Sunday, January 5, 2014


KB, from a scriptural perspective, soul is breath life.

"then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature." (Genesis 2:7, ESV)

We have a body and soul. What God created in man which is in his image, is spirit,

"So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them." (Genesis 1:27, ESV)

So, man was originally a three part being; body, soul, and spirit. What died in Adam on the day he transgressed the commandment of God, was his spirit, and after that time God had to come into concretion to communicate with man, in the form of a burning bush, etc, culminating with the coming of his son, his word made flesh, to redeem the lost state of man.

Man is born dead in sin, Adam made it so. Jesus Christ came to make it possible for man to regain his spiritual connection to God through him.

It's all pretty spectacular, but it's also not a mystery. The mystery that had been kept hidden from before the foundation of the world was revealed on the day of Pentecost.

"When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance." (Acts 2:1-4, ESV)

To the point, soul does not complete a person. You can go through life as an empty vessel. It is only by confessing Jesus as Lord and believing God raised him from the dead that we are made whole.

"because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved." (Romans 10:9-10, ESV)

There aren't many people who put their blood, sweat, and tears into farming, one of the hardest jobs imaginable, who don't believe in God.


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