(ii) the comforter in john 14: 26 can never be the "holy ghost" because jesus (pbuh) had already explained—

and i will pray the father, and he shall give you another comforter, that he may abide with you for ever.

(holy bible) john 14: 16

the emphasis here is on the word "another," an other, a different one, an additional one, but of the same kind, yet distinctly different from the first. who is then the first comforter? the christian world is unanimous that in this case the speaker himself — jesus christ (pbuh) is the first comforter; then the other, the one to follow must be of like nature, subject to the same conditions of hunger, thirst, fatigue, sorrow and death.

but this promised comforter was to "abide with you for ever!" no one lives for even jesus (pbuh) was mortal so must the coming comforter also be mortal. no son of man can ever be immortal!

every soul shall have a taste of death.

(suraal-i-imran) holy qur'an 5:185

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