America, at one time a Christian Nation, now believes in the right to self-determination without God, without divine prayer and without discipline. We continue to ask, What is truth? As a Nation we look to education to fill the vacuum in every person and our children are raised without discipline, without love, without time from parents and without a goal in life. No goal is needed when every need is furnished by the government — food, shelter, a check for spending money and the body is supplied. But, what has happened to the soul?
God says we are created in His image (His likeness) as a triune being both materially and immaterially. (Gen1:27) God declared that He breathed upon Adam and he became a living soul, (Gen2:7) The soul or mind is where we remember, imagine, have conscience, reason and affection as we choose our way of life.
Who nurtures the soul? God says in 3 John 1:2, “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” When you die the soul is that part that goes with you to heaven or hell. Luke 16 gives the story of the rich man in hell who remembers Lazarus on earth.
Is the spirit of man developed by mother, dad, family picnics, friends and etcetera or does the spirit of man simply evolve? Workings of the spirit are faith, hope, reverence, prayer and worship. The spirit, if stripped of your physical body and soul, would only have the real you left.
The spirit is the heart of man or basically the core of man. Your spirit was the only thing changed when you received salvation from God. God reveals to the spirit of man the deep things of God. (1 Cor 2:10) “For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.” (1 Cor 2:11) The Bible says; “There is a spirit in man; and the inspiration of the Almighty gives understanding”(Job 32:8) to that spirit.
In Numbers 16:22 the Word states He is “The God of the spirits of all flesh.” We may say with the Psalmist that we “are fearfully and wonderfully made.”
N. Brad Carter is a bible class teacher on WMER (1390 AM) Radio. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.