Posts Tagged ‘spirit’
When are people’s spirits created?
Question: Some people believe, which was also me until now, that God made man’s spirit and not his physical body. Only in Genesis 2:7 had God put man’s spirit in a body. Is this wrong? Also, when God created man on the sixth day, did God just create Adam and Eve? As some also believe…Read More
Explaining “Born of Water and Spirit” to Charismatics
https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Explaining-Born-of-Water-and-Spirit-to-Charismatics.mp3 by Darrell M. HamiltonRead More
What does ‘the inner man’ refer to in scripture?
Question: II Corinthians 4:16 and some other scriptures refer to ‘the inner man’. What does ‘the inner man’ mean? Answer: Let us look at all the verses concerning the “inner man” to help shed some light on your question. “Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner…Read More
What is Worship?
https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/WhatIsWorship.mp3 Text: John 4:19-24 I. I was asked recently to address a question of what constitutes worship A. Defining terms, such as worship, is interesting because there is a tendency in the religious world towards vagueness. 1. Pentecostal beliefs emphasize the emotional experience (the spirit). Worship is not real unless you can feel it and, on the…Read More
What is meant by the dividing asunder of soul and spirit?
Question: Can you explain Hebrews 4:12, especially the phrase: “the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow”? Answer: “Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience. For the word of God is living and active and…Read More
I discovered your site looking for whether animals have souls or spirits
Question: Hi, I just discovered your website when looking for whether animals have souls or spirits. Friends were visiting our home, and we got on the topic. I said to the gentleman that animals have souls but not spirits. He questioned this statement. Now I wanted to try and find it in the Bible to show…Read More
What is the spirit within us? What are the roots of your teachings?
Question: Thank you for your fabulous web site – I am slowly working my way through your teachings of the Word. Judging by the sheer volume of material you have on your site I can only imagine how busy you must be. If you have the time I would like to ask you your teachings…Read More
Let Us Make Man in Our Image: Genesis 1:26-27
by Doy Moyer via Gospel Guide; Nov., 1995; Vol. 27, No. 10. Man, which includes male and female, was created “in the image of God.” This makes man unique among all creation. Man is not just another animal. He is a being specially created after God’s own image. This is why animal life is not…Read More
How do we know what is in our spirit?
Question: I have a sort of complicated question, and really would like any logical answer you can give to help. Any advice you can give, based on Scripture, that helps to establish the truth as to what is the best way for a person to know themselves inside? For instance, I know the Scriptures teach…Read More
Do animals have a soul or spirit?
Question: I have a question regarding animals and souls. Does the Bible state definitively whether animals have a soul or a spirit? I was raised in the church of Christ and had always been told that animals (companion dogs specifically) do not have a soul. However, no one has been able to show me that…Read More