The Holy Spirit is the Bond

Today’s and the next two days’ quotations about the Holy Spirit are taken from Christian Believer’s book of Readings

Christian Believer is a wonderful course in the Disciple series that combines short scripture passages and quotations from theologians across the centuries to help us understand the church’s teachings on 30 different doctrines, such as this one from John Calvin:

"So long as we are without Christ and separated from him, nothing which he suffered and did for the salvation of the human race is of the least benefit for us.  To communicate to us the blessings which he received from the Father, he must become ours and dwell in us.
The whole comes to this, that the Holy Spirit is the bond by which Christ effectually binds us to himself."