Is the spirit, body and soul connected?

body is not spiritWhat happens to an unbeliever’s spirit when he physically dies? Will it return to God? Or as man is three-fold, will his spirit, body and soul suffer for eternity in Hell?

You are born again and you don’t really feel any different. Not physically and what is this part of me that is spirit. I look the same and I am still tempted by the same things as before. So why am I now different?

First, human beings consist of two parts: a material and immaterial part. Our body is the material and is the physical part of us that is made up of senses (taste, smell, touch, sight and hearing. The part that connects us to God and covers matters like faith, trust, hope is our spirit and is the immaterial part of us. There is no third part. Thus, man is not three-fold. At times Scripture uses poetic language to describe human existence in terms beyond the physical and spirit, yet these instances were not intended to serve as literal descriptions of our existence. Continue reading

Why does God let bad things happen to believers?

believersWhy does bad things, terrible things happen to God’s children? Why doesn’t God protect believers from the evil of this world?

Christians commonly wonder why our lives on earth includes difficulties, trials, tragedy and sadness even after we have become a follower of Jesus Christ and an adopted child of God. But the Bible never assures believers that life on earth will be trouble-free simply because we have become followers of Jesus. In fact, the Bible tells us exactly the opposite: Continue reading

Can someone continue in sin and still be saved?

sinDoes a person lose their salvation because of their continued sin? If someone who had accepted Christ as his personal Savior (e.g., a Christian) but is still willfully fornicating sinfully, when he dies, so far as salvation is concerned is he still saved?

First and foremost, it’s important for us to understand how we become a Christian, that is, how we are saved. While I won’t list all references here, the following verses are very clear and explicit. They tell us in no uncertain terms that salvation is an act of God, not of man. Put another way, God is completely sovereign over who is and is not saved. Continue reading