Originally posted by utherpendragon
For me I do not consider the body "me". Its is a shell ,not eternal. I believe we are all eternal,which is "spirit". I consider the "soul" The same as the "spirit". You say they are two separate things? If so ,why?
For me I do not consider the body "me".
But if I were to stand beside you and sock you with my fist on your shoulder, I bet you would say "Do not hit me !" I don't think you would say "Do not hit my shoulder!"
Hitting your shoulder would be hitting you, wouldn't it?
Its is a shell ,not eternal. I believe we are all eternal,which is "spirit". I consider the "soul" The same as the "spirit". You say they are two separate things? If so ,why?
I follow the revelation of the New Testament. And soul and spirit are distinct - Hebrews 4:12
The spirit is the "organ" which communicates with spiritual reality, especially God the Spirit. The soul communicates with pcychological world - other minds, other emotions, and other wills.
We are a three part being - spirit and soul and body
according to 1 Thess 5:23:
"And the God of peace Himself sanctify you wholly, and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." (1 Thess. 5:23)
It was a great relief and revelation to me to discover that Christ's salvation included my entire being and not just my immaterial being.
Before I envisioned eternity as being some kind of cloud or vapor of light kind of heavenly existence. Then I read more carefully the New Testament. I discovered that Christ's salvation is exceedingly practical
It involves the saving of the entire soul and spirit and body of the redeemed. He thus preserves us "wholly". Resurrection and glorification are a part of His loving salvation which includes not only our soul or spirit but our body also.