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…

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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 flip-side…

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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…

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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…

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Question: When Jesus died on the cross he said: “Father into thy hands I give my spirit”. So what is this spirit which Jesus gave to Father? Surely Jesus body was in the grave. Answer: The verse you quote states the answer. “Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit” (Luke 23:46). Paul indicates that humans…

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Question: How can I, or is there a way to, have some kind of contact with a loved one. I hear many things about out of body practices. Is this true? Is there a way where I can leave my body for a while to seek my loved family member? I once asked you a…

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Text: I Thessalonians 5:11-23   I.         Man is composed of three elements: body, soul, and spirit – I Thessalonians 5:23             A.        The body is easy to define.                         1.         It has a physical dimension to it – Job 19:25-27                         2.         We understand that it is a container for something else that lives on after our physical bodies die – II…

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Question: Where do I go when I die? Does my body go to the grave and my spirit or soul go immediately to heaven? What is Ecclesiastes 3:18-21 talking about? Are souls immortal? Answer: A portion of your questions was previously answered in “What happens to you when you die?” Rather than repeating the material here, I…

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