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The Soul

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  1. The Soul It’s Nature and Distortion

  2. The Soul Has a Nature • It does have a particular structure • It does work in a particular way • It can be distorted from this structure and proper functioning

  3. Structure of the Soul • Unpartite • Dipartite • Tripartite

  4. ComponentsAn Overview Listing • Body • Soul • Spirit • Functional Capacities • Mind, Emotions, Will • Sensory, etc. • Heart

  5. Body & Soul • Separate concepts or subdivision? • Gen 2: “chayah nefesh” • Aristotle & Aquinas’ perspectives

  6. Spirit • Animating aspect • Metaphysical aspect of person • Metaphysical interconnectedness

  7. Mind, Emotions, & Will • Dependency on the heart • Feedback loops • Limitation of the will

  8. Heart:Desires, Beliefs, & Values • Limited access • Temple of the Holy Spirit • Desires • Fundamentally good • Indestructibility • Beliefs

  9. Distortion of the Soul:Sin • Beyond an act • Rom. 7:17 • Based on desire • Jas. 4:1

  10. Forms of Sin • Original Sin • Acts of Sin • Being Sinned Against

  11. The Iceberg Effect • Prov. 14:13 & Jer. 17:9 • Origin

  12. Defenses • Splitting • Active sin • Passive/Accepted sin • False Self • Leakage

  13. How Not to Deal with It • Behaviorism • Quick confession • Praying it away • Willing it away

  14. How to Deal with It • Humility • The Work of the Spirit • Making Use of Leakage • Proper Use of Spiritual Disciplines

  15. An Exercise • Spend 15 minutes reading over Psalm 139 slowly and meditatively • Then spend 10 minutes sharing with God how it feels to know He searches your life, including the parts of your heart you are not aware of. • Then spend 15 minutes praying vs. 23-24, asking God to show you your heart. • Do not try to fix yourself. Simply allow God to be with you in whatever He shows you.

  16. Questions? Want to talk about it? CuriousChristiansQuestion.wordpress.com