The Spirit and spirits

Is the Holy Spirit figured by spirits (i.e., Glenlivet)? Of course! The Holy Spirit intoxicates its recipients in a way whose closest earthly analogue is fermented drink (though an analogue that falls far short, and all too often serves only as a crude and cruel parody of the Spirit). This is straightforwardly biblical: “These are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel: ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh'” (Acts 2:15-16). And: “Do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit” (Eph 5:18).

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