When spirit-ual of divide asunder soul<-->spirit, then try the spirits: spirit of error vs spirit of truth?

1John 4 seems to suggest trying plural spirits,

since one of twain is spirit of error: anti-christ.

Hebrews 4 seems to suggest two dividing asunders:

- divide asunder soul<-->spirit

- divide asunder joints<-->marrow

to get to the thoughts & intents of the heart

1Cor 15 seems to suggest dividing soul<-->spirit,

is dividing asunder Adam1(soul)<-->Adam2(spirit);

but then says "as in Adam all die", whether 1 or 2.

false/true Christs shall arise,

the false Christs to deceive?

so appearances can be deceiving,

as spirit of error can be deceiving?

so judge not according to the appearance,

but judge righteous judgement: John 7:24

judge not, but judge?

are we talking law not, but grace?

What are your thoughts about such things?

7 Answers

  • LJM
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    We ARE a soul and we HAVE a spirit. What we think influences our intents When we trust Christ; is it not our spirit that receives the Holy Spirit? My question (if I may) is: what part of us is saved? What is eternal? Soul AND spirit? Is it our 'spirit' that keeps our soul alive? Are both saved and return to the Creator Who breathed into us the breath of life and caused us to become a living soul? These are my thoughts and questions. I would like to hear others.

  • cheir
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    You appear to touch on the the Bible teaching on the tripartite nature of humanity [1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 4:12]. A person consists of a body, soul and spirit [Isaiah 10:18; Matthew 10:28; Luke1:46,47]. The soul is made up of the mind, emotions and the will [Samuel 5:8; Job 6:7; Psalm 86:4; 139:14; Song of Solomon 1:7; 2 Lamentations 3:20; 1 Corinthians 14:14]. When Adam fell his spirit became deadened, insulated from God and lost its functions toward God [Ephesians 2:1]; and the conscience (God-centered morality and ethics) became defiled [Hebrews 10:22].

  • docjp
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Much of the use of the term "spirit" in the Bible is due to authors not having available the terms "consciousness" or Spiritual dimension.

    The term Soul is the same as "spirit".

    "...spirit or error.." means "nature of".

    Every living entity has a Soul. And the entire Creation is sustained by an energy that God projected to serve that purpose. This energy is known in Christianity as the "Word" and in Hindi this energy is called "Shabd".

    Judgment is of the MIND realm, and this means it is at best an error, so we are told to practice acceptance [non-judgment] as the only acceptable way to insure not being subject to ones MIND. This of course is a goal more than it is a way of life for most people. And judgment is allowed for those whose job is making judgment.


    Source(s): The Path of the Masters, by Julian P. Johnson
  • 1 decade ago

    It's all up to the interpretations from many different people.

    Therein lies one of the major problems. You'd think the Bible, and all it's many translations, would be a bit more clear, yes?

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    *best Alex Trebeck voice*

    Could you phrase that in the form of a question?

  • 1 decade ago

    Try again with whole sentences.

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