The Deity of the Holy Spirit in Mark 2:8

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pneumaMark 2:8:

And immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they thus questioned within themselves, said to them…

Mark 2:1-12 is a stumbling block to all who deny the Deity of Jesus Christ, for it clearly teaches that while God alone has the authority to forgive sins, restore paralytics to full functioning, and read the thoughts of men, Jesus Christ also has the same. Christ’s ability to forgive and heal and know the inner workings of the minds of men clearly show us that he is not merely a man or an exalted spirit creature but Yahweh in the flesh. This is problematic for the Jehovah’s Witness and others like them, for it reveals Jesus has divine attributes (i.e. omnipotence and omniscience) and prerogatives (i.e. the authority to forgive sins) which cannot be assigned to a mere creature without committing the sin of blasphemy.

There are many ingenious attempts to…

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