Section 7: Nervous and endocrine system (C8853502)

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“Classically, the Holy Spirit would reside in the Jewish Temple (2 Chronicles 7:1-3), specifically in the Holy of Holies,” Mandy commented, “now, he can permanently reside in our hearts (1 Corinthians 6:19-20), following baptism in the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:13).”

“Indwelling of the Holy Spirit is SO special! It’s like being Kim Kardashian !!” Blaire remarked.

“Isn’t that the Gnostic heresy of dualism?” Mandy asked, “who tried to appear more spiritual by distancing themselves from flesh, when in actuality, God created both flesh and spirit. That’s mob thus believed Jesus wasn’t truly human, because to be truly God, was not to be human.”

“Pre-Pentecost, He would come upon judges (Judges 3:9-10), prophets (Numbers 11:16-25), and other leaders for a specific purpose (Exodus 35:30-35) to anoint them with a special power to carry out their ministry, but He wasn’t a permanent possession, which was why David could say ‘Take not your Holy Spirit from me’ in Psalm 51:11.”

“Totes exclusive, residing in the hearts of all believers, but yet never discovered,” Mandy replied, “He really does seem like the forgotten person of the Holy Trinity, with the post-apostolic fathers seeming almost Bin-itarian, making only a single concluding statement in the 325 Nicene Creed, ‘And in the Holy Spirit’.”

“That’s why unlike the Old Testament Jews who were marked by impotence and terrible Sin, we have the Holy Spirit to empower us to live an abundant life coursing with power and vitality, like springs of living water, which Jesus notes should be the normality (John 7:37-39) and not the exception. Romans 8:9 notes the proof of belonging to Christ is the mark of the Holy Spirit, and 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 notes ‘to each one’ some manifestation is given. Though not the absence of problem, He provides a source of strength to live Victoria-ously over them.”

“See what I did ?” Mandy giggled, “Victoria ?”

“Following Israel’s apostasy, the Holy Spirit withdrew (Ezekiel 9:3, 11:23) in preparation for judgment on Israel,” Blaire replied, “analogously, we should not ‘grief’ (Ephesians 4:30) or ‘quench’ (1 Thessalonians 5:19) the Spirit through Sin or disobedience.”

But that’s exactly what happened. Despite Jamie and Mandy were both “on fire” for God ; their disobedience to the church’s regulation on boy/girl relationships was going to soon burn them .

“Tap that ,” Mandy remarked to Jamie, “HARD !!!” as he tried to hammer a steel tip into the cadaver’s skull.

“There is FAR too much sexual innuendo between the two of you ,” Blaire commented.

Despite the diminishing voice of the Holy Spirit, and self-justification, Mandy knew deep down what she was doing with Jamie was wrong, and she needed to repent.

But it wasn’t just Mandy who was behaving promiscuously. It takes two to tangle, right? Jamie would, for example, place his hand around Mandy, play with her hair, to the extent, that as Blaire said, “people are going to think she [Mandy] is your girlfriend.”

But do you think tangentially sprung Jamie or Mandy listen to this wise Godly counsel? Nooooooooooooooo.

“All or nothing: that reminds me of High School Musical,” Mandy remarked, “that song ‘Now or Never’.”

“The analogy should’ve been, the photoelectric effect.”

 “Oh, I love that word ‘Myelination’, it sounds like Miley,” Mandy remarked before Jamie looked at her funny, “it’s a good mnemonic because Miley ‘quickly’ changes from Miley to Hannah.”
Whilst Mandy was changing for something more appropriate to wear to Young Adults, Blaire noticed that Mandy was sporting apparel that was male, and well, Jamie’s.

“Don't you think it's a little bit weird to wear his underwear?” Blaire remarked, “Do you like him?”

"OoOoOOo, our very own sexy scandal ,” Mandy giggled.

“Mandy,” Blaire replied with increased austerity, realizing Mandy was veiling the significance of her Sin with flippancy, “Jamie, has a girlfriend.”

Unfortunately for Jamie and Mandy, their little affair was going to soon be uncovered by Sophie. Whilst waiting for the bus, Jamie and Mandy, engaged in their usual touchy feely play around. It had however, progressed from mere hand holding, perhaps as both were tired, to whilst Jamie was sitting, their pulling of arms against another, whilst Mandy was sandwiched between his legs.

Intending on catching another bus, Sophie initially failed to recognize Jamie or Mandy (as you don’t expect another girl to be gyrating your boyfriend), but when all recognized another, Sophie was visibly stunned.

“This is-,” Jamie began, before stumbling as his sympathetics kicked in, salivation decreasing.

“Hey, that’s my bus,” Sophie remarked, “I need to go.”

Although it wasn’t clear what Sophie was feeling (being tactful, she hid her feelings well), it became increasingly obvious they were over, as Jamie heard not from Sophie. It was like as if they were never friends.

But in the same vein, Jamie also heard not from Mandy.

“Did Jesus experience stress?” Emily asked.

“Yes He did, His fully human nature whilst on earth was as ordinary weak as our limitations, relating to anxiety, stress, emotion, weariness, hunger, thirst, morality, and limitation in knowledge [and thus He could grow up],” Mandy replied, “otherwise, you fail to explain His evident lack of omniscience regarding the Second Coming (Matthew 24:36), in addition to requirement for fasting and prayer.”

“This emphasizes the mistake of replacing that Jesus is ‘truly God’ per the Nicene creed with the more modern ‘100% God’, and is a Gnostic heresy, attempting to exalt Christ by denying His humanity.”

“Rather, as a result of His humanity, Jesus was a charismatic who fulfilled His ministry only by reliance on the Holy Spirit, so how much more do we do!” Blaire exclaimed, “Jesus was conceived through the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:35), begun His ministry after infilling of the Holy Spirit at His baptism (Luke 3:21-22), conducted exorcisms (Matthew 12:28), healing (Acts 10:38), preaching (Luke 4:14-21) through the Holy Spirit, standing in the role of Jesus to continue His ministry in His absence (John 16:7,13), and even the ability to atone (Hebrews 9:14).”




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