Bibliography & Notes
Basic Evangelism Training
1 Corinthians 9:11
"If we sowed spiritual things in you, is it
too much if we should reap material things from you?"
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Salvation For Jews & Gentiles
1 Thessalonians 5:23
1 Corinthians 2:14-15
"Then Yehovah Elohim formed man of dust from the-ground, and-breathed
into-his-nostrils the breath of lives; and man became-a-living soul."
Zechariah12:1 The 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, ĎMy Spirit shall not always strive with man; in their
erring he is flesh; and his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.í"
Thessalonians 5:23 "Now may the God of
peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit4151
(pneu'ma) and soul5590
(yuchv) and body4983
be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus
Christ." (1 Thess 5:23)
Corinthians 2:14-15 "But a man who is
does not accept the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness to
him, and he cannot understand them, because they are discerned through the
spirit. But he who is motivated-and-controlled- through-his-spirit4152
discerns all things, yet he himself is discerned by no man."
"These are the ones who cause divisions, motivated-and-controlled-
devoid of Spirit4151."
"For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without
works is dead." (Ps 104:29,
, Greek pneu'ma 1)
Ruach, Spirit of God, wind, breath, spirit, breath of air, air,
gas; spirit, disposition as troubled, bitter, discontented; prophetic
spirit; Godís spirit departing at death, disembodied being. 2) spirit
of man. Noun: masculine singular, 7307; from
7306. 1 Chron 12:18.
pneumatikov" that which pertains to the spirit; motivated and
controlled through the spirit. Adjective: masculine singular nominative,
4152; pneu'ma spirit, wind, breathe,
4151. 1 Cor 15:44. 2/331, 5/688/5, 26/CD, 28/CD, 31/CD, 37/CD.
vp,n< , Greek
yuchv soul, soul-life,
self-consciousness. Manís 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.
pertaining to the soul; motivated and controlled through the soul.
Adjective: masculine singular nominative, no degree or a positive degree,
5591; from yuchv,
5590. 1 Cor 2:14. 2/443, 28/CD, 31/CD, 37/CD.
1) flesh. 2) rc;B;AlK;
all flesh meaning all physically living creatures of both man and
animal. Noun: masculine singular, 1320; from
to anounce, declare, 1319. 1/123, 31/CD, 37/CD, 42/CD, 52/138.
1) person, body of a living man or animal. 2) dead body, corpse,
carcase. Noun: feminine singular, 1472; prolonged for
the back, behind, 1465. 1/133, 31/CD, 37/CD, 42/CD.
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
of the flesh, pertaining to the body, under the control of the flesh,
motivated and controlled through the appetites and desires of the flesh.
Adjective, 4559; from savrx
When God created Adam and Even, He created man with a
Spirit is the means by which man has God-consciousness and
the means by which he communicates with and has a relationship with God.
Soul is the means by which he has self-consciousness and
relationship with self.
Body is the means by which he has world-consciousness and
the means by which he communicates with and has a relationship with the
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 Bibleís 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 Godís 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 Jesusí 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.
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