The scriptures states that the believer is the temple of God, that God is within us, that if we give something to a child of God its as if you gave it to God, that we are one with God in Christ... etc, so are we incarnations (avatars) of God?
Romans 8:11, Romans 8:23
According to this (non-Christian) post, this is the case.
Another word used for the Holy Spirit is Antaryamin —"Indwelling One", a term from the bhakti tradition of devotion to a personal deity. In the s Bishop A.J. Appasamy used this concept to interpret the doctrine of the Holy Spirit in terms of"abiding"in John's Gospel, understanding this to refer to the inner life of the believer, particularly in its moral dimensions. In fact, Appasamy uses antaryamin to refer to the indwelling of all the persons of the Trinity, as do other famous bhaktas such as Narayan Vaman Tilak, the Maharashtrian poet. It seems the closeness of the bhakti relationship with the divine needs no mediation and therefore no explicit theology of the Holy Spirit, though the language is highly spiritual. This is clearly evident in the work of Vengal Chakkarai who regards the Holy Spirit as the continuing presence of resurrected Jesus, the permanent Avatar or appearance of God, and concludes that"the Holy Spirit is Jesus himself taking his abode within us". Chakkarai's theology starts from the reality of the experience of the Spirit, of"faith-union"with Christ and he accuses Western theologians of obscuring this fact with creeds and formulations. For the bhakta, the union with the Christ is not the result of renunciation and a process of self-realisation but an immediate experience in the midst of life from which loving devotion flows. This is what gives bhakti its popular appeal. It is a revival or pentecostal-charismatic type of spirituality and, in this sense, many indigenous Christian movements of India, such as those described by F. Hrangkhuma, could be described as bhakti movements.
I'd like to know what the Christian teaching is on this, if it's been addressed.
Is there any established teaching, either denominational, doctrinal, or from an Aplogetic standpoint that addresses whether or not the Christian teaching of the inwelling of the Holy Spirit implies that we are imperfect avatars of God that become perfect avatars of God on The New Earth?