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The Mystery of Man
It may seem shockingly strange, because it is a
dimension in knowledge hitherto untaught, but the real
value of a human life lies solely in the human spirit, as it
works in combination with the human brain.
God formed man of matter, but after his own image
and likeness as to form and shape.
But the brute animal and man have the same
breath, the same source of life. They die the same death.
Human life
animal existence, but in the form and
shape of God, and with the human spirit added to the
Man was created to have a relationship with his
Maker. Therefore he was made in his Maker's form and
shape, with contact and relationship made possible by
the presence within him of the human spirit.
Man's Creation Not Yet Completed
But man's creation was not completed. He was made
mentally and spiritually only "half there." He needed
the addition of God's Spirit to unite with his spirit,
begetting him as a child of God-uniting him with
God-ultimately enabling him to be born into the very
Pause here a moment. Notice once again the duality
in God's creative process. The first man Adam was a
physical creation with the human spirit added. When
man's creation is finally complete, he will be a spiritual
creation, formed wholly of Spirit.
When man receives the Holy Spirit of God the very
Spirit and mind of the immortal God is injected into
him. It joins with his human spirit. The Spirit of God
cannot be received by, or injected into, the brute animal
because the animal has no spirit within itself with which
the Spirit of God could combine.
At this point, let me inject a truth that, at the time