We believe that the BIBLE is
the absolute inspired inerrant Word of God (1 Tim 3:16, Heb 4:12)
down to the letter in the original Greek and Hebrew (Matt
5:17-19) and that it is absolutely true truth and inerrant in all
that it affirms in the history of man and the cosmos (Gen 1), in
all that it teaches theologically concerning man and God (Matt 1,
Luke 1-2, Heb 4:12), in all that it teaches and affirms
historically, and in all that it teaches scientifically. We do not
believe however that what the Bible teaches is exhaustive truth, but that
what it does teach is absolutely true truth without error. We
believe this because Jesus claimed it was so (Matt 5:17-19, John
5:46-47) and because He came back from the dead to give us
absolute proof that it is so (John 2:18-22, Matthew 24:35). Therefore the
Bible is the foundation for all other claimed truth. If any fact of any
discipline contradicts the truth taught in the Bible it isn't true, such as in
the case of Evolution and all other social, moral and political or religious
teaching which contradicts the clear teaching of the Bible. Jesus said in
John 17:17 "Sanctify them in the truth, Your Word is truth."
What do We mean by Conservative
Evangelical Charismatic concepts of Evangelism? We
mean Evangelical in the sense that
Jesus' will for the church is to seek and to save the lost, and
to seek and to save the lost by drawing men to Himself.
We mean Charismatic
in the sense that in order for our evangelism to be effective and
ministered in love it must be Jesus centered and be motivated out
of love-relationship with Jesus.
We mean Conservative
in that our evangelism, Evangelistically-Charismatically
oriented, must be motivated within the guidelines of Scripture
and be brought into submission to the Bible in its total context
to be certain that our evangelism and ministering is truly Jesus
centered and truly motivated out of love-relationship with Jesus.
In 1977 God ordained me (Dale
P. Kruse) and called me an Evangelist-Overseer-Teacher.
I am not an Evangelist as one thinks of an Evangelist, I have the gift of
Evangelism. The gift of Evangelism is not preaching the Gospel, that is
the loving responsibility of any bornagain follower of Jesus Christ. The
gift of Evangelism is a calling to motivate, train, and equip followers of Jesus
Christ to do the
work of Evangelism of which this website is an expression (Ephesians 4:11-13)
an Overseer I am called to do Pastoral work. I am called to shepherd and help God's people reach their full potential in
Christ which is what my Evangelism and Discipleship training books are all
Teaching gift gives me the ability to communicate clearly and implement my gifts
of Evangelism and Overseeing through writing, lectures and video presentations.
& Soul & Body
Genesis 2:7 "Then Yehovah
from the-ground, and breathed
and man became-a-living
rx,yE to form, frame
Adam meaning: from the ground, Created B.C. 4004
dust from rp'[;
grey or to pulverize
Verb Qal: to breathe,
Noun: breath, spirit,
spirit of man, from
lives. noun masculine plural
life, living creature. fem. sing of masculine
soul, soul-life, self-consciousness
1 Thessalonians 5:23 "Now may the God of peace Himself
sanctify you entirely; and may your
be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ."
1 Thessalonians 5:23
1 Corinthians 2:14-15
man of dust
from the-ground, and-breathed into-his-nostrils
the breath of lives;
and man became-a-living
burden of the Word-of-Yehovah [Jesus
is the Word] concerning Israel. Thus declares Yehovah [Jesus
is Yehovah] who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the
earth, and forms the spirit of man within him.
"And Yehovah said, ‘My Spirit
shall not always strive with man; in their erring he is flesh;
and his days shall be a hundred and
1 Thessalonians 5:23
"Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your
and soul5590 (yuchv)
and body4983 (sw'ma)
be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus
Christ." (1 Thess 5:23)
1 Corinthians 2:14-15
"But a man who is motivated-and-controlled-through-his-soul5591
does not accept the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness to
him, and he cannot understand them, because they are discerned350a
through the spirit. But he who is motivated-and-controlled-through-his-spirit4152
discerns350b all things, yet he himself
is discerned350a by no man."
Jude 19 "These
are the ones who cause divisions, motivated-and-controlled-through-their-soul5591,
devoid of Spirit4151."
James 2:26 "For
just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is
dead." (Ps 104:29, 146:4)
Hebrew j'Wr ,
Greek pneu'ma 1) Ruach, Spirit of God,
wind, breath, spirit, breath of air, air, gas; spirit, disposition as
troubled, bitter, discontented; prophetic spirit; God’s spirit departing at
death, disembodied being. 2) spirit of man. Noun: masculine singular,
7307; from j'Wr, 7306. 1 Chron 12:18. 1/678; 2/331;
5/924/2, 3, 923/5; 31/CD; 37/CD; 42/CD.
Hebrew vp,n< ,
Greek yuchv soul, soul-life, self-consciousness.
Man’s Soul is the means by which he has self-consciousness,
self-awareness, relationship with self. Second, it is the medium between the
spirit and the body. Third, it is what man becomes and manifests through his
physical body in personality, vocation, and lifestyle as a result of, one, heart
response to what he has learned through his mind body, conscience, and emotions;
two, through what he has received from God through his spirit; and three, as a
result of those abilities and talents God has chosen to give him individually.
Noun: feminine singular, 5315; from vp'n: to
take a breath, refresh oneself, 5314. Gen 2:7. 1/558; 2/443; 5/917/2, 918/4;
31/CD; 37/CD; 42/CD.
rc;B; 1) flesh.
2) rc;B;AlK; all flesh meaning all
physically living creatures of both man and animal. Noun: masculine singular,
1320; from rc'B; to anounce, declare, 1319.
1/123, 31/CD, 37/CD, 42/CD, 52/138.
hY:wIG] 1) person,
body of a living man or animal. 2) dead body, corpse, carcase. Noun:
feminine singular, 1472; prolonged for hw:GE the
back, behind, 1465. 1/133, 31/CD, 37/CD, 42/CD.
sw'ma 1) a living
or dead physical body of both man and animals. 2) body of men;
spiritual body, 1 Cor 15; soulish body, 1 Cor 15; mystically the body
of Christ, Eph 5. 3) Of the body that casts a shadw, in contrast to the skiva
the thing itself, the reality, Col 2:17. Noun: neuter singular nominative, 4983;
from swvzw to save, 4982. 1 Thess 5:23. 2/395,
5/102/15, 28/CD, 31/CD, 37/CD
When God created Adam and Even, He created man
with a spirit, soul and body.
Man’s spirit is the means by which
man has God-consciousness and the means by which he communicates with and has a
relationship with God.
Man’s soul is the means by which he
has self-consciousness and relationship with self.
Man’s body is the means by which he
has world-consciousness and the means by which he communicates with and has a
relationship with the physical world
When God created Adam and Eve, His intent and
plan for man was that he was to be led, motivated and controlled, by the Holy
Spirit through his human spirit; not through his soul: his intellect and
feelings, or through his flesh, his body: his appetite and desires. When Adam
and Eve sinned, their sin was choosing to act out of the initiative of their
soul and their flesh. When they did this, their human spirit died. This does not
mean it ceased to exist, it means that its ability to communicate with and have
relationship with God ceased to function which is the Bible’s definition of
spiritual death. Because Adam and Eve were no longer able to communicate with
God through their human spirit they were left with only their soul: their
intellect and feelings and their flesh: their appetite and desires to lead and
guide them through life.
Because all of humanity were present in the
loins of Adam when he sinned, all men are born into this world soulishly and
physically alive, but spiritually dead, without capacity to communicate with or
have relationship with God. This is what is meant by Original Sin.
This is also why man cannot save himself. He
cannot save himself because anything he does originates out of the initiative of
His soul, not by the Holy Spirit through his human spirit which he does not
have. Only what is initiated by God through the Holy Spirit through our spirit
is pleasing to Him and accepted by Him. This is why in order for us to be saved
God Himself had to take the initiative to save us, and He did by sending Jesus
to die on the cross for our sins.
When we believe on the Gospel and pray and ask
Jesus to come into our hearts as Savior and Lord, Paul tells us in Ephesians
1:13-14 that as a result of our faith God automatically gives us His Holy
Spirit. The Holy Spirit then unites with our human spirit and brings our spirit
back to life and back into communication and relationship with God. This is why
Jesus told Nicodemus that in order to enter the kingdom of God he had to be born
from-above. When we are born from below, from this earth we are born
soulishly and physically alive, but spiritually dead. In order for our spirits
to be brought back to life, Jesus said we must be born-again, born from above
which means that when we receive Jesus into our hearts as Savior and Lord the
Holy Spirit comes to indwell us and regenerates our spirits and brings them back
to life and back into relationship with God. This means we are then able to
receive again His will and plans for our lives by the Holy Spirit through our
human spirits. We are then again able to be motivated and controlled by the Holy
Spirit through our human spirits. Thus the damage done in the Garden of Eden by
Adam and Eve is reversed and God’s intended order for man is restored which is
to be led, motivated and controlled by the Holy Spirit through our human spirit,
not through the initiative of our soulish or fleshly desires.
Being motivated and controlled by the Holy Spirit through our
humans spirits, however, does not mean that we are now zombies anymore than it
did for Adam and Eve. When we received Jesus into our hearts our spirits were
brought back to life so we could receive from God His will for our lives, but we
can still with our soul choose not to obey Jesus’ revealed will to us. This
then is what Paul means by a Fleshly-Christian: he is referring to a born
again Christian who is choosing to act out of the initiative of his soul: his
intellect and feelings and his flesh: his appetite and desires rather than to
submit himself to the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit through his human
Spirit. Thus a spiritual-man is a Christian who is choosing to follow the
leading of the Holy Spirit through His spirit where as a fleshly-man is a
Christian who is choosing to follow his own soulish and fleshly desires.