在《聖經》中，提到 Holy Ghost 的地方，不止一處。下麵列舉幾處：
Mat 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
Mark 1:8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.
Luke 1:15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.
John 1:33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
Acts 1:2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:
Rom 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
1Cor 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
1Th 1:5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
2Tim 1:14 That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Heb 2:4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
1Pet 1:12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
1Jn 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
Jude 1:20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.
從《聖經》中，我們可以了解到，耶穌死後，被埋墳墓（ tomb ）裏。耶穌複活，就是從墳墓（ tomb ）出來的。那麽，按照中外的各種傳說，從墳墓（ tomb ）裏出來的“東西”，自然就是“鬼（ ghost ）”了。但耶穌也不是一般的“鬼（ ghost ）”，而是上帝的化身，因此，冠以 Holy Ghost 。
在西方， Ghost 並不是中國人想象的那種“披頭散發、青麵獠牙、身高十丈、骷髏白骨”等等，而與中國人的“鬼”相似的東西，隻有“吸血鬼 vampire ”。西方人對於 Ghost 的概念，是一種來去無蹤、無處不在、沒有定型的異靈，而且這種異靈還具有很強大的魔法和魔力，人類是無法控製和無法理解的。所以，西方人認為 God 是 Ghost ，是完全符合西方文化的。如果中國人把上帝這個 Holy Ghost 理解成為 “披頭散發、青麵獠牙、身高十丈、骷髏白骨”的東西，那就大錯特錯了。