JAMES 1:21 "Receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls."
One of the most familiar expressions in the word of God is, "soul and spirit." The Bible cannot be read and studied without it being often seen; but can the depth and full implication of the basic truth it exposes be fully understood? Perhaps not, unless the reader can also understand a teaching of the "Triune Godhead" because it has a close relationship to the soul and spirit of people. Scripture teaches there is but one Supreme, and Eternal GOD; but also HE is spiritually recognized as holding three different positions as FATHER, SON and HOLY GHOST. That fact forces us to believe God is the Triune being. Your Bible teaches God created man in His own image. (GENESIS 1:27 "So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him: male and female created He them..) Therefore if men and women are created in the image of God: they are also triune. This fact confuses many people who refer to people as having a soul. That is not true, they should understand they do not have a soul, but that they are a soul. (Genesis 2:7 "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.") That is how men should be described. In reality they are a soul, they have a God given spirit, and they live in a temporary body. When God breathed into man's nostrils' he became a living soul; God actually gave man a part of HIMSELF which makes him to be a soul, and that soul is eternal like God is eternal and is the part of man that can enter Heaven and live forever. These flesh and blood bodies cannot ever enter heaven. (1 Corinthians 15:50 "For this I say brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God: neither doth corruption inherit incorruption".) These flesh and blood bodies are temporary and at death they will see corruption and stink, and will never be permitted to be in Heaven. (Ecclesiastes 12:7 "At death the body shall return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God Who gave it.")
To be continued next week.