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THE INCREDIBLE HUMAN POTENTIAL
This spirit acts, among other things, as a COMPUTER, adding
to the brain the psychic and intellectual power. Knowledge re–
ceived in the brain through the eye, ear, and the senses is immedi–
ately "programmed" into the spirit computer. All memory is
stored in this spirit computer. This "computer" gives the brain
in–
stant recal/
of whatever portian of millions of bits of knowledge
may be needed in the reasoning process. That is to say that
MEMORY is recorded in the human spirit, whether or not it also is
recorded in the "gray matter" of BRAIN.
This human spirit also adds to man a spiritual and moral fac–
ulty not possessed by animals.
God had made the needed second spirit- the ·HoLYSPIRIT–
available to Adam. But on Adam's rebellion and taking the for–
bidden fruit, God had driven Adam out and closed all access to
the tree of LIFE - symbolic of His Holy Spirit.
Yet through Christ, a repentant humanity may yet receive
God's
GIFT
ofHis Holy Spirit. To Nicodemus Christ said, "Except
a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." Of
course Nicodemus could not quite understand that. Almost no–
body today understands it. Jesus explained, "That which is born
of the ftesh
/S
FLESH, and that which is born of the Spirit
/S
SPIRIT"
(John 3:6). Man carne from the ground. He
/S
ftesh.
Jesus was not talking about another
physical
birth or experience of
conversion in
this lije
-
but about a
spiritual
birth - when man
shall
BE
Spirit, no longer composed of matter, but composed
wholly ofSPIRIT! Yes, LITERALLY! Then he shall have been born of
God. God is Spirit (John 4:24, RSV).
Now to become human, each of us had to be
begotten
by bis
human father. Likewise, to be born
again-
ofTHE SPIRIT which is
of Goo the Father, one must first be
begotten
of the SPIRITUAL
FATHER- ofGoo.
This is explained in Romans 8:16-17: "The Spirit [ofGod] it–
self beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the [begotten] chil–
dren of God: and if children, then heirs [not yet inheritors or
possessors]; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ. ..."
And God's Holy Spirit, now combined with our human spirit
in the human MINO, does two things: (1) begets the human with
divine eternal1ife to be 1ater BORN into the Goo FAMILYas a Di-