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or comprehend - the things of Goo, except by ANOTHER spirit,
the Holy Spirit ofGOD.
Justas no dumb animal can know the things ofman's knowl–
edge, neither could man, by brain alone, except by the spirit of
man - the human spirit - that is in man. So also, in the same
manner, even a man cannot know - comprehend - the things of
God, unless or until he receives
the Holy Spirit of
Stated still another way, all humans have from birth a spirit
called "the spirit of man" which is IN THEM. Notice carefully that
this spirit is NOT the man.
is something
THE MAN. A man
might swallow a small marble.
is then something
the man,
but it is
the man or any part of him as a man. The man was
made of the dust of the ground - mortal. This human spirit is not
the soul.
is something IN the soul which (soul) itself
physical MAN.
Notice, further, verse 14: "But the natural man receiveth not
the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him;
neither can he know them, because they are spiritually dis–
So, from birth, God gives us one spirit, which for lack of a
better term 1 call a human spirit.
gives us MIND power which is
not in animal BRAIN. Yet that MIND power is
to knowledge
of the physical universe. Wuv? Because knowledge enters the
human mind ONLY through the five physical senses.
But notice that God had not completed the creation of MAN
at the creation of Adam and Eve. The
creation was com–
pleted. They had this "human" spirit at their creation.
But now must fol/ow the spiritual creation.
This required
a sec–
spirit in man - the HoLYSPIRIT of God.
"And the (Eternal] God formed man of the dust of the
ground ... and planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he
put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made
the [Eternal] God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight,
and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden,
and the tree of knowledge of good and evil" (Gen. 2:7-9).
Actually and literally, Adam, as yet, was "not all there." The
spirit of man was in him - but not the Spirit of God. God offered