Soul and Spirit
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.(1 Thessalonians 5:23) KJV
The Bible tells us that we, humans, have both a soul and a spirit. However soul and spirit aren’t the same thing, so how do we differentiate the soul from the spirit?
God is a spirit, and we (that’s me and the Holy spirit) have isolated God the Father, Alpha, to be Hydrogen. The Holy spirit, Omega, is ὮOxygen. This gives us a way to resolve the Holy Trinity with particle physics. Alpha fused with Omega to form Alpha and Omega, God the Son, who is the material from which the universe is made (the deep).
We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.– Matty’s Razor
Our body is made of the dust of the Earth. It’s animated by a spirit from God.
- IF the body is the dust of the Earth,
- AND the spirit is from God,
- THEN the soul is us: our consciousness and personality.
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.(Hebrews 4:12) NKJV
Once upon a time we thought that it would be possible to look up all of the times the words soul and spirit occur in the Bible, group them somehow, and see the pattern that would delineate one from the other. It was confusing, and it ended up looking as if soul and spirit were synonyms: words used interchangeably for the same thing. The thing is, this can’t be the case because the Word of God is able to discern between them.
Faith is believing in something that you can’t see, because of evidence.– Faith, definition
Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.(Ezekiel 18:27) KJV
The word soul occurs 458 times in the King James Version of the Bible. The majority of these references are references to the person as an individual. It’s as if the word soul could be used interchangeably with any personal pronoun. However there are many interesting references to the possible nature of the soul, its redemption, and its continuation after the death of the body in one of two states: alive or dead.
- Alive, or quickened,
- inhabiting a new undying body in the presence of God in heaven, or
- yet still capable of receiving stimuli and interacting with the environment,
- in the absence of a physical body,
- cut off from the presence of God and in either
- hell (temporary),
- at the final judgment (temporary,
- or in the lake of fire (permanent).
IF the body is the dust of the Earth, AND the spirit is from God, THEN the soul is us: our consciousness and personality. But where is it? Is it a thing? What is it? Is the soul in the blood? We used scripture to test the hypothesis that life consists of 4 states (body, blood, spirit and soul) analogous to the 4 states of matter (solid, liquid, vapor and plasma). It doesn’t work. We concluded that the soul is a gravity node, and blood is the seat of the spirit, not the soul.
There is a blood-soul connection but this pertains to dietary restrictions and the handling of blood or dead bodies, and the ceremonial requirements for cleansing afterward. Is the soul wet? The ancient Hebrews had an innate sense that the soul was wet, or was in a liquid state, as is evident from the concept that it could be poured out. Not only that, but the ancient Hebrews thought that the soul could be dried up.
And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, I pray thee, let this child’s soul come into him again. And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.(1 Kings 17-21-22) KJV
We can isolate the difference between soul vs. body, and say that the soul isn’t simply the result of the spirit dissolving in the blood. Above we can see that when the boy stopped breathing (the loss of the spirit) his body died. Then his soul left his body. We know that when a person dies their blood doesn’t suddenly disappear or evaporate, it coagulates, so even though we have a good case to make that the soul inhabits the blood, the soul is distinct from it, and it has another nature.
Jesus warned us about hell as the place where unrepentant souls suffer torment. We’re supposed to tell the world that Jesus is the way to redeem our souls and avoid hell. That’s when you encounter this:
“There’s no such thing as a soul because science can’t detect it.”– Atheist Science Troll
If science can’t detect it then it doesn’t exist. Gravitational waves were first detected in September 2015. According to SciPop rationale, before that they didn’t exist. The soul conclusion is that souls are nodes of gravity.
The reason for creation is the manifestation of sentient life with free will.– The Reason for Creation
Soul and Spirit – Navigation
|1||Soul and Spirit||1 Thessalonians 5:23|
|Is the Soul in the Blood?||Leviticus 7:26-27|
|A Blood-Soul Connection||Psalms 72:14|
|Is the Soul Wet?||1 Samuel 1:15|
|Soul vs. Body||1 Kings 17-21-22|
|The Soul Conclusion||1 Timothy 1:6-7|
|2||Hypothesis 27||Psalms 139:15|
|Testing Hypothesis 27||Genesis 4:10|
- Call upon the name of Jesus Christ,
- believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
- confess your sin.
Read through the Bible in a year
|Reading plan||June 2|
|Chronological||Song of Solomon|
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