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Old 06-12-2012, 01:27 PM
 
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What is the difference between "soul" and "spirit"? Are they the same thing? Are the terms used interchangeably or is there a difference? Do animals have a soul?

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Good question –

Body – the 5 senses and all that goes with the flesh. This is how we touch the physical world

Soul – the seat of our emotions, temperament, and intellect. Our feelings, etc. This is how we are touched intellectually and emotionally. The soul is almost like an insulation layer between the physical and spiritual, because it is here where we make the conscience decision whether to serve God (Spirit) or the World (flesh)

Spirit – our inner most being that is how we connect with the supernatural spirit world. It is how God connects with us and it is the only part of us that is instantaneously made perfect the moment we ask Jesus to come into our heart. That is why even after receiving Christ we sometimes struggle with emotional and physical issues, because they are separate from the spirit.

It is true that often spirit and soul are used interchangeably while they are really not technically the same thing. Both do go to Heaven with us when we depart our earthly body and both are eternal.

Animals have a soul since they have certain intellect and emotions, but they do not have spirit in the same way man does. It is why God said about man..Ge 1:26... "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness."

We were created with a spirit after God’s own image that He can have intimacy with.
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:49 PM
 
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Spirit is the non-physical part of you that makes you - you. It is the combination of your attitude/character.

Soul is the manifestation of the Spirit - therefore, this is your exhibition of life (Active Spirit).

Therefore, body + spirit = soul.
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:15 PM
 
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Through Jesus Blood He shed for the world , Animals can be collected and brought the a place were God will keep them for ever more ...... But Believers must pray for their salvation and preservation through Jesus blood cleansing before they pass from this world ..... Every thing is possible for the Lord ..... I believe animal has a spirit, and a soul , but no soul that is savable as they must be a repentant being which they can not do ..... So prayer is needed of Jesus cleaning blood .....See the scripture of Genesis 1: 26 is before Jesus cross blessing ....
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:20 PM
 
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I've thought of it as:

Soul is your knowing. Spirit is your going...
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:02 AM
 
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I say soul is the body...Reason: when Yehovaw breathed into Adam's nostrils the breath of life, he became a living soul (nafesh)...So, I ask, what was Adam before Yehovaw blew the breath of life into his nostrils and what is this breath of life?...Maybe man's spirit?...It does not say that Adam had a living soul, it says that he became a living soul...So Adam was a soul, not that he had a soul...
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