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The unseen spirit life in man,
as he becomes a follower of Christ & a living son of God;
or does not

by Jacques More

Initial Synopsis
The bible informs us that without exception every man has a spirit within him. This spirit is not given fully formed, but is embryonic and, through the course of life God forms the spirit of man within him (Zechariah 12:1) and gives understanding (Job 32:8). But this is an interactive situation. Synergism is involved…

Every man has a spirit
Okay, let's first establish this simple truth: every man without exception has a living spirit.

First to be a living man you must have a body and a soul, but each of us also has a living spirit too. Paul spoke of the saints as having all three: a body, a soul and, a spirit,

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:23

Good, we know this is true of the saints. But, is this also true of would be saints?

There are God's prophets and there are false prophets. False prophets tend not to be saints, but they follow their own spirit,

Thus says the Lord GOD: "Woe to the foolish prophets, who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing!

Ezekiel 13:3

We all have a spirit, but it may no longer be true to its Maker.
As they get haughty, men fall:

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 16:18

God cuts off proud princes at the ruling judgment when Jesus returns,

He shall cut off the spirit of princes; He is awesome to the kings of the earth.

Psalm 76:12

So, every man has a spirit given by God:

Thus says God the LORD, Who created the heavens and stretched them out, Who spread forth the earth and that which comes from it, Who gives breath to the people on it, and spirit to those who walk on it:

Isaiah 42:5

God gives breath to the people on the earth and spirit to those who walk on the earth: every one. So that, if God should take these back there would be no life left on earth.

If He should set His heart on it, if He should gather to Himself His Spirit and His breath, all flesh would perish together, and man would return to dust.

Job 34:14–15

This is why God is called the God of all spirits and the Father of spirits.

. . . God, the God of the spirits of all flesh . . .

Numbers 16:22

. . . the Father of spirits . . .

Hebrews 12:9

Each of us have a spirit given by God from our beginning and, He teaches us,

. . . there is a spirit in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives him understanding.

Job 32:8

This understanding is needful since we all begin clueless as to right and wrong, when we are little.

Moreover your little ones and your children, who you say will be victims, who today have no knowledge of good and evil, they shall go in there; to them I will give it, and they shall possess it.

Deuteronomy 1:39

When we are little, we are known as innocent,

They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons, and shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with blood.

Psalm 106:37–38 (See also Jeremiah 19:4–5)

Indeed, we all began upright,

Truly, this only I have found: That God made man upright, but they have sought out many schemes.

Ecclesiastes 7:29

(Written as part of a list of things "found"
from the writer's observations in his lifetime 7:27–29)

But, despite all the innocence, the upright start, the lack of knowledge of right and wrong and, a given spirit, we all become sinners.

For there is not a just man on earth who does good and does not sin.

Ecclesiastes 7:20

We cannot be born sinners with God seeing us innocent and upright from birth. We are instead mentioned as sinning from our youth. So even the godly among us now, we know as those who have sinned. And as mentioned this is from our youth; not before.

. . . the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth . . .

Genesis 8:21

We lie down in our shame, and our reproach covers us. For we have sinned against the LORD our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even to this day, and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God.

Jeremiah 3:25 (See also Jeremiah 32:30 Recommended)

So that each of us becomes a sinner when we each turn to our own way during our youth; we each have our own "fall". We do not begin sharing in Adam's fall.

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

Isaiah 53:6

We each turn to our own way; we are not turned or begun in Adam's way. It is our "own way".

Every man is taught by God – synergism
So each of us has a spirit and, as we read above:

. . . there is a spirit in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives him understanding.

Job 32:8

Jesus also said,

"And they shall all be taught by God."
Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me.

John 6:45

Out of the all, all who are taught, only those who hear and learn are then the ones who come to Jesus. This hearing and learning is the interaction element involved which earlier in John is expressed as receiving Him.

. . . as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God . . .

John 1:12

This interaction is what enables God to transform our spirit and make it ready for birthing. God is into forming our spirit within us:

. . . the LORD, who . . . forms the spirit of man within him . . .

Zechariah 12:1

This forming and this interaction indicate to us that when we were given a spirit it was not fully formed and ready for birthing: our spirit was embryonic in existence. Yes, we all have a measure of spirit life, but we are not properly able to see or hear "spiritually" until our spirit is birthed whole.

. . . unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God . . . he cannot enter the kingdom of God . . .

John 3:3–5

But, having received Him already (John 1:12a), then God releases new authority to become a child of God (John 1:12b), and thus be birthed out of Spirit.
Jesus speaks of our physical birth, the birth of flesh, as out of water and our spiritual birth as out of Spirit.

. . . one is born of water and the Spirit . . . That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

John 3:5–6

The Greek EK is fully translated as "out of" or "from"; just to have it given as "of" is simplistic. So that,

. . . one is born out of water and the Spirit . . . That which is born out of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born out of the Spirit is spirit.

John 3:5–6 JM

Just as our physical birth involved being surrounded by water in our mother's womb, so our spiritual birth involves our spirit having been fully formed out of the Spirit surrounding. So the birth of the flesh is the birth out of water, whilst the birth of our spirit occurs out of Spirit.
That part: the birthing, is all of God: out of God (surrounding).

who – not of blood nor of a will of flesh, nor of a will of man but – of God were begotten.

John 1:13 YLT

Who, not out of blood, nor out of will of flesh, nor out of will of a man, but out of God they were birthed.

John 1:13 JM

Since receiving is involved (John 1:12a), which is possible because of spirit life already existing in each of us, and this is before a full birthing of spirit, then it is clear that a synergism is involved. God teaches (John 6:45; Job 32:8) and Jesus as The LOGOS is the light that gives light to every man:

That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.

John 1:9

This light being received, by the spirit life within enabling this, God then releases a further enabling of a full birthing and thus the ongoing seeing and entry into the kingdom of God.

See also Each of us are in the Book from our beginning as well as You and I are made by God in our mother's womb – We become sinners from our youth and Believe in The Name.

What does all this mean?
In the world of theology this spirit life existing within every one, does that not mean that the doctrine of Original Sin (we are born sinners and guilty) and that of Total Depravity (total spiritual inability) are clearly false dogma and extra biblical?

I think so. This means that the edifice of Calvinism begun in the late writings (5th century) of Augustine of Hippo have no foundation in scripture.

Unless otherwise stated Bible quotes are from the New King James Version

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