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Our Lord said to Nicodemus "
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit
" (Jn 3:6) and explained it like this "
The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit
" (Jn 3:8). Could you please explain?
What did God breath into Adam, a spirit or soul?
What do the following human aspects belong to: soul or spirit:
Longing for God and eternity
Initiator of life
I know that the brain signals to the heart to beat but the brain cannot live without the blood distributed by the heart? What starts this whole process? What is responsible for it; the soul or spirit? If it's the spirit; then how do animals (who do not have a spirit) live? Since it is the spirit which differentiates humans from any other creations, b) and c) above belong to the spirit realm. Therefore, the human soul must cease to exist after death because animals' souls cease to exist after death. OR is the spirit continually attached to the soul so that the soul never ceases to exist after death. On the other hand, if the spirit is the only eternal aspect of a human, then does that spirit feel and think (remembering that these aspects are attributed to the soul). Also what did people like St. Paul who saw a vision of the third heaven i.e. paradise, view it with? Did they ascend with the spirit only or spirit and soul and if spirit and soul, doesn't the body cease to function if the soul has left the body?
What happens to a person after he dies? Does his spirit separate from his soul and go to either Paradise or Hades? Does the soul cease to exist after death? Do both the spirit and soul separate from the body and both go to Paradise or Hades? Could Your Grace please clarify the role of the spirit and soul because these terms are frequently used interchangeably?
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