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reformedct
Jan 4th 2009, 04:32 AM
What are we made up of? Two parts, or three?

Are we mind/spirit and body

or is the mind and spirit separate?---> mind and body and spirit?

Yukerboy
Jan 4th 2009, 04:42 AM
I'm not dogmatic about this, but I would be willing to say that man is Two parts.

Spirit and Mind/Body. For the mind comes from flesh (the brain), flesh comes from flesh, and spirit comes from Spirit.

markedward
Jan 4th 2009, 05:35 AM
I don't think it really matters...

There's obviously complicated things going on with our natures... but it's not something we should claim to know when Scripture doesn't exactly go into our "spiritual anatomy".

crossnote
Jan 4th 2009, 06:53 AM
I'm not dogmatic either but I like to view it as follows.

We have a body and a spirit. Our soul is the resulting complex interrelationship between our body and spirit.

Sirus
Jan 4th 2009, 08:11 AM
1Th 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

matthew7and1
Jan 4th 2009, 01:24 PM
1Th 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
great quote sius!

Walstib
Jan 4th 2009, 01:53 PM
I know I've learned to be cautious about dogmatically calling things dogmatic.....

holyrokker
Jan 5th 2009, 03:11 AM
I know I've learned to be cautious about dogmatically calling things dogmatic.....
Are you dogmatically dogmatic about your dogmatic view of dogma? ;)

crossnote
Jan 5th 2009, 05:57 AM
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground (body), and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life (spirit); and man became a living soul (combo of the two).
(Gen 2:7)

Walstib
Jan 5th 2009, 01:41 PM
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground (body), and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life (spirit); and man became a living soul (combo of the two).
(Gen 2:7)

This could work in the now on earth.

But then what is a man when he does not have a body of flesh(dust)?
(Psa 49)(1Pe 1:6-9)

Peace,
Joe

threebigrocks
Jan 5th 2009, 03:09 PM
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground (body), and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life (spirit); and man became a living soul (combo of the two).
(Gen 2:7)


Yep, three parts.

theBelovedDisciple
Jan 5th 2009, 03:15 PM
1Th 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Yes, three parts.... body, soul, spirit...... and good post!

reformedct
Jan 5th 2009, 05:08 PM
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground (body), and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life (spirit); and man became a living soul (combo of the two).
(Gen 2:7)


it is my view that the breath of life was not spirit but simply as it says, breath. I think the breath of life was the ability to breathe and live but i could be wrong

Toymom
Jan 5th 2009, 06:02 PM
1Th 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Yep. 3 parts.
That verse
strongly indicates that man is of three parts: spirit, soul, and body. The spirit as our inmost part is the inner organ, possessing God-consciousness, that we may contact God (John 4:24 (http://online.recoveryversion.org/getScripture.asp?vinfo=John4:24); Rom. 1:9 (http://online.recoveryversion.org/getScripture.asp?vinfo=Rom1:9)). The soul is our very self (cf. Matt. 16:26 (http://online.recoveryversion.org/getScripture.asp?vinfo=Matt16:26); Luke 9:25 (http://online.recoveryversion.org/getScripture.asp?vinfo=Luke9:25)), a medium between our spirit and our body, possessing self-consciousness, that we may have our personality. The body as our external part is the outer organ, possessing world-consciousness, that we may contact the material world. The body contains the soul, and the soul is the vessel that contains the spirit. In the spirit, God as the Spirit dwells; in the soul, our self dwells; and in the body, the physical senses dwell. God sanctifies us, first, by taking possession of our spirit through regeneration (John 3:5-6 (http://online.recoveryversion.org/getScripture.asp?vinfo=John3:5-6)); second, by spreading Himself as the life-giving Spirit from our spirit into our soul to saturate and transform our soul (Rom. 12:2 (http://online.recoveryversion.org/getScripture.asp?vinfo=Rom12:2); 2 Cor. 3:18 (http://online.recoveryversion.org/getScripture.asp?vinfo=2Cor3:18)); and last, by enlivening our mortal body through our soul (Rom. 8:11 (http://online.recoveryversion.org/getScripture.asp?vinfo=Rom8:11), 13 (http://online.recoveryversion.org/getScripture.asp?vinfo=Rom8:13)) and transfiguring our body by His life power (Phil. 3:21 (http://online.recoveryversion.org/getScripture.asp?vinfo=Phil3:21)). http://online.recoveryversion.org/

Walstib
Jan 6th 2009, 01:13 AM
Are you dogmatically dogmatic about your dogmatic view of dogma? ;)

Only when I think I am right...:D

Sirus
Jan 6th 2009, 02:19 AM
it is my view that the breath of life was not spirit but simply as it says, breath. I think the breath of life was the ability to breathe and live but i could be wrong
the body without the spirit is dead

crossnote
Jan 6th 2009, 06:19 AM
it is my view that the breath of life was not spirit but simply as it says, breath. I think the breath of life was the ability to breathe and live but i could be wrong

If it is simply 'breath' as in 'I breathe air', then how would that be any more special than the animals who also breathe?

reformedct
Jan 6th 2009, 06:34 PM
If it is simply 'breath' as in 'I breathe air', then how would that be any more special than the animals who also breathe?


like i said i could be wrong. i think Job did say i breathe your spirit in my nostrils or something like that so i guess it was the spirit

crossnote
Jan 7th 2009, 06:22 AM
like i said i could be wrong. i think Job did say i breathe your spirit in my nostrils or something like that so i guess it was the spirit

Yes they are different Hebrew words. It would make an interesting word study.

All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;
(Job 27:3)

Grace40
Jan 7th 2009, 08:15 PM
What is the difference between the spirit and soul?

Emanate
Jan 7th 2009, 08:20 PM
Yes they are different Hebrew words. It would make an interesting word study.

All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;
(Job 27:3)



Yes, but Spirit and Wind are the same word.