a long time there's been a topic that we have wanted to develop, but that
required clear confirmation from the Lord to do it. It was a topic of
crucial importance, of the greatest necessity among the people of God,
and why not also mention, is controversial among some Christian circles.
topic is man's tripartite constitution, spirit, soul and body, confirmed
in the Holy Scriptures - although not sufficiently, according to some.
Several respected theologians in the evangelical world argue for the position
of duality, according to which, man is only body and soul (or spirit).
the other hand, we received confirmation when almost simultaneously the
Spanish and Portuguese version of the book "The Latent Power of the
Soul" by Watchman Nee arrived into our hands. Published quite belatedly
in our languages, this book covers a series of messages that Nee shared
early in his ministry, soon after that of "The Spiritual Man's"
publication, in which he deals with this delicate matter in depth and
with success. Nee recognizes that there is a strong connection between
these two books.
therefore believe the hour has come in which we should develop this issue
with the greatest care and attention. It is of such importance that several
of the greatest teachers of the Word of God in the last two hundred years
have taken on the task of examining it. Their writings have filled us
with urgency because we, as heirs of their legacy, receive it and take
on the responsibility. Their personal experience, they have said, has
been a confirmation of the truthfulness and importance of such teachings.
can we say? We here, distant in time and space, but not far from the Lord,
can say amen to all that they have said, and to add that our small experience
has also confirmed this to be true.
the Lord inspire us to write and to understand, and to obtain the maximum
profit of this material that we hope to publish in at least two editions.
May it be so.
soul and body
In contrast to what the humanist sciences and common opinion
claim, the Bible affirms that man is not a dual being of soul and body,
but tripartite, with a spirit, soul and body.
An analysis of the composition and function of the parts
of man. Gino Iafrancesco.
The work of God begins in man's spirit. Rubén
All loss in the sphere of the soul brings spiritual gain.
with my soul
Psalms in the Bible, in a very special way, throw light on
the relationship of the soul with itself and with God. Roberto Sáez.
High Prospect and Destiny
That which makes man unique in the whole realm of creation
is not that he is or has a soul, but that he has a spirit and a soul;
and it may be that the union in one person of soul and spirit makes
him unique beyond this creation in the whole universe. T. Austin-Sparks.
is His name?
High Priest. Harry Foster.
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