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i am persuaded that...
man is a triune being, body, soul, and spirit, and that is the likeness of the creator, not flesh and blood.
when god created mans body from the earth, he breathed LIFE into him. the Life he breathed into him made man a living soul, and this LIFE is eternal, because man was created as an eternal being.
when man succumbed to temptation and commited sin by disobedience to gods only commandment, god punished him with death, which for the time was only in the flesh,
so the body died, but the eternal life still existed, trapped in the earth, like imprisonment for mans crime.
should man continue to live eternally, we would be just as they are, Yahweh, The Trinity. so it is written.
a mans spirit is a persons godly identity,
the essence of him that relates to god, and the supernatural.
god was pleased with the creature he fashioned , indeed. what a marvelous work it is after all.
but man drew away from god, and became independant of him. eventually god was grieved by his creation that betrayed him.
the spirit of man has become numb, and dumb because of generations and generations of worldly men and women with no love for god,
and a will of their own, a will limited by the confinement in the flesh , and to the earth, and so much so, it is impossible for man to even hear from his god anymore, much less see him, who is a spirit.
and so to be repentant of heart is to have faith and believe in something good, something greater than anything this world has to offer, that is god, and eternity, and wholeness, once again.
in this, one is born of the spirit. as it is written what jesus spoke. "unless one is born of water and the spirit, he shall not share in the kingdom of god."
jesus teachings are " spirit and they are life" as he so said. so if we believe these teachings of him, then we shall be saved from our sins, from this sinful existance of worldly flesh, and from being imprisoned in grief, madness and pain forever.
jesus teachings give us an example of perfection, which is impossible of man, becaue of the sin of adam.
but in believing his teachings, we hope for something and strive for it, and that makes us a "light for all the world."
when we focus on jesus teachings instead of our sins we become better people; our spirits become healthier, and we relate to god again, thus trading our worldly lusts, pleasures and treasures for something pure, and holy, which he unveils in us as we advance in faith, and understanding ( that is of spiritual matters.)
in this "sanctification" process, our
worldly selves die, just as jesus died to this world. but our spirits revive, just as jesus was first resurrected from the dead.
is this not the work of a masterful creator.
"fear ( awe and wonder and humility, ) of the lord is the beginning of wisdom."
ultimately, man is one, just in 3d, soul is one's life, spirit is one's eternal person that will eternally exist in heaven or hell , but the fleshly dimension will be done away with, because of it's weakness.