The Third Article: Sanctification
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
What does this mean?
I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to Him; but the Holy Spirit has called me by the Gospel, enlightened me with His gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith. In the same way He calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith. In this Christian church He daily and richly forgives all my sins and the sins of all believers. On the Last Day He will raise me and all the dead, and give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ. This is most certainly true.
Hardly. As it spoke to Virgin Mary through that window or whatwasit, it was the originator of Jesus . I believe it is 'it', or perhaps both he and she. God knows (ha, he better does).
We'll I'm thinking - each part of the Trinity can exist independently of each other and still be the one God. God being the father and the Son and then the Holy Spirit is male gender based on Scripture, I'll stick with that.
Anyone who stayed in a Christian Church for any substantial period of time (I'd say more than a couple weeks) would've had to come to the conclusion that the Holy Spirit (a.k.a. Holy Ghost in some Baptist Holiness Churches) was way beyond anything like gender, race or age. IMHO, if the church you did pass through in your dalliances with God didn't teach you any better than to be wondering if the Holy spirit was man or woman, then you were done a disservice.
Everybody knows the Holy Spirit is a dove!
Who cares about a dove's gender?
Fact is, we don't even know if the Holy Spirit exists -- so we obviously cannot know whether it has a gender.