11.2 Christianity after the death of the early Apostles

The activity of the Holy Spirit continued after the death of the early Christian Apostles:


  • He saw to it that the biblical canon of the Old and New Testaments came into being.
  • He inspired the Church Fathers in the first councils to formulate important principles of Christian doctrine. These include, for example, the doctrine of the Trinity and of the person and dual nature of Jesus as true Man and true God, as well as the knowledge of the key significance that Jesus' sacrifice and resurrection hold for the salvation and redemption of mankind.


During this period, salvation was imparted through the properly performed dispensation of Holy Baptism with water.


Beyond that, the fact that the Christian faith was able to spread around the world can also be attributed to the activity of the Holy Spirit over the centuries.