Immortality of the Soul: http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/8092-immortality-of-the-soul “The belief that the soul continues its existence after the dissolution of the body is a matter of philosophical or theological speculation rather than of simple faith, and is accordingly nowhere expressly taught in Holy Scripture. As long as the soul was conceived to be merely a breath,1 and inseparably … Continue reading Jewish Encyclopedia statement on Immortality Soul
What is biblical definition of Spirit when related to our bodies?
If you have not read “A Biblical Soul (Nephesh) is the whole Person including the Body” it would be helpful in understanding the definition of Spirit. This post deals with the life giving force of the Spirit and the relationship to our bodies. It will not other attributes like healing, power to move mountains and … Continue reading What is biblical definition of Spirit when related to our bodies?
A Biblical Soul (Nephesh) is the whole Person including the Body
The Biblical Concept of “Soul” We proceed now to an examination of the Biblical concept of “soul.” It is our understanding of this term which will condition our understanding of the state of man in death. The foundation of the Biblical anthropology is laid in Genesis 2:7: “The LORD God formed man of the dust … Continue reading A Biblical Soul (Nephesh) is the whole Person including the Body
Greek Christians Did Not Understand the Resurrection – 1 Corinthians 15
The Greek mind had great difficulty accepting the concept of the resurrection of the flesh. They had been steeped in Plato’s “immortality of the soul” doctrine and his claim that the flesh was the “prison of the soul,” and that all physical substance was inherently corrupt. To the Greeks, escaping the body of flesh and ascending into the “celestial spheres” as pure “spirit” was the goal. Consequently, the idea of the resurrection of the flesh meant permanent imprisonment in inherently corrupt matter, and permanent confinement to this material creation.
What Happens When we Die?
Preface Due to the influence of Greek thought we have been schooled to believe that when we die our soul leaves the body and goes to heaven or hell when we die. But is that what the bible teaches? Tim Warner demonstrates that this is not what the men of God believed. A Sequential Survey … Continue reading What Happens When we Die?