The Holy Ghost Given to Every Person
In the second chapter of Genesis (KJV), the Lord God testified that He made the earth, and everything contained therein, before they were physically in existence. The same is true for mankind. Yet how can this be, are there two creations? The simple answer is yes. The Scriptures testify that God created everything, including man, spiritually before they were ever naturally upon the face of the earth. For God created the body of man after the image of both Him and His Only Begotten Son, and formed man from the dust of the ground. After which, God gave man a portion of His Spirit when He “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” [Genesis 2:7]
In the book of Job, Elihu testified, saying, “The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life” [Job 33:4], while John the Baptist testified that the light of Christ is in every person that comes into the world. How do people across different generations, religious upbringings, and ethnicities know that it is wrong to steal, to lie, or to commit murder? Is it because the justice system states these actions are illegal, or were these actions wrong even before they were written and instituted into law?
Perhaps the reason why our conscience, meaning an internal or self-knowledge or judgment of right and wrong, is similar for all peoples despite time and culture is because we were all created by God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son through the power of the Holy Spirit. “But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.” [1 Corinthians 8:6].
Scriptures to Consider
2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, 2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. 2:6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Job 33:4 (KJV)
33:4 The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.
John 1:9-12 (KJV)
1:9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
1 Corinthians 2:9-14 (KJV)
2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 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. 2:14 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 discerned.
1 Corinthians 3:16-17 (KJV)
3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
The Great Plan of Redemption
Twelve principles found within the Gospel of Jesus Christ outline the plan of our redemption and salvation. Beginning with the creation and ending with eternal life