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Truth Column

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Truth Column

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THE COMING OF THE SPIRIT

The everlasting present

Some argue that “if God is infinite, to Him all events are in the present”. This is a true statement. The Bible teaches that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow (Heb. 13:8). Scripturally speaking, as long as a person is baptised and kept in the Lord, the Spirit shall be given to Him, though this may occur at any point in one’s life. This is the promise of God, and although we imagine this to be done in the future and not yet fulfilled, when God makes a promise, it is as good as done.

They also question that since God knows, and is also present in the future, is it therefore biblically accurate to say that a person, after baptism, has already received the Spirit because of God’s infinity? The argument is inherently flawed because:

  • God is infinite but man is not.
  • God’s infinity is part of God’s intrinsic nature but man is flesh and is, therefore, limited by time and space.
  • The infinity of God does not change the fact that the Spirit only came after the ascension of Christ (Acts 2:32-33). The apostles still had to wait and pray for the Spirit to come, even though God knew beforehand that they would be given the Spirit.
  • This argument gravely deviates from the consistency and truth of the Bible: that God knows that a sinner will come to believe in Him and will eventually receive the Holy Spirit. Can we then conclude that even before accepting Christ he has already received the Spirit on account of God’s infinity? It just does not make any sense.

[To be continued...]


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