discourses before His capture and crucifixion, the Son of God promised yet another Comforter, namely the "Paraclete" (derived from the Greek term parakletos = assistant, intercessor, helper, or comforter): "And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever ... But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you" (John 14: 16, 26). The Holy Spirit is this "other" Comforter and Helper who will remain with the church. He testifies of Jesus Christ and glorifies Him (John 16: 14).

After the ascension of the Lord and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, this Spirit keeps the gospel alive among the followers of Christ and assists them (Matthew 10: 19-20).

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