Home About Us Apostolic Free Library Questions & Answers Guestbook Order Online Search The Network

Isn't the Spirit of the Father in us?

Submitted: 12/6/2007
Post a comment or
ask a follow-up question
Question: The Spirit of the Father is in Christ (God manifest in flesh) and is also in us, but we are not God. Can you explain this?

Answer: The same Spirit that was in Christ also dwells in every Spirit-filled believer (Romans 8:11). But every Spirit-filled believer is not God. This is because Christ is the uniquely-born Son of God. He is one of us, but He is more than one of us. He is the prototypical man. He is the perfect and complete physical expression of the invisible Spirit. We are able to manifest God in our flesh by living in the ways He has ordained for us, but that is not the same as being 'God manifested in the flesh.' We are made in the image of God; the Son is the image of God. There is a qualitative difference between us and the Son of God.