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

Romans 6 – Consequences For Our Spirit-A New Spirit

Our new spiritThe consequences for our spirit when we receive God’s salvation through  faith                   ROMANS 6 – Part 2 

Right away, you reach the core idea of this chapter, the main point of teaching on the consequences of salvation for our spirit. Our old spirit was put to death Romans 6with Christ and so it has ceased to exist. Paul uses the concept of baptism to explain what happened when we were saved by our faith in Jesus Christ. And to understand this comparison properly, we first need to understand the term baptism properly. The word baptism means a washing and there are two baptisms described in the New Testament. One is spiritual, one is physical. One God does, one we do. One produces a death and rebirth, the other pictures a death and rebirth.

The first baptism the Bible describes is the spirit baptism or the baptism of the Holy Spirit. This is a baptism of spirit in the sense that a person is immersed by the Spirit of God. The Spirit of God comes to live inside a person, so in that sense the person is completely immersed by the Spirit. The baptism of the Spirit is the moment we are born again, as Jesus said to Nicodemus: Continue reading