Fwd: Re: GNT words for soul and spirit

From: Carl W. Conrad (cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu)
Date: Mon Jun 21 1999 - 17:28:33 EDT

I assume this was meant for the list and was only inadvertently sent to me
only--it wasn't my question in the first place.

>Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 09:24:39 -0500
>From: William Noel <noelfam@iolok.com>
>Reply-To: noelfam@iolok.com
>Organization: W.E. Noel & Co., Inc.
>To: "Carl W. Conrad" <cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu>
>Subject: Re: GNT words for soul and spirit
> The word psuche simply to the 'life' of a man. This word has been
>misapplied to
>mean the spiritual part of man that is born again at the new birth (cf.
>John 3).
>However, if you read John 3:6, the word says that flesh gives birth to
>flesh, and the
>Spirit (Holy Spirit) gives birth to spirit (the spirit of man) [cf. John
>There is NO verse that tells us the soul (psuche) is saved when a person
>Christ as their Savior. On the contrary, I Cor. 1:18 states that we are
>being saved
>(the present passive participle forms of 'sozo'). This action is being
>upon believers to secure the salvation of their souls (psuche) [cf. I Pet.
> The salvation of the spirit (pneuma) is totally, and eternally finished
>by the
>finished work of Christ at Calvary. The salvation of the soul (psuche) is
>a work in
>progress, which may or may not be finished by the time He (Christ) returns
>for His
>bride. For those who secure that salvation of their souls (through their
>with Christ in this current life), they will rule and reign with Christ in His
>millennial kingdom. For those who do not secure the salvation of their souls
>(through their refusal to cooperate with Christ in this current life)
>their will
>forfeit (lose) the salvation of their souls, and suffer the consequences.
> For more information on the matter I would suggest visiting

Carl W. Conrad
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