The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He accomplishes this by making men aware of their sinful condition and pointing out the truth concerning who Jesus Christ is. He also lives in every Christian from the very moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing the right thing. The Christian seeks to live under the power of the Holy Spirit every day.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1.
Man is created in the spiritual image of God Himself, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s wonderful creation. Although man possesses great power to do good, he is absolutely marred by sin and is inherently wicked. Mankind possesses an attitude of disobedience toward God and His Law. This disobedient spirit and the resulting acts are called sin. Sin separates mankind from God.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Psalm 58:3; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2.