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There is also the passage, May your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ [1 Thessalonians 5:23]. The Orthodox Christian teaching on this - which is aligned with that of the Church Fathers - is that man comprises body and soul; and that the spirit is not distinct from the soul, but is, rather, ...


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Wayne Grudem's defense of dichotomism in his Systematic Theology, chapter 23 is particularly helpful in this regard. He lays out several kinds of biblical evidence, cleanly organizing the arguments made by previous Reformed theologians. His points are: Scripture uses soul and spirit interchangeably "Soul" departs and "spirit" departs Man is "body and ...


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Proponents of dichotomism argue in two primary ways: That the division is between soul and spirit, but that these are simply two aspects of the same thing That the division occurs within the soul, and within the spirit, not between them Between soul and spirit In his remarks on this passage (Commentary on Hebrews, ยง222), Thomas Aquinas affirms the ...


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In addition to man being made in the image of the Triune God as BYE has argued (and is therefore analogously also a triune being), those supporting the tripartite view of man's nature also argue that the biblical teaching of the believer being a temple of the Holy Spirit (cf. 1 Corinthians 6:19) implies trichotomism: The Bible compares man to the temple. ...



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