101. Why is the Holy Spirit necessary?

Just as the spirit of man elevates us above the beast, so the Holy Spirit elevates us from the state of the natural man to the state of a Christian, that is, a person filled with God’s Spirit.

  • The natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. (1 Corinthians 2:14)
  • If anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. (Romans 8:9)
  • For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. (Romans 8:14)