Spirit, Soul and Mind

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I am trying to reason something out and I need your help. Please let me know the differences between the spirit, soul and mind and how they relate one to the other. Thanks.

-- Anonymous, December 31, 2003


You couldn't let 2003 end on an easy question, could you?

Your mind - one of the physical components in your body; the brain.

Your spirit - your willingness to commit/omit godly/ungodly actions (as in the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak).

Your soul - the spiritual entity that dwells with in you, marks you as a member of the family, and links you to God.

Just my humble opinion.

-- Anonymous, December 31, 2003

The nature of man is expressed as mind, body and spirit, analogous to, and in the image of, the triune nature of Almighty God. It's interesting to note that Genesis relates man being made by "us" in "our" image when referring to God, indicating the plurality in His nature.

I believe that the soul consist of your mind, will, and emotions. The body is simply the flesh, blood, and bones “house” or “tent” in which dwell your spirit and soul. The spirit is the real person. Your spirit will either go to Heaven or Hell when you die.

This is just my simple and humble theory about the issue. God bless!!

-- Anonymous, December 31, 2003

What a most profound question!!! Thank you very much Sister Mary.

I believe that humans have a spirit, soul, and body. God breathed into man's nostrils and he became a living soul. This breath is the spirit which has persisted throughout mankind. It is the energy that perpetuates the life of the soul and the physical body.

I believe that the soul of man is his or hers eternal self and that we can be aware of its presence. I believe that if you look at a Strong's Concordance you will find many references in the Bible where the soul can rejoice, it can sin, it can have eternal life in Heaven or Hell, and it is an active part of a human. I personally believe that the concept of ones mind is equivalent to the soul. I believe that the soul has intelligence, emotion, personality,human nature(flesh), and a most dangerous component called "free will".

I believe that the body is merely the physical structure which houses our spirit and soul. Without it, we could not relate to the physical realm. However, because of it, sometimes we are separated from the spiritual realm of reality and preoccupied with the secular.


-- Anonymous, December 31, 2003

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