Today, the origin of the Holy Spirit as a “begotten” aspect of the GODhead is considered. For many mature Christian believers, the verse from the Gospel of Matthew (28: 19, King James Version, KJV) is familiar as “the Great Commission,” however, this Scripture is not to be seen as commanding the use of specific holy names or a formula to invoke the divine presence during rituals of water baptism. What should come into view, instead, is how the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are each to be knowable, known, and recognizable through the sacred actions, practices, and events they produce that may include separate aspects of baptism and rebirth. A writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “DIGIMAN” (Level 6 with 22,625 points, a member since June 28, 2010) posted the following:
In Matthew 28:19, is the ***holy spirit*** begotten like Jesus ?
9 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
THE GOLDEN ARROW: Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation. (Psalms 91: 14-16, King James Version, KJV)
THE DOUBLE DAGGER: Knowing GOD and Sin? (02/03/2017); Exalted By The Father? (01/26/2017); Divine Presence and Spirit (01/18/2017); The Spirit and Prophecy (01/04/2017); Holy Writings and Spirit? (12/16/2016); The Relationships With GOD? (11/30/2016); Divine Meanings and Values? (03/31/2016)
“DIGIMAN”, the GODhead is marked by oneness without sameness. Language in the Scripture that speaks to Jesus Christ as “begotten” acknowledges the appearance of divinity using human form (we say, the Incarnation) as a tool for the full revelation of GOD whose makeup and substance is spirit. Inseparable aspects of the totality of sacred substance have been made manifest that include faith, forbearance, forgiveness, holiness, humility, joy, longsuffering, lovingkindness, active presence, wisdom, and wrath against sin. For mature Christian believers, the major focus for the entire Scripture record (Genesis to Revelation) is Jesus Christ, not the Holy Spirit who appears as his agent, co-worker, and spokesperson. Jesus is to be known as both the “son of Man” and “the son of GOD.” This allows sinners to acknowledge the completeness and fullness of Deity, the continuing possibilities for correct relationship with divinity, and the eternal existence, participation, and provision of GOD for existence, life, meaning, and value. It is correct to say that Christ was “begotten”, for the Son of the Highest did come to the earth by human birth, even though not by human sexual reproduction. Before becoming known through flesh and spirit, the One Sent to begin the transformation of mankind through baptism and rebirth (death and burial of ones inborn spirit, rebirth having divine DNA, so to speak) existed in heaven as The Word. Consider again the following from the holy writings:
(1.) John 1: 1-5, King James Version (KJV): 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
(2.) Galatians 4: 4-7, KJV: 4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. 6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
(3.) Colossians 1: 16-20, KJV: 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; 20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, (4.) Acts 17: 29-31, KJV: 29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. 30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: 31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.
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