Question: I agree with your statement in the October TBC that “the genes the mother and father contribute to the body have nothing to do with the spirit and soul that the Holy Spirit creates in each body at conception.” Wouldn’t that mean, however, that God is responsible for creating a soul with a sin nature? Something is wrong here. Can you help me?
Answer: God created Adam’s and Eve’s soul and spirit, but He did not give them a sin nature. They sinned because they had the power of choice and rebelled against God. The Holy Spirit indwelt the spirit within Adam and Eve. When they sinned, the Holy Spirit withdrew, leaving them spiritually dead. Their offspring, therefore, had souls and spirits without the indwelling Holy Spirit, having inherited spiritual death from Adam and Eve.