What does Soul mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
נַפְשִׁ֑י soul 20
נַפְשִֽׁי soul 17
נַפְשִׁ֖י soul 13
נֶ֣פֶשׁ soul 12
נַפְשֶֽׁךָ soul 10
נַ֭פְשִׁי soul 9
ψυχὴν breath. 9
ψυχῆς breath. 9
ψυχή breath. 8
נַפְשְׁךָ֖ soul 7
נַפְשׁ֑וֹ soul 7
נַפְשִׁ֗י soul 7
נַפְשֶׁ֔ךָ soul 6
נַפְשִׁ֔י soul 5
נַפְשִׁ֣י soul 5
נָֽפֶשׁ soul 5
נַפְשִׁ֥י soul 5
ψυχὴ breath. 5
נַפְשְׁךָ֥ soul 5
נַפְשֽׁוֹ soul 5
נַ֝פְשִׁ֗י soul 5
נַפְשׁ֔וֹ soul 4
נַפְשְׁכֶ֑ם soul 4
נַפְשׁוֹ֙ soul 4
נַפְשְׁכֶֽם soul 4
נַפְשָׁ֖הּ soul 4
נַפְשָׁ֑ם soul 4
נַפְשׁ֖וֹ soul 4
ψυχῇ breath. 4
נֶֽפֶשׁ־ soul 4
וְ֝נַפְשׁ֗וֹ soul 3
ψυχήν breath. 3
נֶ֥פֶשׁ soul 3
וְנֶ֥פֶשׁ soul 3
וְנֶ֖פֶשׁ soul 3
נַפְשִׁי֙ soul 3
נַ֫פְשִׁ֥י soul 3
לְנַפְשִֽׁי soul 3
؟ נַפְשִׁי֮ soul 3
נַ֝פְשׁ֗וֹ soul 3
נֶ֔פֶשׁ soul 3
נַ֭פְשׁוֹ soul 3
נָ֑פֶשׁ soul 3
וְנַפְשׁ֖וֹ soul 2
נַפְשֵׁ֑נוּ soul 2
כְּנַפְשֽׁוֹ soul 2
בְּנֶ֣פֶשׁ soul 2
לְנַפְשֶֽׁךָ soul 2
נַפְשָׁ֔ם soul 2
וְ֝נַפְשִׁ֗י soul 2
נַפְשׁ֛וֹ soul 2
נַפְשִׁי֮ soul 2
נַפְשָֽׁם soul 2
וְ֭נַפְשִׁי soul 2
נַ֝פְשָׁ֗ם soul 2
הַנֶּ֥פֶשׁ soul 2
נַ֭פְשֵׁנוּ soul 2
נַ֭פְשְׁךָ soul 1
לְנַפְשִׁ֑י soul 1
בְּנַפְשָֽׁם soul 1
לְנַ֫פְשֶׁ֥ךָ soul 1
נַ֫פְשֵׁ֥נוּ soul 1
נַפְשֵֽׁנוּ soul 1
לְנַפְשֶׁ֑ךָ soul 1
σύμψυχοι of one mind 1
נַפְשֵׁ֗נוּ soul 1
בְּנַפְשִׁ֗י soul 1
בְנַפְשִׁ֣י soul 1
נַפְשִׁ֓י ׀ soul 1
לְ֝נַפְשִׁ֗י soul 1
נַפְשִׁ֨י soul 1
נַפְשִׁ֨י ׀ soul 1
נַפְשִׁ֪י soul 1
נַפְשִׁ֡י soul 1
נַפְשִׁ֤י ׀ soul 1
؟ נַפְשִׁ֑י soul 1
נַפְשָׁ֖ם soul 1
תְעֻנֶּ֔ה (Qal) to be occupied 1
לְֽנַפְשְׁךָ֥ soul 1
הַנֶּ֤פֶשׁ soul 1
לַ֝נֶּפֶשׁ soul 1
נַפְשָׁ֣הּ soul 1
--נַפְשָׁהּ֙ soul 1
וּכְנֶ֥פֶשׁ soul 1
כְּנֶ֧פֶשׁ soul 1
הַנֶּ֖פֶשׁ soul 1
וְנַפְשׁוֹ֙ soul 1
כְּנַפְשְׁךָ֖ soul 1
נַפְשְׁךָ֙ soul 1
נַפְשִׁ֤י soul 1
וְנֶ֙פֶשׁ֙ soul 1
וְנַפְשְׁכֶ֔ם soul 1
מֵעַ֣י internal organs 1
! מֵעַ֨י ׀ internal organs 1
מֵעַ֣י ׀ internal organs 1
אָמַ֣רְתְּ to say 1
מִנֶּ֥פֶשׁ soul 1
נַפְשׁוֹ֒ soul 1
לְנָ֑פֶשׁ soul 1
נֶ֖פֶשׁ soul 1
נַפְשׁ֣וֹ soul 1
נַפְשָׁ֑הּ soul 1
נַפְשָֽׁהּ soul 1
נַפְשָׁ֔הּ soul 1
וְנַפְשֵׁ֣נוּ soul 1
؟ נַפְשִֽׁי soul 1
בַּנֶּ֥פֶשׁ soul 1
! לְנַפְשָׁ֔ם soul 1
לְנַפְשִׁ֔י soul 1
לְנֶ֖פֶשׁ soul 1
(נַ֭פְשׁוֹ) soul 1
נַפְשְׁכֶ֡ם soul 1
(נַפְשָׁהּ֙) soul 1
נַפְשָׁ֥ם soul 1
؟ נַפְשׁ֑וֹ soul 1
רְצוֹנָ֣ם pleasure 1

Definitions Related to Soul

H5315


   1 Soul, self, life, creature, person, appetite, mind, living being, desire, emotion, passion.
      1a that which breathes, the breathing substance or being, Soul, the inner being of man.
      1b living being.
      1c living being (with life in the blood).
      1d the man himself, self, person or individual.
      1e seat of the appetites.
      1f seat of emotions and passions.
      1g activity of mind.
         1g1 dubious.
      1h activity of the will.
         1h1 dubious.
      1i activity of the character.
         1i1 dubious.
         

G5590


   1 breath.
      1a the breath of life.
         1a1 the vital force which animates the body and shows itself in breathing.
            1a1a of animals.
            1a12 of men.
      1b life.
      1c that in which there is life.
         1c1 a living being, a living Soul.
   2 the Soul.
      2a the seat of the feelings, desires, affections, aversions (our heart, Soul etc.
      ).
      2b the (human) Soul in so far as it is constituted that by the right use of the aids offered it by God it can attain its highest end and secure eternal blessedness, the Soul regarded as a moral being designed for everlasting life.
      2c the Soul as an essence which differs from the body and is not dissolved by death (distinguished from other parts of the body).
      

H4578


   1 internal organs, inward parts, bowels, intestines, belly.
      1a inward parts.
      1b digestive organs.
      1c organs of procreation, womb.
      1d place of emotions or distress or love (fig.
      ).
      1e external belly.
      

H559


   1 to say, speak, utter.
      1a (Qal) to say, to answer, to say in one’s heart, to think, to command, to promise, to intend.
      1b (Niphal) to be told, to be said, to be called.
      1c (Hithpael) to boast, to act proudly.
      1d (Hiphil) to avow, to avouch.
      

H7522


   1 pleasure, delight, favour, goodwill, acceptance, will.
      1a goodwill, favour.
      1b acceptance.
      1c will, desire, pleasure, self-will.
      

H6031


   1 (Qal) to be occupied, be busied with.
   2 to afflict, oppress, humble, be afflicted, be bowed down.
      2a (Qal).
         2a1 to be put down, become low.
         2a2 to be depressed, be downcast.
         2a3 to be afflicted.
         2a4 to stoop.
      2b (Niphal).
         2b1 to humble oneself, bow down.
         2b2 to be afflicted, be humbled.
      2c (Piel).
         2c1 to humble, mishandle, afflict.
         2c2 to humble, be humiliated.
         2c3 to afflict.
         2d4 to humble, weaken oneself.
      2d (Pual).
         2d1 to be afflicted.
         2d2 to be humbled.
      2e (Hiphil) to afflict.
      2f (Hithpael).
         2f1 to humble oneself.
         2f2 to be afflicted.
         

G4861


   1 of one mind, of one accord.
   Additional Information: This word is made up of two words “sun” (together with) and psuchos (Soul, self, inner life, or the seat of the feelings, desires, affections).
   So the word refers to being united in spirit or harmonious (A&G).
   Paul desired the Philippians to be united in their affections—one in Christ in all desires! Used only here in the NT.
   —Wayne Steury.
   

Frequency of Soul (original languages)

Frequency of Soul (English)

Dictionary

1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Faculties of the Soul
(Latin: facere, to do)
Qualities by which the human soul is able to act, or proximate principles of human activity, the remote principle being the soul itself, the faculties being the imagination, memory, understanding, will. Hence the order is soul, one or other faculty, act. All human acts are ultimately attributed to the person, the ego. Some moderns, considering faculties as a "bundle of detached powers", independent autonomous entities existing apart from the soul and shattering its unity, have denied their existence. Faculties of the soul are merely qualities or properties, modes through which the soul acts. Faculties explain well the changes of consciousness, the essentially different kinds of consciousness, and the variations in capacities or powers, all proceeding from the same soul.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - From the Truth Thy Soul to Turn
Hymn for Matins on the feast of Saint Hermengild, April 13,. It was written by Pope Urban VIII. The English title given is by E. Caswall.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Little Garden of the Soul
Prayer-book popular in the early 16th century, printed in Latin and German.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Human Soul
See Soul .
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Soul
SOUL . The use of the term in the OT (Heb. nephesh ) for any animated being, whether human or animal ( Genesis 1:20 ‘life,’ Genesis 2:7 ), must be distinguished from the Greek philosophical use for the immaterial substance which gives life to the body, and from the use in the NT (Gr. psyche ) where more stress is laid on individuality ( Matthew 16:26 RVm [1] ). As the Bible does not contain a scientific psychology, it is vain to dispute whether it teaches that man’s nature is bipartite (body and soul or spirit) or tripartite (body and soul and spirit): yet a contrast between soul and spirit (Heb. rûach , Gr. pneuma ) may be recognized; while the latter is the universal principle imparting life from the Creator, the former is the individual organism possessed of life in the creature ( Genesis 2:7 ‘breath of life’ and ‘living soul’). In some passages the terms are used as equivalent ( Isaiah 26:9 , Luke 1:46-47 , Philippians 1:27 RV [2] ), in others a distinction is made ( Hebrews 4:12 , 1 Thessalonians 5:23 ). The distinction is this: ‘soul’ expresses man as apart from God, a separate individual; ‘spirit’ expresses man as drawing his life from God (cf. John 10:11 , ‘life’ = ‘soul,’ and John 19:30 ). This separate individuality may renounce its dependence and refuse its submission to God. Hence the adjective ‘psychical’ may be rendered sensual ( James 3:15 , Judges 1:19 [RVm [1] ‘Or, natural . Or, animal ’]), or natural ( 1 Corinthians 2:14 ; 1 Corinthians 15:44-46 ). Probably sensual in the two passages conveys more moral meaning than the term ‘psychical’ justifies, and natural is the better rendering, as expressing what belongs to the old unregenerate life in contrast with the characteristic of the new life in Christ, the spiritual ( pneumatic ). A parallel change in the use of the term ‘flesh’ and its corresponding adjective may be noted.
Alfred E. Garvie.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Soul
1: ψυχή (Strong's #5590 — Noun Feminine — psuche — psoo-khay' ) denotes "the breath, the breath of life," then "the soul," in its various meanings. The NT uses "may be analyzed approximately as follows:
(a) the natural life of the body, Matthew 2:20 ; Luke 12:22 ; Acts 20:10 ; Revelation 8:9 ; 12:11 ; cp. Leviticus 17:11 ; 2 Samuel 14:7 ; Esther 8:11 ; (b) the immaterial, invisible part of man, Matthew 10:28 ; Acts 2:27 ; cp. 1 Kings 17:21 ; (c) the disembodied (or "unclothed" or "naked," 2 Corinthians 5:3,4 ) man, Revelation 6:9 ; (d) the seat of personality, Luke 9:24 , explained as == "own self," Luke 9:25 ; Hebrews 6:19 ; 10:39 ; cp. Isaiah 53:10 with 1 Timothy 2:6 ; (e) the seat of the sentient element in man, that by which he perceives, reflects, feels, desires, Matthew 11:29 ; Luke 1:46 ; 2:35 ; Acts 14:2,22 ; cp. Psalm 84:2 ; 139:14 ; Isaiah 26:9 ; (f) the seat of will and purpose, Matthew 22:37 ; Acts 4:32 ; Ephesians 6:6 ; Philippians 1:27 ; Hebrews 12:3 ; cp. Numbers 21:4 ; Deuteronomy 11:13 ; (g) the seat of appetite, Revelation 18:14 ; cp. Psalm 107:9 ; Proverbs 6:30 ; Isaiah 5:14 ("desire"); 29:8; (h) persons, individuals, Acts 2:41,43 ; Romans 2:9 ; James 5:20 ; 1 Peter 3:20 ; 2 Peter 2:14 ; cp. Genesis 12:5 ; 14:21 ("persons"); Leviticus 4:2 ('any one'); Ezekiel 27:13 ; of dead bodies, Numbers 6:6 , lit., "dead soul;" and of animals, Leviticus 24:18 , lit., "soul for soul;" (i) the equivalent of the personal pronoun, used for emphasis and effect:, 1st person, John 10:24 ("us"); Hebrews 10:38 ; cp. Genesis 12:13 ; Numbers 23:10 ; Judges 16:30 ; Psalm 120:2 ("me"); 2nd person, 2 Corinthians 12:15 ; Hebrews 13:17 ; James 1:21 ; 1 Peter 1:9 ; 2:25 ; cp. Leviticus 17:11 ; 26:15 ; 1 Samuel 1:26 ; 3 rd person, 1 Peter 4:19 ; 2 Peter 2:8 ; cp. Exodus 30:12 ; Job 32:2 , Heb. "soul," Sept. "self;" (j) an animate creature, human or other, 1 Corinthians 15:45 ; Revelation 16:3 ; cp. Genesis 1:24 ; 2:7,19 ; (k) "the inward man," the seat of the new life, Luke 21:19 (cp. Matthew 10:39 ); 1 Peter 2:11 ; 3 John 1:2 .
"With (j) compare a-psuchos, "soulless, inanimate," 1 Corinthians 14:7 .
"With (f) compare di-psuchos, "two-souled," James 1:8 ; 4:8 ; oligo-psuchos, "feeble-souled," 1 Thessalonians 5:14 ; iso-psuchos, "like-souled," Philippians 2:20 ; sum-psuchos, "joint-souled" (with one accord"), Philippians 2:2 .
"The language of Hebrews 4:12 suggests the extreme difficulty of distinguishing between the soul and the spirit, alike in their nature and in their activities. Generally speaking the spirit is the higher, the soul the lower element. The spirit may be recognized as the life principle bestowed on man by God, the soul as the resulting life constituted in the individual, the body being the material organism animated by soul and spirit. ...
"Body and soul are the constituents of the man according to Matthew 6:25 ; 10:28 ; Luke 12:20 ; Acts 20:10 ; body and spirit according to Luke 8:55 ; 1 Corinthians 5:3 ; 7:34 ; James 2:26 . In Matthew 26:38 the emotions are associated with the soul, in John 13:21 with the spirit; cp. also Psalm 42:11 with 1 Kings 21:5 . In Psalm 35:9 the soul rejoices in God, in Luke 1:47 the spirit.
"Apparently, then, the relationships may be thus summed up 'Soma, body, and pneuma, spirit, may be separated, pneuma and psuche, soul, can only be distinguished' (Cremer)."* [1]
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Care of the Soul
A term used for religion, or that serious attention we ought to pay to our best interests. It imports repentance, faith, devotion, and obedience. "It is considered as the one thing needful: as 1. It is matter of universal concern. 2. Of the highest importance. 3. Includes every thing worthy of our regard." 4. Essential to our peace here. 5. Without it we cannot obtain everlasting life, Luke 10:42 . Jeremiah 6:16 . Hebrews 12:14 .
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Soul
Like the word ‘spirit’, the word ‘soul’ has a variety of meanings in English. There is some variety also in the usages of the original words from which ‘soul’ has been translated. In the Hebrew of the Old Testament the word is nephesh. In the Greek of the New Testament the word is psyche.
Old Testament usage
The writers of the Old Testament did not speak of the soul as something that exists apart from the body. To them, soul (or nephesh) meant life. Both animals and people are nephesh, living creatures. Older English versions of the Bible have created misunderstanding by the translation ‘man became a living soul’ (Genesis 2:7), for the words translated ‘living soul’ are the same words as earlier translated ‘living creatures’ (Genesis 1:21; Genesis 1:24). All animal life is nephesh (or psyche; Revelation 8:9), though human nephesh is of a higher order than the nephesh of other animals (Genesis 2:19-22).
From this it is easy to see how nephesh came to refer to the whole person. We should understand a person not as consisting of a combination of a lifeless body and a bodiless soul, but as a perfect unity, a living body. Thus nephesh may be translated ‘person’; even if translated ‘soul’, it may mean no more than ‘person’ or ‘life’ (Exodus 1:5; Numbers 9:13; Ezekiel 18:4; Ezekiel 18:27). A reference to someone’s nephesh may simply be a reference to the person (Psalms 6:3-4; Psalms 35:9; Isaiah 1:14) or the person’s life (Genesis 35:18; 1 Kings 17:22; Psalms 33:19).
New Testament usage
Similarly in the New Testament psyche can be used to mean no more than ‘person’ (Acts 2:41; Acts 2:43; Acts 7:14; Romans 2:9; Romans 13:1). Again, a reference to someone’s psyche may simply be a reference to the person (Matthew 12:18; Matthew 26:38; Luke 1:46; Luke 12:19; 1 Thessalonians 2:8; Hebrews 10:38) or the person’s life (Matthew 16:26; 1 Corinthians 15:45; Philippians 2:30; 1 Peter 4:19). Sometimes ‘soul’ appears to be the same as ‘heart’, which in the Bible usually refers to the whole of a person’s inner life (Proverbs 2:10; Acts 4:32; see HEART; HUMANITY, HUMANKIND).
A person characterized by psyche is an ordinary person of the world, one who lives solely according to the principles and values of sinful human society – the ‘natural person’, in contrast to the ‘spiritual person’. The latter is one who has new principles and values because of the Spirit of God within (1 Corinthians 2:12-16; cf. Judges 1:19; see FLESH; SPIRIT).
Human uniqueness
Both Old and New Testaments teach that when people die they do not cease to exist. The body returns to dust (Genesis 3:19; Ecclesiastes 3:20), but the person lives on in a place, or state, of the dead, which the Hebrew calls sheol and the Greek calls hades (Psalms 6:5; Psalms 88:3-5; Luke 16:22-23; see HADES; SHEOL). The Old Testament does not say in what way people live on after death. Certainly, they live on as a conscious personal beings, but that personal being is not complete, for it has no body (Psalms 49:14; Ezekiel 26:20).
The New Testament also is unclear on the subject of a person’s existence after death. It speaks of the bodiless person after death sometimes as a soul (Acts 2:27; Revelation 6:9; Revelation 20:4), sometimes as a spirit (Hebrews 12:23; 1 Peter 3:18), but again the person, being bodiless, is not complete. Also, this existence as a bodiless person is only temporary, just as the decay of the body in the grave is only temporary. That is why the Bible encourages believers to look for their eternal destiny not in the endless existence of some bodiless ‘soul’ or ‘spirit’, but in the resurrection of the body to a new and glorious life (1 Corinthians 15:42-53; Philippians 3:20-21).
Since there is more to a human life than what people experience during their earthly existence, psyche naturally developed a meaning relating to more than normal earthly life. Eternal destiny also is involved (Matthew 10:28; Matthew 16:26; Hebrews 10:38-39).
From this usage, psyche developed an even richer meaning. It became the word most commonly used among Christians to describe the higher or more spiritual aspect of human life that is popularly called the soul (Hebrews 6:19; Hebrews 13:17; James 1:21; 1 Peter 1:9; 1 Peter 1:22; 1 Peter 2:11; 1 Peter 2:25; 3 John 1:2).
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Struggles of Soul
STRUGGLES OF SOUL.—The Gospels use varied language in describing the conflicting emotions of Jesus. At the grave of Lazarus He groaned in the spirit or in Himself (John 11:33; John 11:38, Gr. ἑνεβριμήσατο and ἐμβριμώμενος, from ἐμβριμάομαι to snort in, to be very angry, to be moved with indignation, Mark 14:5; sternly to charge, Matthew 9:30, Mark 1:43); He was disturbed inwardly by pity for the mourners, by grief at their hopeless view of death, and by disappointment at their lack of trust in Him. His feeling found expression in tears (Mark 1:35). When restoring hearing and speech by the unusual means of putting His hands in the ears and touching the tongue, prayer, and the word ‘Ephphatha,’ He sighed (ἐστέναξεν, Mark 7:34). Unbelief either in the sufferer or in the multitude seems to have been felt by Jesus as a hindrance to the cure, to which His pity moved Him (cf. Matthew 13:58). Soon after, when asked for a sign, He ‘sighed deeply in spirit’ (ἀναστενάξας τῷ πνεύματι, Mark 8:12), distracted by His desire to win the nation and His purpose not to use any illegitimate means (cf. the second temptation, Matthew 4:6). When the Greeks sought an interview with Him, He confessed, ‘Now is my soul troubled’ (τετάρακται, John 12:27); the possibility of finding faith among the Gentiles, and the necessity of His sacrifice on account of Jewish unbelief, were probably the thoughts that so distressed Him. The knowledge that Judas would betray Him troubled Him in spirit (ἐταράχθη τῷ πνεύματι, John 13:21), love, grief, disappointment, indignation struggling together. His emotions in Gethsemane are described in varied phrases by the Evangelists (see Agony). There, as Bengel comments on John 12:27, ‘concurrebat horror mortis et ardor obedientiae.’
Besides these descriptions of the Evangelists, we have other indications of the struggles of soul of Jesus. His prayers on other occasions than Gethsemane were probably strenuous efforts to discover and to submit to the Father’s will. He withdrew for prayer after the first Sabbath of healing in Capernaum (Mark 1:35), after the cleansing of the leper (Luke 5:16), and after dismissing the multitude which He had fed (Mark 6:46). He was prepared by prayer for the choice of the Twelve (Luke 6:12), and for His willing acceptance of death (Luke 9:28). But inward conflict arose also from temptation (see Temptation), for ‘he was in all points tempted even as we are’ (Hebrews 4:15). This experience was not confined to one occasion, for, as Luke (Luke 4:13) states, the tempter ‘departed from him for a season,’ and it is not improbable even that the narratives of the Temptation (Matthew 4:1-11, Mark 1:12-13, Luke 4:1-13) bring together a series of trials, separated by intervals of time. The language He used shows that He felt as temptations to turn from His Divinely appointed path, His mother’s appeal at Cana (John 2:4), and Peter’s remonstrance at Caesarea Philippi (Matthew 16:23); and even the request of the Greeks for an interview (John 12:27). Gethsemane must also be regarded as a time of temptation (Matthew 26:41, Mark 14:38; cf. Luke 22:40; Luke 22:46). His dread of encouraging curiosity or wrong belief by His miracles (John 4:48) came in conflict with His desire to help and comfort; and when the Evangelists call attention to compassion as the motive of His performing a miracle, we may conclude that there had been such a struggle of soul (Matthew 14:14; Matthew 15:32; Matthew 20:34, Mark 1:41, Luke 7:13). So also this feeling of sympathy came in conflict with His desire for rest and privacy (Matthew 9:30, Mark 1:44; Mark 6:31). His conflict with the scribes and Pharisees regarding Sabbath observance, fasting, ceremonial washing, and intercourse with sinners must have distressed His spirit; for He too would need to face the issue—would He follow custom or conscience? We have more distinct evidence of the inward strain felt by Him, because His regard for Jewish prejudice and exclusiveness in relation to the Gentiles, in order that He might not estrange His countrymen, compelled Him to assume an attitude of aloofness to the Gentiles (the Roman centurion, Matthew 8:10; the Syrophœnician mother, Matthew 15:26; the Greeks, John 12:23).
What struggles of soul must have resulted from the thwarting of His love and grace by the misunderstanding or unbelief of His relatives (Mark 3:31-35), His disciples (Matthew 15:17; Matthew 16:9; Matthew 26:31, Mark 14:27), His fellow-townsmen (Mark 6:6), and the Jerusalem which He so loved that He wept over it (Luke 13:34; Luke 19:41)! He strove to turn Judas from his betrayal (John 6:70, Matthew 17:22; Matthew 26:23, John 13:27, Luke 22:48), and to save Peter from his denial (Luke 22:32). His struggle of soul culminated, severe and grievous as it had often been, in the agony and desolation of the Cross, when the beloved Son of God was so made sin (2 Corinthians 5:21) and a curse (Galatians 3:13) for mankind, that in His darkness and loneliness He felt Himself forsaken of God (Matthew 27:46).
Alfred E. Garvie.
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Soul
That vital, immaterial, active substance, or principle, in man, whereby he perceives, remembers, reasons, and wills. It is rather to be described as to its operations, than to be defined as to its essence. Various, indeed, have been the opinions of philosophers concerning its substance. The Epicureans thought it a subtile air, composed of atoms, or primitive corpuscles. The Stoics maintained it was a flame, or portion of heavenly light. The Cartesians make thinking the essence of the soul. Some hold that man is endowed with three kinds of soul, viz. the rational, which is purely spiritual, and infused by the immediate inspiration of God: the irrational or sensitive, which being common to man and brutes, is supposed to be formed of the elements: and, lastly, the vegetative soul, or principle of growth and nutrition, as the first is of understanding, and the second of animal life. The rational soul is simple, uncompounded, and immaterial, not composed of matter and form; for matter can never think and move of itself as the soul does.
In the fourth volume of the Memoirs of the Literacy and Philosophical Society of Manchester, the reader will find a very valuable paper, by Dr. Ferrier, proving by evidence apparently complete, that every part of the brain has been injured without affecting the act of thought. It will be difficult for any man to peruse this without being convinced that the modern theory of the Materialists is shaken from its very foundation. The immortality of the soul may be argued from its vast capacities, boundless desires, great improvements, dissatisfaction with the present state, and desire of some kind of religion. It is also argued from the consent of all nations; the consciousness that men have of sinning; the sting of conscience; the justice and providence of God. How far these arguments are conclusive I will not say; but the safest, and, in fact, the only sure ground to go upon to prove this doctrine is the word of God, where we at once see it clearly established, Matthew 10:28 . Matthew 25:46 . Daniel 12:2 . 2 Timothy 1:10 . 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18 . John 10:1-42 . But as this article belongs rather to metaphysics than to theology, we refer the reader to A. Baxter on the Soul; Locke on the Understanding; Watts's Ontology; Jackson on Matter and Spirit; Flavel on the Soul; More's Immortality of the Soul; Hartley on Man; Bp. Porteus's Sermons, ser. 5, 6, 7. vol. 1:; Doddridge's Lectures, lec. 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97; Drew's Essay on the Immateriality and Immortality of the Soul. Care of the Soul.
See CARE.
Chabad Knowledge Base - Soul, levels of
The five terms Scripture uses to refer to man�s soul; each denotes a different gradation of the soul � in ascending order from Nefesh to Yechidah: Nefesh is the basic life-force or natural soul in general, and specifically relates to the soul�s basic or external manifestations in terms of the faculties of thought, speech and action. Ruach (Spirit) and Neshamah (Soul, Breath) are the spiritual life-force in man, relating to the Middot and Mochin respectively. Chayah (Living), often also referred to as Neshamah leNeshamah (Soul of the Soul), is the sublime root for the lower three grades. Yechidah (Only One; Unique) is the quintessence, the Divine spark as it were, the ultimate source of the soul � compounding yet transcending the lower grades. The higher grades of the soul are latently presenting the Nefesh, in proportionally increasing concealment, but it will become ever more manifest � to the point of conscious awareness � by man�s continuous self-improvement and spiritual ascent.
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Body And Soul
Two things a master commits to his servants' care,' saith one, 'the child and the child's clothes.' It will be a poor excuse for the servant to say, at his master's return, 'Sir, here are all the child's clothes, neat and clean, but the child is lost!' Much so with the account that many will give to God of their souls and bodies at the great day. 'Lord, here is my body; I was very grateful for it; I neglected nothing 'that belonged to its content and welfare; but as for my soul, that is lost and cast away for ever. I took little care and thought about it!': Flavel.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Nights of the Soul
The active and passive purifications of the soul. Before reaching the light of perfect union, the soul passes through two nights, the night of sense and the night of the mind or spirit. The first is bitter, for the soul must deprive itself of all worldly pleasures, which is as night to the senses; it must have faith, like night to the intellect; God is incomprehensible and infinite and hence in this life is as night to the soul. The second caused much suffering, because the light and wisdom of contemplation is most pure, and clear, while the soul within which it shines is still imperfect and dark.
CARM Theological Dictionary - Soul Sleep
The teaching that when a person dies his soul ceases to exist. On the final judgment day he is brought back to life and judged. This is not a heresy, only an error of interpretation. The Bible is not specific on the condition of the person between death and resurrection. However, there are scriptures that strongly suggest man's continued self-awareness and continued existence after death (Luke 16:19-31; 2 Corinthians 5:1-10; Philippians 1:21-23).
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Soul: Needing Something to Cling to
The soul of man is a clasping, clinging soul, seeking to something over which it can spread itself, and by means of which it can support itself. And just as in a neglected garden you may see the poor creepers making shift to sustain themselves as best they can; one convolvulus twisting round another, and both draggling on the ground; a clematis leaning on the door, which will by-and-by open and let the whole mass fall down; a vine or a passion-flower wreathing round a prop which all the while chafes and cuts it; so in this fallen world it is mournful to see the efforts which human souls are making to get some sufficient object to lean upon and twine around.: James Hamilton, D.D.
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Lethargy of Soul
Two of my hearers perished by a fire in their own house. They were not consumed by the flames, but they were suffocated by the smoke. No blaze was ever visible, nor could any remarkable sign of fire be seen from the Street, yet they died as readily as if they had been burned to ashes by raging flames. In this way sin also is deadly. Comparatively few of our hearers are destroyed by outrageous and flaming vices, such as blasphemy, theft, drunkenness, or uncleanness; but crowds of them are perishing by that deadly smoke of indifference which casts its stifling clouds of carelessness around them, and sends them asleep into everlasting destruction. O that they could be saved from the smoke as well as from the flame!
Holman Bible Dictionary - Soul
The vital existence of a human being. The Hebrew word nephesh is a key Old Testament term (755 times) referring to human beings. In the New Testament, the term psyche retreats behind the ideas of body, flesh, spirit to characterize human existence. In the Bible, a person is a unity. Body and soul or spirit are not opposite terms, but rather terms which supplement one another to describe aspects of the inseparable whole person. See Anthropology ; Humanity .
Such a holistic image of a person is maintained also in the New Testament even over against the Greek culture which, since Plato, sharply separated body and soul with an analytic exactness and which saw the soul as the valuable, immortal, undying part of human beings. In the Old Testament, the use and variety of the word is much greater while in the New Testament its theological meaning appears much stronger.
The soul designates the physical life. Vitality in all of its breadth and width of meaning is meant by the soul. The basic meaning of nephesh is throat. Thus, the Bible refers to the hungry, thirsty, satisfied, soul ( Psalm 107:5 ,Psalms 107:5,107:9 ; Proverbs 27:7 ; Jeremiah 31:12 ,Jeremiah 31:12,31:25 ). The soul means the entire human being in its physical life needing food and clothing (Matthew 6:25 ). The breathing organs and the breath blown out from them also express individual life in animals as well as human beings (Job 11:20 ; Job 41:21 ; Acts 20:10 ). At times, then, soul can be interchanged with life (Proverbs 7:23 ; Proverbs 8:35-36 ) and can be identical with blood (Deuteronomy 12:23 ). A person does not have a soul. A person is a living soul (Genesis 2:7 ). That means a living being that owes life itself to the Creator just as does the animal (Genesis 2:19 ). For this life or soul, one gives all one has (Job 2:4 ). Satan is permitted by God to take health, that is flesh and blood, but Satan cannot take the bare life of a person (Job 2:5-6 ).
Soul designates the feelings, the wishes, and the will of humans. The work of the throat, its hunger and appetite, stands for the desire and the longing of the human being after power and sex, after satisfaction, and after even the evil (Proverbs 21:10 ), but also after God (Psalm 42:2-3 ). The soul can be incited, embittered, confirmed, unsettled, or kept in suspense (Acts 14:2 ,Acts 14:2,14:22 ; Acts 15:24 ; John 10:24 ). The word mirrors the entire scale of feelings under the influence of the human being, even the psychological. The bitter soul of the childless, the sick, or the threatened (1 Samuel 1:10 ; 2 Kings 4:27 ; 2 Samuel 17:8 ) reminds us of the nephesh as the organ of taste that also stands for the entire embittered person.
The soul also knows positive emotions. The soul rejoices, praises, hopes, and is patient. Never in these cases is only one part of the human being meant. It is always the powerful soul as an expression of the entire personality (Psalm 33:20 ). In the command to love (Deuteronomy 6:5 ; Mark 12:30 ), the soul stands next to other expressions for the human being to emphasize the emotional energy and willpower of the human being all rolled into one.
The soul designates the human person. Soul is not only a synonym with life. One can also speak of the life of the soul (Proverbs 3:22 ). Every human soul (Acts 2:43 ; Romans 2:9 ) means each individual person. The popular expression used today “to save our souls” goes back to this biblical way of thinking (1 Peter 3:20 ). It means to save the entire person. In legal texts, the soul is the individual person with juristic responsibilities (Leviticus 17:10 , a blood-eating soul). Connected with a figure showing statistics or numbers of people, soul becomes an idea in the arena of the statistician (Genesis 46:26-27 ; Acts 2:41 ). At times, soul simply replaces a preposition such as the expression “let my soul live,” which means “let me live” (1 Kings 20:32 ). It is even possible for all the nuances of meaning to sound forth together in the same expression. For instance, in Psalm 103:1 , we read, “Bless, Yahweh, O my soul.” This includes the throat as the organ of life, the soul as the totality of capabilities; my own personal life which experiences the saving actions of Yahweh our God; my person; my own “I”; and the vital, emotional self.
Soul designates the essential life. Physical life is given and maintained by God (Matthew 6:25-34 ). Meaningful and fulfilled life comes only when it is free to give itself to God as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Life is the highest good when it is lived according to God's intentions and not used up in search for material and cultural goods (Mark 8:34-37 ). This life is stronger than death and cannot be destroyed by human beings (Matthew 10:28 ). The soul does not, however, represent a divine, immortal, undying part of the human being after death as the Greeks often thought. Paul, thus, avoids the word soul in connection with eternal life. There is a continuity between the earthly and the resurrected life that does not lie in the capabilities or nature of mortal humans. It lies alone in the power of the Spirit of God (1 Corinthians 15:44 ). According to the Bible, a human being exists as a whole unit and remains also as a whole person in the hand of God after death. A person is not at any time viewed as a bodiless soul.
Christian Wolf
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Soul
The Old Testament . The Hebrew word so rendered is nepes [1]. It appears 755 times in the Old Testament. The King James Version uses 42 different English terms to translate it. The two most common renderings are "soul" (428 times) and "life" (117 times). It is the synchronic use of nepes [1] that determines its meaning rather than the diachronic. Hebrew is inclined to use one and the same word for a variety of functions that are labeled with distinct words in English.
Nepes [1] in the Old Testament is never the "immortal soul" but simply the life principle or living being. Such is observable in Genesis 1:20,21 , 24 , where the qualified (living) nepes [1] refers to animals and is rendered "living creatures." The same Hebrew term is then applied to the creation of humankind in Genesis 2:7 , where dust is vitalized by the breath of God and becomes a "living being." Thus, human being shares soul with the animals. It is the breath of God that makes the lifeless dust a "living being"—person.
Frequently in the Old Testament nepes [ Leviticus 17:10 ; 23:30 ). In its plural form it indicates a number of individuals such as Abraham's party (Genesis 12:5 ), the remnant left behind in Judah (Jeremiah 43:6 ), and the offspring of Leah (Genesis 46:15 ).
Nepes [ Numbers 6:6 ). More significant here is that nepes [ Numbers 5:2 ; 6:11 ). Here nepes [1] is detached from the concept of life and refers to the corpse. Hebrew thought could not conceive of a disembodied nepes [1].
Frequently nepes [ Psalm 54:4 ; Proverbs 18:7 ). Admittedly this movement from the nominal to the pronominal is without an exact borderline. The Revised Standard Version reflects the above understanding of nepes [1] by replacing the King James Version "soul" with such translations as "being, " "one, " "self, " "I/me."
Nepes [ Isaiah 5:14 ; Habakkuk 2:5 ), noting that it can be parched and dry (Numbers 11:6 ; Jeremiah 31:12,25 ), discerning (Proverbs 16:23 ), hungry (Numbers 21:5 ), and breathing (Jeremiah 2:24 ). Nepes [ 1 Samuel 28:9 ; Psalm 105:18 ), humbled and endangered (Proverbs 18:7 ), and bowed to the ground (Psalm 44:25 ). Even while focusing on a single part of the body, by synecodoche the whole person is represented.
Nepes [ Deuteronomy 12:20 ; 1 Samuel 2:16 ) and thirst (Proverbs 25:25 ). It can be used of excessive desires (gluttony Proverbs 23:2 ) and of unfulfilled desires (barrenness 1 Samuel 1:15 ). Volitional/spiritual yearning is also assigned to nepes [ Psalm 42:1-2 ), justice (Isaiah 26:8-9 ), evil (Proverbs 21:10 ), and political power (2 Samuel 3:21 ). Emotions are expressed by nepes [ Isaiah 1:14 ), grief (Jeremiah 13:17 ), joy and exultation, disquietude (Psalm 42:5 ), and unhappiness (1 Samuel 1:15 ).
Clearly, then, in the Old Testament a mortal is a living soul rather than having a soul. Instead of splitting a person into two or three parts, Hebrew thought sees a unified being, but one that is profoundly complex, a psychophysical being.
The New Testament . The counterpart to nepes [1] in the New Testament is psyche [9] (nepes [1] is translated as psyche [9] six hundred times in the Septaugint). Compared to nepes [1] in the Old Testament, psyche [9] appears relatively infrequently in the New Testament. This may be due to the fact that nepes [1] is used extensively in poetic literature, which is more prevalent in the Old Testament than the New Testament. The Pauline Epistles concentrate more on soma [15] (body) and pneuma [16] (spirit) than psyche [9].
This word has a range of meanings similar to nepes [ John 13:37 ; Acts 15:26 ; Romans 16:4 ; Philippians 2:30 ), give his life (Matthew 20:28 ), lay down his life (John 10:15,17-18 ), forfeit his life (Matthew 16:26 ), hate his life (Luke 14:26 ), and have his life demanded of him (Luke 12:20 ).
Psyche , as its Old Testament counterpart, can indicate the person (Acts 2:41 ; 27:37 ). It also serves as the reflexive pronoun designating the self ("I'll say to myself" Luke 12:19 ; "as my witness" 2 Corinthians 1:23 ; "share our lives" 1 Thessalonians 2:8 ).
Psyche can express emotions such as grief ( Matthew 26:38 , ; Mark 14:34 ), anguish (John 12:27 ), exultation (Luke 1:46 ), and pleasure (Matthew 12:18 ).
The adjectival form "soulish" indicates a person governed by the sensuous nature with subjection to appetite and passion. Such a person is "natural/unspiritual" and cannot receive the gifts of God's Spirit because they make no sense to him (1 Corinthians 2:14-15 ). As in the Old Testament, the soul relates humans to the animal world (1 Corinthians 15:42-50 ) while it is the spirit of people that allows a dynamic relationship with God.
There are passages where psyche [ Matthew 10:28 ). While Scripture generally addresses humans as unitary beings, there are such passages that seem to allow divisibility within unity.
Carl Schultz
See also Person, Personhood ; Spirit
Bibliography . W. Dryness, Themes in Old Testament Theology ; R. H. Gundry, Somma in Biblical Theology ; R. Jewett, Paul's Anthropological Terms ; N. Snaith, The Distinctive Ideas of the Old Testament ; H. W. Wolff, Anthropology of the Old Testament .
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Mercy: Its Effect on the Soul
A man convicted of high treason and condemned to die is not only pardoned, but taken into the favour of his sovereign. He is riding in the royal carriage, and on the road he sees some of his fellow traitors pinioned and manacled, led forth in the midst of officers to die for the offence in which he had as deep a hand as they. What think you, will he not entreat the gracious monarch to extend his clemency to his fellow rebels? Will not the tears stand in his eyes as he admires the difference which his sovereign's free mercy has made? Will he not be moved with emotions impossible to describe, of mingled joy and grief; pity and gratitude, wonder and compassion? Christian, see your likeness here drawn to the life, you must surely feel ready to fall down on your knees, and cry,' Lord, why dost thou reveal thy mercy to me and not to these? Save them also, O Lord, for thy name's sake.'
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Longings: of the Soul Often Painful
Have you never seen a caged eagle with its breast or wing bleeding from blows received by dashing against the wire of its cage? The poor creature dreamed of the forest and the craggy rock, and, filled with aspirations for sublimest flight, it stretched its wings and flew upward, only to bring itself into sharp contact with its prison. Even thus the new-born nature, stirred in its inmost depths with longings suitable to its celestial origin, aspires after the joys of heaven, stretching all its wings to soar towards perfection; but alas! we who are in this body do groan, we find the flesh to be a prison, and so the more we long the more we pine, and pining we sigh and cry, and wound our hearts with insatiable desires and bleeding discontents. The pangs of strong desire for the presence of the Lord in glory, who among believers has not felt them? Who among us has not found our flight upward brought to a painful pause by the stern facts of flesh and blood, and earth and sin?
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Soul
SOUL.—In every act of thinking, a distinction exists between the thinker and his thought, or, as it is otherwise expressed, between the self and the not-self, the ego and the non-ego, the thinking subject and the object of thought. This ego, self, or thinking subject, is denominated the soul (ψυχή, נֶפֶשׁ, נְשִׁמָה), or spirit (πνεῦμα, דוּחַ; see Spirit); often also, both in the OT and NT, the heart (καρδία, לֵב, לֵבָב; see Heart). In the OT the soul is sometimes confused with the blood or with some important physical organ, but in the NT it is clearly distinguished from the body as an immaterial principle, the seat of conscious personality, and essentially immortal (Matthew 10:28 etc.; see Immortality). There was much speculation in our Lord’s time, and had been for some two centuries, on the mysterious questions of the soul’s origin and destiny. Some, following Plato and Philo, believed in its eternal pre-existence (cf. Wisdom of Solomon 8:19 Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ); others (mainly orthodox Rabbis) in its creation at the creation of the world (cf. 2 Esdras 4:35 ff.); others in its premundane creation (Slavonic Enoch 23:5); others (perhaps the majority) in its concreation with the body, which is apparently the doctrine of the OT (Isaiah 44:2; Isaiah 44:24; Isaiah 49:1; Isaiah 49:5, Job 31:15). A few supported the Platonic speculation of metempsychosis (so apparently Josephus; see BJ iii. viii. 5). The disciples of Jesus were aware of these discussions, and on one occasion asked Him whether a certain man had been born blind as a penalty for sins committed by him in a previous state of existence. It is a significant illustration of the economy of revelation that Jesus avoided entering upon the discussion (John 9:2).† [1]
1. The use of ψυχή in the Gospels.—In the Pauline Epistles, as is well known, there is frequently a decided difference of meaning between ψυχή and πνεῦμα. There ψυχή is used for the principle of life of the natural man, while πνεῦμα, is the principle of supernatural life which manifests itself in the regenerate Christian. Hence the derivative ψυχικός (literally ‘soulish’) comes to be used in a depreciatory, and even in a bad sense (1 Corinthians 12:14; 1 Corinthians 15:44, James 3:15, Judges 1:19). But in the Gospels there is no such distinction of usage. As applied to the human soul, ψυχή and πνεῦμα are synonyms throughout the range of their meaning. Thus in the sense of natural life, we have Mark 3:4, cf. John 13:37 (ψυχή); and Matthew 25:31-469 cf. Luke 23:46, John 19:30 (πνεῦμα). (For the lower sense of πνεῦμα, cf. also Mark 8:12, Luke 8:55; Luke 24:37; Luke 24:39, John 11:33; John 13:21). ψυχή, as well as πνεῦμα, is used quite normally for the soul in its highest religious activities (see, e.g., Luke 1:46, where the identity of ψυχή and πνεῦμα is especially apparent; Matthew 11:29; Matthew 22:37, ||; cf. 1 Peter 2:11; 1 Peter 2:25; 1 Peter 4:19, 2 Peter 2:8 etc.; and even in the Pauline Epp. see 2 Corinthians 1:23, Ephesians 6:8, Philippians 1:27; cf. Hebrews 6:19; Hebrews 13:17). In one passage (John 10:24) ψυχή seems even to stand for the rational or deliberating faculty (λόγος, νοῦς). There is, however, between ψυχή and πνεῦμα, as used in the Gospels, one slight distinction. ψυχή emphasizes more strongly than πνεῦμα the idea of individual personality. Hence ψυχαί (not πνεύματα) is used for ‘individuals’ or ‘persons’ (Acts 27:37, 1 Peter 3:20); and it is usual to speak of the salvation or loss of the ψυχή rather than of the πνεῦμα (Matthew 6:25; Matthew 10:39; Matthew 16:25-26, Mark 8:35, Luke 9:24; Luke 17:33; Luke 21:19, John 12:25, Hebrews 10:39, James 1:21; James 5:20, 1 Peter 1:9). Yet the salvation of the πνεῦμα is alluded to (1 Corinthians 5:5, 1 Thessalonians 5:23). πνεῦμα, however, is not by any means a strictly impersonal term (see Matthew 5:16, Hebrews 1:14). It is used like ψυχή to denote a disembodied soul (Luke 24:37; Luke 24:39, Hebrews 12:23, 1 Peter 3:18, Revelation 6:9; Revelation 20:4). In Matthew 12:18 (a quotation from Isaiah 42:1) God is said to possess a ψυχή. In John 4:24 He is said to be spirit (πνεῦμα).
The following particular statements about the soul (ψυχή) are made in the Gospels. As the principle of physical life it is sustained by food (Matthew 6:25); as the organ of spiritual life it ‘magnifies the Lord’ (Luke 1:46). It is capable of physical and sensuous pleasure (Luke 12:19), also of spiritual rest and refreshment (Matthew 11:29). It can suffer acute sorrow (Luke 2:35) and anxiety (John 10:24). It can grieve (Matthew 26:38) and love (Matthew 22:37). It can be lost and saved (Matthew 10:39 etc.). At death it is yielded up (John 10:11; John 10:15; John 12:21), but survives as a personal self-conscious being (Matthew 10:39 etc.).* [2] See, further, Spirit.
2. Christ’s teaching about the soul.—According to Jesus, the soul, being a man’s inmost self, the seat of his self-conscious personality, and inherently immortal (Matthew 10:28), is precious beyond all price. Nothing can be accepted in exchange for it, and the gain of the whole world will not compensate for its loss (Matthew 16:26). Jesus drives home this truth in the parable of the Rich Fool, who said to his soul, ‘Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry’; and whom God rebuked with the awful words, ‘Thou fool, this night they (i.e. the ministers of my vengeance) require of thee thy soul’ (Luke 12:18-21). Much is said in the Gospels about the gain or loss of the soul, generally with a play upon the double meaning of ψυχή (‘life’ or ‘soul’). Most of these passages take the form of exhortations to martyrdom, as, for instance, Matthew 10:39 ‘He that findeth his soul (i.e. he that saves his life by denying me in time of persecution), shall lose it (by eternal punishment in Gehenna); and he that loseth his soul for my sake (i.e. he who confesses me in time of persecution, and suffers a martyr’s death), shall find it (in heaven)’; (see also Matthew 16:25, Luke 17:33, John 12:35). All these passages refer primarily to martyrdom, but in their secondary applications teach that even lesser sufferings and trials endured patiently for Christ’s sake have as their reward the salvation of the soul (Matthew 10:38). The same idea is expressed in Luke 14:26, where the strange phrase ‘to hate the soul’ is a rhetorical expression for willingness to suffer martyrdom or any lesser inconvenience for Jesus’ sake (cf. also John 12:25). The gain or salvation of the soul means certainly its eternal happiness in heaven, and the loss or destruction of the soul, as certainly, not its annihilation, but its eternal punishment in Gehenna. The endlessness of the soul’s final retribution is not simply an inference from the soul’s immortality, but is exegetically established from Matthew 25:46 etc. According to the conceptions represented in the parable of Dives and Lazarus, retribution does not wait till the Last Day, but begins as soon as the soul leaves the body. At death the disembodied soul passes to a ‘middle state’ (Hades), where, if righteous, it experiences rest and refreshment in ‘Abraham’s bosom,’ or ‘Paradise’; or, if unrighteous, expiatory punishment (symbolized as a tormenting flame) in a limbus or ‘prison,’ which is separated by an impassable barrier from the abodes of the righteous. The disembodied souls are represented as conscious and intelligent, able to converse with one another, and interested in the welfare of their friends upon earth (Luke 16:19; Luke 23:43, 1 Peter 3:18, Revelation 6:9).
The most important question about the intermediate state is whether spiritual change is possible in it. The point has been keenly debated, but the affirmative opinion seems to have the better exegetical support. For (1) the NT represents not death, but the Second Advent, as the time when the soul will render its final account to God. Presumably; therefore, the middle state is included in the period of probation. (2) Christ appears to the present writer to teach that some sins may be forgiven after death (Matthew 12:32); and at least to hint that even grievous sinners may be released from torments, after adequately expiating their crimes (Matthew 5:26). (3) The torments of Dives seem to nave been remedial in effect, causing him for the first time to interest himself in the spiritual welfare of others (Luke 16:27). (4) The descent of Christ into Hades, and His preaching to the disobedient spirits there (1 Peter 3:18), plainly presuppose the possibility of repentance after death.’* [3] punishments [4]
At the Last Day, according to Jesus, there will be a bodily resurrection of all men, followed by a final judgment, and a final settlement of the destiny of each soul (1618094813_83). The resurrection of the wicked is clearly taught in Matthew 10:28, John 5:29. See, further, Resurrection of the Dead, Eschatology, Abraham ($ ‘Abraham’s bosom’), Paradise, Hell [5].
Jesus claimed to stand in the same relation to human souls as God Himself; and as the Lord of souls issued the universal invitation, ‘Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden … and ye shall find rest unto your souls’ (Matthew 11:28-29). He also declared that His special object in coming into the world was to save souls (Luke 9:56) by laying down His own soul as a ransom (John 10:11; John 10:15; John 17:3).
3. The soul of Jesus.—If Jesus was perfect man, it follows that He must have possessed not only a human body, but also a human soul and a human spirit; and this is, in fact, the doctrine of the Gospels and of the NT generally. Thus He came to give His soul (ψυχήν) a ransom for many (Matthew 20:28 ||). After the interview with the Greeks (John 12:27), His soul (ψυχή) was troubled, and He doubted what to say. In Gethsemane His soul was exceeding sorrowful (περίλυπός ἐστιν ἡ ψυχή μου, Matthew 26:38 ||). There are similar references to His human spirit. He groaned (or was angry) in spirit (ἐνεβριμήσατο τῷ πνεύματι, John 11:33); and was troubled in spirit (ἐταράχθη τῷ πνεύματι, John 13:21). On the cross He commended His spirit to God (παρατὶθεμαι τὸ πνεῦμά μου, Luke 23:46), and yielded up His spirit (ἀφῆκε τὸ πνεῦμα, Matthew 27:50; παρέδωκε τὸ πνεῦμα, John 19:30). After death, His Divine Personality, still in hypostatic (i.e. personal) union with His disembodied human spirit, descended to Hades, and there preached to the disobedient spirits in prison (1 Peter 3:18, cf. Ephesians 4:9); visiting also, we infer from Luke 23:43, that compartment of Hades which is reserved for the spirits of the just. It is obvious from these and other passages, that the view of Apollinaris that Christ did not possess a human soul,* [6] but that the Divine Logos took its place, is not Scriptural. The soul and spirit of Jesus were subject to human weakness and infirmity, and were therefore human, not Divine.
But the rejection of Apollinarism, and the adoption of the view that Christ possessed a perfect human soul, involves a great psychological difficulty. A perfect human soul is personal, and therefore, if Christ was perfect God and perfect man, it seems to follow that He must have been two persons, as Nestorius thought, or was supposed to think. This difficulty has never yet received a full solution. The solution of the ancient Church was that the human nature of the incarnate Christ was impersonal. The human ψυχή of Christ, which, under normal conditions, would have developed independent personality, was prevented, owing to its hypostatic union with the Logos, from doing so. It attained personality, not in itself, but in the Divine Logos with which it was united; and hence, though Christ possessed a true human ψυχή, His personality was single, being seated entirely in the Divine Nature. The Patristic view is open to criticism on several grounds, but it still holds the field as the best attempt to reconcile the two apparently conflicting principles of Scripture, that Christ is perfect God and perfect man, and yet only one Person.† [7]
4. The human will of Jesus.—Jesus, as possessing a human soul, possessed also a human will, for volition is one of the most characteristic activities of the soul. The Gospels regard Jesus as endowed with a human will, which, though in the end always conforming itself to the Divine will, yet did so sometimes at the cost of an inward struggle. Thus in the Agony in the Garden, Jesus prays (Luke 22:42), ‘Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me; nevertheless not my will, but thine be done’ (πλὴν μὴ τὸ θέλημά μου, ἀλλὰ τὸ σὸν γινέσθω). The distinction of wills is evident also in John 5:30 (cf. John 6:38) ‘I seek not mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.’ It is thus the teaching of Scripture that there are two wills in Christ, a Divine and a human, and that these two wills are united in one Person. The reconciliation of the two different points of view (duality of will, and unity of Person) is not easy. According to modern ideas, the faculty of willing is so essentially a function of personality, that it seems necessary to postulate two egos where there are two wills. The ancients, however, did not connect willing with personality so closely as we do; and, moreover, ‘will’ is too strong a term to translate their θέλημα (voluntas). θέλημα, it is true, in its stronger sense, approaches the meaning of ‘will,’ but more often it bears the weaker sense of ‘wish,’ ‘liking,’ ‘inclination,’ ‘propension.’ The true Greek term for will in our sense is γνώμη, or more definitely προαίρεσις, or still more definitely αὐτεξουσιότης, or αὑτεξούσιον (self-determination). It is clearly in the weaker sense of ‘inclination’ that θέλημα is used in the Gospels, and it is probably in the same sense that Dyothelitism was declared by the Sixth General Council (a.d. 680) to be the doctrine of the Church.‡ [8]
See also art. Incarnation in vol. i., esp, p. 812 f.
Literature.—M. F. Roos, Fundamenta Psychologiœ ex sacra Scriptura collecta (brief, but valuable); J. T. Beck, Umriss der bibl. Seelenlehre [9]; Böttcher, de Inferis (a storehouse of Biblical and Rabbinical material); Olshausen, de Nat. Human. Trichotomia (in Opusc. Theol.); von Rudloff, Die Lehre vom Menschen; Franz Delitzsch, Syst. d. bibl. Psychol. [5] (learned, but fanciful); J. Laidlaw, The Bible Doctrine of Man; J. B. Heard, The Tripartite Nature of Man; W. P. Dickson, St. Paul’s Use of Flesh and Spirit (contains short bibliography); Ellicott, ‘The Threefold Nature of Man,’ in The Destiny of the Creature; W. R. Alger, Destiny of the Soul (contains exhaustive bibliography by Ezra Abbot); R. H. Charles, A Critical History of the Doctrine of a Future Life; Salmond, Christian Doctrine of Immortality; F. W. H. Myers, Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death; Piat, Destinée de l’homme; Welldon, The Hope of Immortality; Martineau, Study of Religion, bk. 4; Mason, Purgatory; Plumptre, Spirits in Prison; Luckock, After Death; Pusey, What is of faith as to Everlasting Punishment?; C. Harris, pro Fide, c. [11] xv.; A. Westphal, Chair et Esprit; Lüdemann, Die Anthropologie des ap. Paulus; art. ‘Psychology’ in Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible ; art. ‘Geist’ in PRE [12] 3 [13] ; artt. ‘Soul,’ ‘Eschatology,’ ‘Immortality of the Soul’ in JE [14] ; art. ‘Eschatology’ in EBi [15] ; consult also OT Theologies of Schultz, Smend, Oehler; and the NT Theologies of Schmid, van Oosterzee, B. Weiss, Holtzmann.
C. Harris.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Garden of the Soul
A popular work of devotion for the laity, originally brought out by Bishop R. Challoner in 1740, but so altered in subsequent editions that little of the original work remains.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Soul, Spirit
Man is composed of soul and body, though in certain cases the term 'spirit' is added. Both soul and spirit are put in contrast to the body, as signifying the incorporeal part of man; but there is a distinction between soul and spirit. Soul is often employed to express the moral undying part of man's being, and it is used sometimes to signify the person: as "all the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt," Genesis 46:26 ; "eight souls" were saved in the ark. 1 Peter 3:20 . "The soul that sinneth, it shall die." Ezekiel 18:4,20 .
The Hebrew word commonly translated 'soul' is nephesh: in many instances this is translated 'life' in the A.V., as in Jonah 1:14 ; "Let us not perish for this man's life," or soul. In the N.T. the word ψυχή stands for both 'life' and 'soul:' "Whosoever will save his 'life' shall lose it; and whosoever will lose his 'life' for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own 'soul'? or what shall a man give in exchange for his 'soul'?" Matthew 16:25,26 .
The soul, as distinguished from the spirit, is the seat of appetites and desires. The rich man said, "I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry." Luke 12:19 . That night his 'soul' was required of him. The salvation of the soul cannot be distinguished from the salvation of the person.
The SPIRITis distinctively the higher part of man, it marks the conscious individuality, and distinguishes man thus from the inferior creation. God breathed into man's nostrils the breath of life, and by this man was set in relation with God, and cannot be really happy separated from Him, either in present existence or eternally. The words are ruach, πνεῦμα,and are the same as constantly used for God's Spirit, the Holy Spirit, or Holy Ghost, and for the angels as spirits, and for evil spirits.
The word of God is sharp, and able to divide asunder the soul and spirit of a man, though it may not be easy for the human mind to see the division. The apostle prayed for the Thessalonians that spirit (which is probably viewed as the seat of God's work), as well as soul and body might be sanctified. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 . In the Epistle to the Hebrews we read of the 'spirits' of just men made perfect: their place is with God through redemption. Here 'spirits' apparently signifies the persons apart from their bodies.
The Holy Spirit being given to the Christian, as the spring in him of life in Christ, he is exhorted to pray with the spirit, sing with the spirit, walk in the Spirit, so that in some cases it is difficult to distinguish between the Spirit of God and the Christian's spirit.
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Soul
This word is used as a picture of, or a type of, many things.
Below is a list of some of the things which are covered by this word:
Genesis 2:7 The human life
Genesis 34:8 Human feelings
Genesis 35:18 The human spirit
Leviticus 5:2 The person's body
Leviticus 17:11 The whole person
Leviticus 17:12 The person's body
2 Chronicles 6:38 Purpose of heart
1 Samuel 18:1 Human affections
1 Kings 17:21 The spirit of life
Deuteronomy 11:13 The human mind or will
Hebrews 10:39 The whole person
Hebrews 13:17 The human life
The above types cover practically all of the places where the word "soul" is used throughout the Scriptures. These passages are a guide to other Scriptures.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words - Soul; Self; Life
A. Noun.
Nephesh (נֶפֶשׁ, Strong's #5315), “soul; self; life; person; heart.” This is a very common term in both ancient and modern Semitic languages. It occurs over 780 times in the Old Testament and is evenly distributed in all periods of the text with a particularly high frequency in poetic passages.
The basic meaning is apparently related to the rare verbal form, nephesh. The noun refers to the essence of life, the act of breathing, taking breath. However, from that concrete concept, a number of more abstract meanings were developed. In its primary sense the noun appears in its first occurrence in Gen. 1:20: “the moving creature that hath life,” and in its second occurrence in Gen. 2:7: “living soul.”
However, in over 400 later occurrences it is translated “soul.” While this serves to make sense in most passages, it is an unfortunate mistranslation of the term. The real difficulty of the term is seen in the inability of almost all English translations to find a consistent equivalent or even a small group of high-frequency equivalents for the term. The KJV alone uses over 28 different English terms for this one Hebrew word. The problem with the English term “soul” is that no actual equivalent of the term or the idea behind it is represented in the Hebrew language. The Hebrew system of thought does not include the combination or opposition of the terms “body” and “soul,” which are really Greek and Latin in origin. The Hebrew contrasts two other concepts which are not found in the Greek and Latin tradition: “the inner self” and “the outer appearance” or, as viewed in a different context, “what one is to oneself” as opposed to “what one appears to be to one’s observers.” The inner person is nephesh while the outer person, or reputation, is shem, most commonly translated “name.” In narrative or historical passages of the Old Testament, nephesh can be translated as “life” or “self,” as in Lev. 17:11: “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for [1].…” Needless to say, the reading “soul” is meaningless in such a text.
But the situation in the numerous parallel poetic passages in which the term appears is much more difficult. The Greek Septuagint and the Latin Vulgate both simply use the Greek and Latin equivalent “soul,” especially in the Psalms. The first occurrence is in Ps. 3:2: “Many are saying of my soul, // There is no deliverance for him in God” (NASB). The next occurrence is in Ps. 6:3: “And my soul is greatly dismayed; // But Thou, O Lord— how long?” (NASB). In both passages the parallel contrast is between nephesh and some aspect of the self, expressed as “him” in Ps. 3:2 and not expressed but understood in Ps. 6:3. There is no distinction as to whether it appears as an “A” or “B” word in the parallelism. However, since Hebrew rejects repeating the same noun in both halves of a poetic line, nephesh is often used as the parallel for the speaker, primary personal subject, and even for God, as in Ps. 11:5: “The Lord trieth the righteous: but the wicked // and him that loveth violence [2] hateth.” Such passages are frequent, and a proper understanding of the word enlightens many wellknown passages, such as Ps. 119:109: “My life is continually in my hand, // Yet I do not forget Thy law” (NASB). The versions vary widely in their readings of nephesh, with the more contemporary versions casting widely for meanings.
B. Verb.
Naphash means “to breathe; respire; be refreshed.” This verb, which is apparently related to the noun nephesh, appears 3 times in the Old Testament (Exod. 23:12; 31:17). The other appearance is in 2 Sam. 16:14: “And the king, and all the people that were with him, came weary and refreshed themselves there.”
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Soul
that immortal, immaterial, active substance or principle in man, whereby he perceives, remembers, reasons, and wills. See MATERIALISM .
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Soul, Faculties of the
(Latin: facere, to do)
Qualities by which the human soul is able to act, or proximate principles of human activity, the remote principle being the soul itself, the faculties being the imagination, memory, understanding, will. Hence the order is soul, one or other faculty, act. All human acts are ultimately attributed to the person, the ego. Some moderns, considering faculties as a "bundle of detached powers", independent autonomous entities existing apart from the soul and shattering its unity, have denied their existence. Faculties of the soul are merely qualities or properties, modes through which the soul acts. Faculties explain well the changes of consciousness, the essentially different kinds of consciousness, and the variations in capacities or powers, all proceeding from the same soul.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Soul of my Saviour, Sanctify my Breast
(Soul Of My Saviour, Sanctify My Breast!) Hymn usually found in the "Thanksgiving after Mass," in the Missal. It was written in the 14th century by an unknown author. There are about 15 translations; the English title given is found in "Saint George's Hymn Book." It was a favorite prayer of Saint Ignatius Loyola.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Soul of the Church
Inasmuch as the Church is visible and supernatural, it has a visible, external element; and an invisible, internal element by which the visible element is informed, elevated, and determined, just as the living body is informed by the soul. Hence theologians distinguish in the Church the Body and the Soul. Although generally it is possible to refer anything which is visible, external, and determinable to the Body; and anything which is of itself invisible, internal, and determining to the Soul; yet ordinarily that distinction is made on the basis of the internal, supernatural life. So that, properly speaking, the term "Soul" is applied to the formal principle of this supernatural life in the members of the Church and consequently in the Church itself. This formal principle, or Soul, is made up of the supernatural internal gifts of faith, hope, and charity, sanctifying grace, and the other virtues and gifts of the Holy Ghost.
From the 16th century, the Catholic theologians expressed more definitely the theological doctrine of the distinction between the Soul and the Body of the Church, in this formula: the Body comprehends the visible element or the visible society, to which one belongs by the external profession of the Catholic Faith, by participation in the sacraments, and by submission to legitimate pastors; and the Soul comprehends the invisible element or the invisible society, to which one belongs in virtue of the fact that one possesses the interior gifts of grace. This distinction, implicitly contained in the teaching of Saint Paul, in Saint Augustine, comparing the action of the Holy Ghost on the Church to that of the soul on the human body, and in subsequent theologians who adopted the same language, is formally expressed by Bellarmine in his study on the members of the Church. According to him, men belong to the Body of the Church by virtue of external profession of the faith, and participation in the sacraments; and to the Soul of the Church through the internal gifts of the Holy Ghost, faith, hope, and charity. He draws three general conclusions relative to the members of the Church. There are those:
Who belong always to both the Body and the Soul of the Church
Who belong to the Soul without belonging to the Body
Who belong to the Body but not to the Soul
This teaching has generally been followed by Catholic theologians. They teach definitely, however, that the True Church is essentially the Church visible. They presuppose an interior principle which vivifies the Church. This interior principle of life is the Soul of the Church without which it could not be the True Church. This teaching does not imply any weakening of the Catholic doctrine on the necessity of belonging to the True Church in order to obtain salvation. In the case of invincible ignorance, or of absolute impossibility, this necessity obliges only in voto, i.e.,being included in the efficacious desire to do God's Will which must exist in every good man.
This theological teaching is found explicitly in many ecclesiastical documents. The encyclical Satis Cognitum of Pope Leo XIII, after having shown how the Church is at one and the same time visible and spiritual, teaches that the Body of Jesus Christ, which is the visible Church, is a body living and animated. This presupposes a principle of supernatural life informing this body. Hence the union of these two elements is absolutely necessary to the True Church, just as the intimate union of the body and soul is necessary to human nature.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Soul, Nights of the
The active and passive purifications of the soul. Before reaching the light of perfect union, the soul passes through two nights, the night of sense and the night of the mind or spirit. The first is bitter, for the soul must deprive itself of all worldly pleasures, which is as night to the senses; it must have faith, like night to the intellect; God is incomprehensible and infinite and hence in this life is as night to the soul. The second caused much suffering, because the light and wisdom of contemplation is most pure, and clear, while the soul within which it shines is still imperfect and dark.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Soul
The ancients supposed the soul, or rather the animating principle of life, to reside in the breath, that it departed from the body with the breath. Hence the Hebrew and Greek words which, when they refer to man, in our Bibles are translated "soul," are usually rendered "life" or "breath" when they refer to animals, Genesis 2:7 7:15 Numbers 16:22 Job 12:10 34:14,15 Psalm 104:29 Ecclesiastes 12:7 Acts 17:25 .
But together with this principle of life, which is common to men and brutes, and which in brutes perishes with the body, there is in man a spiritual, reasonable, and immortal soul, the seat of our thoughts, affections, and reasonings, which distinguishes us from the brute creation, and in which chiefly consists our resemblance to God, Genesis 1:26 . This must be spiritual, because it thinks; it must be immortal, because it is spiritual. Scripture ascribes to man alone understanding, conscience, the knowledge of God, wisdom, immortality, and the hope of future everlasting happiness. It threatens men only with punishment in another life, and with the pains of hell. In some places the Bible seems to distinguish soul from spirit, 1 Thessalonians 5:23 Hebrews 4:12 : the organ of our sensations, appetites, and passions, allied to the body, form the nobler portion of our nature which most allies man to God. Yet we are to conceive of them as one indivisible and spiritual being, called also the mind and the heart, spoken of variously as living, feeling, understanding, reasoning, willing, etc. Its usual designation is the soul.
The immortality of the soul is a fundamental doctrine of revealed religion. The ancient patriarchs lived and died persuaded of this truth; and it was in the hope of another life that they received the promises. Compare Genesis 50:22 Numbers 23:10 1 Samuel 28:13-15 2 Samuel 12:23 Job 19:25,26 Ecclesiastes 12:7 Hebrews 11:13-16 . In the gospel "life and immortality," and the worth of immortal souls, are fully brought to light, Matthew 16:26 1 Corinthians 15:45-57 2 Timothy 1:10 . To save the souls of men, Christ freely devoted himself to death; and how does it become us to labor and toil and strive, in our respective spheres, to promote the great work for which He bled and died!
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Relation of Soul And Body
The body and the soul of a living material being are incomplete substances which so mutually complete and perfect one another, that there arises from their union one complete substance. In the case of a rational soul, if we except the soul of Christ, the result of this substantial union is a human person. In Christ the human nature consisting of soul and body exists in the Divine Personality of the Word, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity. Pius IX (1857) declared it to be Catholic doctrine that in man "the rational soul is the true, per se, and immediate form of the body"; "per se" indicates, naturally and essentially destined for this union; and "immediate" signifies, with nothing intervening between body and soul. The whole human soul is in the whole body and the whole human soul is in each part of the body. According to its faculties, however, it is in definite parts; e.g., as to seeing, it is only in the eye, and as to hearing, it is only in the ear. At the general resurrection the body will be reunited to the soul (see body, resurrection of).
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Soul
Ultimate interior principle of the life (ability to move self) of living bodies. There are three kinds of souls, vegetative or plant, animal, and rational (human). The soul is the "substantial form" of the living body, determining its species, e.g., geranium, dog, man. It is itself a substance and not an accident of the body; an incomplete substance, since it is by its nature destined for union with a body. According to Thomist doctrine, some disagreeing, there is in each living body only one substantial form, the soul, the principle of all informing, vivifying, and operating. The human or rational soul is the ultimate interior principle vivifying the human body and rendering man capable of performing all his vital acts. Pope Pius IX declared it to be Catholic doctrine that the rational soul is the true, per se, and immediate form of the body. The soul is the proper object of the science of psychology (Greek: psyche, soul). Unfortunately much of the science that goes under the name, is more physiology than psychology. The human soul is integrally simple, has no part outside of part; otherwise ideation, judging, and reasoning cannot be explained; is spiritual since its operations are spiritual, as knowing the spiritual, the abstract, and the universal, reflecting on self, enjoying spiritual things, exercising freedom; internally immortal since spiritual, and externally immortal since God will not annihilate it. Scripture clearly teaches its immortality. The human soul is in the whole body and in each part of the body. It is created by God and, according to the more common modern opinion, infused into the body at the first instant of the latter's existence; created "to God's image and likeness" since, similar to God, the soul is a spirit endowed with intellect and free will. The union between soul and body is substantial, resulting in one complete substance, which is a human person if we except the body and soul of Christ. Scripture informs us that the human soul will be judged after death, will be consigned to heaven or to hell, and on the Day of General Judgment renited with its body, the composite thenceforth to enjoy the Beatific Vision or to suffer the torments of the damned, for eternity.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Soul
SOUL.—In every act of thinking, a distinction exists between the thinker and his thought, or, as it is otherwise expressed, between the self and the not-self, the ego and the non-ego, the thinking subject and the object of thought. This ego, self, or thinking subject, is denominated the soul (ψυχή, נֶפֶשׁ, נְשִׁמָה), or spirit (πνεῦμα, דוּחַ; see Spirit); often also, both in the OT and NT, the heart (καρδία, לֵב, לֵבָב; see Heart). In the OT the soul is sometimes confused with the blood or with some important physical organ, but in the NT it is clearly distinguished from the body as an immaterial principle, the seat of conscious personality, and essentially immortal (Matthew 10:28 etc.; see Immortality). There was much speculation in our Lord’s time, and had been for some two centuries, on the mysterious questions of the soul’s origin and destiny. Some, following Plato and Philo, believed in its eternal pre-existence (cf. Wisdom of Solomon 8:19 Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ); others (mainly orthodox Rabbis) in its creation at the creation of the world (cf. 2 Esdras 4:35 ff.); others in its premundane creation (Slavonic Enoch 23:5); others (perhaps the majority) in its concreation with the body, which is apparently the doctrine of the OT (Isaiah 44:2; Isaiah 44:24; Isaiah 49:1; Isaiah 49:5, Job 31:15). A few supported the Platonic speculation of metempsychosis (so apparently Josephus; see BJ iii. viii. 5). The disciples of Jesus were aware of these discussions, and on one occasion asked Him whether a certain man had been born blind as a penalty for sins committed by him in a previous state of existence. It is a significant illustration of the economy of revelation that Jesus avoided entering upon the discussion (John 9:2).† [1]
1. The use of ψυχή in the Gospels.—In the Pauline Epistles, as is well known, there is frequently a decided difference of meaning between ψυχή and πνεῦμα. There ψυχή is used for the principle of life of the natural man, while πνεῦμα, is the principle of supernatural life which manifests itself in the regenerate Christian. Hence the derivative ψυχικός (literally ‘soulish’) comes to be used in a depreciatory, and even in a bad sense (1 Corinthians 12:14; 1 Corinthians 15:44, James 3:15, Judges 1:19). But in the Gospels there is no such distinction of usage. As applied to the human soul, ψυχή and πνεῦμα are synonyms throughout the range of their meaning. Thus in the sense of natural life, we have Mark 3:4, cf. John 13:37 (ψυχή); and Matthew 27:50, cf. Luke 23:46, John 19:30 (πνεῦμα). (For the lower sense of πνεῦμα, cf. also Mark 8:12, Luke 8:55; Luke 24:37; Luke 24:39, John 11:33; John 13:21). ψυχή, as well as πνεῦμα, is used quite normally for the soul in its highest religious activities (see, e.g., Luke 1:46, where the identity of ψυχή and πνεῦμα is especially apparent; Matthew 11:29; Matthew 22:37, ||; cf. 1 Peter 2:11; 1 Peter 2:25; 1 Peter 4:19, 2 Peter 2:8 etc.; and even in the Pauline Epp. see 2 Corinthians 1:23, Ephesians 6:8, Philippians 1:27; cf. Hebrews 6:19; Hebrews 13:17). In one passage (John 10:24) ψυχή seems even to stand for the rational or deliberating faculty (λόγος, νοῦς). There is, however, between ψυχή and πνεῦμα, as used in the Gospels, one slight distinction. ψυχή emphasizes more strongly than πνεῦμα the idea of individual personality. Hence ψυχαί (not πνεύματα) is used for ‘individuals’ or ‘persons’ (Acts 27:37, 1 Peter 3:20); and it is usual to speak of the salvation or loss of the ψυχή rather than of the πνεῦμα (Matthew 6:25; Matthew 10:39; Matthew 16:25-26, Mark 8:35, Luke 9:24; Luke 17:33; Luke 21:19, John 12:25, Hebrews 10:39, James 1:21; James 5:20, 1 Peter 1:9). Yet the salvation of the πνεῦμα is alluded to (1 Corinthians 5:5, 1 Thessalonians 5:23). πνεῦμα, however, is not by any means a strictly impersonal term (see Matthew 5:16, Hebrews 1:14). It is used like ψυχή to denote a disembodied soul (Luke 24:37; Luke 24:39, Hebrews 12:23, 1 Peter 3:18, Revelation 6:9; Revelation 20:4). In Matthew 12:18 (a quotation from Isaiah 42:1) God is said to possess a ψυχή. In John 4:24 He is said to be spirit (πνεῦμα).
The following particular statements about the soul (ψυχή) are made in the Gospels. As the principle of physical life it is sustained by food (Matthew 6:25); as the organ of spiritual life it ‘magnifies the Lord’ (Luke 1:46). It is capable of physical and sensuous pleasure (Luke 12:19), also of spiritual rest and refreshment (Matthew 11:29). It can suffer acute sorrow (Luke 2:35) and anxiety (John 10:24). It can grieve (Matthew 26:38) and love (Matthew 22:37). It can be lost and saved (Matthew 10:39 etc.). At death it is yielded up (John 10:11; John 10:15; John 12:21), but survives as a personal self-conscious being (Matthew 10:39 etc.).* [2] See, further, Spirit.
2. Christ’s teaching about the soul.—According to Jesus, the soul, being a man’s inmost self, the seat of his self-conscious personality, and inherently immortal (Matthew 10:28), is precious beyond all price. Nothing can be accepted in exchange for it, and the gain of the whole world will not compensate for its loss (Matthew 16:26). Jesus drives home this truth in the parable of the Rich Fool, who said to his soul, ‘Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry’; and whom God rebuked with the awful words, ‘Thou fool, this night they (i.e. the ministers of my vengeance) require of thee thy soul’ (Luke 12:18-21). Much is said in the Gospels about the gain or loss of the soul, generally with a play upon the double meaning of ψυχή (‘life’ or ‘soul’). Most of these passages take the form of exhortations to martyrdom, as, for instance, Matthew 10:39 ‘He that findeth his soul (i.e. he that saves his life by denying me in time of persecution), shall lose it (by eternal punishment in Gehenna); and he that loseth his soul for my sake (i.e. he who confesses me in time of persecution, and suffers a martyr’s death), shall find it (in heaven)’; (see also Matthew 16:25, Luke 17:33, John 12:35). All these passages refer primarily to martyrdom, but in their secondary applications teach that even lesser sufferings and trials endured patiently for Christ’s sake have as their reward the salvation of the soul (Matthew 10:38). The same idea is expressed in Luke 14:26, where the strange phrase ‘to hate the soul’ is a rhetorical expression for willingness to suffer martyrdom or any lesser inconvenience for Jesus’ sake (cf. also John 12:25). The gain or salvation of the soul means certainly its eternal happiness in heaven, and the loss or destruction of the soul, as certainly, not its annihilation, but its eternal punishment in Gehenna. The endlessness of the soul’s final retribution is not simply an inference from the soul’s immortality, but is exegetically established from Matthew 25:46 etc. According to the conceptions represented in the parable of Dives and Lazarus, retribution does not wait till the Last Day, but begins as soon as the soul leaves the body. At death the disembodied soul passes to a ‘middle state’ (Hades), where, if righteous, it experiences rest and refreshment in ‘Abraham’s bosom,’ or ‘Paradise’; or, if unrighteous, expiatory punishment (symbolized as a tormenting flame) in a limbus or ‘prison,’ which is separated by an impassable barrier from the abodes of the righteous. The disembodied souls are represented as conscious and intelligent, able to converse with one another, and interested in the welfare of their friends upon earth (Luke 16:19; Luke 23:43, 1 Peter 3:18, Revelation 6:9).
The most important question about the intermediate state is whether spiritual change is possible in it. The point has been keenly debated, but the affirmative opinion seems to have the better exegetical support. For (1) the NT represents not death, but the Second Advent, as the time when the soul will render its final account to God. Presumably; therefore, the middle state is included in the period of probation. (2) Christ appears to the present writer to teach that some sins may be forgiven after death (Matthew 12:32); and at least to hint that even grievous sinners may be released from torments, after adequately expiating their crimes (Matthew 5:26). (3) The torments of Dives seem to nave been remedial in effect, causing him for the first time to interest himself in the spiritual welfare of others (Luke 16:27). (4) The descent of Christ into Hades, and His preaching to the disobedient spirits there (1 Peter 3:18), plainly presuppose the possibility of repentance after death.’* [3] punishments [4]
At the Last Day, according to Jesus, there will be a bodily resurrection of all men, followed by a final judgment, and a final settlement of the destiny of each soul (Matthew 25:31-46). The resurrection of the wicked is clearly taught in Matthew 10:28, John 5:29. See, further, Resurrection of the Dead, Eschatology, Abraham ($ ‘Abraham’s bosom’), Paradise, Hell [5].
Jesus claimed to stand in the same relation to human souls as God Himself; and as the Lord of souls issued the universal invitation, ‘Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden … and ye shall find rest unto your souls’ (Matthew 11:28-29). He also declared that His special object in coming into the world was to save souls (Luke 9:56) by laying down His own soul as a ransom (John 10:11; John 10:15; John 17:3).
3. The soul of Jesus.—If Jesus was perfect man, it follows that He must have possessed not only a human body, but also a human soul and a human spirit; and this is, in fact, the doctrine of the Gospels and of the NT generally. Thus He came to give His soul (ψυχήν) a ransom for many (Matthew 20:28 ||). After the interview with the Greeks (John 12:27), His soul (ψυχή) was troubled, and He doubted what to say. In Gethsemane His soul was exceeding sorrowful (περίλυπός ἐστιν ἡ ψυχή μου, Matthew 26:38 ||). There are similar references to His human spirit. He groaned (or was angry) in spirit (ἐνεβριμήσατο τῷ πνεύματι, John 11:33); and was troubled in spirit (ἐταράχθη τῷ πνεύματι, John 13:21). On the cross He commended His spirit to God (παρατὶθεμαι τὸ πνεῦμά μου, Luke 23:46), and yielded up His spirit (ἀφῆκε τὸ πνεῦμα, Matthew 27:50; παρέδωκε τὸ πνεῦμα, John 19:30). After death, His Divine Personality, still in hypostatic (i.e. personal) union with His disembodied human spirit, descended to Hades, and there preached to the disobedient spirits in prison (1 Peter 3:18, cf. Ephesians 4:9); visiting also, we infer from Luke 23:43, that compartment of Hades which is reserved for the spirits of the just. It is obvious from these and other passages, that the view of Apollinaris that Christ did not possess a human soul,* [6] but that the Divine Logos took its place, is not Scriptural. The soul and spirit of Jesus were subject to human weakness and infirmity, and were therefore human, not Divine.
But the rejection of Apollinarism, and the adoption of the view that Christ possessed a perfect human soul, involves a great psychological difficulty. A perfect human soul is personal, and therefore, if Christ was perfect God and perfect man, it seems to follow that He must have been two persons, as Nestorius thought, or was supposed to think. This difficulty has never yet received a full solution. The solution of the ancient Church was that the human nature of the incarnate Christ was impersonal. The human ψυχή of Christ, which, under normal conditions, would have developed independent personality, was prevented, owing to its hypostatic union with the Logos, from doing so. It attained personality, not in itself, but in the Divine Logos with which it was united; and hence, though Christ possessed a true human ψυχή, His personality was single, being seated entirely in the Divine Nature. The Patristic view is open to criticism on several grounds, but it still holds the field as the best attempt to reconcile the two apparently conflicting principles of Scripture, that Christ is perfect God and perfect man, and yet only one Person.† [7]
4. The human will of Jesus.—Jesus, as possessing a human soul, possessed also a human will, for volition is one of the most characteristic activities of the soul. The Gospels regard Jesus as endowed with a human will, which, though in the end always conforming itself to the Divine will, yet did so sometimes at the cost of an inward struggle. Thus in the Agony in the Garden, Jesus prays (Luke 22:42), ‘Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me; nevertheless not my will, but thine be done’ (πλὴν μὴ τὸ θέλημά μου, ἀλλὰ τὸ σὸν γινέσθω). The distinction of wills is evident also in John 5:30 (cf. John 6:38) ‘I seek not mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.’ It is thus the teaching of Scripture that there are two wills in Christ, a Divine and a human, and that these two wills are united in one Person. The reconciliation of the two different points of view (duality of will, and unity of Person) is not easy. According to modern ideas, the faculty of willing is so essentially a function of personality, that it seems necessary to postulate two egos where there are two wills. The ancients, however, did not connect willing with personality so closely as we do; and, moreover, ‘will’ is too strong a term to translate their θέλημα (voluntas). θέλημα, it is true, in its stronger sense, approaches the meaning of ‘will,’ but more often it bears the weaker sense of ‘wish,’ ‘liking,’ ‘inclination,’ ‘propension.’ The true Greek term for will in our sense is γνώμη, or more definitely προαίρεσις, or still more definitely αὐτεξουσιότης, or αὑτεξούσιον (self-determination). It is clearly in the weaker sense of ‘inclination’ that θέλημα is used in the Gospels, and it is probably in the same sense that Dyothelitism was declared by the Sixth General Council (a.d. 680) to be the doctrine of the Church.‡ [8]
See also art. Incarnation in vol. i., esp, p. 812 f.
Literature.—M. F. Roos, Fundamenta Psychologiœ ex sacra Scriptura collecta (brief, but valuable); J. T. Beck, Umriss der bibl. Seelenlehre [9]; Böttcher, de Inferis (a storehouse of Biblical and Rabbinical material); Olshausen, de Nat. Human. Trichotomia (in Opusc. Theol.); von Rudloff, Die Lehre vom Menschen; Franz Delitzsch, Syst. d. bibl. Psychol. [10] (learned, but fanciful); J. Laidlaw, The Bible Doctrine of Man; J. B. Heard, The Tripartite Nature of Man; W. P. Dickson, St. Paul’s Use of Flesh and Spirit (contains short bibliography); Ellicott, ‘The Threefold Nature of Man,’ in The Destiny of the Creature; W. R. Alger, Destiny of the Soul (contains exhaustive bibliography by Ezra Abbot); R. H. Charles, A Critical History of the Doctrine of a Future Life; Salmond, Christian Doctrine of Immortality; F. W. H. Myers, Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death; Piat, Destinée de l’homme; Welldon, The Hope of Immortality; Martineau, Study of Religion, bk. 4; Mason, Purgatory; Plumptre, Spirits in Prison; Luckock, After Death; Pusey, What is of faith as to Everlasting Punishment?; C. Harris, pro Fide, c. [11] xv.; A. Westphal, Chair et Esprit; Lüdemann, Die Anthropologie des ap. Paulus; art. ‘Psychology’ in Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible ; art. ‘Geist’ in PRE [7] 3 [13] ; artt. ‘Soul,’ ‘Eschatology,’ ‘Immortality of the Soul’ in JE [14] ; art. ‘Eschatology’ in EBi [15] ; consult also OT Theologies of Schultz, Smend, Oehler; and the NT Theologies of Schmid, van Oosterzee, B. Weiss, Holtzmann.
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Kalot hanefesh - (Dissolution of the Soul): (lit. �the expiration of the Soul�) yearning for closeness to G-d to the extent that the Soul actually expires ...
Soul, levels of - The five terms Scripture uses to refer to man�s Soul; each denotes a different gradation of the Soul � in ascending order from Nefesh to Yechidah: Nefesh is the basic life-force or natural Soul in general, and specifically relates to the Soul�s basic or external manifestations in terms of the faculties of thought, speech and action. Ruach (Spirit) and Neshamah (Soul, Breath) are the spiritual life-force in man, relating to the Middot and Mochin respectively. Chayah (Living), often also referred to as Neshamah leNeshamah (Soul of the Soul), is the sublime root for the lower three grades. Yechidah (Only One; Unique) is the quintessence, the Divine spark as it were, the ultimate source of the Soul � compounding yet transcending the lower grades. The higher grades of the Soul are latently presenting the Nefesh, in proportionally increasing concealment, but it will become ever more manifest � to the point of conscious awareness � by man�s continuous self-improvement and spiritual ascent
Faculties of the Soul - (Latin: facere, to do) ...
Qualities by which the human Soul is able to act, or proximate principles of human activity, the remote principle being the Soul itself, the faculties being the imagination, memory, understanding, will. Hence the order is Soul, one or other faculty, act. Some moderns, considering faculties as a "bundle of detached powers", independent autonomous entities existing apart from the Soul and shattering its unity, have denied their existence. Faculties of the Soul are merely qualities or properties, modes through which the Soul acts. Faculties explain well the changes of consciousness, the essentially different kinds of consciousness, and the variations in capacities or powers, all proceeding from the same Soul
Soul, Faculties of the - (Latin: facere, to do) ...
Qualities by which the human Soul is able to act, or proximate principles of human activity, the remote principle being the Soul itself, the faculties being the imagination, memory, understanding, will. Hence the order is Soul, one or other faculty, act. Some moderns, considering faculties as a "bundle of detached powers", independent autonomous entities existing apart from the Soul and shattering its unity, have denied their existence. Faculties of the Soul are merely qualities or properties, modes through which the Soul acts. Faculties explain well the changes of consciousness, the essentially different kinds of consciousness, and the variations in capacities or powers, all proceeding from the same Soul
Nefesh - (a) Soul; (b) the lowest of the five levels of the Soul...
Psychology - ) The science of the human Soul; specifically, the systematic or scientific knowledge of the powers and functions of the human Soul, so far as they are known by consciousness; a treatise on the human Soul
Relation of Soul And Body - The body and the Soul of a living material being are incomplete substances which so mutually complete and perfect one another, that there arises from their union one complete substance. In the case of a rational Soul, if we except the Soul of Christ, the result of this substantial union is a human person. In Christ the human nature consisting of Soul and body exists in the Divine Personality of the Word, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity. Pius IX (1857) declared it to be Catholic doctrine that in man "the rational Soul is the true, per se, and immediate form of the body"; "per se" indicates, naturally and essentially destined for this union; and "immediate" signifies, with nothing intervening between body and Soul. The whole human Soul is in the whole body and the whole human Soul is in each part of the body. At the general resurrection the body will be reunited to the Soul (see body, resurrection of)
Ner neshamah - "candle of the Soul"); twenty-four hour candle lit on the eve of the anniversary of a yahrzeit and on certain other occasions...
Neshama: (a) Soul; (b) the third (in ascending order) of the five levels of the Soul ...
Immaterialism - The belief that the Soul is a spiritual substance distinct from the body. ...
See MATERIALISM and Soul
Nights of the Soul - The active and passive purifications of the Soul. Before reaching the light of perfect union, the Soul passes through two nights, the night of sense and the night of the mind or spirit. The first is bitter, for the Soul must deprive itself of all worldly pleasures, which is as night to the senses; it must have faith, like night to the intellect; God is incomprehensible and infinite and hence in this life is as night to the Soul. The second caused much suffering, because the light and wisdom of contemplation is most pure, and clear, while the Soul within which it shines is still imperfect and dark
Soul, Nights of the - The active and passive purifications of the Soul. Before reaching the light of perfect union, the Soul passes through two nights, the night of sense and the night of the mind or spirit. The first is bitter, for the Soul must deprive itself of all worldly pleasures, which is as night to the senses; it must have faith, like night to the intellect; God is incomprehensible and infinite and hence in this life is as night to the Soul. The second caused much suffering, because the light and wisdom of contemplation is most pure, and clear, while the Soul within which it shines is still imperfect and dark
Spirit - Man in his normal integrity ("whole," holokleeron , complete in all its parts, 1 Thessalonians 5:23) consists of "spirit, Soul, and body. The Soul (Hebrew nephesh , Greek psuchee ) is intermediate between body and spirit; it is the sphere of the will and affections. ...
In the unspiritual, the spirit is so sunk under the animal Soul (which it ought to keep under) that such are "animal" ("seasonal," having merely the body of organized matter and the Soul, the immaterial animating essence), "having not the spirit" (Judges 1:19; James 3:15; 1 Corinthians 2:14; 1 Corinthians 15:44-48; John 3:6). The unbeliever shall rise with an animal (soul-animated) body, but not, like the believer, with a spiritual (spirit-endued) body like Christ's (Romans 8:11). ...
The Soul is the seat of the appetites, the desires, the will; hunger, thirst, sorrow, joy; love, hope, fear, etc. ; so that nephesh is the man himself, and is used for person, self, creature, any: a virtual contradiction of materialism, implying that the unseen Soul rather than the seen body is the man. "Man was made" not a living body but "a living Soul. " "The blood, the life," links together body and Soul (Leviticus 17:11)
Dichotomy - The teaching that a human consists of two parts: body and Soul. Sometimes the Soul is also referred to as spirit
Soul - Body and Soul or spirit are not opposite terms, but rather terms which supplement one another to describe aspects of the inseparable whole person. ...
Such a holistic image of a person is maintained also in the New Testament even over against the Greek culture which, since Plato, sharply separated body and Soul with an analytic exactness and which saw the Soul as the valuable, immortal, undying part of human beings. ...
The Soul designates the physical life. Vitality in all of its breadth and width of meaning is meant by the Soul. Thus, the Bible refers to the hungry, thirsty, satisfied, Soul ( Psalm 107:5 ,Psalms 107:5,107:9 ; Proverbs 27:7 ; Jeremiah 31:12 ,Jeremiah 31:12,31:25 ). The Soul means the entire human being in its physical life needing food and clothing (Matthew 6:25 ). At times, then, Soul can be interchanged with life (Proverbs 7:23 ; Proverbs 8:35-36 ) and can be identical with blood (Deuteronomy 12:23 ). A person does not have a Soul. A person is a living Soul (Genesis 2:7 ). For this life or Soul, one gives all one has (Job 2:4 ). ...
Soul designates the feelings, the wishes, and the will of humans. The Soul can be incited, embittered, confirmed, unsettled, or kept in suspense (Acts 14:2 ,Acts 14:2,14:22 ; Acts 15:24 ; John 10:24 ). The bitter Soul of the childless, the sick, or the threatened (1 Samuel 1:10 ; 2 Kings 4:27 ; 2 Samuel 17:8 ) reminds us of the nephesh as the organ of taste that also stands for the entire embittered person. ...
The Soul also knows positive emotions. The Soul rejoices, praises, hopes, and is patient. It is always the powerful Soul as an expression of the entire personality (Psalm 33:20 ). In the command to love (Deuteronomy 6:5 ; Mark 12:30 ), the Soul stands next to other expressions for the human being to emphasize the emotional energy and willpower of the human being all rolled into one. ...
The Soul designates the human person. Soul is not only a synonym with life. One can also speak of the life of the Soul (Proverbs 3:22 ). Every human Soul (Acts 2:43 ; Romans 2:9 ) means each individual person. The popular expression used today “to save our Souls” goes back to this biblical way of thinking (1 Peter 3:20 ). In legal texts, the Soul is the individual person with juristic responsibilities (Leviticus 17:10 , a blood-eating Soul). Connected with a figure showing statistics or numbers of people, Soul becomes an idea in the arena of the statistician (Genesis 46:26-27 ; Acts 2:41 ). At times, Soul simply replaces a preposition such as the expression “let my Soul live,” which means “let me live” (1 Kings 20:32 ). For instance, in Psalm 103:1 , we read, “Bless, Yahweh, O my Soul. ” This includes the throat as the organ of life, the Soul as the totality of capabilities; my own personal life which experiences the saving actions of Yahweh our God; my person; my own “I”; and the vital, emotional self. ...
Soul designates the essential life. The Soul does not, however, represent a divine, immortal, undying part of the human being after death as the Greeks often thought. Paul, thus, avoids the word Soul in connection with eternal life. A person is not at any time viewed as a bodiless Soul
Soul, Spirit - Man is composed of Soul and body, though in certain cases the term 'spirit' is added. Both Soul and spirit are put in contrast to the body, as signifying the incorporeal part of man; but there is a distinction between Soul and spirit. Soul is often employed to express the moral undying part of man's being, and it is used sometimes to signify the person: as "all the Souls that came with Jacob into Egypt," Genesis 46:26 ; "eight Souls" were saved in the ark. "The Soul that sinneth, it shall die. ...
The Hebrew word commonly translated 'soul' is nephesh: in many instances this is translated 'life' in the A. , as in Jonah 1:14 ; "Let us not perish for this man's life," or Soul. the word ψυχή stands for both 'life' and 'soul:' "Whosoever will save his 'life' shall lose it; and whosoever will lose his 'life' for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own 'soul'? or what shall a man give in exchange for his 'soul'?" Matthew 16:25,26 . ...
The Soul, as distinguished from the spirit, is the seat of appetites and desires. The rich man said, "I will say to my Soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. That night his 'soul' was required of him. The salvation of the Soul cannot be distinguished from the salvation of the person. ...
The word of God is sharp, and able to divide asunder the Soul and spirit of a man, though it may not be easy for the human mind to see the division. The apostle prayed for the Thessalonians that spirit (which is probably viewed as the seat of God's work), as well as Soul and body might be sanctified
Animism - ) The doctrine, taught by Stahl, that the Soul is the proper principle of life and development in the body. ) The belief that inanimate objects and the phenomena of nature are endowed with personal life or a living Soul; also, in an extended sense, the belief in the existence of Soul or spirit apart from matter
Grace, Sanctifying - The free gift of God establishing the Soul in the way of justification and holiness. Its intimate nature is beyond mere human analysis, but judging by its effects, we are justified in regarding it as a physical adornment of the Soul, permanent in its essence, incompatible with grievous sin, recreating the Soul as a new nature competent to act supernaturally and meritoriously. It is habitual grace regarded under one aspect - the real interior sanctification which enriches the Soul and makes it permanently holy in the sight of God
Sanctifying Grace - The free gift of God establishing the Soul in the way of justification and holiness. Its intimate nature is beyond mere human analysis, but judging by its effects, we are justified in regarding it as a physical adornment of the Soul, permanent in its essence, incompatible with grievous sin, recreating the Soul as a new nature competent to act supernaturally and meritoriously. It is habitual grace regarded under one aspect - the real interior sanctification which enriches the Soul and makes it permanently holy in the sight of God
Soul - There are three kinds of Souls, vegetative or plant, animal, and rational (human). The Soul is the "substantial form" of the living body, determining its species, e. According to Thomist doctrine, some disagreeing, there is in each living body only one substantial form, the Soul, the principle of all informing, vivifying, and operating. The human or rational Soul is the ultimate interior principle vivifying the human body and rendering man capable of performing all his vital acts. Pope Pius IX declared it to be Catholic doctrine that the rational Soul is the true, per se, and immediate form of the body. The Soul is the proper object of the science of psychology (Greek: psyche, Soul). The human Soul is integrally simple, has no part outside of part; otherwise ideation, judging, and reasoning cannot be explained; is spiritual since its operations are spiritual, as knowing the spiritual, the abstract, and the universal, reflecting on self, enjoying spiritual things, exercising freedom; internally immortal since spiritual, and externally immortal since God will not annihilate it. The human Soul is in the whole body and in each part of the body. It is created by God and, according to the more common modern opinion, infused into the body at the first instant of the latter's existence; created "to God's image and likeness" since, similar to God, the Soul is a spirit endowed with intellect and free will. The union between Soul and body is substantial, resulting in one complete substance, which is a human person if we except the body and Soul of Christ. Scripture informs us that the human Soul will be judged after death, will be consigned to heaven or to hell, and on the Day of General Judgment renited with its body, the composite thenceforth to enjoy the Beatific Vision or to suffer the torments of the damned, for eternity
Quiet, Prayer of - A peaceful internal pleasantness proceeding from the Soul which is attracted and captivated by the charms of Divine Presence. This prayer is the gift of wisdom, which by its light shows God present, and makes the Soul experience His presence by a most pleasing sensation of the spirit. The sweet delight enjoyed expands itself into the powers and faculties of the Soul
Marriage, Mystical - A permanent perception or consciousness of the presence of God in the Soul, and His union with it. Taken in a wide sense it consists in a vision in which Christ tells the Soul that He takes it for His bride; in a restricted sense, according to Saint Teresa and Saint John of the Cross it designates that mystical union with God which is the most exalted condition attainable by the Soul in this life
Mystical Marriage - A permanent perception or consciousness of the presence of God in the Soul, and His union with it. Taken in a wide sense it consists in a vision in which Christ tells the Soul that He takes it for His bride; in a restricted sense, according to Saint Teresa and Saint John of the Cross it designates that mystical union with God which is the most exalted condition attainable by the Soul in this life
Excision - The rabbins reckon three kinds of excision; one, which destroys only the body; another, which destroys the Soul only; and a third which destroys both body and Soul. The first kind of excision they pretend is untimely death; the second is an utter extinction of the Soul; and the third a compound of the two former: thus making the Soul mortal or immortal, says Selden, according to the degree of misbehaviour and wickedness of the people
Ignorance: Possible in Most Constant Hearers - 'Thomas, where do you think your Soul will go?' ...
'Soul! Soul!' said Thomas. Wesley, 'do you not know what your Soul is?' ...
'Ay, surely,' said Thomas; 'why, it is a little bone in the back that lives longer than the body
Human Soul - See Soul
Spirit - See Soul
Animism - (Latin: anima, Soul) ...
The doctrine that an immaterial principle is the basis of life; in ethnology, a ghost-theory of the origin of religion; the theory that all external bodies are animated by a Soul like that of man
Kapitel - �excision�); the cutting of the Soul, causing premature death on the earthly plane and a severing of the Soul�s connection with G-d on the spiritual plane...
Ghost - Spirit the Soul of man. The Soul of a deceased person the Soul or spirit separate from the body an apparition
Metempsychosis - (Greek: meta, over; en, in; psyche, Soul) ...
The doctrine of the transmigration or transition of Souls, i. ,that the same Soul inhabits in succession the bodies of different beings, both men and brute animals
Assumption - In Catholicism, the taking of the body and Soul of Mary, by God, into glory. Catholic doctrine, apparently, does not state whether or not Mary died, but tradition holds that she died and was immediately afterward assumed into heaven both body and Soul
Reincarnation - (Greek: meta, over; en, in; psyche, Soul) ...
The doctrine of the transmigration or transition of Souls, i. ,that the same Soul inhabits in succession the bodies of different beings, both men and brute animals
Grace, Habitual - A supernatural quality infused by God into the Soul at the moment of justification, perfecting the Soul in a supernatural way, establishing it in justice and sanctity, making it a sharer in the Divine Nature, truly constituting it an adopted son of God with a title to eternal life, and consecrating it as a living temple of the Most High God. By habitual grace, a free gift of God, the Soul is privileged to enter on a state of friendship with God, which is of its nature permanent, but may be broken temporarily or forever by the abuse of free will and the introduction of sin. Cherished and guarded in the Soul it is an unfailing pledge of everlasting life with God
Habitual Grace - A supernatural quality infused by God into the Soul at the moment of justification, perfecting the Soul in a supernatural way, establishing it in justice and sanctity, making it a sharer in the Divine Nature, truly constituting it an adopted son of God with a title to eternal life, and consecrating it as a living temple of the Most High God. By habitual grace, a free gift of God, the Soul is privileged to enter on a state of friendship with God, which is of its nature permanent, but may be broken temporarily or forever by the abuse of free will and the introduction of sin. Cherished and guarded in the Soul it is an unfailing pledge of everlasting life with God
Megalopsychy - ) Greatness of Soul
Magnanimous - ) Great of mind; elevated in Soul or in sentiment; raised above what is low, mean, or ungenerous; of lofty and courageous spirit; as, a magnanimous character; a magnanimous conqueror. ) Dictated by or exhibiting nobleness of Soul; honorable; noble; not selfish
Habitual Sin - The sinful state of a Soul resulting from actual sin. After the act of sin has been accomplished, the Soul remains in a state of aversion from God. This state, considered as destroying the due order of man to God, is habitual sin or guilt (reatus culpae); considered as depriving the Soul of the beauty of grace, it is a stain (macula peccati)
Sin, Habitual - The sinful state of a Soul resulting from actual sin. After the act of sin has been accomplished, the Soul remains in a state of aversion from God. This state, considered as destroying the due order of man to God, is habitual sin or guilt (reatus culpae); considered as depriving the Soul of the beauty of grace, it is a stain (macula peccati)
Naphish - The Soul; he that rests
Oversoul - ) The all-containing Soul
Humanity, Human Person - See Person, Personhood ; Soul ; Spirit ; Will ...
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Kochot makkifim - the transcendent faculties of the Soul...
Saul - SAUL, an old spelling of Soul
Soul of the Church - Inasmuch as the Church is visible and supernatural, it has a visible, external element; and an invisible, internal element by which the visible element is informed, elevated, and determined, just as the living body is informed by the Soul. Hence theologians distinguish in the Church the Body and the Soul. Although generally it is possible to refer anything which is visible, external, and determinable to the Body; and anything which is of itself invisible, internal, and determining to the Soul; yet ordinarily that distinction is made on the basis of the internal, supernatural life. So that, properly speaking, the term "Soul" is applied to the formal principle of this supernatural life in the members of the Church and consequently in the Church itself. This formal principle, or Soul, is made up of the supernatural internal gifts of faith, hope, and charity, sanctifying grace, and the other virtues and gifts of the Holy Ghost. ...
From the 16th century, the Catholic theologians expressed more definitely the theological doctrine of the distinction between the Soul and the Body of the Church, in this formula: the Body comprehends the visible element or the visible society, to which one belongs by the external profession of the Catholic Faith, by participation in the sacraments, and by submission to legitimate pastors; and the Soul comprehends the invisible element or the invisible society, to which one belongs in virtue of the fact that one possesses the interior gifts of grace. This distinction, implicitly contained in the teaching of Saint Paul, in Saint Augustine, comparing the action of the Holy Ghost on the Church to that of the Soul on the human body, and in subsequent theologians who adopted the same language, is formally expressed by Bellarmine in his study on the members of the Church. According to him, men belong to the Body of the Church by virtue of external profession of the faith, and participation in the sacraments; and to the Soul of the Church through the internal gifts of the Holy Ghost, faith, hope, and charity. There are those: ...
Who belong always to both the Body and the Soul of the Church
Who belong to the Soul without belonging to the Body
Who belong to the Body but not to the Soul
This teaching has generally been followed by Catholic theologians. This interior principle of life is the Soul of the Church without which it could not be the True Church. Hence the union of these two elements is absolutely necessary to the True Church, just as the intimate union of the body and Soul is necessary to human nature
Illuminative Way - The Soul having advanced in excellence, easily avoids mortal sins, strives more earnestly towards perfection, but is still weak regarding venial sins. The characteristic feature of this state is determined by the Soul anxiously hoping to advance in virtue
Abandonment - In mystical theology, the first state of the union of the Soul with God by conformity to His Will, involving passive purification through trials and sufferings, together with desolation following upon the surrender of natural consolations; the darkness of the Soul in a state of purgation
Self-Abandonment - In mystical theology, the first state of the union of the Soul with God by conformity to His Will, involving passive purification through trials and sufferings, together with desolation following upon the surrender of natural consolations; the darkness of the Soul in a state of purgation
Way, Illuminative - The Soul having advanced in excellence, easily avoids mortal sins, strives more earnestly towards perfection, but is still weak regarding venial sins. The characteristic feature of this state is determined by the Soul anxiously hoping to advance in virtue
Pneumatology - ...
See Soul
Mesirat nefesh - "giving of the Soul"); self sacrifice
Kochot pnimiyim - the internalized, conscious faculties of the Soul...
Hungry - The Soul reaches out after GOD, and is only satisfied when it finds in Him that which fills the need of the Soul
Immortality - and to the human Soul, which is only hypothetically immortal; as God, who at first gave it, can, if he pleases, deprive us of our existence. ...
See Soul
Soul - The Cartesians make thinking the essence of the Soul. Some hold that man is endowed with three kinds of Soul, viz. the rational, which is purely spiritual, and infused by the immediate inspiration of God: the irrational or sensitive, which being common to man and brutes, is supposed to be formed of the elements: and, lastly, the vegetative Soul, or principle of growth and nutrition, as the first is of understanding, and the second of animal life. The rational Soul is simple, uncompounded, and immaterial, not composed of matter and form; for matter can never think and move of itself as the Soul does. The immortality of the Soul may be argued from its vast capacities, boundless desires, great improvements, dissatisfaction with the present state, and desire of some kind of religion. Baxter on the Soul; Locke on the Understanding; Watts's Ontology; Jackson on Matter and Spirit; Flavel on the Soul; More's Immortality of the Soul; Hartley on Man; Bp. 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97; Drew's Essay on the Immateriality and Immortality of the Soul. Care of the Soul
Unsoul - ) To deprive of Soul, spirit, or principle
Psychomachy - ) A conflict of the Soul with the body
Ensoul - ) To indue or imbue (a body) with Soul
Saul - ) Soul
Indwelling of the Holy Ghost - A special, abiding presence of the Holy Ghost in the Soul of the just, based upon the inexistence of sanctifying grace. When this grace is produced in the Soul, the three Persons of the Blessed Trinity come to dwell therein in a special manner (John 14)
Kochot hanefesh - �powers of the Soul�); Chassidut discusses ten �powers� or faculties with which the Soul is vested: The three intellectual ones - chochmah (insight, wisdom), binah (development, understanding), and da�at (application, knowledge)
Yechidah - the highest or innermost of the five levels of the Soul...
Transanimation - ) The conveyance of a Soul from one body to another
Transanimate - ) To animate with a Soul conveyed from another body
Naphish - Son of Ishmael, Genesis 25:15,—derived from Naphish, Soul
Character - The word is used to express the spiritual and indelible sign imprinted on the Soul by the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders. The sacramental character marks the Soul as distinct from those who have it not; as obliged to perform certain duties; as conformed to the image of God; as disposed for God's grace. Baptism marks the Soul as a subject of Christ and His Church; Confirmation as a warrior of the Church militant; Holy Orders as a minister of its Divine worship
Passive Prayer - Among the mystic divines, is a total suspension, or ligature of the intellectual faculties, in virtue whereof the Soul remains of itself, and, as to its own power, impotent with regard to the producing of any effects. In the passive state the Soul has not properly any activity, any sensation of its own. It is a mere inflexibility of the Soul, to which the feeblest impulse of grace gives motion
Death - That which is natural, respects the separation of Soul and body. " (James 2:16) Spiritual death means, the Soul unquickened by the Holy Ghost. " (Ephesians 2:1) And eternal death implies the everlasting separation both of Soul and body from God to all eternity
Image of God - This image or likeness lies chiefly in the Soul, intellect, and free will distinguishing him from the brute. It overflows from the Soul to the body, making him fit to rule over lower creation
God, Image of - This image or likeness lies chiefly in the Soul, intellect, and free will distinguishing him from the brute. It overflows from the Soul to the body, making him fit to rule over lower creation
Psycho - psychh` the Soul, the mind, the understanding; as, psychology
Metempsychose - ) To translate or transfer, as the Soul, from one body to another
Chayah - "living"); the fourth (in ascending order) of the five levels of the Soul...
Soul - 1: ψυχή (Strong's #5590 — Noun Feminine — psuche — psoo-khay' ) denotes "the breath, the breath of life," then "the Soul," in its various meanings. , "dead Soul;" and of animals, Leviticus 24:18 , lit. , "soul for Soul;" (i) the equivalent of the personal pronoun, used for emphasis and effect:, 1st person, John 10:24 ("us"); Hebrews 10:38 ; cp. "soul," Sept. ...
"With (j) compare a-psuchos, "soulless, inanimate," 1 Corinthians 14:7 . ...
"With (f) compare di-psuchos, "two-souled," James 1:8 ; 4:8 ; oligo-psuchos, "feeble-souled," 1 Thessalonians 5:14 ; iso-psuchos, "like-souled," Philippians 2:20 ; sum-psuchos, "joint-souled" (with one accord"), Philippians 2:2 . ...
"The language of Hebrews 4:12 suggests the extreme difficulty of distinguishing between the Soul and the spirit, alike in their nature and in their activities. Generally speaking the spirit is the higher, the Soul the lower element. The spirit may be recognized as the life principle bestowed on man by God, the Soul as the resulting life constituted in the individual, the body being the material organism animated by Soul and spirit. ...
"Body and Soul are the constituents of the man according to Matthew 6:25 ; 10:28 ; Luke 12:20 ; Acts 20:10 ; body and spirit according to Luke 8:55 ; 1 Corinthians 5:3 ; 7:34 ; James 2:26 . In Matthew 26:38 the emotions are associated with the Soul, in John 13:21 with the spirit; cp. In Psalm 35:9 the Soul rejoices in God, in Luke 1:47 the spirit. ...
"Apparently, then, the relationships may be thus summed up 'Soma, body, and pneuma, spirit, may be separated, pneuma and psuche, Soul, can only be distinguished' (Cremer)
Fruits of the Holy Ghost - Commonly understood to be the supernatural works that are done joyfully and with peace of Soul. " These fruits are the acts of those supernatural virtues and gifts of an abiding character which are infused into the Soul of the just by the Holy Ghost
Holy Ghost, Fruits of the - Commonly understood to be the supernatural works that are done joyfully and with peace of Soul. " These fruits are the acts of those supernatural virtues and gifts of an abiding character which are infused into the Soul of the just by the Holy Ghost
Reincarnation - The belief in the birth and rebirth of a person's Soul over and over again in different human bodies throughout history. The purpose of reincarnation is to allow the individual to learn spiritual lessons through life so that he/she may return to God from whence the Soul came
Trance - An ecstasy a state in which the Soul seems to have passed out of the body into celestial regions, or to be rapt into visions. ...
My Soul was ravish'd quite as in a trance
Soul - Soul . As the Bible does not contain a scientific psychology, it is vain to dispute whether it teaches that man’s nature is bipartite (body and Soul or spirit) or tripartite (body and Soul and spirit): yet a contrast between Soul and spirit (Heb. pneuma ) may be recognized; while the latter is the universal principle imparting life from the Creator, the former is the individual organism possessed of life in the creature ( Genesis 2:7 ‘breath of life’ and ‘living Soul’). The distinction is this: ‘soul’ expresses man as apart from God, a separate individual; ‘spirit’ expresses man as drawing his life from God (cf. John 10:11 , ‘life’ = ‘soul,’ and John 19:30 )
Trichotomy - The teaching that the human consists of three parts: body, Soul, and spirit
Preexistence of Souls - Doctrine that Souls exist prior to being joined to a body. Disdain for the material body as evil or disregard for the body as inferior to the Soul are common corollaries of this doctrine. Indeed, one does not become a living “soul” apart from the material body (Genesis 2:7 ; 1 Corinthians 15:45 ). Though the Greeks longed to free their Souls from the prison of the body, the Hebrews feared separation from the body as the end of personal existence. Thus, Paul hoped not to be an “unclothed” Soul, that is, without a body, but one clothed in a spiritual body (2 Corinthians 5:41 ; 1 Corinthians 15:44 ). ...
Jeremiah 1:5 refers not to the prophet's pre-existent Soul but to God's foreknowledge of a redemptive plan embracing the ministry of this prophet. ...
According to Josephus, the Essenes affirmed the preexistence of Souls. 185?-254?) derived the doctrine of the preexistence of Souls from his understanding...
of the nature of the Soul and held the doctrine to be a necessary corollary of the immortality of Souls. The consensus of the early church as evidenced by the Apostle's Creed is that the Christian hope is the resurrection of the body, not the inherent immortality of Souls. See Immortality ; Resurrection ; Soul
Monopsychism - ) The doctrine that there is but one immortal Soul or intellect with which all men are endowed
Worldling - A person whose Soul is set upon gaining temporal possessions; one devoted to this world and its enjoyments
Ratzo v'shov - �run and return�) ratzo is a state of longing to cleave to G-d; the passionate desire of the Soul to transcend its material existence, to �run forward� and cleave to its Source; shov is the Soul�s sober determination to �return� and fulfill its mission in the body, the resolve to live within the context of material reality, based on the awareness that this is G-d�s ultimate intent ...
Existence - ) The state of existing or being; actual possession of being; continuance in being; as, the existence of body and of Soul in union; the separate existence of the Soul; immortal existence
Amminadib - ]'>[2] of a very obscure passage, Song of Solomon 6:12 , ‘my Soul made me like the chariots of Amminadib. ]'>[4] do not regard the term as a proper name, but render’ my Soul set me on (RV Cheshbon hanefesh - �an account of the Soul�); a process of stocktaking and introspection with regard to one�s Divine service...
Natural - ψυχικός, from 'life, Soul. ' "The natural man [1] receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God. The body of the Christian is sown 'a natural body' (having had natural life through the living Soul); it will be raised 'a spiritual body
Hound of Heaven - Title of Francis Thompson's poem, or allegory, of the pursuit of the wayward Soul by the Infinite Love of God
Psychopannychism - ) The doctrine that the Soul falls asleep at death, and does not wake until the resurrection of the body
Gregorian Altar - It is related that Saint Gregory, by saying one Mass, liberated the Soul of a monk, named Justus, from Purgatory; so the faithful have confidently hoped that any Mass on this altar would free a Soul from Purgatory
Altar, Gregorian - It is related that Saint Gregory, by saying one Mass, liberated the Soul of a monk, named Justus, from Purgatory; so the faithful have confidently hoped that any Mass on this altar would free a Soul from Purgatory
Mind - A thinking, intelligent being; otherwise called spirit, or Soul. ...
See Soul
Neshamah kelalit - Nasi HaDor: the comprehensive Soul of a Rebbe which is bonded with the Souls of all the Jews of his generation ...
Nigun - "melody") chassidic melody, often wordless and repeated several times, which is intended to express and stir one�s Soul ...
Animism - The belief that everything in the universe contains a living Soul
Melatoni - So called from one Mileto, who taught that not the Soul, but the body of man, was made after God's image
Undine - ) One of a class of fabled female water spirits who might receive a human Soul by intermarrying with a mortal
Mirror of Justice - Title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Litany of Loretto, symbolizing the reflection of God's justice in her unspotted Soul
Justice, Mirror of - Title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Litany of Loretto, symbolizing the reflection of God's justice in her unspotted Soul
Elul - Month of: the Hebrew month devoted to repentance and Soul-searching in preparation for the High Holy Days; occurs in late summer ...
Spirit - An incorporeal being or intelligence; in which sense God is said to be a Spirit, as are angels and the human Soul
Sedate - ) Undisturbed by passion or caprice; calm; tranquil; serene; not passionate or giddy; composed; staid; as, a sedate Soul, mind, or temper
Disjuncttion - ) The act of disjoining; disunion; separation; a parting; as, the disjunction of Soul and body
Church Catholic, the - THE CHURCH EXPECTANT where the Soul abides after death in astate of expectancy of the final Resurrection; called, also, theINTERMEDIATE STATE (which see). THE CHURCH TRIUMPHANT in Heaven where the Soul reunited tothe body has its perfect consummation and bliss in God's eternaland everlasting glory
Midnight - Luke 11:5 (c) The term describes the deep perplexity and distress of a Soul that has come to the end of his resources and is in Soul trouble about his path and his future
Associationist - ) One who explains the higher functions and relations of the Soul by the association of ideas; e
Tooth - Proverbs 25:19 (a) The unfaithfulness of a friend in time of need hurts the Soul, breaks the heart, and causes mental pain
Direction, Spiritual - The Soul coming to him would discover in itself a knowledge of the higher way far superior to his. " (1 John 4) He should accept unreservedly as the foundation of his ministry the fact of the good spirit working in the Soul for its perfection, the evil spirit plotting against the Soul for its destruction. The Soul qualified for serious direction will, ordinarily speaking, be going forward earnestly in perfection. To profit by direction the Soul must manifest its condition with perfect simplicity. The director, familiar with ascetical and mystical principles drawn, not from psychology, but from approved theologians, will study the spiritual influences affecting the Soul
Spiritual Direction - The Soul coming to him would discover in itself a knowledge of the higher way far superior to his. " (1 John 4) He should accept unreservedly as the foundation of his ministry the fact of the good spirit working in the Soul for its perfection, the evil spirit plotting against the Soul for its destruction. The Soul qualified for serious direction will, ordinarily speaking, be going forward earnestly in perfection. To profit by direction the Soul must manifest its condition with perfect simplicity. The director, familiar with ascetical and mystical principles drawn, not from psychology, but from approved theologians, will study the spiritual influences affecting the Soul
Man - (Anglo-Saxon: man, a person) ...
Common sense philosophy defines man as a rational animal, or as a being composed of a body and a rational Soul. The fact that man's Soul is rational leads us to the conclusion that it is also spiritual and by its very nature immortal. Also from the rationality of man's Soul flows his freedom of will. Philosophy adds that the Soul of each individual man is produced by a creative act of God's omnipotence, and that man's ultimate end is the glory of God
Apocarit Aes - They held that the Soul of man was of the substance of God
Likeminded - , "of equal Soul" (isos, "equal," psuche, "the Soul"), is rendered "likeminded" in Philippians 2:20
Rich Fool, Parable of the - "And I will say to my Soul: . But God said to him: Thou fool, this night do they require thy Soul of thee
Eat - Proverbs 4:17 (b) This describes the act of appropriating and reveling in wicked things with all the heart and Soul. ...
Jeremiah 15:16 (b) This is typical of the act of appropriating the truth of GOD and making it a part of one's Soul and life. ...
2 Timothy 2:17 (a) The Spirit is telling us in this passage that the words sometimes used will damage the Soul, the heart and the mind as a canker damages the physical body
Creationism - ) The doctrine that a Soul is specially created for each human being as soon as it is formed in the womb; - opposed to traducianism
Engrafted - Implanted: when God's word is received by faith it takes root in the Soul, and influences the whole being of the receiver
Murder - Every sinner is a Soul-murderer
Double-Minded - means "two-souled" (dis, "twice," psuche, "a Soul"), hence, "double-minded," James 1:8 ; 4:8
Bedesman - ) A poor man, supported in a beadhouse, and required to pray for the Soul of its founder; an almsman
Sankhya - ) A Hindoo system of philosophy which refers all things to Soul and a rootless germ called prakriti, consisting of three elements, goodness, passion, and darkness
Athirst - He had a Soul athirst for knowledge
Transmigration - ) The passing of the Soul at death into another mortal body; metempsychosis
Unbody - ) To leave the body; to be disembodied; - said of the Soul or spirit
Sternness - It is said of that eminent saint and martyr, Bishop Hooper, that on one occasion a man in deep distress was allowed to go into his prison to tell his tale of conscience, but Bishop Hooper looked so sternly upon him, and addressed him so severely at first, that the poor Soul ran away, and could not get comfort until he had sought out another minister of a gentler aspect. Hooper really was a gracious and loving Soul, but the sternness of his manner kept the penitent off
Enthusiasm - ) A state of impassioned emotion; transport; elevation of fancy; exaltation of Soul; as, the poetry of enthusiasm. ) Enkindled and kindling fervor of Soul; strong excitement of feeling on behalf of a cause or a subject; ardent and imaginative zeal or interest; as, he engaged in his profession with enthusiasm
Heaven - The final abode of the righteous, where after the generalResurrection they find their perfect consummation and bliss, bothin body and Soul, in God's eternal and everlasting glory
Understanding - ...
See JUDGMENT, MIND, Soul
Depravity - Total depravity is the teaching that sin has touched all aspects of the human: body, Soul, spirit, emotions, mind, etc
Inward - Seated in the mind or Soul
Astral Projection - In Eastern metaphysical and new age philosophies, astral projection is the practice of the Soul leaving the human body and traveling around this world or other planes of existence
Chochmah - "wisdom; conceptual knowledge"); in Kabbalistic-Chassidic terminology, refers to the first of the ten sefirot, or divine emanations and the first of the intellectual powers of the Soul ...
Humanity of Christ - Is his possessing a true human body, and a true human Soul, and which he assumed for the purpose of rendering his mediation effectual to our salvation
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For the excellency of the Soul, namely, its power of divining in dreams that several such divinations have been made, none can question
Plotinist - ) A disciple of Plotinus, a celebrated Platonic philosopher of the third century, who taught that the human Soul emanates from the divine Being, to whom it reunited at death
Preexistence - ) Existence of the Soul before its union with the body; - a doctrine held by certain philosophers
Beulah - Isaiah 62:4 (c) This name probably describes the Christian life in which the joy of the Lord, the fruits of righteousness and the glories of GOD permeate the Soul
Soul - SOUL. This ego, self, or thinking subject, is denominated the Soul (ψυχή, נֶפֶשׁ, נְשִׁמָה), or spirit (πνεῦμα, דוּחַ; see Spirit); often also, both in the OT and NT, the heart (καρδία, לֵב, לֵבָב; see Heart). In the OT the Soul is sometimes confused with the blood or with some important physical organ, but in the NT it is clearly distinguished from the body as an immaterial principle, the seat of conscious personality, and essentially immortal (Matthew 10:28 etc. There was much speculation in our Lord’s time, and had been for some two centuries, on the mysterious questions of the Soul’s origin and destiny. †
The following particular statements about the Soul (ψυχή) are made in the Gospels. The language of the Gospels makes decisively for the unity of the Soul, and for a dichotomy of man (body and Soul), not for a trichotomy (body, Soul, and spirit). Christ’s teaching about the Soul. —According to Jesus, the Soul, being a man’s inmost self, the seat of his self-conscious personality, and inherently immortal (Matthew 10:28), is precious beyond all price. Jesus drives home this truth in the parable of the Rich Fool, who said to his Soul, ‘Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry’; and whom God rebuked with the awful words, ‘Thou fool, this night they (i. the ministers of my vengeance) require of thee thy Soul’ (Luke 12:18-21). Much is said in the Gospels about the gain or loss of the Soul, generally with a play upon the double meaning of ψυχή (‘life’ or ‘soul’). Most of these passages take the form of exhortations to martyrdom, as, for instance, Matthew 10:39 ‘He that findeth his Soul (i. he that saves his life by denying me in time of persecution), shall lose it (by eternal punishment in Gehenna); and he that loseth his Soul for my sake (i. All these passages refer primarily to martyrdom, but in their secondary applications teach that even lesser sufferings and trials endured patiently for Christ’s sake have as their reward the salvation of the Soul (Matthew 10:38). The same idea is expressed in Luke 14:26, where the strange phrase ‘to hate the Soul’ is a rhetorical expression for willingness to suffer martyrdom or any lesser inconvenience for Jesus’ sake (cf. The gain or salvation of the Soul means certainly its eternal happiness in heaven, and the loss or destruction of the Soul, as certainly, not its annihilation, but its eternal punishment in Gehenna. The endlessness of the Soul’s final retribution is not simply an inference from the Soul’s immortality, but is exegetically established from Matthew 25:46 etc. According to the conceptions represented in the parable of Dives and Lazarus, retribution does not wait till the Last Day, but begins as soon as the Soul leaves the body. At death the disembodied Soul passes to a ‘middle state’ (Hades), where, if righteous, it experiences rest and refreshment in ‘Abraham’s bosom,’ or ‘Paradise’; or, if unrighteous, expiatory punishment (symbolized as a tormenting flame) in a limbus or ‘prison,’ which is separated by an impassable barrier from the abodes of the righteous. The disembodied Souls are represented as conscious and intelligent, able to converse with one another, and interested in the welfare of their friends upon earth (Luke 16:19; Luke 23:43, 1 Peter 3:18, Revelation 6:9). For (1) the NT represents not death, but the Second Advent, as the time when the Soul will render its final account to God. … Did not the same dispensation obtain in Hades, so that even there, all the Souls, on hearing the preaching, might either exhibit repentance, or confess that their punishment was just because they believed not?’ (Strom. ’]'>[4] ...
At the Last Day, according to Jesus, there will be a bodily resurrection of all men, followed by a final judgment, and a final settlement of the destiny of each Soul (Matthew 25:31-46). ...
Jesus claimed to stand in the same relation to human Souls as God Himself; and as the Lord of Souls issued the universal invitation, ‘Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden … and ye shall find rest unto your Souls’ (Matthew 11:28-29). He also declared that His special object in coming into the world was to save Souls (Luke 9:56) by laying down His own Soul as a ransom (John 10:11; John 10:15; John 17:3). The Soul of Jesus. —If Jesus was perfect man, it follows that He must have possessed not only a human body, but also a human Soul and a human spirit; and this is, in fact, the doctrine of the Gospels and of the NT generally. Thus He came to give His Soul (ψυχήν) a ransom for many (Matthew 20:28 ||). After the interview with the Greeks (John 12:27), His Soul (ψυχή) was troubled, and He doubted what to say. In Gethsemane His Soul was exceeding sorrowful (περίλυπός ἐστιν ἡ ψυχή μου, Matthew 26:38 ||). It is obvious from these and other passages, that the view of Apollinaris that Christ did not possess a human Soul,*
But the rejection of Apollinarism, and the adoption of the view that Christ possessed a perfect human Soul, involves a great psychological difficulty. A perfect human Soul is personal, and therefore, if Christ was perfect God and perfect man, it seems to follow that He must have been two persons, as Nestorius thought, or was supposed to think. —Jesus, as possessing a human Soul, possessed also a human will, for volition is one of the most characteristic activities of the Soul. … Did not the same dispensation obtain in Hades, so that even there, all the Souls, on hearing the preaching, might either exhibit repentance, or confess that their punishment was just because they believed not?’ (Strom. Alger, Destiny of the Soul (contains exhaustive bibliography by Ezra Abbot); R. ‘Soul,’ ‘Eschatology,’ ‘Immortality of the Soul’ in JE Soul - SOUL. This ego, self, or thinking subject, is denominated the Soul (ψυχή, נֶפֶשׁ, נְשִׁמָה), or spirit (πνεῦμα, דוּחַ; see Spirit); often also, both in the OT and NT, the heart (καρδία, לֵב, לֵבָב; see Heart). In the OT the Soul is sometimes confused with the blood or with some important physical organ, but in the NT it is clearly distinguished from the body as an immaterial principle, the seat of conscious personality, and essentially immortal (Matthew 10:28 etc. There was much speculation in our Lord’s time, and had been for some two centuries, on the mysterious questions of the Soul’s origin and destiny. †
The following particular statements about the Soul (ψυχή) are made in the Gospels. The language of the Gospels makes decisively for the unity of the Soul, and for a dichotomy of man (body and Soul), not for a trichotomy (body, Soul, and spirit). Christ’s teaching about the Soul. —According to Jesus, the Soul, being a man’s inmost self, the seat of his self-conscious personality, and inherently immortal (Matthew 10:28), is precious beyond all price. Jesus drives home this truth in the parable of the Rich Fool, who said to his Soul, ‘Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry’; and whom God rebuked with the awful words, ‘Thou fool, this night they (i. the ministers of my vengeance) require of thee thy Soul’ (Luke 12:18-21). Much is said in the Gospels about the gain or loss of the Soul, generally with a play upon the double meaning of ψυχή (‘life’ or ‘soul’). Most of these passages take the form of exhortations to martyrdom, as, for instance, Matthew 10:39 ‘He that findeth his Soul (i. he that saves his life by denying me in time of persecution), shall lose it (by eternal punishment in Gehenna); and he that loseth his Soul for my sake (i. All these passages refer primarily to martyrdom, but in their secondary applications teach that even lesser sufferings and trials endured patiently for Christ’s sake have as their reward the salvation of the Soul (Matthew 10:38). The same idea is expressed in Luke 14:26, where the strange phrase ‘to hate the Soul’ is a rhetorical expression for willingness to suffer martyrdom or any lesser inconvenience for Jesus’ sake (cf. The gain or salvation of the Soul means certainly its eternal happiness in heaven, and the loss or destruction of the Soul, as certainly, not its annihilation, but its eternal punishment in Gehenna. The endlessness of the Soul’s final retribution is not simply an inference from the Soul’s immortality, but is exegetically established from Matthew 25:46 etc. According to the conceptions represented in the parable of Dives and Lazarus, retribution does not wait till the Last Day, but begins as soon as the Soul leaves the body. At death the disembodied Soul passes to a ‘middle state’ (Hades), where, if righteous, it experiences rest and refreshment in ‘Abraham’s bosom,’ or ‘Paradise’; or, if unrighteous, expiatory punishment (symbolized as a tormenting flame) in a limbus or ‘prison,’ which is separated by an impassable barrier from the abodes of the righteous. The disembodied Souls are represented as conscious and intelligent, able to converse with one another, and interested in the welfare of their friends upon earth (Luke 16:19; Luke 23:43, 1 Peter 3:18, Revelation 6:9). For (1) the NT represents not death, but the Second Advent, as the time when the Soul will render its final account to God. … Did not the same dispensation obtain in Hades, so that even there, all the Souls, on hearing the preaching, might either exhibit repentance, or confess that their punishment was just because they believed not?’ (Strom. ’]'>[4] ...
At the Last Day, according to Jesus, there will be a bodily resurrection of all men, followed by a final judgment, and a final settlement of the destiny of each Soul (Matthew 25:31-46). ...
Jesus claimed to stand in the same relation to human Souls as God Himself; and as the Lord of Souls issued the universal invitation, ‘Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden … and ye shall find rest unto your Souls’ (Matthew 11:28-29). He also declared that His special object in coming into the world was to save Souls (Luke 9:56) by laying down His own Soul as a ransom (John 10:11; John 10:15; John 17:3). The Soul of Jesus. —If Jesus was perfect man, it follows that He must have possessed not only a human body, but also a human Soul and a human spirit; and this is, in fact, the doctrine of the Gospels and of the NT generally. Thus He came to give His Soul (ψυχήν) a ransom for many (Matthew 20:28 ||). After the interview with the Greeks (John 12:27), His Soul (ψυχή) was troubled, and He doubted what to say. In Gethsemane His Soul was exceeding sorrowful (περίλυπός ἐστιν ἡ ψυχή μου, Matthew 26:38 ||). It is obvious from these and other passages, that the view of Apollinaris that Christ did not possess a human Soul,*
But the rejection of Apollinarism, and the adoption of the view that Christ possessed a perfect human Soul, involves a great psychological difficulty. A perfect human Soul is personal, and therefore, if Christ was perfect God and perfect man, it seems to follow that He must have been two persons, as Nestorius thought, or was supposed to think. —Jesus, as possessing a human Soul, possessed also a human will, for volition is one of the most characteristic activities of the Soul. Alger, Destiny of the Soul (contains exhaustive bibliography by Ezra Abbot); R. ‘Soul,’ ‘Eschatology,’ ‘Immortality of the Soul’ in JE Union Hypostatical - Not consubstantially, as the three persons in the Godhead; nor physically, as Soul and body united in one person: nor mystically, as it between Christ and believers; but so as that the manhood subsists in the second person, yet without making confusion, both making but one person. Complete and real: Christ took a real human body and Soul, and not in appearance
Wall - (Isaiah 26:1) And the church describes Jesus as standing behind our wall and looking forth at the windows, when representing the wall of our mortal flesh, obscuring the otherwise glorious views the Soul would have of his beauty, and which the Soul will have when the spirit shall be disembodied
Atman - ) The life principle, Soul, or individual essence
Pidyon nefesh - �redemption of the Soul�); note, accompanied by donation for charity, in which the writer requests his Rebbe to intercede in prayer on behalf of himself or of another person named therein...
Perdition - , the utter loss of the Soul, or of final happiness in a future state; future misery or eternal death
Diamond - Jeremiah 17:1 (a) This is a figure of the indelible record which sin makes upon the pages of GOD's book, and upon the heart, Soul and life of the wicked person
Calm - Psalm 107:29 (b) Describes the peace and tranquility of one who has called on the Lord in the storms of life and His Word has removed all fear from the Soul
Requiem - ) A mass said or sung for the repose of a departed Soul
Bite - 1: δάκνω (Strong's #1143 — Verb — dakno — dak'-no ) "to bite," in Galatians 5:15 , "if ye bite and devour one another," is used metaphorically of wounding the Soul, or rendering with reproaches
Wormwood - Jeremiah 9:15 (b) This is certainly a description of the bitterness which comes into the Soul of those who refuse to worship the Lord, and who reject His Word. ...
Lamentations 3:15 (b) By this we understand the great depression of spirit, and the bitterness of Soul which was experienced by Jeremiah, the prophet, when he was so cruelly rejected by Israel. ...
Revelation 8:11 (b) The curses of GOD, which He will send upon this earth, are bitter to the heart and the Soul of His enemies
Psychical - ) Of or pertaining to the human Soul, or to the living principle in man
Ghost - To "give up the ghost," is to die, to yield the Soul to God who gave it, Genesis 25:8 Luke 23:46
Soul - The ancients supposed the Soul, or rather the animating principle of life, to reside in the breath, that it departed from the body with the breath. Hence the Hebrew and Greek words which, when they refer to man, in our Bibles are translated "soul," are usually rendered "life" or "breath" when they refer to animals, Genesis 2:7 7:15 Numbers 16:22 Job 12:10 34:14,15 Psalm 104:29 Ecclesiastes 12:7 Acts 17:25 . ...
But together with this principle of life, which is common to men and brutes, and which in brutes perishes with the body, there is in man a spiritual, reasonable, and immortal Soul, the seat of our thoughts, affections, and reasonings, which distinguishes us from the brute creation, and in which chiefly consists our resemblance to God, Genesis 1:26 . In some places the Bible seems to distinguish Soul from spirit, 1 Thessalonians 5:23 Hebrews 4:12 : the organ of our sensations, appetites, and passions, allied to the body, form the nobler portion of our nature which most allies man to God. Its usual designation is the Soul. ...
The immortality of the Soul is a fundamental doctrine of revealed religion. In the gospel "life and immortality," and the worth of immortal Souls, are fully brought to light, Matthew 16:26 1 Corinthians 15:45-57 2 Timothy 1:10 . To save the Souls of men, Christ freely devoted himself to death; and how does it become us to labor and toil and strive, in our respective spheres, to promote the great work for which He bled and died! ...
Regeneration - The death of the body is the separation of Soul and body, so that the Soul, which is the life of the body, if fled, leaves the body lifeless, and without any longer principle of consciousness. " (James 2:26)...
Spiritual death is the death of sin, by reason of the want of the quickening Spirit of God in the Soul; so that as Christ is the life of the Soul, every Christ-less Soul is a dead Soul. Eternal death is the separation both of Soul and body from God for ever: and this is the state of the unreclaimed and unregenerate wicked. ...
Now then, as in the first instance, while the Soul actuates the body that body is alive, but without; the Soul so actuating, the body would be dead; so in the second, unless Christ, who is the life of the Soul, actuates the Soul by regeneration, that Soul continues dead as by original transgression was induced. And in the third, if living and dying without the blessed influence of regeneration, that Soul and body must remain in a state of eternal death, and separation from God for ever
Arabici - Erroneous Christians, in the third century, who thought that the Soul and body died together, and rose again
Pabulum - ) The means of nutriment to animals or plants; food; nourishment; hence, that which feeds or sustains, as fuel for a fire; that upon which the mind or Soul is nourished; as, intellectual pabulum
Soul - Like the word ‘spirit’, the word ‘soul’ has a variety of meanings in English. There is some variety also in the usages of the original words from which ‘soul’ has been translated. ...
Old Testament usage...
The writers of the Old Testament did not speak of the Soul as something that exists apart from the body. To them, Soul (or nephesh) meant life. Older English versions of the Bible have created misunderstanding by the translation ‘man became a living Soul’ (Genesis 2:7), for the words translated ‘living Soul’ are the same words as earlier translated ‘living creatures’ (Genesis 1:21; Genesis 1:24). We should understand a person not as consisting of a combination of a lifeless body and a bodiless Soul, but as a perfect unity, a living body. Thus nephesh may be translated ‘person’; even if translated ‘soul’, it may mean no more than ‘person’ or ‘life’ (Exodus 1:5; Numbers 9:13; Ezekiel 18:4; Ezekiel 18:27). Sometimes ‘soul’ appears to be the same as ‘heart’, which in the Bible usually refers to the whole of a person’s inner life (Proverbs 2:10; Acts 4:32; see HEART; HUMANITY, HUMANKIND). It speaks of the bodiless person after death sometimes as a Soul (Acts 2:27; Revelation 6:9; Revelation 20:4), sometimes as a spirit (Hebrews 12:23; 1 Peter 3:18), but again the person, being bodiless, is not complete. That is why the Bible encourages believers to look for their eternal destiny not in the endless existence of some bodiless ‘soul’ or ‘spirit’, but in the resurrection of the body to a new and glorious life (1 Corinthians 15:42-53; Philippians 3:20-21). It became the word most commonly used among Christians to describe the higher or more spiritual aspect of human life that is popularly called the Soul (Hebrews 6:19; Hebrews 13:17; James 1:21; 1 Peter 1:9; 1 Peter 1:22; 1 Peter 2:11; 1 Peter 2:25; 3 John 1:2)
Introduction to the Devout Life - Work written by Saint Francis de Sales, intended to lead "Philothea" (philos, loving; Theos, God), the Soul living in the world, into the paths of devotion. In the first the author helps the Soul to free itself from all inclination to sin; in the second he teaches it how to be united to God by prayer and the sacraments; in the third he exercises it in the practise of virtue; in the fourth he strengthens it against temptation; and in the fifth he teaches it how to form resolutions and persevere
Choke - Matthew 13:7 (a) This is a graphic way of stating that the sorrows and cares of this earth may drive out the influence and the effect of the Word of GOD in the Soul
Mazal - b) The root or main part of the Soul, which is not experienced consciously
Metempsychosis - ) The passage of the Soul, as an immortal essence, at the death of the animal body it had inhabited, into another living body, whether of a brute or a human being; transmigration of Souls
Magnanimity - A greatness of Soul
Arrow - This word is not unfrequently used in Scripture to denote divine judgments, and terrors in the Soul from the arrow of the Lord
Emotion - ) A moving of the mind or Soul; excitement of the feelings, whether pleasing or painful; disturbance or agitation of mind caused by a specific exciting cause and manifested by some sensible effect on the body
Image of God - In the Soul, is distinguished into natural and moral
Joyful - ...
My Soul shall be joyful in my God
Preparation - And when the Soul of a poor sinner hath been first prepared of the Lord, by regenerating, illuminating, convincing, and converting grace, and is thus brought into an union with Christ, all the subsequent acts of grace, in the goings forth of the Soul upon the person, blood and righteousness of Christ, sweet preparing and disposing work of God the Holy Ghost. (Ephesians 2:18) It is that blessed, holy and eternal Spirit, in his own office-work, which prepares the Soul, by calling off the mind from every object, and fixing the affections on the person of Jesus. It is he which awakens desire, creates a longing in the Soul, points to the Lord Jesus as alone able to supply and satisfy the desires of the Soul, and opens a communication between Christ and the Soul. In a word, it is the Holy Ghost that is the great Author and Giver of all that life and joy and peace in believing, when the Souls of the redeemed are made to abound "in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. " Hence, therefore, to him alone should believers be always looking for the preparations of the heart; for in this sweet office of the Spirit, God's Christ and the redeemed Soul are brought together; and the Lord the Spirit doth more in one moment to prepare our unprepared hearts than, without his influence, could be accomplished in ten thousand years by all our labours in prayers and tears. How blessedly the church sings to this note of praise, for the preparing and disposing grace of the Spirit, when she cried out: "Or ever I was aware, my Soul made me like the chariots of Amminadib!" (Song of Song of Solomon 6:12) As if she had said, before I had the least apprehension of the mercy, my Lord my Husband made me willing, by the swift manifestations of his love, and the awakenings of his grace in my heart, as rapid as the chariot wheels of a princely people
Frankalmoigne - ) A tenure by which a religious corporation holds lands given to them and their successors forever, usually on condition of praying for the Soul of the donor and his heirs; - called also tenure by free alms
Theocrasy - ) An intimate union of the Soul with God in contemplation, - an ideal of the Neoplatonists and of some Oriental mystics
Obit - ) A service for the Soul of a deceased person on the anniversary of the day of his death
Mephistopheles - (Greek: me, not; phos, light; philos; loving) ...
Name of the demon who bargained to serve Faust in his sorcery, in return for his Soul; theme of a legend written to warn people against dealing in the black art
Keli - �vessel�) the powers which enclothe Divine light and express it in a limited form; the relationship between the keilim and the orot (�lights�, the Divine energy) is compared to that between the body and the Soul ...
New Thought - Its fundamental ideas are: ...
that God is omnipresent and immanent in all created things
that man is a divine Soul "a microcosm of God"
that he is under the domination of universal law
New Thought denies all idea of atonement, regarding evil "as only misdirected energy. It recognizes no authority save the voice of the Soul speaking to each individual, hence each man's actions are determined solely by and for himself
Spirit - It also denotes the rational, immortal Soul by which man is distinguished ( Acts 7:59 ; 1 Corinthians 5:5 ; 6:20 ; 7:34 ), and the Soul in its separate state (Hebrews 12:23 ), and hence also an apparition (Job 4:15 ; Luke 24:37,39 ), an angel (Hebrews 1:14 ), and a demon (Luke 4:36 ; 10:20 )
Immortal - Thus the principle of immortality in differently communicated according to the will of him who can render any creature immortal, by prolonging its life; who can confer immortality on the body of man, together with his Soul; and will do so at the resurrection. See Soul
Thought, New - Its fundamental ideas are: ...
that God is omnipresent and immanent in all created things
that man is a divine Soul "a microcosm of God"
that he is under the domination of universal law
New Thought denies all idea of atonement, regarding evil "as only misdirected energy. It recognizes no authority save the voice of the Soul speaking to each individual, hence each man's actions are determined solely by and for himself
New Thought - Its fundamental ideas are: ...
that God is omnipresent and immanent in all created things ...
that man is a divine Soul "a microcosm of God" ...
that he is under the domination of universal law ...
New Thought denies all idea of atonement, regarding evil "as only misdirected energy. It recognizes no authority save the voice of the Soul speaking to each individual, hence each man's actions are determined solely by and for himself
Serene - ) Calm; placid; undisturbed; unruffled; as, a serene aspect; a serene Soul
Theodicy - ) That department of philosophy which treats of the being, perfections, and government of God, and the immortality of the Soul
Sefirah - (a) One of the Divine attributes or emanations which are manifested in each of the Four Worlds, and are the source of the corresponding ten faculties (kochot) of the Soul; (b) (lit
Occasionalism - ) The system of occasional causes; - a name given to certain theories of the Cartesian school of philosophers, as to the intervention of the First Cause, by which they account for the apparent reciprocal action of the Soul and the body
Occasionalism - ) The system of occasional causes; - a name given to certain theories of the Cartesian school of philosophers, as to the intervention of the First Cause, by which they account for the apparent reciprocal action of the Soul and the body
Worldliness - He is undoubtedly an idiot; but what is he who does not know the value of his Soul? ...
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Immortality - (Latin: in, not; mortalis, mortal) ...
Ordinarily understood as the doctrine that the human Soul will survive after separation from the body, continuing in the perpetual possession of an endless conscious existence. They argue on the one hand from the substantiality and especially spirituality of the human Soul, on the other from man's innate natural desire of perfect happiness, and from an adequate sanction for the moral law. Now activities such as these demand a subject or agent (the Soul) that is intrinsically independent of matter and material conditions, an agent that is immaterial or spiritual. And since the Soul's faculties (intellect and will) remain rooted in the Soul with the latter as an ever-present object, the immortal duration of the Soul will be a vital or conscious existence
Life - " So that Jesus is, to the Soul of his redeemed, the very life of the Soul, as our Soul is the life of the body. When the Soul departs from the body, the body dies; and could it be supposed that Christ was to depart from the Souls of his redeemed, the Soul would die also
Psychophysics - ) The science of the connection between nerve action and consciousness; the science which treats of the relations of the psychical and physical in their conjoint operation in man; the doctrine of the relation of function or dependence between body and Soul
Wax - He was becoming as wicked as we, and it brought about these terrible feelings in His righteous Soul
Disunion - ) The termination of union; separation; disjunction; as, the disunion of the body and the Soul
Health - ) The state of being hale, sound, or whole, in body, mind, or Soul; especially, the state of being free from physical disease or pain
Tiferet - �beauty�) the third of the ten Middot, or Divine attributes, and their corresponding emotional attributes in the human Soul; fuses the influence of Chessed and Gevurah and reveals a light that transcends them both; often identified with Mercy ...
Tablets - The margin reads 'houses of the Soul,' which agrees with the Hebrew beth nephesh
Physician - ) Hence, figuratively, one who ministers to moral diseases; as, a physician of the Soul
Egypt - The believer in Christ knows also what it is to have been brought up in Egypt, and brought out of the Egypt of the Soul
Apis - It was an ox, having certain exterior marks, in which animal the Soul of the great Osiris was supposed to subsist
Christ: Our Only Hope - On a huge cross by the side of an Italian highway hung a hideous caricature of the Beloved of our Souls, who poured out his life for our redemption. Assuredly, O Lord Jesus, thou art spes unica to our Soul. ...
'Other refuge have we none, Hangs our helpless Soul on thee
Soul; Self; Life - ...
Nephesh (נֶפֶשׁ, Strong's #5315), “soul; self; life; person; heart. 2:7: “living Soul. ”...
However, in over 400 later occurrences it is translated “soul. The problem with the English term “soul” is that no actual equivalent of the term or the idea behind it is represented in the Hebrew language. The Hebrew system of thought does not include the combination or opposition of the terms “body” and “soul,” which are really Greek and Latin in origin. …” Needless to say, the reading “soul” is meaningless in such a text. The Greek Septuagint and the Latin Vulgate both simply use the Greek and Latin equivalent “soul,” especially in the Psalms. 3:2: “Many are saying of my Soul, // There is no deliverance for him in God” (NASB). 6:3: “And my Soul is greatly dismayed; // But Thou, O Lord— how long?” (NASB)
Psychology - This being recognized, the old dispute, whether it teaches the bipartite or the tripartite nature of man, loses its meaning, for the distinction of Soul and spirit is not a division of man into Soul and spirit along with his body or flesh, but a difference of point of view the one emphasizing man’s individual existence, the other his dependence on God. The breath or spirit of God breathed into the dust of the ground makes the living Soul. The living Soul ceases when the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it’ ( Ecclesiastes 12:7 ). The Soul is not, as in Greek philosophy, a separate substance which takes up its abode in the body at birth, and is released from its bondage at death, but is matter animated by God’s breath. Hence no pre-existence of the Soul is taught (except in Wis 7:16 ; Wis 7:20 ), nor is the future life conceived as that of a disembodied Soul. Man is ‘flesh,’ or ‘soul,’ or ‘spirit,’ according to the aspect of his personality it is desired to emphasize. It must be observed that in poetic parallelisms ‘soul,’ ‘spirit,’ ‘heart’ are often used as synonymous, in contrast to ‘flesh’ ( Psalms 63:1 ; Psalms 84:2 , Ecclesiastes 11:10 ; Ecclesiastes 12:7 , Ezekiel 44:7 ; Ezekiel 44:9 )
Faculty - ) Ability to act or perform, whether inborn or cultivated; capacity for any natural function; especially, an original mental power or capacity for any of the well-known classes of mental activity; psychical or Soul capacity; capacity for any of the leading kinds of Soul activity, as knowledge, feeling, volition; intellectual endowment or gift; power; as, faculties of the mind or the Soul
Chain - houses of the breath or Soul, were often suspended by chains. Joseph's "feet they hurt with fetters, he was laid in (margin his Soul, came into) iron," i. his Soul suffered more pain than even the fetters caused to his body. As the Hebrew verb is feminine, and "the iron" masculine, the Prayer-Book version, "the iron entered into his Soul," is wrong (Psalms 105:18)
Filth - To purify the Soul from the dross and filth of sensual delights
Levite - Luke 10:32 (c) This sect may be taken as a picture of the lay workers of many churches who know almost nothing about Soul winning, and care less
Plumbline - Amos 7:7 (a) The carpenter's plummet for lining up the wall into a perfect vertical line is a type of the care which GOD exercises in determining that every Soul is dealt with in perfect righteousness, justice and equity
Dart - ...
Ephesians 6:16 (b) This is a type of Satan's arguments and reasonings, as well as his seductive statements which lead the Soul astray
Leanness - He sent leanness into their Soul
Care - ...
1 Peter 5:7 (b) It is any problem in the life which hinders the Soul and weighs down the spirit
Drought - Psalm 32:4 (b) Here we see the dearth in David's Soul which followed as a result of his sin
Judgment, Particular - That Divine judgment, immediately following death, in whlch the eternal lot of each separate Soul is justly determined. The existence of the Particular Judgment may be inferred from the parable of Lazarus and Dives (Luke 16), from the promise of Christ to the penitent thief (Luke 23), and from other passages in Holy Scripture where it is clearly indicated that the Soul's eternal lot will be determined immediately after death. After this judgment, the Soul will enter heaven, hell, or purgatory. Souls of those who die in the state of sanctifying grace will be saved
Dissolution - Death, or the separation of the body and Soul. The Soul of man will remain unhurt amidst this general desolation
Soul: Needing Something to Cling to - The Soul of man is a clasping, clinging Soul, seeking to something over which it can spread itself, and by means of which it can support itself. And just as in a neglected garden you may see the poor creepers making shift to sustain themselves as best they can; one convolvulus twisting round another, and both draggling on the ground; a clematis leaning on the door, which will by-and-by open and let the whole mass fall down; a vine or a passion-flower wreathing round a prop which all the while chafes and cuts it; so in this fallen world it is mournful to see the efforts which human Souls are making to get some sufficient object to lean upon and twine around
Countenance - In this Scripture the sweet experience in the heart and Soul which comes from seeing and knowing the loving fellowship of GOD is described as His countenance. ...
Proverbs 15:13 (c) Here is indicated that the burden has been lifted from the Soul and the heart has been made glad
Dead - ...
Colossians 2:13 (a) Again as in Matthew 8:22, the Holy Spirit describes the condition of the unsaved Soul in the sight of GOD. The Soul is dead toward GOD. ...
Revelation 20:14 (a) When the Soul is forever cast out of GOD's presence after the final judgment of the Great White Throne, this is characterized as "the second death. "...
The first death is the physical death when the Soul is separated from the body, and can no longer go to church services, nor hear songs, nor see the flowers, nor mingle among Christians. ...
The second death takes place when that disembodied Soul which has been in hell since its first death, is taken out of hell, is reunited with his body in the second resurrection, is judged at the Great White Throne in his body, and then both body and Soul are cast into the lake of fire, to be punished forever in conscious torment. "...
The "grave," called in this passage death, gives up the body and hell gives up the Soul
Daystar - It is found only in 2 Peter 1:19 , where it denotes the manifestation of Christ to the Soul, imparting spiritual light and comfort
Magnanimity - ) The quality of being magnanimous; greatness of mind; elevation or dignity of Soul; that quality or combination of qualities, in character, which enables one to encounter danger and trouble with tranquility and firmness, to disdain injustice, meanness and revenge, and to act and sacrifice for noble objects
Therein - Genesis 9 ...
Ye shall keep the sabbath--whosoever doeth any work therein--that Soul shall be cut off
Intermediate State - Death is a separation of the Soul and body; thebody becoming lifeless and eventually decomposing into dust, thesoul continuing to live as truly as ever. What becomes of the livingsoul when thus separated from the body by death? ...
"Our Lord," says the Rev. By that Parable He has taught us that the livingsouls of the departed live in a condition of happiness or miserysuitable to the judgment which the all-seeing eye of God has passedupon their lives; the good Lazarus at rest in 'Abraham's Bosom,' thewicked Dives 'in torments. ' At the same time our Lord has clearlyrevealed by His own words and those of His Apostles that there willbe a general judgment at the last day, when all, good and bad, willhave to stand before the Throne of God, not as bodiless Souls, butwith Soul and body. The separateexistence of the Soul between death and the Judgment Day is,therefore, called the Intermediate State!" (See HADES, also DESCENTINTO HELL
Christian Athlete - (Greek: athletes, one trained in physical exercises) ...
Term used in the spiritual combat against sin; suggested by the spiritual exercises of Saint Ignatius, Saint Paul (1 Corinthians 9) compares the competitions of the athlete with the struggles of the Soul
Meekness - Saint James sees in it the general purification of Soul required for the practise of the Gospel precepts already accepted by faith
Wrestle - Ephesians 6:12 (a) Here we see the exercise of Soul in a child of GOD as he opposes the powers of darkness
Athlete, Christian - (Greek: athletes, one trained in physical exercises) ...
Term used in the spiritual combat against sin; suggested by the spiritual exercises of Saint Ignatius, Saint Paul (1 Corinthians 9) compares the competitions of the athlete with the struggles of the Soul
Magnanimity - Greatness of Soul; a disposition of mind exerted in contemning dangers and difficulties, in scorning temptations, and despising earthly pomp and splendour
Accursed - ) What a sweet relief to a poor burdened Soul, when led to see that curse done away in Christ! (Galatians 3:13
Pre-Existence of Jesus Christ - Some acknowledging, with the orthodox, that in Jesus Christ there is a divine nature, a rational Soul, and a human body, go into an opinion peculiar to themselves. His body was formed in the virgin's womb; but his human Soul, they suppose, was the first and most excellent of all the works of God; was brought into existence before the creation of the world, and subsisted in happy union in heaven with the second person of the Godhead, till his incarnation. They differ from the Socinians, who believe no existence of Jesus Christ before his incarnation; they differ from the Sabellians, who only own a trinity of names: they differ also from the generally received opinion, which is, that Christ's human Soul began to exist in the womb of his mother, in exact conformity to that likeness unto his brethren of which St. The writers in favour of the preexistence of Christ's human Soul recommend their opinion by these arguments:...
1. It seems needful, say those who embrace this opinion, that the Soul of Jesus Christ should preexist, that it might have an opportunity to give its previous actual consent to the great and painful undertaking of making atonement for our sins. ...
On the other side, it is affirmed that the doctrine of the preexistence of the human Soul of Christ weakens and subverts that of his divine personality. This preexistent intelligence, supposed in this doctrine, is so confounded with those other intelligences called angels, that there is great danger of mistaking this human Soul for an angel, and so of making the person of Christ to consist of three natures. The passages quoted in proof of the preexistence of the human Soul of Jesus Christ, are of the same sort with those which others allege in proof of the preexistence of all human Souls. This opinion, by ascribing the dignity of the work of redemption to this sublime human Soul, detracts from the deity of Christ, and renders the last as passive as the first is active
Die - The death of the Soul to GOD. The final separation from GOD when the Soul and body together are cast into the lake of fire to be forever punished
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The immortality of the Soul is plainly revealed in scripture. God breathed into Adam's nostrils the breath of life, and he became a living Soul (Genesis 2:7 ), which is quite different from anything said of a mere animal
Sabbath - Colossians 2:16 (a) The sabbath day is a shadow and a type of the perfect rest which every sinner finds in CHRIST JESUS when he ceases to work for his own salvation and trusts the Saviour to blot out all his sins, redeem his Soul, bring forgiveness, give him eternal life, and make him a child of GOD. where the rest which the Lord gives to the trusting Soul is compared to the sabbath of the Old Testament
Desolation - of the will, caused by the evil spirit in order to withdraw the Soul from God's service
Marrow - The rich and delicious blessings of the gospel are figuratively set forth as marrow; hence David speaks of them as such to his Soul
Inward Grace - Among such graces are enumerated the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and His gifts, sanctifying grace and the infused virtues, all actual graces, and in general any supernatural help or adornment received either in the Soul itself or in its faculties
Mankind, Resurrection of - The universal return to life of all the members of the human race, effected shortly before the last judgment by God's omnipotence, when each individual human Soul will be permanently reunited with the identical body with which it was united on earth
Pond - The Hebrew underlying “ponds for fish” ( Isaiah 19:10 ) is rendered grieved (in Soul) or sick at heart by modern translations, based on a Hebrew homonym apparently occurring only in this passage
Mirth - ...
With genial joy to warm the Soul, ...
Bright Helen mixed a mirth-inspiring bowl
Grace, Inward - Among such graces are enumerated the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and His gifts, sanctifying grace and the infused virtues, all actual graces, and in general any supernatural help or adornment received either in the Soul itself or in its faculties
Anima Christi, Sanctifica me - (Soul Of My Saviour, Sanctify My Breast!) Hymn usually found in the "Thanksgiving after Mass," in the Missal
Forget - Bless the Lord, O my Soul, and forget not all his benefits
Baptismal Grace - Baptismal innocence is the state of the Soul as the result of Baptism, a state which many saints are believed to have preserved until death
Soul of my Saviour, Sanctify my Breast - (Soul Of My Saviour, Sanctify My Breast!) Hymn usually found in the "Thanksgiving after Mass," in the Missal
Samaritan Woman - She had come to draw water from the well for her material needs, but Jesus gradually aroused in her sinful Soul a desire for the supernatural waters that spring up into life everlasting
Woman, Samaritan - She had come to draw water from the well for her material needs, but Jesus gradually aroused in her sinful Soul a desire for the supernatural waters that spring up into life everlasting
Resurrection of Mankind - The universal return to life of all the members of the human race, effected shortly before the last judgment by God's omnipotence, when each individual human Soul will be permanently reunited with the identical body with which it was united on earth
Trance - 1, denotes "a trance" in Acts 10:10 ; 11:5 ; 22:17 , a condition in which ordinary consciousness and the perception of natural circumstances were withheld, and the Soul was susceptible only to the vision imparted by God
Battle - Psalm 18:39 (b) There will be a conflict in the Soul of every believer between the flesh and the Spirit, between the world and GOD the Father, between Satan and the Lord JESUS. These three conflicts are continually being waged in the Soul and heart of the children of GOD. This caused deep sorrow in David's Soul
Thresh - Isaiah 28:28 (b) In this passage the word represents the climax in dealing with a Soul for salvation. The Lord is teaching in this verse that there are a number of methods to use in releasing a Soul from the bonds and bands of sin and Satan until they are born again, redeemed and saved. ...
1 Corinthians 9:10 (b) The thought of being successful in Soul winning is indicated by this figure
Image of God - ...
Persons as Body-Soul Many different views seek to explain the nature of the likeness. Genesis 2:7 says, “the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living Soul. This passage says that man became a Soul, not that he had a Soul. A person is both body and Soul, or more accurately, body-soul. The Old Testament supports this holistic view of persons who are not segmented into parts known as body, Soul, and spirit. Genesis 1:20 uses the Hebrew expression, nephesh chayah , “living Soul” for “moving creature that has life,” that is the animals. The church fathers believed that the image of God resided in the Soul or the spirit of each person. See Body ; Creation ; Flesh ; Humanity ; Soul ;...
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Enable - , "instrengthened," "inwardly strengthened," suggesting strength in Soul and purpose (cp
Darling - Psalms 22:20 ‘Deliver my darling from the power of the dog’; Psalms 35:17 ‘rescue my Soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions
Humanity, Humankind - The Bible uses words such as ‘body’, ‘mind’, ‘soul’, etc. ...
For example, we must not think that, because Jesus told people to love God with all their heart and Soul and mind and strength, they are made up of four parts (Mark 12:30); or that, because Paul prayed for the Thessalonians to be kept blameless in spirit, Soul and body, they are made up of three parts (1 Thessalonians 5:23); or that, because Jesus spoke of the destruction of Soul and body, they are made up of two parts (Matthew 10:28). ...
Aspects of human life...
Both ‘soul’ and ‘spirit’ have a range of meanings in the Bible. The basic meaning of ‘soul’ (Hebrew: nephesh; Greek: psyche) has to do with a person’s (or animal’s) existence as a living being. It is often translated ‘life’ or ‘person’ (Genesis 1:21; Genesis 1:24; Genesis 2:7; Exodus 1:5; Ezekiel 18:4; Ezekiel 18:27; Matthew 16:26; Acts 2:41; Acts 2:43; Philippians 2:30; see Soul). Human emotions, will-power and understanding may in some cases be linked with the Soul (Genesis 42:21; Deuteronomy 6:5; John 12:27; Acts 4:32), in others with the spirit (Exodus 35:21; Psalms 77:6; Mark 2:8; 1 Corinthians 15:35-54; 1 Corinthians 14:14-15). ...
More importantly, the higher and spiritual aspect of human life that other animals do not share may be called the Soul (Hebrews 13:17; 1 Peter 2:11) or the spirit (Romans 8:10; 2 Timothy 4:22). The physical and non-physical aspects of humans may be referred to as body and Soul (Matthew 10:28) or body and spirit (1 Corinthians 7:34; 2 Corinthians 7:1). That aspect that continues in a bodiless existence after death may be referred to as a Soul (Acts 2:27; Revelation 6:9; Revelation 20:4) or a spirit (Hebrews 12:23; 1 Peter 3:18). God’s purpose is not that people should live endlessly merely as Souls or spirits. ...
Soul and spirit are not the same. Depending on which aspect of the inner life is emphasized, the heart may refer to the Soul (Deuteronomy 4:29; Acts 4:32), the spirit (Psalms 51:10; Psalms 51:17; 1 Corinthians 2:9; 1 Corinthians 2:11) or the mind (1 Samuel 2:35; Hebrews 10:16; see HEART; MIND)
Overflow - Psalm 69:2 (a) Sometimes sorrows are so heavy, so numerous and so strong that they seem to envelop the whole person's heart, Soul and life. Sometimes GOD's people are submerged under an avalanche of disappointment and defeat that surge over the Soul
Lot - 8 he is designated ‘just in seeing and hearing’-‘aspectu et auditu justus’-but it is better to read, ‘in seeing and hearing he vexed his righteous Soul. ’ The active voice (ἐβασάνιζεν) implies that while he was no doubt continually vexed beyond measure by the conduct of the people around him, his troubles were ultimately of his own making, ‘It was precisely his dwelling there, which was his own deliberate choice, that became an active torment to his Soul’ (H
Loss - It has no reference whatever to the salvation of the Soul. It is the reward that is lost, not his Soul
Prison - In the common acceptation of the word, we generally understand by a prison a place of confinement for the body; but in Scripture language there is added to this view of a prison a state of captivity to the Soul. And when at any time the Soul of a poor buffeted child of God is again delivered by some renewed manifestation of the Lord Jesus, when he is brought out of the prison house, he is constrained to cry out,"O Lord, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid; thou hast loosed my bonds
Flee - Jeremiah 48:6 (a) In this passage the Lord is urging us to make haste and leave those situations in which the Soul is not being fed nor watered, and to make our way to that place where the Soul will be refreshed and blessed
Renew - His is the delightful ministry to bring the distressed Soul under the comforting influences of his supporting love, and to shew the heart, under desponding circumstances, that there is more in Jesus's blood and righteousness to save, than in all our sins to destroy. And by bringing home these Soul-strengthening, Soul-refreshing views of Christ, and applying them with sovereign power to the heart, "he fills the heart with joy unspeakable and full of glory
Pantheism - Some held the universe to be one immense animal, of which the incorporeal Soul was properly their god, and the heavens and the earth the body of that god; whilst others held but one substance, partly active and partly passive, and therefore looked upon the visible universe as the only Numen. According to Cudworth, Orpheus and his followers believed in the immaterial Soul of the world: therein agreeing with Aristotle, who certainly held that God and matter are co-eternal; and that there is some such union between them, as subsists between the Souls and bodies of men. In it is Soul, mind, prudence. " This force they call the Soul of the world; as also, a mind of perfect wisdom, and, consequently, God
Life, Bread of - ,food in general, keeps the life in the body, so the Holy Eucharist increases the spiritual life of the Soul (John 6)
Plague - 1 Kings 8:38 (a) This name is applied to the sins that curse the Soul, hinder the life, and hurt the heart
Barrel - Those who walk with the Lord will always find that the Lord has blessings left for the believing and trusting Soul
Baptism, Clinical - Medical men as well as theologians now teach as morally certain that the human foetus is animated at conception by the rational Soul
Kick - Paul was only hurting himself, injuring his Soul, and fighting against GOD by his opposition
Liberality - Liberality denotes freedom of spirit; generosity, greatness of Soul, bounty, openness of heart
Separation - The act of separating, severing or disconnecting disjunction as the separation of the Soul from the body
Sloth - Sluggishness of the Soul in the exercise of virtue, because the practise of virtue requires sacrifice
Mercy, Corporal And Spiritual Works of - Things done for the body or Soul of persons in need
Ghost - An old Saxon word equivalent to Soul or spirit
o Kind Creator, Bow Thine Ear - Lacey; the fourth verse reads: ...
Give us the self-control that springs...
From discipline of outward things,...
That fasting inward secretly...
The Soul may purely dwell with Thee
Sin: One the Souls Ruin - One wound may kill the body; one sin destroy the Soul
Animate - ) To give natural life to; to make alive; to quicken; as, the Soul animates the body
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Ezekiel 16:4 (b) In this place it is a type of that which holds one to the world, and to things which attract the Soul, and keep one from living entirely for GOD
Room - Psalm 31:8 (a) No doubt this refers to the liberty, power and freedom which that Soul experiences which meets JESUS CHRIST, and is set free by the Son of GOD
Quell - ) To quiet; to allay; to pacify; to cause to yield or cease; as, to quell grief; to quell the tumult of the Soul
Grace, Efficacious - A special grant of Almighty God by which a Soul incapable by its own natural resources of placing a certain action positively conducive to eternal salvation, is endowed with new powers, becomes an adequate principle for eliciting the act in question, and without being forced by the pressure of God's grace, freely but infallibly performs the salutary action which God by His help prompted and made possible
Drunken - Lamentations 3:15 (a) The prophet thus describes his upset and disconcerted Soul
Audi Benigne Conditor - Lacey; the fourth verse reads: ...
Give us the self-control that springs...
From discipline of outward things,...
That fasting inward secretly...
The Soul may purely dwell with Thee
Immortality - The quality of never ceasing to live or exist exemption from death and annihilation life destined to endure without end as the immortality of the human Soul
Sepulchre - ...
Romans 3:13 (a) This is a graphic illustration of GOD's thoughts about the natural human heart and Soul; the stench of which is revealed by the words, the statements and the sayings of the ungodly
Aristotelians - They were uncertain as to the immortality of the Soul
Ingratitude - Ingratitude, it is said, is no passion: for the God of nature has appointed no motion of the spirits whereby it might be excited; it is, therefore, a mere vice, arising from pride, stupidity, or narrowness of Soul
Efficacious Grace - A special grant of Almighty God by which a Soul incapable by its own natural resources of placing a certain action positively conducive to eternal salvation, is endowed with new powers, becomes an adequate principle for eliciting the act in question, and without being forced by the pressure of God's grace, freely but infallibly performs the salutary action which God by His help prompted and made possible
Spiritual Works of Mercy - Things done for the body or Soul of persons in need
Meditation - An act of the devout life by which the Soul seekscloser intercourse with God
Self-Righteousness: Destroyed by Conviction of Sin - Slavery in mines where the sun never shines must be preferable to the miseries of a Soul goaded by an awakened conscience to seek salvation by its own merits. Iron chains are painful enough, but what is the pain when the iron enters into the Soul! Tell us not of the writhings of the wounded and dying on the battlefield; some of us, when our heart was riddled by the artillery of the law, would have counted wounds and death a happy exchange. O blessed Saviour, how blissful was the hour when all this horrid midnight of the Soul was changed into the day-dawn of pardoning love! ...
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Death: of a Believer - Lyford being desired, a little before his death, to let his friends know in what condition his Soul was, and what his thoughts were about that eternity to which he seemed very near, he answered with a cheerfulness suitable to a believer and a minister, 'I will let you know how it is with me;' and then, stretching out a hand that was withered and consumed with age and sickness: 'Here is,' said he 'the grave, the wrath of God, and devouring flames, the just punishment of sin, on the one side; and here am I, a poor sinful Soul, on the other side; but this is my comfort, the covenant of grace which is established on so many sure promises, has saved me from all
Quietism - (Latin: quietus, quiet) ...
A false or exaggerated mysticism, inculcating the view that the Soul in all its relations with God should be entirely passive, self-suppressive or annihilating, and wholly absorbed in Him. In his view, desire on man's part to do anything active is an offense against God; the Soul, by annihilating itself, returns to its source, the essence of God, and becomes divinized; it need not concern itself about its virtues, death or eternity, heaven or hell
Reed - "A bruised reed," Isaiah 42:3 Matthew 12:20 , is an emblem of a Soul crushed and ready to sink in despair under a sense of its guilty and lost condition. Such a Soul the Saviour will graciously sustain and strengthen
Man - , body and Soul (Genesis 2:7 ; Ecclesiastes 12:7 ; 2 co 5:1-8 ). ...
The words translated "spirit" and "soul," in 1 Thessalonians 5:23 , Hebrews 4:12 , are habitually used interchangeably (Matthew 10:28 ; 16:26 ; 1 Peter 1:22 ). pneuma) is the Soul as rational; the "soul" (Gr
Modesty - The supernatural virtue rises higher, infusing into the regularity of carriage a spiritual beauty that makes evident the grace of the Soul
Forgiveness of Sins - Catholics believe that sins forgiven are removed from the Soul (John 20), and not merely covered by the merits of Christ
Minister: Need of Personal Tenderness - Speaking of the temper requisite to the right discharge of ministerial duty, Payson said, 'I never was fit to say a word to a sinner, except when I had a broken heart myself; when I was subdued and melted into penitency, and felt as though I had just received pardon to my own Soul, and when my heart was full of tenderness and pity
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Hebrews 11:13 (c) This is a figure to describe the appropriation of the Word of GOD with all the heart and Soul
Relic - ) The body from which the Soul has departed; a corpse; especially, the body, or some part of the body, of a deceased saint or martyr; - usually in the plural when referring to the whole body
Sins, Forgiveness of - Catholics believe that sins forgiven are removed from the Soul (John 20), and not merely covered by the merits of Christ
Burden - A weight or load, on body or Soul; often used figuratively, to denote afflictions, failings, sins, Psalm 38:4 55:22 Galatians 6:2 ; services under law, Matthew 23:4 ; official responsibilities, Exodus 18:22 Deuteronomy 1:12 ; and especially prophetic messages, not always of a threatening character, Isaiah 19:1
Heman - Heman saw, and saw nothing else, but his own Soul. From his youth up Heman had as good as seen nothing in the whole world but his own Soul. And, after he was well on in life, Heman was moved of God to set down the sight of his own Soul in the eighty-eighth Psalm. But David had not given himself up from his youth up to the things of his own Soul as Heman had done. David was a man of affairs, and he had many other matters to see to besides the matters of God and of his own Soul; but Heman saw nothing else. Separate me Heman and Heman's Soul, the Holy Ghost had said. Whereas David sought in Heman a seer who could see both David's Soul and his own; and who could see sin in David's Soul and in his own when no other eye in all Israel could see it. God had many matters, first and last, with David; but God's first matter with David, as with all men, was David's sin and David's Soul. And Heman from his youth up had been kept so close at God's school for seers in the matters of sin and the Soul, that David sought out Heman and established him in Mount Zion as the King's most private, most trusted, and most highly-honoured seer. ...
'My Soul is full of troubles,' says this great seer, speaking about himself in the eighty-eighth Psalm. Or it may have been because God, in His far foreknowledge, saw some one in this house this night that no other Psalm would suit but this saddest of all the Psalms, Who can tell? Now, Heman's Soul so full of troubles, you must understand, was not on account of Heman's outward estate. Some of the worst troubles we see and hear men's Souls to be full of all around us come to them through their children. At the same time Heman cannot take a happy father's full joy out of his talented and dutiful children because of the overwhelming trouble of his own Soul. And that is another trouble to Heman's Soul already so full of troubles. It is a terrible price to pay for his post as David's seer to have a Soul like that. It is a terrible baptism into the matters of God to have a Soul from his youth up so full of inconsolable troubles. ...
'My Soul is full of troubles,' says Heman, 'till I am driven distracted. A terror at sin, and a horror: a terror and a horror at Himself, took possession of our Lord's Soul in the garden till He was full of a trouble beyond all experience and imagination of mortal men. He went up to meet death with a serenity and with a stateliness of Soul that confounded and almost converted those who saw it. It was hell-fire in His Soul. Heman makes it an additional complaint, but it is a simple and a necessary consequence of his own troubled and distracted Soul. David and Asaph and all,-there is nothing that sifts out lover and friend like prayer; the prayer that is, that takes up the troubles and the distractions of the Soul. When our Lord took His distracted Soul to His Father, the most that His best lovers and friends could do for Him was to fall asleep three times outside the door. Heman, besides being the king's seer, was also an eminent type of Christ, both in the distracting troubles of his Soul, and in the fewness and in the infidelity of his friends. But Heman's yoke from his youth up has been of that terrible kind that it has eaten into his Soul deeper and deeper with every advancing year. He would have said that the two-edged sword had become every year more and more spiritual, till it entered more and more deep every year into his Soul. And since Souls like Heman's are absolutely bottomless and shoreless; and since the law of God is infinitely and increasingly holy and just and good; how could a man like Heman escape being every day of his life more and more sold under sin? He could not. If I were you I would let no man, not even an angel of light, cheat me out of my Soul with any of his antinomianisms about the divine sovereignty. ' His own troubles and distractions give a minister 'a lady's hand,' as an old writer has it, in dealing with troubled and distracted Souls. Now, who can tell what God has laid up for you to do for Him and for men's Souls when you are out of your probationership of trouble and distraction, and are promoted to be a comforter of God's troubled and distracted saints? He may have a second David, and far more, to comfort and to sanctify in the generation to come; and you may be ordained to be the King's seer in the matters of God
Orans - This ideal figure is regarded as a symbol of the Soul in heaven praying for friends on earth
Orante - This ideal figure is regarded as a symbol of the Soul in heaven praying for friends on earth
Palm - A symbol of victory; adopted by the early Christians to represent the triumph of the faithful over the enemies of the Soul
Holy Communion, Effects of - Holy Communion, partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ, unites us with Him, increases our love of Him, obtains forgiveness for venial sin, remission of punishment incurred by sin, preservation from future sin, quieting of the violent passions of anger and lust; it acts as healing remedy of body and Soul and pledges us a happy immortality
Fainthearted - , "small-souled" (oligos, "small," psuche, "the Soul"), denotes "despondent;" then, "fainthearted," 1 Thessalonians 5:14 , RV, for the incorrect AV, "feeble-minded
Immanence - In man God unfolds Himself through the natural processes of, the Soul
Crimson - Isaiah 1:18 (b) This is a type of the extremely permanent effect of sin upon the Soul
Court - It also refers to the beautiful place CHRIST has gone to prepare for the eternal home of the Soul
Attrition - (Latin: atterere, to rub) ...
Contrition for sin without perfect motive; a sorrow of Soul and a hatred of sin committed, with a firm purpose of never sinning again, the sorrow being based not on the pure love of God, whom sin has grievously offended, which would be perfect contrition, but on some inferior though supernatural motive such as the loss of heaven, or the punishment of hell, or the heinousness of sin itself
Apollinarianism - 376,teaching that Christ had a human sensitive Soul, but had no human rational mind, the place of which was taken by Divine Logos
Unfruitful - Usually it is religious works which have no spiritual significance, and produce no value in the Soul
Virus - : Any morbid corrupting quality in intellectual or moral conditions; something that poisons the mind or the Soul; as, the virus of obscene books
Effects of Holy Communion - Holy Communion, partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ, unites us with Him, increases our love of Him, obtains forgiveness for venial sin, remission of punishment incurred by sin, preservation from future sin, quieting of the violent passions of anger and lust; it acts as healing remedy of body and Soul and pledges us a happy immortality
Mortal Sin - This sin is called mortal because it deprives us of supernatural life and brings damnation and death of the Soul. It tarnishes the Soul, and causes remorse of conscience, an inclination to evil, darkening of the intellect, weakening of the will
Chantry - (French: chanter, to sing) ...
Originally the endowment of one or more priests to say or sing Mass for the Soul of a person specified by the endower. Bequests for the celebration of Masses for the Soul of the testator were considered illegal in England, on account of false interpretation of the Chantries Act of Edward VI, 1541, the Act of William IV, and the case of West vs
Consolation - And it is most blessed to the Souls of the truly regenerate, in whose hearts the Lord graciously carrieth it on by his inward spiritual refreshments, to watch and observe how the tendencies of his grace are made towards them. So that all the actings of our faith upon either of the persons of the GODHEAD, are from his sweet influences; and all the manifestations the holy and sacred persons make to the believer, it is God the Holy Ghost teacheth the Soul how to receive and enjoy. And by this continual process of grace, he doth what the apostle prayed he might do for the church, as the apostle prayed he might do for the church, as "the God of hope, fill the Soul with all joy and peace in believing, that they might abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost
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Stoicism taught an absolute fate and the spiritual nature of the Soul, which it made part of the general Soul of the world
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Psalm 102:7 (b) Here we see the sorrow of Soul in the Lord JESUS when He looked for some to take pity in His lonely sojourn and in the time of His great sorrow, only to find that all had forsaken Him and fled. ...
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Proverbs 8:34 (b) This probably represents the attitude of heart wherein the Soul seeks the Lord and expects constantly to see His face, and to hear His voice in sweet fellowship
Sin, Mortal - This sin is called mortal because it deprives us of supernatural life and brings damnation and death of the Soul. It tarnishes the Soul, and causes remorse of conscience, an inclination to evil, darkening of the intellect, weakening of the will
Magnificat, the - Canticle beginning Magnificat anima mea Dominum (My Soul doth magnify the Lord)
Canticle of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Canticle beginning Magnificat anima mea Dominum (My Soul doth magnify the Lord)
Bible: Cause of Interest in it - tasteful bend and beautiful decoration, but these are not the qualities for which I prize it; it was my salvation from the howling sea! So the interest which a regenerate Soul takes in the Bible, is founded on a personal application to the heart of the saving truth which it contains
Soul Sleep - The teaching that when a person dies his Soul ceases to exist
Pelican - So CHRIST was away from Heaven, His element, and was among strangers where there was nothing upon which His Soul could feed
Razor - Psalm 52:2 (a) The tongue of a gossip or a wicked person cuts into the heart and Soul of the person who is talked about
Espousals, Spiritual - The name given by mysical writers to designate that mystical union of love between God and some loved Souls elevated to the ninth degree of contemplation. This union, which is called espousal, is spiritual, for the Soul is united to the Divine Spirit
Ephra - The Lord, he saith, will give them Pheer for Epher; that is, beauty for ashes; meaning the blessed change wrought by grace in the Soul, when from sin they are brought to salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ
Joint - 1: ἁρμός (Strong's #719 — Noun Masculine — harmos — har-mos' ) "a joining, joint" (akin to harmozo, "to fit, join"), is found in Hebrews 4:12 , figuratively (with the word "marrow") of the inward moral and spiritual being of man, as just previously expressed literally in the phrase "soul and spirit
Supernational Gift - It may be received in the Soul itself, in the Soul's faculties, or even in the Soul's operations
Gift, Supernational - It may be received in the Soul itself, in the Soul's faculties, or even in the Soul's operations
Spiritual Espousals - The name given by mysical writers to designate that mystical union of love between God and some loved Souls elevated to the ninth degree of contemplation. This union, which is called espousal, is spiritual, for the Soul is united to the Divine Spirit
Jonathan - And when Saul sent for David and talked with him, Jonathan's heart went out to David, and the Soul of Jonathan was knit to the Soul of David, and Jonathan loved David as his own Soul. ...
'And it came to pass that the Soul of Jonathan was knit to the Soul of David. Now Jonathan's Soul was a chain of gold, of the same size, and strength, and purity, and beauty as David's Soul. Jonathan, as being the elder man, had for long been looking and longing for a Soul like David's Soul to which his own Soul might be knit; and before the sun set that day the son of Saul had found in the son of Jesse a Soul after his own Soul, and he was at rest. Jonathan's Soul was that day knit to another Soul, if possible, still more tender, and pure, and pious, and noble, and loyal than his own; till Jonathan was the happiest man in all Israel that day. It was a sweet fancy of Plato that at the great aboriginal creation of human Souls they all came from the hand of the God of power, and wisdom, and love, and holiness twain in one. All human Souls came into existence already knit together like the Souls of Adam and Eve, like the Souls of David and Jonathan, like the Souls of Jesus and John, like the Souls of Christ and His church. But Sin, the great sunderer and separater and scatterer of Souls, came in and cleft asunder Soul-consort from Soul-consort till all our Souls since the fall start this lonely life alone. And all the longings, and cravings, and yearnings, and hungerings, and thirstings, and faintings, and failings that fill the Souls of men and women-it is all in search of that brother-soul, that sister-soul, that spousal-soul that we have all loved long since and lost a while. And every true comradeship, every true courtship, every true espousalship, every true married life is the divine recovery and reunion of twin-soul to twin-soul, as all human Souls were in the great beginning, and will for ever be in God and in God's house of love and rest and satisfaction. And had Plato read Hebrew, how he would have hailed Jonathan and David as another example of two long-lost and disconsolate Souls, finding rest in their primogenial, spousal, re-knit, and never-again-to-be-separated Soul. ...
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'And Jonathan loved David as his own Soul. But when I read again and again and again that Jonathan loved David as his own Soul, till I come down to David's splendid hyperbolical elegy over the slaughter of Saul and Jonathan; and then, when I go back and read Jonathan's whole dealing with David in the light of that golden chain of hyperboles, I stop, and think, and say to myself that there must be much more here than stands on the surface. Till thy great Antitype comes we shall see no man born of woman again like thee!...
'Then Jonathan and David made a covenant because he loved him as his own Soul. Knit as her heart is, and will for ever be, to her father and to her mother, yet there is a Soul somewhere in God's hand to whom she was knit before she was born, and when God opens His hand twin-soul leaps out to meet twin-soul, and she is married in the Lord
Darkness (2) - The gospel contemplates for the human Soul no more dire calamity. There is a ‘Divine darkness’ which is the consummation of the experience of the purified Soul—the darkness that comes from excess of light. The pseudo-Dionysius speaks of the ‘luminous gloom of the silence’ which reveals the inner secrets of being, aod in which the Soul is raised to the absolute ecstasy. It is an attempt to express the infinitude of the susceptibility of the human Soul to emotions of either joy or anguish. From the outer darkness to the light which is above light, and therefore inconceivable, the Soul of man is capable of responding to every shade of experience
Disquiet - ...
O my Soul, why art thou disquieted within me? Psalms 42
Biblical Accommodation - The words, "O all ye that pass by the way, attend, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow" (Lamentations 1), are spoken of Jerusalem personified, but may be accommodated by extension to any Soul in extreme grief
Immortality - The Souls of people are immortal though their bodies are not. Therefore, it is the Soul that is immortal
Fear of God - Is that holy disposition or gracious habit formed in the Soul by the Holy Spirit, whereby we are inclined to obey all God's commands; and evidences itself, ...
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Reins - The substitutions made by the NRSV are illustrative of those of other modern translations: literal sense as “kidneys” (Job 16:13 ), “inward parts” (Psalm 139:13 ), and “loins” (Isaiah 11:5 ); figurative sense as “heart” (Job 19:27 ; Psalm 7:9 ; Psalm 16:7 ; Psalm 26:2 ; Psalm 73:21 ; Jeremiah 11:20 ) with the exception of Proverbs 23:16 (“soul”)
Dainties - They come from Satan and damage the Soul
Apollinarianism - He taught that the Logos of God, which became the divine nature of Christ, took the place of the rational human Soul of Jesus and that the body of Christ was a glorified form of human nature
Accommodation, Biblical - The words, "O all ye that pass by the way, attend, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow" (Lamentations 1), are spoken of Jerusalem personified, but may be accommodated by extension to any Soul in extreme grief
Myth - ) A story of great but unknown age which originally embodied a belief regarding some fact or phenomenon of experience, and in which often the forces of nature and of the Soul are personified; an ancient legend of a god, a hero, the origin of a race, etc
Palsy - There is also a palsy of the Soul, which the Great Physician can heal, and he alone
Life: Power of the Inner - And so, by sundry processes, you may clear off from a man's conduct the dead weight of conspicuous sins; but it needs a hidden heat, a vital warmth within, to produce such a separation between the Soul and its besetting iniquities, that the whole wintry incubus, the entire body of sin, will come spontaneously away. That vital warmth is the love of God abundantly shed abroad: the kindly glow which the Comforter diffuses in the Soul which he makes his home. His genial inhabitation thaws that Soul and its favourite sins asunder, and makes the indolence and self-indulgence and indevotion fall off from their old resting-place on that dissolving heart
Death - Romans 7:13 (a) This describes the effect of wickedness and sinfulness upon the natural human heart and Soul in the sight of GOD. Our sinful natures in our natural state send up sins, trespasses, transgressions, evils, wickedness and iniquities until they form a thick, dark cloud between the Soul and GOD. This second death is called by that name because the body and the Soul have at the Great White Throne been brought before GOD for a final judgment
Mount Sinai - It was a mount, Paul saith, that "burned, with fire, and blackness, and darkness, and tempest intimating the dread which must ever fill the Soul at the delivery of the law, when the Soul is filled with a conscious sense of having broken that law, and stands under the conviction of it, as yet unconscious of Christ. Hence the apostle Paul (to the Galatian church, who seemed ignorant of this trembling of Soul, who seemed ignorant from not having been sufficiently humbled under a sense of sin; and were running back to a covenant of works for justification,) cries out, "Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?" (Galatians 4:21
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In Hebrews 6:19 the writer describes the hope set before the Christian, to which he has just referred in the preceding verse, as ‘an anchor of the Soul. Hope has power to keep the Soul from wavering in times of storm and stress, just as an anchor by its firm grip keeps the ship from drifting with the winds and tides. But Christian hope reaching out towards the eternal world is something much greater than our familiar human hopes of blessings yet unrealized; and the use which this writer made of an anchor to represent the hope of the Christian Soul at once transformed the figure (as the Catacombs bear witness) into one of the dearest symbols of the Christian religion. Strictly rendered, the verse runs, ‘which we have as an anchor of the Soul both sure and stedfast and entering into that within the veil’-a statement which has been understood in two different ways. Revised Version , by inserting ‘a hope’ immediately after ‘soul,’ limits the figure to a declaration that hope is an anchor of the Soul, and makes the three epithets ‘sure,’ ‘stedfast,’ and ‘entering’ apply to hope itself and not to its symbol the anchor
Regeneration - Only twice in the New Testament: Titus 3:5 of the regeneration of the Soul by the Holy Spirit, and Matthew 19:28 the regeneration of the body and of the material world. Only if God's Spirit regenerate the Soul now will the same Spirit quicken to immortality and glory the body hereafter (Romans 8:11; Philippians 3:21)
Amminadab - Song of Solomon 6:12; "My Soul made me like the chariots of Amminadib," one noted for swift driving; compare Song of Solomon 1:9. Rather: "My Soul made me like the chariots of my willing people" (Psalms 110:3), or else, "of the Prince of My people," Messiah
Witness - He it is that causeth the glory, the beauty, the suitableness, and all-sufficiency of the Lord Jesus Christ, to appear to the Soul what Jesus is, and at the same time persuades the Soul into the love of him
Thirst - His heart was hungering for his Lord, and his Soul was craving the sweet presence of the GOD whom he loved. ...
John 6:35 (b) This is a type of the longing for peace and rest which is fully satisfied when one trusts his Soul and life to the Lord JESUS CHRIST
Regeneration - The new birth; that work of the Holy Spirit by which the Soul, previously dead in sins, is created anew in Christ unto righteousness. In this change the moral image of God is brought back into the Soul, and the principle of supreme love to our neighbor is implanted
Palsy - We read, (Mark 2:1-13) of an interesting cure the Lord Jesus wrought on a poor man labouring under this disease; and the complaint of this cripple in body gave occasion to our Lord to manifest thereby his sovereign and almighty power in healing the crippled state of the Souls of his people. The sinner is no more able in himself to give health and activity to his Soul, than the man of palsy to rise up and use the limbs which are benumbed. Oh! that a sense of this most unquestionable truth were but fully incorporated in our nature, that the Lord Jesus, beholding the faith which he alone can give, might say to the paralytic in Soul as to this sick of the palsy in body, "Son, be of good cheer, thy sins are forgiven thee
Mind - In addition, the word nephesh (soul) is translated “mind” in Deuteronomy 18:6 when it refers to the desire of a man's mind (soul) and in Genesis 23:8 where it refers to mind in the sense of a decision or judgment. The meaning of purpose is found in Romans 11:34 , which says, “Who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counselor?” ...
Mind is sometimes associated with the human Soul. Three times in the King James Version the word psuche (soul or life) is rendered by the word mind . Philippians 1:27 says believers are to be of “one mind (soul). ” Hebrews 12:3 urges believers not to “faint in your minds (souls). Therefore, the heart, mind, and Soul, while in some ways different, are seen as one. See Heart ; Soul ; Anthropology ; Humanity
Fool in Scripture - ...
The rich fool: "But God said to him, Thou fool, this night they require thy Soul of thee and whose shall those things by which thou hast provided?" (Luke 12)
Temper - Temper is the disposition which remains after these emotions are past, and which forms the habitual propensity of the Soul
Purification - In Christianity the purification required extends to the heart, Acts 15:9 ; James 4:8 ; the Soul , 1 Peter 1:22 ; and the conscience through the blood of Christ
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The rich fool: "But God said to him, Thou fool, this night they require thy Soul of thee and whose shall those things by which thou hast provided?" (Luke 12)
Burnt Offering - The meaning of the whole burnt offering was that which is the original idea of all sacrifice, the offering by the sacrificer of himself, Soul and body, to God--the submission of his will to the will of the Lord
Hermogenians - Hermogenes established matter as his first principle; and regarding matter as the fountain of all evil, he maintained, that the world, and every thing contained in it, as also the Souls of men and other spirits, were formed by the Deity from an uncreated and eternal mass of corrupt matter. The opinions of Hermogenes with regard to the origin of the world, and the nature of the Soul, were warmly opposed by Tertullian
Hatred - Yet he is said to hate the wicked, Psalms 5:5 ; and indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish, will be upon every Soul of man that does evil
Anniversary - ) The day on which Mass is said yearly for the Soul of a deceased person; the commemoration of some sacred event, as the dedication of a church or the consecration of a pope
Petrojoannites - His opinions were, that he alone had the knowledge of the true sense wherein the apostles preached the Gospel; that the reasonable Soul is not the form of man; that there is no grace infused by baptism; and that Jesus Christ was pierced with a lance on the cross before he expired
Porter - It may refer to a wise servant of GOD, some Sunday School teacher, pastor, or evangelist, who sees a troubled Soul seeking the Saviour and opens the Scriptures of truth to him so that he enters into salvation
Agag - In that he spared his life, he is a picture of the believer who spares things in his life that are hurtful to his own Soul
Marsh - They live in the lowlands of life where the stinging, crawling, evil varmints of sin make their habitation, and where dirt abounds in the life, the Soul and the words of those who live there
Desert - ...
Jeremiah 17:6 (c) A type of the surroundings in which one gets no blessing for his Soul, no food for his heart, no light for his mind - a religious desert
Immortal - Having no principle of alteration or corruption exempt from death having life or being that shall never end as an immortal Soul
Sow (Animal) - There never was a true conversion in his Soul, but only a renovation of the outside
Unreproveable - Our Lord JESUS is so effective in His work in the Soul that the person is completely prepared in this life for the entrance into GOD's presence
Gehenna - Gehenna is mentioned in Mark 9:43ff and Matthew 10:28 as the place of punishment of unquenchable fire where both the body and Soul of the wicked go after death
Macarians - The name has been also applied to those who adopted the sentiments of Macarius, a native of Ireland, who about the close of the ninth century, propagated in France the tenet afterwards maintained by Averrhoes, that one individual intelligence or Soul performed the spiritual and rational functions in all the human race
Ecstasy - (Greek: ek, out; histemi, place) ...
Supernatural ecstasy may be defined as a state which, while it lasts, includes two elements: ...
the one, interior and invisible, when the mind rivets its attention on a religious subject; ...
the other, corporeal and visible, when the activity of the senses is suspended, so that not only are external sensations incapable of influencing the Soul, but considerable difficulty is experienced in awakening such sensations, and this difficulty is experienced whether the ecstatic himself desires to do so, or others attempt to quicken the organs into action
Anchor - “Anchor” is used in a figurative sense in Hebrews 6:19 where the hope of the gospel is compared to “an anchor of the Soul, both sure and steadfast”—that is, a spiritual support in times of trial
Abstinence - The Holy Ghost, by his servants the apostles, hath given them very blessed directions of "abstaining from fleshly lusts which war against the Soul: and from the very appearance of evil
Death - The general appointment for sinful man — the death of the body by the separation of the Soul from it
Spirit - " In 2 Thessalonians 2:8 it is used for "breath;" in Ecclesiastes 8:8 for the vital principle; while in other places it denotes the Soul. Angels, both good and bad, Souls without bodies, are thus designated
Pre-Existence of Jesus Christ - Some acknowledge, that in Jesus Christ there is a divine nature, a rational Soul, and a human body. His body, they think, was formed in the Virgin's womb; his human Soul, they suppose, was the first and most excellent of all the works of God; was brought into existence before the creation of the world, and subsisted in happy union in heaven with the second person in the Godhead, till his incarnation. These divines differ from those called Arians, for the latter ascribe to Christ only a created deity, whereas the former hold his true and proper divinity: they differ from the Socinians, who believe no existence of Christ before his incarnation: they differ from the Sabillians, who only own a trinity of names: they differ, also, from the generally received opinion, which is, that the human Soul began to exist in his mother's womb, in exact conformity to that likeness unto his brethren, of which St. The writers in favour of the pre-existence of Jesus Christ's human Soul recommend their thesis by these arguments. It seems needful that the Soul of Christ should pre-exist, that it might have an opportunity to give its previous actual consent to the great and painful undertaking of atonement for our sins. It was the human Soul of Christ that endured the weakness and pain of his infant state, all the labours and fatigues of life, the reproaches of men, and the sufferings of death. Hence we may infer that the angel who, under the Old Testament, assumed divine titles, and accepted religious worship, was that peculiar angel of God's presence, in whom God resided, or who was united to the Godhead in a peculiar manner; even the pre-existent Soul of Christ, who afterwards took flesh and blood upon him, and was called Jesus Christ on earth. Watts supposes, that the doctrine of the pre-existence of the Soul of Christ explains dark and difficult scriptures, and discovers many beauties and proprieties of expression n the word of God, which on any other plan lie unobserved: For instance, in Colossians 1:15 , &c. His being the image of the invisible God cannot refer merely to his divine nature; for that is as invisible in the Son as in the Father: therefore it seems to refer to his pre-existent Soul in union with the Godhead. The word is redoubled, perhaps to intimate that Adam was made in the likeness of the human Soul of Christ, as well as that he bore something of the image and resemblance of the divine nature. On the other side it is affirmed, that this doctrine of the pre-existence of the human Soul of Christ weakens and subverts that of his personality. The pre-existent intelligence supposed in this doctrine, is so confounded with those other intelligences called angels, that there is great danger of mistaking this human Soul for an angel, and so of making the person of Christ to consist of three natures. The passages quoted in proof of the pre-existence of the human Soul of Jesus Christ are of the same sort with those which others allege in proof of the pre-existence of all human Souls. This opinion, by ascribing the dignity of the work of redemption to this sublime human Soul, detracts from the deity of Christ, and renders the last as passive as the first active
Salvation: in Christ - Even so Jesus Christ has taken my poor guilty Soul ever since I believed in him, and has wrapped around me the blood-red flag of his atoning sacrifice, and before God can destroy me or any other Soul that is wrapped in the atonement, he must insult his Son and dishonor his sacrifice, and that he will never do, blessed be his name
Corruption - Jewish anthropology conceived of man as composed of two elements, the physical body and the Soul. At death the Soul went to Sheol, and the body decayed
Feeling - ) An act or state of perception by the sense above described; an act of apprehending any object whatever; an act or state of apprehending the state of the Soul itself; consciousness. ) The capacity of the Soul for emotional states; a high degree of susceptibility to emotions or states of the sensibility not dependent on the body; as, a man of feeling; a man destitute of feeling
Flesh - ) The human body, as distinguished from the Soul; the corporeal person. ) The character under the influence of animal propensities or selfish passions; the Soul unmoved by spiritual influences
Ascetical Theology - ; the external custody of the senses; the interior discipline of the Soul by recollection, the presence of God, and conformity to His will; the vows giving permanence to this life; the various modes of ordinary prayer corresponding to progress made; how to discover and frustrate the devil's snares, to recognize God operating in the Soul, and to free oneself from false notions and scruples that hinder progress
Joy - ...
Bring heavenly balm to heal my country's wounds, ...
Joy to my Soul and transport to my lay. My Soul was joyed in vain
Love - " ...
Holy love in man would make the whole heart and Soul supremely delight in and obey God, and cordially and practically love all beings according to their character-the good with fellowship of Soul, and the evil with a Christ-like benevolence
Theology, Ascetical - ; the external custody of the senses; the interior discipline of the Soul by recollection, the presence of God, and conformity to His will; the vows giving permanence to this life; the various modes of ordinary prayer corresponding to progress made; how to discover and frustrate the devil's snares, to recognize God operating in the Soul, and to free oneself from false notions and scruples that hinder progress
Remembrancer - "The Comforter," (said Jesus) "which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you," (John 14:26)...
It will be the reader's wisdom, when at any time he feels his Soul refreshed with the remembrance of past mercies, in the reviving, upholding, quick ening, comforting, and strengthening manifestations of divine love in Jesus, to call this blessed office of the Holy Ghost into recollection, and to ascribe the whole of his joys and refreshments to this gracious source. And what a gratifying thought is it to the true believer in Christ, to consider that from the indwelling residence of the Spirit in the hearts of the Lord's people, there is not a blessing or mercy they enjoy in Jesus but the Holy Ghost gives the relish to the Soul in the moment of enjoyment, and makes the after recollection of it again blessed to the Soul by the exercise of this divine office
Meditation - Is an act by which we consider any thing closely, or wherein the Soul is employed in the search or consideration of any truth. Mystic divines make a great difference between dedication and contemplation; the former consists in discursive acts of the Soul, considering methodically and with attention the mysteries of faith and the precepts of morality; and is performed by reflections and reasonings which leave behind them manifest impressions on the brain. of God's word, Psa cxix; the value, powers, and immortality of the Soul, Mark 8:36 ; the noble, beautiful, and benevolent plan of the Gospel, 1 Timothy 1:11 ; the necessity of our personal interest in and experience of its power, John 3:3 ; the depravity of our nature, and the freedom of divine grace in choosing, adopting, justifying, and sanctifying us, 1 Corinthians 6:11 ; the shortness, worth, and swiftness of time, James 4:14 ; the certainty of death, Hebrews 9:27 ; the resurrection and judgment to come, 1 Corinthians 15:50 , &c. The advantages resulting from this are, improvement of the faculties of the Soul, Proverbs 16:22 ; the affections are raised to God, Psalms 39:1 ; Psalms 39:4 ; an enjoyment of divine peace and felicity, Philippians 4:6-7 ; holiness of life is promoted, Psalms 119:59-60 ; and we thereby experience a foretaste of eternal glory, Psalms 73:25-26
Platonists - The outlines of Plato's philosophical system were as follows:—that there is one God, eternal, immutable, and immaterial; perfect in wisdom and goodness, omniscient, and omnipresent: that this all-perfect Being formed the universe out of a mass of eternally preexisting matter, to which he gave form and arrangement: that there is in matter a necessary, but blind and refractory force, which resists the will of the supreme Artificer, so that he cannot perfectly execute his designs; and this is the cause of the mixture of good and evil which is found in the material world: that the Soul of man was derived by emanation from God; but that this emanation was not immediate, but through the intervention of the Soul of the world, which was itself debased by some material admixture; that the relation which the human Soul, in its original constitution, bears to matter, is the source of moral evil; that when God formed the universe, he separated from the Soul of the world inferior Souls, equal in number to the stars, and assigned to each its proper celestial abode: that these Souls were sent down to earth to be imprisoned in mortal bodies; hence arose the depravity and misery to which human nature is liable: that the Soul is immortal; and by disengaging itself from all animal passions, and rising above sensible objects to the contemplation of the world of intelligence, it may be prepared to return to its original habitation: that matter never suffers annihilation, but that the world will remain for ever; and that by the action of its animating principle it accomplishes certain periods, within which everything returns to its ancient place and state. The third he always speaks of as, ψυχη , the Soul of the world
Soul - The two most common renderings are "soul" (428 times) and "life" (117 times). ...
Nepes [1] in the Old Testament is never the "immortal Soul" but simply the life principle or living being. " Thus, human being shares Soul with the animals. The Revised Standard Version reflects the above understanding of nepes [1] by replacing the King James Version "soul" with such translations as "being, " "one, " "self, " "I/me. ...
Clearly, then, in the Old Testament a mortal is a living Soul rather than having a Soul. ...
The adjectival form "soulish" indicates a person governed by the sensuous nature with subjection to appetite and passion. As in the Old Testament, the Soul relates humans to the animal world (1 Corinthians 15:42-50 ) while it is the spirit of people that allows a dynamic relationship with God
Spirit Spiritual - Psychologically it occurs in a sense not to be distinguished from ‘soul,’ to designate the whole of man’s inner nature as Something separate from, or contrasted with, his body (Acts 7:59, 1 Corinthians 2:11; 1 Corinthians 5:3; 1 Corinthians 5:5; 1 Corinthians 7:34, James 2:26). See article Soul. And the Apostle had so keen a sense of the difference between the unregenerate and the regenerate condition, and of man’s fallen and sinful estate as affecting his whole nature, that he found it necessary to express the contrast in a way which would make it plain that the Soul as well as the body is subject to the dominance of sin. For this purpose he makes an antithesis between ‘spirit’ and ‘soul’-though for ordinary psychological purposes he treats the words as synonyms-and therefore opposes (1 Corinthians 2:14 f. , 1 Corinthians 15:44-45) the spiritual (πνευματικός) to the psychical or Soulish (ψυχικός, Authorized Version ‘natural,’ ‘sensual’). The Soulish man is the merely natural man, the spiritual man is one into whom the Divine Spirit has entered, transforming the natural πνεῦμα and raising it to a higher power by this indwelling. This distinction which the Apostle makes between ‘soulish’ and ‘spiritual’ is not an arbitrary one, however, though he has adopted it for theological purposes of his own, but rests upon a differential use in the OT of nephesh (‘soul,’ Septuagint ψυχή) and rûaḥ (‘spirit,’ Septuagint πνεῦμα). ‘Soul’ in the OT stands for the natural life regarded from the point of view of its separate individuality (Genesis 2:7; Genesis 17:14), while ‘spirit’ is the principle of life considered as flowing from God Himself (Job 27:3, Psalms 51:10, Ecclesiastes 12:7), who is thus fitly called the God of the spirits of all flesh (Numbers 16:22; Numbers 27:16). Even in the OT ‘spirit’ stood, as ‘soul’ did not, for both the Divine and the human essence, and thus lent itself more readily to the thought of a vital connexion between the two, in which life is imparted from the higher to the lower. Paul was only carrying OT usage and suggestion into a region of clearer theological definition when he contrasted the Soulish with the spiritual, applying the former to man as he is by nature apart from Divine grace, and the latter to the new man in whom the Spirit of God has taken up His abode (Romans 8:9)
Discernment of Spirits - A judgment whereby to discern whether an impulse in the Soul comes from the good spirit (God or angel), or from the evil one; a free gift of God and infallibly certain, when resting on a special supernatural illumination; an act of prudence, more or less perfect, when based on reflection and experience. In well disposed Souls the action of the good spirit is recognized by the effect of tranquillity and a consistent tendency toward good, that of the evil one by disturbance, and a more or less hidden tendency towards evil
Matrimonial Separation - If there is a grave danger to the body or Soul of the of the parties, a temporary separation is permitted, until the danger ceases
Pain - ...
Pain of loss results:
in Hell, from the eternal loss of God, whose possession alone in the Beatific Vision can completely satisfy the desire of intelligent beings for happiness
in Purgatory, from the temporary deprivation of Him, whom the Soul realizes to be the source of all happiness
in Limbo there will be no subjective pain of loss (not an article of faith, but the opinion of Saint Thomas
Pain of sense principally consists in the torment of fire
Chastity, Virtue of - To be saved one must subject the flesh to the spirit, and consequently that strongest of the desires which war against the Soul
Fear of Sin - Whether it be so or not, I cannot tell; but this I know, that when a man has had a thorough shaking over the jaws of hell, he will be so afraid of sin, that even one of its feathers: any one sin: will alarm and send a thrill of fear through his Soul
Money-Making: no Time For - ' Christian, have you time to serve your God and yet to give your whole Soul to gaining wealth? The question is left for conscience to answer
Earthquake - It is the Holy Spirit who imparts divine impressions to the Soul
Cummin - In all of our preaching and teaching the good news about the rich provision the Lord JESUS makes for the Soul should have the principal place
Poor - By the character of poor is generally meant persons in indigent circumstances of body; but the Scripture meaning of the word poor, is the poverty of Soul in respect to our lost and ruined estate by nature
Fatness - Let your Soul delight itself in fatness
Albigenses - The Soul, created by the good god, was imprisoned in the evil flesh and salvation was possible only through holy living and doing good works
Stakes - Faith is strengthened as we learn from the Scriptures the many things the Lord JESUS does for the Soul who trusts Him
Trophy - ) Any evidence or memorial of victory or conquest; as, every redeemed Soul is a trophy of grace
Pray - ) To effect or accomplish by praying; as, to pray a Soul out of purgatory
Actual Sin - Actual sins may be divided into the following catgories: sins of commission or omission, according to the precept which they violate; interior or exterior sins, according to the manner of committing them; sins against God, one's neighbor, and one's self, according to their object; mortal and venial sins, according to their effect on the Soul; sins of ignorance, veakness, and malice, according to the cause which leads to them; capital or non-capital sins, according as they do or do not lie at the root of other sins
Countenance - "The lifting up the light of God's countenance upon a Soul," implies such an abundance of favour, that whenever we meet with the words, they ought to be treasured up as a renewed token of "the good-will of Him who dwelt in the bush
Jeroboam - His name seems to be in some measure characteristic of the man—he that rejects—from Jarah to reject; and his history awfully proves, how he rejected the counsel of God against his own Soul
Earnest - (Ephesians 1:14) It becomes the Lord's pledge, the Lord's token, and covenant of his love to the Soul
Breath - For as the breath of the body is the life of the body, so Christ is the breath or life of the Soul
Virtue of Chastity - To be saved one must subject the flesh to the spirit, and consequently that strongest of the desires which war against the Soul
Sin, Actual - Actual sins may be divided into the following catgories: sins of commission or omission, according to the precept which they violate; interior or exterior sins, according to the manner of committing them; sins against God, one's neighbor, and one's self, according to their object; mortal and venial sins, according to their effect on the Soul; sins of ignorance, veakness, and malice, according to the cause which leads to them; capital or non-capital sins, according as they do or do not lie at the root of other sins
Separation, Matrimonial - If there is a grave danger to the body or Soul of the of the parties, a temporary separation is permitted, until the danger ceases
Insight - It is used also to designate that higher faculty of the Soul through which the mystic claims to attain to the immediate cognition of the Absolute in its pure being. ...
Generally it may be said that, in the religious meaning of the word, insight is direct perception of, or the faculty of the Soul that perceives, the spiritual order that lies behind phenomena. Truths which come to us through insight, and which press themselves home to the Soul with irresistible conviction, must prove themselves in experience by their power of explaining the facts and solving the problems of life. The Soul recognizes its immediate cognitions as corresponding with reality, because they are necessary to make its experience rational. Jesus sees God as no man can see Him, for human vision of God can only be through the light with which He illumines the Soul (John 1:18). There the Soul sees what is, not what seems to be. Browning in the Epistle of Karshish, the Arab Physician, has made a daring attempt to get into a consciousness similar to that of Jesus, by trying to imagine how a man whose Soul had assimilated the pure spiritual environment of heaven, would feel and act were he permitted to come back to earth and to envisage life from the standpoint of the new experience. It would be—...
‘Heaven opened to a Soul while yet on earth,...
Earth forced on a Soul’s use while seeing heaven. ’...
The attempt is strikingly suggestive, but Lazarus remains a man with a finite Soul, who cannot find his true function in what is now an alien environment. ...
And again, from His very nature, the insight of Jesus into the individual Souls of men is no less sure and unerring. He reads the human Soul like an open book. But man’s insight is always obscured by individual bias and by the obstruction of the medium of sense which conceals the Soul’s working. His is a consciousness that moves freely in the realm of pure Reality, and visualizes God, human destiny, and the individual Soul in the light of their eternal relations. What He saw there He could convey to the Souls of His hearers only by the use of words that had been coined to connote totally different conceptions. But Jesus clearly means that the intercourse of Nathanael with Himself will bring heaven to his Soul, and enable him to realize that a living link of communication has been established between God and man. Jesus is dwelling in eternity and contemplating the processes of the spiritual world, and He conveys to the receptive Soul by the only medium at His command the impression He Himself receives from His direct vision of the truth He is envisaging. To the irresponsive Soul it has no meaning or value at all. To the Soul that has the faculty of vision the words are luminous, and reveal God’s secrets. He knows nothing of the dialectic process in pressing home the higher truths to the Soul. Its purpose is not to reveal, but to put the Soul in an attitude of expectancy by telling what other men have seen. It is the Holy Spirit that quickens the Soul and conveys the gift of vision to which alone Divine Truth can be revealed. But when it does see right into the heart of things, it enunciates truths to which the Soul clings as essential to its very life. Newman, The Soul; Hibbert Lectures on Basis of Religious Belief, by C
Feast - "It was one of the designs of the greater solemnities, which required the attendance of the people at the sacred tent, that the oneness of the nation might be maintained and cemented together, by statedly congregating in one place, and with one Soul taking part in the same religious services. But that oneness was primarily and chiefly a religious and not merely a political one; the people were not merely to meet as among themselves, but with Jehovah, and to present themselves before him as one body; the meeting was in its own nature a binding of themselves in fellowship with Jehovah; so that it was not politics and commerce that had here to do, but the Soul of the Mosaic dispensation, the foundation of the religious and political existence of Israel, the covenant with Jehovah
Stretch - 1 Kings 17:21 (c) This represents the attitude of mind and heart on the part of a Soul winner, whereby he seeks to accommodate himself to the kind of person with whom he is dealing. He is trying to find rest for his Soul in a doctrine, or a church, or a faith which was never suited to him at all
Spoil - (noun)...
Psalm 119:162 (a) The wonderful Word of GOD is full of rich treasures for the heart, the Soul and the mind. The Bible is not just a text book, but rather it is a storehouse of food, of jewels, or rich treasures of every kind, and as these are found by the reader, they bring joy to the Soul and heart
Spirit - The word signifies also the reasonable Soul which animates us, and continues in existence even after the death of the body; that spiritual, thinking and reasoning substance, which is capable of eternal happiness, Numbers 16:22 ; Acts 7:59 . The term spirit is also often used for an angel, a demon, and a ghost, or Soul separate from the body
Travail - Psalm 7:14 (a) The wicked man has a tremendous urge in his Soul to do wrong, and gets no relief until he executes his evil designs. Then CHRIST JESUS came to bring betterment, goodness, and the salvation of the Soul by the sacrifice and the resurrection of Himself. ...
Galatians 4:19 (a) Paul was deeply exercised in his Soul about the spiritual welfare of the Galatians. His Soul was deeply exercised about this
Fat - Hence, with reference to the same, the Psalmist saith, "My Soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness. " (Psalms 63:5)...
The Soul cannot be satisfied with earthly things; but these are figurative expressions, to intimate the Soul-enriching blessings in Jesus
Intermediate State - Beside questions concerning the nature of the happiness of heaven, there have also arisen questions concerning the state of the Soul in the interval between death and the general resurrection. Priestly, that the Soul is not a substance distinct from the body, we must believe with him that the whole of the human machine is at rest after death, till it be restored to its functions at the last day; but if we are convinced of the immateriality of the Soul, we shall not think it so entirely dependent in all its operations upon its present companion, but that it may exist and act in an unembodied state. And if once we are satisfied that a state of separate existence is possible, we shall easily attach credit to the interpretation commonly given of the various expressions in Scripture, which intimate that the Souls of good men are admitted to the presence of God immediately after death, although we soon find that a bound is set to our speculations concerning the nature of this intermediate state
Son of Man - He had a true body ( Hebrews 2:14 ; Luke 24:39 ) and a rational Soul
Oil, Olive - It represents the copious outpouring of sacramental grace which gives strength to the Soul as oil does to the body
Olive Oil - It represents the copious outpouring of sacramental grace which gives strength to the Soul as oil does to the body
Catherine of Genoa, Saint - Her wonderful revelations she embodied in two works, "Dialogues of the Soul and Body" and "Treatise on Purgatory
Descent Into Hell - ,Gehenna) but that covered, hidden place where the Soul awaits theGeneral Resurrection
Seleucians - He also maintained that the world was not made by God, but was co-eternal with him; and that the Soul was only an animated fire created by the angels; that Christ does not sit at the right hand of the Father in a human body, but that he lodged his body in the sun, according to Psalms 19:4 ; and that the pleasures of beatitude consisted in corporeal delight
Body And Soul - ' It will be a poor excuse for the servant to say, at his master's return, 'Sir, here are all the child's clothes, neat and clean, but the child is lost!' Much so with the account that many will give to God of their Souls and bodies at the great day. 'Lord, here is my body; I was very grateful for it; I neglected nothing 'that belonged to its content and welfare; but as for my Soul, that is lost and cast away for ever
Apollinarians - Were ancient heretics, who denied the proper humanity of Christ, and maintained that the body which he assumed was endowed with a sensitive and not a rational Soul: but that the divine nature supplied the place of the intellectual principle in man
Total Depravity - He is not as bad as he could be, but in all areas of his being, body, Soul, spirit, mind, emotions, etc
Consciousness - Consciousness is confined to the actions of the mind, being nothing else but that knowledge of itself which is inseparable from every thought and voluntary motion of the Soul
Blood - By the Hebrews also blood was Invested with peculiar sanctity as the seat of the Soul ( nephesh ), that is of the principle of life ( Leviticus 17:11 ‘the life Hope - There is nothing vague in the Christian's hope: it is an anchor of the Soul, sure and steadfast, because the Lord Himself is his hope, and Christ in him is the hope of glory
Empty - Matthew 12:44 (c) The word is used to describe the condition of the unsaved person who has had a reformation in his life but has never received the Lord JESUS to fill his heart and Soul
Ghost - nephesh , 'animal life, Soul
Luciferians - It is said, also, that they believed the Soul to be corporeal, and to be transmitted from the father to the children
Virtue - ) Specifically, moral excellence; integrity of character; purity of Soul; performance of duty
Eucharist - The Catholic Church teaches that ...
"in the Eucharist, the Body and Blood of the God-man are really, truly, substantially, and abidingly present together with His Soul and Divinity for the nourishment of Souls, by reason of the Transubstantiation of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ, which takes place in the unbloody sacrifice of the New Testament, i,e
Genoa, Catherine of, Saint - Her wonderful revelations she embodied in two works, "Dialogues of the Soul and Body" and "Treatise on Purgatory
Mulberry Tree - ) The Psalmist speaks of the church passing through the valley of Baca (that is the mulberry-trees), meaning Soul exercises with the sweet fruit of divine love
Belly - " In John 7:38 it stands metaphorically for the innermost part of man, the Soul, the heart
Life - In the Bible, is either natural, Genesis 3:17 ; spiritual, that of the renewed Soul, Romans 8:6 ; or eternal, a holy and blissful immortality, John 3:36 Romans 6:23
Rescue - ...
Estimate the value of one Soul rescued from eternal guilt and agony, and destined to grow forever in the knowledge and likeness of God
Gehenna - " The second is Hades, which also occurs in theoriginal Greek of the Creed, and means the hidden, covered,intermediate world where the Soul rests between death and thegeneral Resurrection
Heresy. Heretic - The Church regards the trueFaith as of such vital importance to her life and to the life ofeach individual Soul, she bids us to pray in the Litany, "From allfalse doctrine, heresy, and schism, Good Lord, deliver us
Heart - "Heart" and "soul" are often used interchangeably (Deuteronomy 6:5 ; 26:16 ; Compare Matthew 22:37 ; Mark 12:30,33 ), but this is not generally the case. In these and such passages the word "soul" could not be substituted for "heart
God, Presence of - The presence of God in mystical contemplation is this special indwelling which the Soul perceives by direct consciousness or experimentally. The Real Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the existence of Christ's Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity wherever there are the appearances of consecrated Bread and Wine
Perdition - The word is used several times in the NT in the ordinary sense of ‘destruction,’ with special reference to the destruction of the Soul ( Philippians 1:28 , 1 Timothy 6:9 , Hebrews 10:39 , 2 Peter 3:7 , Revelation 17:8 ; Revelation 17:11 ). The phrase ‘son of perdition’ suggest not so much the power of destruction exerted upon those coming under the sphere of the evil influence, as the effect of wickedness upon the Soul of the individual to whom the phrase in each case, is applied
Following of Christ - It is a series of counsels of perfection written in Latin in a familiar style, and divided into four books: ...
Useful admonitions for a spiritual life
Admonitions concerning spiritual things
Of interior consolation
Of the Blessed Sacrament, usually omitted in Protestant editions
It aims to instruct the Soul in Christian perfection with Christ as the Divine Model and, next to the Bible, is perhaps the most widely read spiritual book in the world
False Humanitarianism - It rejects, commonly, any consideration of God, of God's Will expressed in Revelation, and the immortality of the Soul
Ashes - , tries to feed his Soul with what is at once humiliating and unsatisfying, on an idol which ought to have been reduced to ashes, like the rest of the tree of which it is made (Isaiah 44:20)
Easter Even - The day between Good Friday and Easter Day is so calledand commemorates the Descent of our Blessed Lord's Soul into Hell(the place of departed spirits), while His Body rested in the grave
Clod - ) That which is earthy and of little relative value, as the body of man in comparison with the Soul
Imitation of Christ - It is a series of counsels of perfection written in Latin in a familiar style, and divided into four books: ...
Useful admonitions for a spiritual life
Admonitions concerning spiritual things
Of interior consolation
Of the Blessed Sacrament, usually omitted in Protestant editions
It aims to instruct the Soul in Christian perfection with Christ as the Divine Model and, next to the Bible, is perhaps the most widely read spiritual book in the world
Humanitarianism, False - It rejects, commonly, any consideration of God, of God's Will expressed in Revelation, and the immortality of the Soul
Health - ( c ) The wider passive use, including general well-being of body and Soul, not merely the absence of disease, is illustrated by Acts 27:34 , 3 John 1:2
Repentance: (Thorough): Searches Out Sin - seeking Soul
Oven - GOD describes it as a heat that so destroys the virtues of the Soul that only evil remains
Roar - Psalm 22:1 (a) This undoubtedly refers to the intense suffering of CHRIST JESUS on the Cross when His Soul cried out to GOD, "Why hast Thou forsaken me?"...
Proverbs 28:15 (a) This animal roars when it is hungry and seeking more prey
Glory - "My glory" is my Soul, man's noblest part; rather my tongue, as explained in Acts 2:26. The tongue, as the Soul's interpreter, is the glory of man above the brute, and the instrument of glorifying God, man's highest glory
Airy - ) Relating to the spirit or Soul; delicate; graceful; as, airy music
Alms - ...
Tenure by free alms, or frank-almoign, in England, is that by which the possessor is bound to pray for the Soul of the donor, whether dead or alive a tenure by which most of the ancient monasteries and religious houses in England held their lands, as do the parochial clergy, and many ecclesiastical and eleemosynary establishments at this day
Alb - The alb symbolizes the garment in which Herod had Our Lord clothed, and the purity of Soul with which the Holy Sacrifice should be offered
Walking - In the language of Scripture, this is frequently made use of to denote the state of the Soul before God
Covert - ...
Isaiah 32:2 (a) We find here a picture of comfort, safety and blessing enjoyed by the one who trusts his life and his Soul to the Lord JESUS
Destroy - Psalm 63:9 (c) This means to kill the body so that the Soul has no body in which to express its desires
Dissolution - ) The extinction of life in the human body; separation of the Soul from the body; death
Feast - ) To delight; to gratify; as, to feast the Soul
Anthropology - (Greek: anthropos, man; logos, science of) ...
Strictly speaking, should embrace the study of all that constitutes a human being, body and Soul, social relations, past history and development, but its meaning is restricted to the study of the physical or bodily characteristics of a human being only, measurement of various parts of the body, shape of head, jaw, hand, color of skin, eyes, hair, characteristics of speech
Benefit - Bless the Lord,O my Soul, and forget not all his benefits
Between - Belonging to two or more, in common or partnership as, two friends have but one Soul between them twenty proprietors own a tract of land between them
Bitterness - Hannah was in bitterness of Soul
Eriugena, John Scotus - In addition he wrote commentaries on the Gospel of Saint John and on the works of Pseudo-Dionysius, a work on predestination and probably one on the Eucharist, a philosophical work on the division of nature, a treatise on the Soul, and Isome poems
Adam, the Last - In contrast to the first man, Adam, who was made a living Soul, the last Adam, the Lord Jesus Christ, was a life-giving Spirit: the first was natural; the second spiritual: the first man was of the earth, earthy; the second Man was out of heaven
Pant - ...
As the heart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my Soul after thee, O God
Immortality - The immortality of the Soul is argued from its boundless desires and capacities, is unlimited improvement, its desert of future punishment or reward, etc
Repetitions - The repeated cry of a Soul in earnest is indeed welcome to God, Genesis 18:1-33 ; Matthew 26:44 ; Luke 18:1 ; but he regards the heart and not the lips; and the greater the number of prayers one repeats as a task by which to acquire merit, the greater his sin
Sensual - ...
Pertaining to the senses, as distinct from the mind or Soul
Merry - ...
2: εὐθυμέω (Strong's #2114 — Verb — euthumeo — yoo-thoo-meh'-o ) from eu, "well," and thumos, "the Soul," as the principle of feeling, especially strong feeling, signifies "to make cheerful;" it is used intransitively in the NT, "to be of good cheer," Acts 27:22,25 ; in James 5:13 , RV, "is (any) cheerful?" (AV, "
Serenus, a Solitary - In the former he treats mostly of the nature of the Soul, the rapid movement of the thoughts, the influence of evil spirits upon them, and the duty of fixing the desire on God
Groaning - The Soul in its holiest moods groans in its impotence. The ‘Spirit’ of Romans 8 is distinguished from God; the ‘heart’ of man and the ‘mind of the Spirit’ seem synonymous, and the ‘unutterable groanings’ suit better a limited human Soul than a heavenly power. ...
But the stirrings of the Spirit which make the Soul conscious of earth’s ‘broken arcs’ give the promise of heaven’s ‘perfect round’-of ‘the glory which shall be revealed to us-ward’ (cf
Resurrection of the Dead - Their denial of it rested on the assumption that at death the whole man, Soul and body, perishes. Hence the refutation of this unscriptural assumption was a complete overthrow of the ground on which their denial of a future resurrection rested; for if the Soul can survive the body, it is plain that God can give it another body. 21 , and a meet companion of the Soul made perfect in his likeness
Struggles of Soul - STRUGGLES OF Soul. When the Greeks sought an interview with Him, He confessed, ‘Now is my Soul troubled’ (τετάρακται, John 12:27); the possibility of finding faith among the Gentiles, and the necessity of His sacrifice on account of Jewish unbelief, were probably the thoughts that so distressed Him. ’...
Besides these descriptions of the Evangelists, we have other indications of the struggles of Soul of Jesus. His dread of encouraging curiosity or wrong belief by His miracles (John 4:48) came in conflict with His desire to help and comfort; and when the Evangelists call attention to compassion as the motive of His performing a miracle, we may conclude that there had been such a struggle of Soul (Matthew 14:14; Matthew 15:32; Matthew 20:34, Mark 1:41, Luke 7:13). ...
What struggles of Soul must have resulted from the thwarting of His love and grace by the misunderstanding or unbelief of His relatives (Mark 3:31-35), His disciples (Matthew 15:17; Matthew 16:9; Matthew 26:31, Mark 14:27), His fellow-townsmen (Mark 6:6), and the Jerusalem which He so loved that He wept over it (Luke 13:34; Luke 19:41)! He strove to turn Judas from his betrayal (John 6:70, Matthew 17:22; Matthew 26:23, John 13:27, Luke 22:48), and to save Peter from his denial (Luke 22:32). His struggle of Soul culminated, severe and grievous as it had often been, in the agony and desolation of the Cross, when the beloved Son of God was so made sin (2 Corinthians 5:21) and a curse (Galatians 3:13) for mankind, that in His darkness and loneliness He felt Himself forsaken of God (Matthew 27:46)
Dry Dried Drieth - Numbers 11:6 (a) This is the experience of the Soul when disappointed and disgusted with conditions, and there is no refreshing thought in the Soul to keep the heart happy. ...
Psalm 63:1 (a) The emptiness of a hungry heart and the disappointment of a Soul when present blessings fail are compared to a dry, barren desert. He can both give and take away, so that the Soul and the heart are either radiant or barren. ...
Proverbs 17:22 (a) Just as the bones supply the blood with invaluable ingredients, so a happy heart supplies the spirit and the Soul with radiance, vigor and vision. Evidently when Satan sees that a person is in Soul trouble, he leaves that person for a season in order that that one may clean up his habits, add some religious ways, and try to make himself fit for Heaven without CHRIST, and without the Blood
Messalians - Prayer, they said, drives out the evil spirit and brings into the Soul the Holy Spirit, and thus unites the Soul to God and gives perfect control over the passions
Filthy, the - Prayer, they said, drives out the evil spirit and brings into the Soul the Holy Spirit, and thus unites the Soul to God and gives perfect control over the passions
God: is Light - ...
So with the Soul: it enjoys all lights, yet amid those of art and nature, is still enquiring for something greater. The Soul which once discerns and knows him, feels that greater or brighter there is none, and that the only possibility of ever beholding more glory is by drawing nearer
Adelphians - Prayer, they said, drives out the evil spirit and brings into the Soul the Holy Spirit, and thus unites the Soul to God and gives perfect control over the passions
Euchites - Prayer, they said, drives out the evil spirit and brings into the Soul the Holy Spirit, and thus unites the Soul to God and gives perfect control over the passions
Adelphians - Prayer, they said, drives out the evil spirit and brings into the Soul the Holy Spirit, and thus unites the Soul to God and gives perfect control over the passions
Messalians - Prayer, they said, drives out the evil spirit and brings into the Soul the Holy Spirit, and thus unites the Soul to God and gives perfect control over the passions
Transmigration - —The idea of the pre-existence of the human Soul seems to be assumed in the question which the disciples put to Jesus with reference to the man born blind (John 9:2). the idea that when the Soul leaves the body at death it passes into another body, was held widely among the Egyptians, the Hindus, and the Greeks. The Soul is supposed to pass into another organism of the same class, or of a higher or a lower class. The ethical idea associated with this form of metempsychosis is in the belief that the kind of body taken by the Soul depends on its realizing or failing to realize ethical ideals. The human Soul or personality is, according to this conception, capable of reappearing and taking part in the world. It appears that among the Essenes it was held that the Soul was immortal, and its life upon earth due to its being drawn from its native ether and entangled in the body as in a prison cell (Josephus BJ ii. The affinity of this belief with the Platonic teaching regarding the nature and origin of the Soul suggests that the Platonic idea of transmigration, as its inevitable logical corollary, was held also by the Essenes. ...
In general, there was nothing in the nature of Jewish thought to prevent the adoption of the idea of transmigration as soon as the distinction between Soul and body supplanted the older idea of the unitary character of the human being. The doctrine of pre-existence (of the Messiah, of the Torah, of the Tabernacle) would easily lend itself as a basis for the idea of the pre-existence in some form or other of human Souls. On the allied doctrines of pre-existence of Souls in Jewish thought, cf
Selfishness - What we find Him teaching is not that the world is evil, but that the Soul of man is good; that the Soul is eternal, not of time, and therefore that in God alone, to whom it is akin, can it attain its complete satisfaction (Matthew 6:19-21 || Luke 12:33-34). To make the law of God, the Creator of the world and the Heavenly Father of each human Soul, the fundamental law of one’s life, is to render all temporal and corruptible things innocuous. ‘What is a man profited,’ Christ asks, ‘if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own Soul?’ To preserve and to save his Soul is thus a man’s highest profit, his one great task. Each of these Christ calls the ‘self,’ the ‘life’; but it is the latter only—‘the Soul’—that is of absolute value. To sink the self in the sensuous and finite, to cultivate the lower nature, to lay up abundant goods, and to imagine that the joy of one’s Soul is to be found therein, is to lose one’s Soul; and when death comes, the loss of all is immediately manifest (Luke 12:16-21). To serve God is the Soul’s great aim, and at the same time its salvation (cf
Dualism - Through the matter of the body, the senses, comes to the Soul the knowledge of external objects
Dead, Book of the - The ritual was based on the belief that the Souls had to pass through a difficult region called Tuat and that prayers and amulets were necessary. Chapter CXXV which belongs to 18th dynasty depicts the Soul brought before Osiris for judgment and is remarkable for its lofty moral standard
Naturism -
Philosophic Naturism, based on the idea that there is unity in animated nature and that God is the Soul of the world, is the essence of Pantheism, the Neo-Hegelian school, and Transcendentalism
Justification - That process in the Soul of a sinner by which he is transferred from the state of enmity with God to the friendship of God
Cassiodorus - His ecclesiastical writings include a treatise on the Soul, some scriptural commentaries, a hastily composed ecclesiastical history, and the "Institutiones divinarum et saecularium litterarum," the object of which was to furnish the monks with outlines of study as the means of interpreting Holy Writ
Kedar - "I dwell in the tents of Kedar, my Soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace
Untruth: in Religious Giving - But are there no such farces among us? When men of mean and miserly dispositions sing certain of our hymns, are they not guilty of just such a pretence of generosity? ...
With abundance of goods in their power, they fumble for a threepenny-piece in their pockets, singing, meanwhile, ...
'Were the whole realm of nature mine, That were a present far too small; Love so amazing, so divine Demands my Soul, my life, my all
Sensitive - ) Having sense of feeling; possessing or exhibiting the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects; as, a sensitive Soul
Raves - (a) By this symbol the Lord is telling us that the grave gives up the body, and hell gives up the Soul of the unsaved
Animal - animal, from anima, air, breath, Soul
Fishers - ...
Ezekiel 47:10 (a) This is a striking illustration of the power of the Spirit of GOD to make Soul winners out of those who permit Him to dominate their lives
Ecstasy - ) The state of being beside one's self or rapt out of one's self; a state in which the mind is elevated above the reach of ordinary impressions, as when under the influence of overpowering emotion; an extraordinary elevation of the spirit, as when the Soul, unconscious of sensible objects, is supposed to contemplate heavenly mysteries
Disorder - ) Disturbance of the functions of the animal economy of the Soul; sickness; derangement
Flit - It became a received opinion, that the Souls of men, departing this life, did flit out of one body into some other. An the free Soul to flitting air resigned
Ghost - The word is also used in Old English of the breath, the Soul or spirit of a living person, and even a dead body
Harrow - I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word ...
Would harrow up thy Soul-- ...
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Sick - ...
Song of Solomon 2:5 (b) The wise man is telling us by this expression that his whole Soul and being is given up to love and loving, so that nothing else in the world matters
Trance - ) A state in which the Soul seems to have passed out of the body into another state of being, or to be rapt into visions; an ecstasy
Transport - ; to ravish with pleasure or ecstasy; as, music transports the Soul
King - And what a rapturous thought is it to recollect, that his kingdom is for ever, and his dominion that which shall have no end! While we behold the Lord Jesus in this exalted point of view, it becomes an interesting enquiry of the Soul, whether we are subjects of his kingdom
Yearn - ...
--Anticlus, unable to control, spoke loud the language of his yearning Soul
Naturism - ...
Philosophic Naturism, based on the idea that there is unity in animated nature and that God is the Soul of the world, is the essence of Pantheism, the Neo-Hegelian school, and Transcendentalism
Gethsemane - Witness his Soul-agony, and those great drops of blood which fell from his sacred body. I would desire grace, that by faith I might often visit Gethsemane; and while traversing the hallowed ground, call to mind, that here it was Jesus entered upon that Soul-conflict with the powers of darkness, which, when finished, completed the salvation of his people
Hope - One of the three theological virtues infused into the Soul together with sanctifying grace and having God as its primary object. The virtue of hope infused into the Soul at Baptism is sufficient for those who have not attained the use of reason; in all others an act of hope is required, such at least as is included in living a Christian life
Prison - Psalm 142:7 (b) This type represents the Soul that is held in bondage by doubts and fears. ...
Isaiah 42:7 (b) The type in this passage represents the Soul that is held in the grip of sin by the Devil
Wash - Jeremiah 4:14 (a) The cleansing of the Soul and heart from evil sin is compared to a washing. ...
Matthew 27:24 (a) Pilate evidently thought that by this procedure he could take away the sin of his Soul
Feast - Something delicious and entertaining to the mind or Soul as the dispensation of the gospel is called a feast of fat things. To delight to pamper to gratify luxuriously as, to feast the Soul
Horeb - It is from our misery Christ takes occasion to magnify the glory of his mercy; and from the drought of Horeb, the rock that follows Israel, even Christ, furnished a fulness of living water to the Soul. The name of Rephidim, which is in the plural number, and signifies places of rest, from Raphab, rest, is esentation of our nature resting in itself, without any thing in our own power to give satisfaction to the dry Soul
Honey - And when the church is in public prayer, or a believer is in private devotion, and the Holy Ghost is leading the Soul in those sacred exercises, it is indeed "sweet as the honeycomb to the Soul, and health to the bones
Heaven - The existence of heaven is denied by atheists, materialists, pantheists, and those rationalists who deny the existence of God and the immortality of the Soul. Hence there must be an eternal recompense hereafter for the Soul which is immortal
Hell - The misery of hell will consist in the privation of the vision and love of God, exclusion from every source of happiness, perpetual sin, remorse of conscience in view of the past, malevolent passions, the sense of the just anger of God, and all other sufferings of body and Soul which in the nature of things are the natural results of sin, or which the law of God requires as penal inflictions. The wrath of God will never cease to abide upon the lost Soul, and it will always be "the wrath to come
Spirit - The contrast between ‘soul’ and ‘spirit,’ and between ‘ flesh ’ and ‘spirit,’ has already been noted in the articles on these terms. While Soul and spirit are not to be regarded as separate faculties, yet ‘spirit’ expresses the direct dependence of the life in man on God, first in creation ( Genesis 2:7 ), but especially, according to the Pauline doctrine, in regeneration. The life in man, isolating itself from, and opposing itself to, God, is Soul ; that life, cleansed and renewed by the Spirit of God, is spirit ; intimate as is the relation of God and man in the new life, the Spirit of God is distinguished from the spirit of man ( Romans 8:16 ), although it is not always possible to make the distinction. As the Spirit is the source of this new life, whatever belongs to it is ‘spiritual’ ( pneumatikon ), as house, sacrifices ( 1 Peter 2:5 ), understanding ( Colossians 1:9 ), songs ( Colossians 3:16 ), food, drink, rock ( 1 Corinthians 10:3-4 ); and the ‘spiritual’ and ‘soulish’ (rendered ‘carnal’ or ‘natural’) are contrasted ( 1 Corinthians 2:14 ; 1 Corinthians 15:44 ; 1 Corinthians 15:46 )
Heaven - ...
We are taught that the body will share this bliss as well as the Soul: the consummation of our bliss is subsequent to the resurrection of the body; for it is redeemed as well as the Soul, and shall, at the resurrection of the just, be fashioned like unto Christ's glorious body. By descending from heaven, and reascending thither, he proves to the doubting Soul the reality of heaven; he opens it door for the guilty by his atoning sacrifice; and all who are admitted to it by his blood shall be made meet for it by his grace, and find their happiness for ever in his love
Metempsychosis - the doctrine of the transmigration of Souls into other bodies. Josephus, who was himself a Pharisee, gives this account of their doctrine in these points: "Every Soul is immortal; those of the good only enter into another body, but those of the bad are tormented with everlasting punishment. " From whence it has been pretty generally concluded, that the resurrection they held was only a Pythagorean one, namely, the transmigration of the Soul into another body; from which they excluded all that were notoriously wicked, who were doomed at once to eternal punishment; but their opinion was, that those who were guilty only of lesser crimes were punished for them in the bodies into which their Souls were next sent. The transmigration of Souls into other bodies was undoubtedly the opinion of the Pythagoreans and Platonists, and was embraced by some among the Jews; as by the author of the Book of Wisdom, who says, that "being good, he came into a body undefiled," Matthew 8:20 . As to the opinion which some entertained concerning our Saviour, that he was either John the Baptist, or Elias, or Jeremias, or one of the prophets, Matthew 16:14 , it is not ascribed to the Pharisees in particular, and if it were, one cannot see how it could be founded on the doctrine of the metempsychosis; since the Soul of Elias, now inhabiting the body of Jesus, would no more make him to be Elias, than several others had been, in whose bodies the Soul of Elias, according to this doctrine, is supposed to have dwelt since the death of that ancient prophet, near a thousand years before
Father - This adoption is effected through sanctifying grace, a Divine quality or supernatural habit infused into the Soul by God, which blossoms into the vision of glory in life eternal
Father, God the - This adoption is effected through sanctifying grace, a Divine quality or supernatural habit infused into the Soul by God, which blossoms into the vision of glory in life eternal
Humiliation of Christ - (Philippians 2:8 ), seen in (1) his birth (Galatians 4:4 ; Luke 2:7 ; John 1:46 ; Hebrews 2:9 ), (2) his circumstances, (3) his reputation (Isaiah 53 ; Matthew 26:59,67 ; Psalm 22:6 ; Matthew 26:68 ), (4) his Soul (Psalm 22:1 ; Matthew 4:1-11 ; Luke 22:44 ; Hebrews 2:17,18 ; 4:15 ), (5) his death (Luke 23 ; John 19 ; Mark 15:24,25 ), (6) and his burial (Isaiah 53:9 ; Matthew 27:57,58,60 )
Humility - It is a state of mind well pleasing to God (1 Peter 3:4 ); it preserves the Soul in tranquillity (Psalm 69:32,33 ), and makes us patient under trials (Job 1:22 )
Embalming - This custom probably originated in the belief in the future reunion of the Soul with the body
Nicoletta, Saint - Represented in art delivering a Soul from purgatory, and being carried to heaven by an angel
Holy Ghost, Gifts of the - The operations of grace and the sanctification of Souls appropriated to the Holy Ghost as works of God's goodness and love. Christ had these gifts in their plenitude; all just Souls receive them in various degrees. They are supernatural dispositions (over and above infused virtues) by which the Soul is made docile and quickly responsive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit
Pitcher - Judges 7:16 (c) Probably this represents the personal plans and purposes of a human Soul
Preachers: to be Acquainted With Human Nature - If we would preach well to the Souls of men we must acquaint ourselves with their ruined state, must have their case always on our hearts both by night and day, must know the terrors of the Lord and the value of the Soul, and feel a sacred sympathy with perishing sinners
Guardian Angel - Moreover, theologians commonly teach that every member of the human race at the moment when the Soul is infused into the body, is entrusted to the keeping of an individual angel; and that this angel remains his guardian until death, whether the child grow into sinner or saint, pagan or Christian
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If a Soul shall sin against any of the commandments
God the Father - This adoption is effected through sanctifying grace, a Divine quality or supernatural habit infused into the Soul by God, which blossoms into the vision of glory in life eternal
Asp - Deuteronomy 32:33 (a) The effect of liquor on the Soul is compared to the poison that comes from the bite of the serpent
Ages - This passage refutes the doctrine of "soul sleeping," and the "annihilation" theory
Old Man - If he has learnt this in his Soul, "as the truth is in Jesus," he has to maintain consistency with it, and to act in the character of the new man, which he has put on, and in which Christians are one in Christ Jesus
Angel, Guardian - Moreover, theologians commonly teach that every member of the human race at the moment when the Soul is infused into the body, is entrusted to the keeping of an individual angel; and that this angel remains his guardian until death, whether the child grow into sinner or saint, pagan or Christian
Unblameable - It tells us that the Saviour, who is the Lord of glory, does such a complete work in the Soul of the child of GOD, that he enters immediately into the presence of GOD when his spirit leaves the body, and there is no challenge
Lucianists - He denied the immortality of the Soul, asserting it to be material
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Below is a list of some of the things which are covered by this word:...
Genesis 2:7 The human life...
Genesis 34:8 Human feelings...
Genesis 35:18 The human spirit...
Leviticus 5:2 The person's body...
Leviticus 17:11 The whole person...
Leviticus 17:12 The person's body...
2 Chronicles 6:38 Purpose of heart...
1 Samuel 18:1 Human affections...
1 Kings 17:21 The spirit of life...
Deuteronomy 11:13 The human mind or will...
Hebrews 10:39 The whole person...
Hebrews 13:17 The human life...
The above types cover practically all of the places where the word "soul" is used throughout the Scriptures
Conversion - " (John 16:7-15) And to remark the wonderful operations of his grace under those several branches of his almighty power, by which he gives the fullest discoveries of our worthlessness, and the glorious manifestations of Jesus's grace, and fulness, and suitability, these are among the highest instructions the Souls of men can attain in the present life. Blessed and Sovereign Convincer! I would say, bring my Soul under thy divine illuminations, that my whole heart may be savingly converted unto God
Juggernaut - The idol is considered to contain the bones of Krishna and to possess a Soul
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When thou shalt make his Soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed - Isaiah 53
Gifts of the Holy Ghost - The operations of grace and the sanctification of Souls appropriated to the Holy Ghost as works of God's goodness and love. Christ had these gifts in their plenitude; all just Souls receive them in various degrees. They are supernatural dispositions (over and above infused virtues) by which the Soul is made docile and quickly responsive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit
Body - Humans were seen as having two or three parts—body and Soul or body, Soul, and spirit. Greek culture placed small value on the body, the mortal house of the immortal Soul. Modern research, on the other hand, shows that body and Soul cannot be observed separate from one another. Body and Soul do not form two separate substances. ...
Also in the New Testament body and Soul are two inseparable aspects of the one human being (Matthew 6:25 ). The goal is not liberation of a “divine” Soul from the body but the placing of the body in service for God. Redemption is not guaranteed by a bodiless Soul which continues to live after death. Such redemption is guaranteed only by God, who continues to care for the body and Soul of humans even after death (Matthew 10:28 )
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Psychosomatic is a word which literally means “soul and body,” referring to the close relationship of body and spirit. The Soul affects the body, and the health of the Soul may be an indication of the health of the body. In the Bible John wished for his friend Gaius, “above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy Soul prospereth” (3 John 1:2 ). This was an anticipation of the emphasis of psychosomatic medicine: a person is a unity; body and Soul cannot be separated
Modernism - They claimed that the Soul had its yearnings for something higher than it could perceive in nature; that these yearnings consciously understood, reveal the intimate presence of God; that this presence constitutes revelation; that experience of relations with God disposes the Soul to act properly with Him; that leaders arise who interpret all this and become founders of religion. The Christ of faith is not the Christ of history; He founded the Church and the Sacraments not personally and directly but only through the movement He started as if by a process of evolution; the Sacraments are only formulae which touch the Soul and carry it away; the Scriptures are only a collection of religious experiences of great value
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Psalm 63:1 (b) David uses this expression to describe the longing of his Soul for the fellowship of GOD, and to see GOD develop His purposes and plans. Salvation is of GOD, and only GOD can save by revealing Himself to the Soul. It refers to an appropriating of the Lord JESUS by faith so that the Soul, the mind, and the heart are filled with His own lovely Person, and the heart is satisfied with Him
Injury - We may injure a person in his Soul, by misleading his judgment; by corrupting the Imagination; perverting the will; and wounding the Soul with grief. Persecutors who succeed in their compulsive measures, though they cannot alter the real sentiments by external violence, yet sometimes injure the Soul by making the man a hypocrite
Sin - Its entrance into the world, and infection of the whole human race, its nature, forms, and effects, and its fatal possession of every unregenerate Soul, are fully described in the Bible, Genesis 6:5 Psalm 51:5 Matthew 15:19 Romans 5:12 James 1:14,15 . The just penalty or "wages of sin is death;" this was threatened against the first sin, Genesis 2:17 and all subsequent sins: "the Soul that sinneth it shall die. " A single sin, unrepented of the unforgiven, destroys the Soul, as a single break renders a whole ocean cable worthless
Bird - The reference in Psalm 84:3 to the swallow and the sparrow may be only a comparison equivalent to, "What her house is to the sparrow, and her nest to the swallow, that thine altars are to my Soul
Damnation - This word is used to denote the final loss of the Soul; but it is not always to be understood in this sense in the sacred Scripture
Sparrow - ) On the meaning of the rite in cleansing leper's, one tsippor killed, the other dipped in its blood and let loose alive, Cowper writes: "Dipped in his fellow's blood, The living bird went free; The type, well understood, Expressed the sinner's plea; Described a guilty Soul enlarged, And by a Saviour's death discharged
Selah - " The selah reminds us that the psalm requires a peaceful and meditative Soul which can apprehend what the Holy Spirit propounds
Ease - His Soul shall dwell at ease
Inclination - In one you see the dawnings of a liberal diffusive Soul; another gives us cause to fear he will be altogether as narrow and sordid
Nathanael - " He answered, "Whence knowest thou me?" The Lord told him that he had seen him under the fig tree, where probably he had been in some exercise of Soul Godward: we may gather this from Psalm 32:2,5 , as one in whom is no guile is one who confesses his transgressions to the Lord
Supernatual Adoption - Unlike natural or legal adoption which alters the standing of the adopted one externally or socially, supernatural adoption affects our very life by transforming our Soul into the likeness of Jesus Christ and making us His co-heirs to the kingdom of heaven
Lord's Supper - Believers "feed" on Christ's body and blood, (1) not with the mouth in any manner, but (2) by the Soul alone, and (3) by faith, which is the mouth or hand of the Soul
Adjure - Thus we read, (Leviticus 5:1) "If a Soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and is a witness, whether he hath seen or known of it, if he do not utter it, then he shall bear his iniquity. To the same purport, is that passage in the Proverbs, (Proverbs 29:24) "Whoso is partner with a thief, hateth his own Soul: he hearing cursing, and bewrayeth it not
Quietists - They were so called from a kind of absolute rest and inaction, which they supposed the Soul to be in when arrived at that state of perfection which they called the unitive life; in which state they imagined the Soul wholly employed in contemplating its God, to whose influence it was entirely submissive, so that he could turn and drive it where and how he would
Physician - Job, in the bitterness of his Soul, found his friends to be physicians of no value. ' The Lord Jesus was the Great Healer not only of the diseases of the body, but of the Soul
Bether - It hath been rendered very sweet and gracious, I believe at times, to the follower of the Lord, when feeling the desires of the Soul going out in longings for the Lord Jesus. " (2 Thessalonians 1:10) Say, reader, doth not your heart go forth, as the church of old did, (sure I am it must, if so be Christ is precious) crying out with the same rapture, "Make haste my beloved; and until that everlasting day, break upon my redeemed Soul, be thou like to a roe, or a young hart, upon the mountains of Berber
Fat - This is confirmed by Leviticus 7:25 : "Whosoever eateth of the fat of the beast of which men offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord, even the Soul that eateth it shall be cut off from his people. " Fat denotes abundance of good things: "I will satiate the Souls of the priests with fatness," Jeremiah 31:14 . "My Soul shall be satisfied with marrow and fatness," Psalms 63:5
Magician - Moses forbids recourse to such on pain of death: "The Soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that Soul, and even cut him off from among his people," Leviticus 19:31 ; Leviticus 20:6
World: Vanity of Pursuit of - Men shall bow before it, stare and, shout round it, crowd after it up and down the streets; build palaces for it, feast with it at their tables' heads all the night long; your Soul shall stay enough within it to know what they do, and feel the weight of the golden dress on its shoulders, and the furrow of the crown edge of the skull; no more. Every man accepts it who desires to advance in life without knowing what life is; who means only that he is to get more horses, and more footmen, and more fortune, and more public honour, and: no more personal Soul
Apparition - 307, 308) says that ‘the Egyptians did not consider man as a simple individuality; he consisted of at least three parts, the body, the Soul, and the ghost, the image, the double, or the genius, according as we translate the Egyptian word Κα. 56–59) says that ‘according to the Sufi theory of the human Soul it is a spirit, and therefore, by virtue of its own nature, in reality a citizen of the Spirit World. … The power of passing from the Physical World into the Spiritual is potential in every Soul, but is actualized only in a few. 88–108—in which Dante explains his conception of the disembodied Soul as having the power of operating on matter and impressing upon the surrounding air the shape which it animated in life (Aquinas), thus forming for itself an aerial vesture (Origen and St
Spirit - See Soul . The RATIONAL Soul which animates us, and preserves its being after the death of the body. See Soul . ...
The "spirits in prison," 1 Peter 3:19 , it is generally thought, are the Souls of antediluvian sinners now reserved unto the judgment-day, but unto whom the Spirit preached by the agency of Noah, etc. The RENEWED NATURE of true believers, which is produced by the Holy Spirit, and conforms the Soul to his likeness
Silence - It is in silence that Souls meet and strong emotions pass from one to the other. Acts are but symbols, the true human drama is the drama of the Soul. All epoch-making events have been lived through in some human Soul before they emerged upon the arena of history. In the silence of His own great Soul was the campaign finished and the adversary baffled. Jesus was silent in order that those who knew and loved Him, and in whose Soul the Divine energy was working, might testify of Him. He knew that the faith given to Him merely on account of the physical marvels He did was on a distinctly lower level than the Soul’s spontaneous recognition of His spiritual transcendence (John 14:11). Soul meets Soul with no interposing medium of physical utterance. To the pure Soul of Jesus the sin of the one is greater than the sin of the other. In Pilate’s Soul a great struggle was going on. To the Soul that once recognizes His claims no half measures are possible. One imperial Soul met another. But when Pilate, struck with the largeness of Soul displayed by Jesus, touches on the higher mysteries, He is silent. Pity for sinning humanity, love for those whose hearts are His, His attitude to the Father with whom all along He has realized His oneness,—these are the emotions that dominate His Soul
Sin - Is "any want of conformity unto or transgression of the law of God" (1 John 3:4 ; Romans 4:15 ), in the inward state and habit of the Soul, as well as in the outward conduct of the life, whether by omission or commission (Romans 6:12-17 ; 7:5-24 ). The Soul that sins is always conscious that his sin is (1) intrinsically vile and polluting, and (2) that it justly deserves punishment, and calls down the righteous wrath of God. The disposition to sin, or the habit of the Soul that leads to the sinful act, is itself also sin (Romans 6:12-17 ; Galatians 5:17 ; James 1:14,15 ). It influences and depraves the whole man, and its tendency is still downward to deeper and deeper corruption, there remaining no recuperative element in the Soul. , hidden sins (19:12); sins which escape the notice of the Soul
Incarnation - The Word is the Son of God; by flesh in Scripture is meant mankind, human nature, man, body and Soul, as in Luke 3: "And all flesh shall see the salvation of God
Consolation - God's response to prayer brings consolation to the worried Soul (Psalm 94:19 )
Ashes - To eat ashes expresses great sorrow, Psalm 102:9 ; and to be reduced to them is a figure of complete destruction, Ezekiel 28:18 ; Malachi 4:3 ; to feed on them tells of the vanities with which the Soul may be occupied
Cheerfulness - The man who is possessed of this excellent frame of mind is not only easy in his thoughts, but a perfect master of all the powers and faculties of his Soul; his imagination is always clear, and his judgment undisturbed; his temper is even and unruffled, whether in action or in solitude
Eternal Things And Fleeting - So do the things of time appear to be all-important, far-reaching and enduring, and eternal things are not always of equal weight to the Soul with those nearer at hand
Hearing: Carelessly - That which should ferry them across to a better state of Soul, they use as a mere pleasure-boat, to sail up and down in, making no progress after years of hearing
Courage - Courage, says Addison, that grows from constitution, very often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; and when it is only a kind of instinct in the Soul, it breaks out on all occasions, without judgment or discretion; but that courage which arises from a sense of duty, and from a fear of offending Him that made us, always acts in an uniform manner, and according to the dictates of right reason
Religion - "Religion" refers to the external service, "godliness" being the Soul
Drink, Strong - The Speaker's Commentary explains the proverbial phrase, Deuteronomy 29:19, "so that the Soul that is drunken with sin carry away that which thirsts for sin
Liver - Several references to glory (Genesis 49:6 ; Psalm 16:9 ; Psalm 57:8 ) are possibly expansions of an earlier reading liver (glory, NAS; Soul, RSV; spirit, REB; tongue, NIV)
Prayers: of a Father - The son fell sick; and while lying on his bed in great distress of mind, nearly past the power of speech or motion, he suddenly started up, clasped his hands, and exclaimed: 'My father's prayers, like mountains, surround me!' Soon after his anxiety ceased a sweet peace spread over his face, his malady came to a crisis, and the son was saved in body and Soul
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Luke 13:11 (c) This woman also had a period of helplessness and had the joy of seeing a new experience come into her life and Soul when JESUS spoke
Fleshly - In Romans 7:14 it is 'fleshly,' morally (the state of a new-born Soul under bondage, doing the things he hates); in Romans 15:27 it is 'fleshly' physically ; and in some passages it is the fleshly or carnal condition of the Christian as led of the flesh
Poor - Other passages show that the working of the love of God in the Soul issues in a special regard for the poor
Sadducees - They did not believe in the resurrection, nor in angels, nor in spirits: they held that the Soul perished with the body
Animals in Christian Art - In the catacombs we find the lamb, symbol of the Soul, accompanying the Good Shepherd
Savour - In this passage it evidently refers to the sweet presence of the Lord in the Soul which may be realized by those about Him
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Matthew 13:5 (a) JESUS thus describes that kind of disposition, or Soul, or heart, which sits unmoved under the sound of the Gospel and does not respond in a permanent way
Jordan - refreshes the Soul and enriches the life
Void - ) Containing no immaterial quality; destitute of mind or Soul
Conversion - Conversion, considered theologically, consists in a renovation of the heart and life, or a being turned from sin and the power of Satan unto God, Acts 26:18 ; and is produced by the influence of divine grace upon the Soul
Flesh - It is often used in opposition to "spirit," as we use body and Soul, Job 14:22 ; and sometimes means the body as animated and sensitive, Matthew 26:41 , and the seat of bodily appetites, Proverbs 5:11 2 Corinthians 7:1
Innocence - —Innocence, strictly speaking, denotes the entire absence of sin in a human Soul. The gulf between innocence and the state of the Soul that has once committed sin can be realized only as we comprehend the nature of sin and its immeasurable depravity and consequences. Each successive lapse from innocence makes the Soul weaker in that particular direction in which the fall has taken place
Naked - NAKED, NAKEDNESS...
In Scripture language, these terms mean somewhat more than the mere uncovering of the body; they have peculiar respect to the Soul. (Genesis 2:25) Whereas, when the Soul is without grace, unwashed in the blood of Christ, and unclothed with the robe of Jesus's righteousness, this is a state of spiritual nakedness; hence Christ describes the church of Laodicea in this awful state, and yet unconscious of it. " (Revelation 3:17) So that nakedness implies, in the scriptural and spiritual sense of the word, a Soul that is destitute of all covering before God
Leper - This malady of the Soul is also all pervading, unclean, contagious, and incurable; it separates its victim from God and heaven; it proves its existence by its increasing sway and its fatal termination. But the Savior has shown his power to heal the worst maladies of the Soul by curing the leprosy with a word, Luke 17:12-19 , and to admit the restored Soul to all the privileges of the sons of God
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2: ψυχή (Strong's #5590 — Noun Feminine — psuche — psoo-khay' ) the Soul, or life, is rendered "heart" in Ephesians 6:6 (marg. , "soul"), "doing the will of God from the heart. , "from (the) Soul," is rendered "heartily
Body - Although the Bible may speak of the body as being distinct from a person’s spirit, Soul, or mind (Micah 6:7; Matthew 10:28; Romans 7:23-25), it also speaks of the body as representing the person (Nehemiah 9:37; Romans 12:1; 1 Corinthians 13:3). For this reason the Christian’s hope is not for the endless life of the spirit or Soul in a bodiless existence, because a person without a body is not a complete person. )...
Likewise in their dealings with unbelievers Christians must remember that it is the whole person, not just the spirit or Soul, that is made in the image of God
Bestiaries - The lamb or sheep represented the Soul or the believer; the phoenix, Christ or immortality; the serpent, the devil; the lion, either the devil or Christ
Bestiary - The lamb or sheep represented the Soul or the believer; the phoenix, Christ or immortality; the serpent, the devil; the lion, either the devil or Christ
Manifestation of Conscience - It consists in revealing the affections and inclinations of the Soul towards the various virtues and vices; in exposing temptations, trials, and difficulties experienced in the spiritual life in order that the individual may receive help and guidance in the way of perfection. At the same time it allows subjects freely to open the state of their Souls to their superiors, and encourages them to treat with their superiors with filial confidence, and also, provided the superiors be priests, to expose to them their doubts and troubles of conscience
John of the Cross, Saint - His mystic writings include "The Ascent of Mount Carmel" and "The Dark Night of the Soul
Miguel de Molinos - He taught interior annihilation as the means of obtaining purity of Soul, perfect contemplation, and peace, and the licitness of impurity, as only the sensual man, instigated by the demon, is concerned
Molinos, Miguel de - He taught interior annihilation as the means of obtaining purity of Soul, perfect contemplation, and peace, and the licitness of impurity, as only the sensual man, instigated by the demon, is concerned
Christ, Resurrection of - By His own power He reunited His body and Soul, and issued alive from the sealed and guarded tomb, after His dead body had reposed therein from Friday evening until Sunday morning
Preserve - 1: τηρέω (Strong's #5083 — Verb — tereo — tay-reh'-o ) is translated "to preserve" in 1 Thessalonians 5:23 , where the verb is in the singular number, as the threefold subject, "spirit and Soul and body," is regarded as the unit, constituting the person
Trust in God - Universal; body, Soul, circumstances, 1 Peter 5:7
Epicureans - They denied that God governs the world, or in the least condescends to interfere with creatures below: they denied the immortality of the Soul, and the existence of angels; they maintained that happiness consisted in pleasure; but some of them placed this pleasure in the tranquillity and joy of the mind arising from the practice of moral virtue, and which is thought by some to have been the true principle of Epicurus; others understood him in the gross sense, and placed all their happiness in corporeal pleasure
Corruptions: Overcome Gradually - Lord, enable me to give hearty blows by the power of thy Holy Spirit until the gates of hell in my Soul shall be made to totter and fall
Diversion - The alternate succession of business and diversion preserve the body and Soul in the happiest temper
Lust - Thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever thy Soul lusteth after
Beauty - The beauty of the ceremonies of the Catholic Church are attuned to the noblest aspirations of the Soul, elevating it to the contemplation and love of God
Preaching: Fruit And Flowers - Fit emblems these two famous trees of two ministries, both admired, but not equally to be prized; the ministry of oratory, luxuriant in metaphor and poetry, and the ministry of grace, abounding in sound teaching and Soul saving-energy
Means of Grace: Their Disuse a Sad Loss - May it not be because I neglect private prayer, and have not been regular at the prayer-meeting; my family concerns and business cares have kept my heart in the lumber room, and my Soul has lost her first love? Yes, these are the reasons
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Isaiah 44:3 (a) This word beautifully illustrates the way that GOD will pour out His abundant blessing upon the Soul and the heart that is thirsty for Him
Abel - He trusts his Soul and life to the living Lamb on the Throne of GOD who makes the death of Calvary and the shed blood effective for the one who believes
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Lamentations 1:20 (b) This refers to the deep trouble in his innermost Soul
Fast - It is the leaving of the duty of preparing and eating the meal, so that there may be time for serving others, for prayer for others, and for enriching the Soul from GOD's Word
Lip - Thus JEHOVAH takes to himself the sovereignty of this work, when he saith, (Isaiah 57:19) "I create the fruit of the lips" Hence the church is represented as speaking the effusions of the heart, when she saith; "So will we render thee the claves of our lips" (Hosea 14:2) And hence, when commending the beauties of Jesus, she saith; "his lips are like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh:" (Song of Song of Solomon 5:13) meaning, that so sweet and fragrant are Christ's words, his gospel of salvation, and his tokens of grace, so refreshing to the Soul of a poor sinner conscious of the want of it; that as lilies, they charm and afford a sweet smelling savour, by which all the spiritual senses are ravished and made glad
Blood - " The blood also maketh atonement for the Soul: it must be poured out upon the altar
Treasure - And when the Holy Ghost explains this to the Soul of the redeemed, and he sees that this is emphatically the blessing; then, and not before, he enters into an apprehension of the sense of the covenant promise
Light - In like manner, he is the first to cause light to shine out of darkness in the new creation, when the day spring from on high first shines in upon the Soul, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:6) Oh! rise, thou Son of righteousness, on the Souls of thy redeemed with healing in thy wings that they may go forth and grow up as calves of the stall, (Malachi 4:2; Luke 2:32; Psalms 4:6; John 8:12, etc
Calvinism - Calvinism teaches: 1) Total depravity: that man is touched by sin in all parts of his being: body, Soul, mind, and emotions, 2) Unconditional Election: that God’s favor to Man is completely by God’s free choice and has nothing to do with Man
Stink - Psalm 38:5 (a) It is not clear whether David referred to some actual ulcers in his body which gave forth a vile odor, or whether he is referring to the injuries received by his Soul from his many enemies
Extreme Unction - A Sacrament of the New Law, instituted by Jesus Christ, in which the sick who are seriously ill,by the anointing with holy oil, and by the prayer of the priest, receive the grace of God for the good of their Souls and often also for the good of their bodies. Its purpose is to heal the Soul and wipe out the remains of sin and thus prepare it for entrance into glory
Garment - The wedding garment of Scripture, particularly spoken of, (Matthew 22:11) hath been a subject of so much anxiety to many precious Souls, that the matter itself ought to be put in the clearest light possible. And hence the church is represented as singing, "I will greatly rejoice in the Lord: my Soul shall be joyful it my God, for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels
Amminadib - It is therefore, as if she had said, Or ever I was aware of what my Lord, by his sweet influence, was working upon me, I found my whole Soul going forth, in desires after him, as the swiftness of chariots
Thief - Among the Hebrews theft was not punished with death: "Men do not despise a thief if he steal to satisfy his Soul when he is hungry
Necromancer - By the law, all that exercised this art were condemned to punishment; yea, the Lord said, "I will even set my face against that Soul, and will cut him off from among his people
Once - My Soul had once some foolish fondness for thee, but hence 'tis gone
Unction, Extreme - A Sacrament of the New Law, instituted by Jesus Christ, in which the sick who are seriously ill,by the anointing with holy oil, and by the prayer of the priest, receive the grace of God for the good of their Souls and often also for the good of their bodies. Its purpose is to heal the Soul and wipe out the remains of sin and thus prepare it for entrance into glory
Thirst - My Soul thirsteth for the living God
Resurrection of Christ - By His own power He reunited His body and Soul, and issued alive from the sealed and guarded tomb, after His dead body had reposed therein from Friday evening until Sunday morning
Sabellianism - According to Epiphanius they maintained that just as three realities go to constitute man-body, Soul, and spirit, so in God three realities constitute One Person; but these realities are so explained as to mean three modes of acting or manifestations
Sabellians - According to Epiphanius they maintained that just as three realities go to constitute man-body, Soul, and spirit, so in God three realities constitute One Person; but these realities are so explained as to mean three modes of acting or manifestations
Sabellius - According to Epiphanius they maintained that just as three realities go to constitute man-body, Soul, and spirit, so in God three realities constitute One Person; but these realities are so explained as to mean three modes of acting or manifestations
Seize - To invade suddenly to take hold of to come upon suddenly as, a fever seizes a patient And hope and doubt alternate seize her Soul
Sense - The faculty of the Soul by which it perceives external objects by means of impressions made on certain organs of the boky
Return - Return, O Lord, deliver my Soul
Sabellianism - According to Epiphanius they maintained that just as three realities go to constitute man-body, Soul, and spirit, so in God three realities constitute One Person; but these realities are so explained as to mean three modes of acting or manifestations
Conflict - 1: ἀγών (Strong's #73 — Noun Masculine — agon — ag-one' ) from ago, "to lead," signifies (a) "a place of assembly," especially the place where the Greeks assembled for the Olympic and Pythian games; (b) "a contest of athletes," metaphorically, 1 Timothy 6:12 ; 2 Timothy 4:7 , "fight;" Hebrews 12:1 , "race;" hence, (c) "the inward conflict of the Soul;" inward "conflict" is often the result, or the accompaniment, of outward "conflict," Phil
Christ, Humanity of - A complete human nature implies, in the first place, a rational Soul. Christ's Soul differed from ours only in the marvelous perfections and graces with which it was enriched
Humanity of Christ - A complete human nature implies, in the first place, a rational Soul. Christ's Soul differed from ours only in the marvelous perfections and graces with which it was enriched
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John 3:16 (a) We should note that the passage does not say that the Soul will not perish. Of course, it also means that the Soul is saved from hell, and also from judgment
Wine - " Instead He gives a new birth so that the new-born Soul, with a new life and a new nature may enjoy Heaven's blessings. The nations receive the false teachings of this evil church which makes it easy to live in every kind of sinfulness, and yet be comforted by the assurance that the church can forgive, and has the power to send the Soul to Heaven
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(3) The cure of the body by looking naturally typifies the cure of the Soul by looking spiritually; faith is the eye of the Soul turned to the Saviour (Hebrews 12:2), a look from however far off saves (Hebrews 7:25; Ephesians 2:17; Acts 2:39); the bitten Israelite, however distant, by a look was healed
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Psalm 119:103 (a) This picture represents the blessed effects upon the heart and Soul of believing and loving the Word of GOD. The Holy Spirit deals with his Soul, and the things of eternal life are made vivid to him
Gall - " But how little did they know, what thirst of Soul Jesus felt in that earnestness and vehemeney he endured for the salvation of his people. Here he was to see "the travail of his Soul, and be satisfied
Adam - The progenitor and representative head of our race; formed of the dust of the ground, and made a living Soul by the Creator's breath. ...
The curse pronounced on man includes not only physical labor and toil on a barren and thorny earth, and the physical dissolution of the body, but also the exposure of the Soul, the nobler part, to "everlasting death. So far as the penalty is temporal and physical, no man is or can be exempt from it; but to remove the spiritual and eternal punishment, Christ has died; and he who comes to him in penitence and faith will avoid the threatened death, and enter into life eternal, both of the body and the Soul
Rest (And Forms) - So the Christian ceases from all his own labors for salvation and efforts to make himself fit for Heaven, he comes to the Lord JESUS CHRIST, the Saviour of sinners, he trusts his Soul to that lovely Lord, and at once enters into GOD's rest. ...
Genesis 8:9 (c) In this picture we may see the truth that the Christian represented by the dove will find no resting place in all the earth's provisions for the Soul. " The work and Person of CHRIST are sufficient to satisfy GOD, and to save the Soul. David called on his Soul to enjoy this blessing
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Psalm 126:5 (a) Here we are told of the success that one will have in Soul winning if the worker cares enough to weep. It is certainly true that in the case of each convert, at least in civilized countries, someone has preceded the Soul winner with messages and godly influences. In this way the one who gathers in the last Soul is reaping that which another prepared. The man who gives his life over to whiskey, tobacco, long night hours, careless exposure to the elements, may expect that his body will suffer from it, and his Soul will not prosper
Moon - " Probably the sacred writer, in allusion to those heavenly influences, meant to speak of yet far higher blessings in the sweet work of grace upon the Soul, when Jesus, the Sun of righteousness, brings forth the fruits of his Holy Spirit, and causeth the Soul from his influence, as the moon borrows from the sun, to put forth all precious things in him. When Jesus, the Sun of righteousness, causeth his rays of light to act upon the church, by their kind influences, the church then like the moon from the sun, ministers according to the divine appointment of her Lord; but if the earth comes between, that is, if earthly affections intervene between Christ and the Soul, then, like the interposition in the planetary world, there will be an eclipse. ” Every thing of earth and earthly affections will be under our feet, when our Souls are clothed with the bright robes of Jesus's righteousness, and Christ himself "formed in the heart the hope of glory. The morning in a day of grace, though small, has then the glimmerings of divine light in the Soul; yet are they the sure harbingers of sun-rising, and "mark that path of the just which shineth more and more unto a perfect day
Body - The fact that God formed the physical body first and then breathed into it the breath of life means that we are living bodies, not simply incarnated Souls. This holistic relationship between body and Soul undermines any thought that a human being is simply the sum of its parts (i. , mind + Soul + body, etc. This integration of body and Soul constitutes an internal dynamic that is truly remarkable. The body becomes the expression of the Soul. ...
This essential relationship of body and Soul provides for an extraordinary integration of the material and spiritual realms
Person, Personhood - ...
This effort to understand humankind biblically is further complicated by the multiplicity of terms such as heart, Soul, spirit, and body, which, while having distinct meaning, are frequently used interchangeably in Scripture. The Septuagint translations of the Hebrew terms has led in the false direction of a dichotomic or even an trichotomic anthropology, in which body, Soul, and spirit stand in contrast and conflict. ...
Soul . Nevertheless, on the whole, in the New Testament Soul retains its basic Hebrew meaning. The distinctions between Soul and body are minimized. A human being is an animated body rather than an incarnated Soul. The body is none other than the Soul in its outward form, allowing the various parts of the body to think and act as representations of the Soul. This view minimizes dualism where the body and Soul oppose each other and it advocates unity. While "soul" and "spirit" deal with the essence of a human being, "heart" reflects the qualitativethe matter of character. ...
Carl Schultz...
See also Soul ; Spirit ; Will ...
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Blood - Forbidden to be eaten (Genesis 9:4) under the Old Testament, on the ground that "the life (soul) of the flesh (the Soul which gives life to the flesh) is in the blood," and that "God gave it upon the altar to make atonement with for men's Souls" (John 15:1-119). Translate the next clause, "for the blood maketh atonement by virtue of the Soul. " The blood, not in itself, but as the vehicle of the Soul, atones, because the animal Soul was offered to God on the altar as a. substitute for the human Soul
Man - A being, consisting of a rational Soul and organical body. The constituent and essential parts of man created by God are two; body and Soul. The Soul is the other part of man, which is a substance of subsistence: it is not an accident, or quality, inherent in a subject: but capable of subsisting without the body. ...
See Soul. without any imperfection, corruption, or principle of corruption in his body or Soul; with light in his understanding, holiness in his will, and purity in his affection. The consequence of this evil act was, that man lost the chief good: his nature was corrupted; his powers depraved, his body subject to corruption, his Soul exposed to misery, his posterity all involved in ruin, subject to eternal condemnation, and for ever incapable to restore themselves to the favour of God, to obey his commands perfectly, and to satisfy his justice, Galatians 3:1-29 : Romans 5:1-21 : Genesis 3:1-24 : Ephesians 2:1-22 : Romans 3:1-31 : passim
Kingdom of God - Soul, and keeps its members on the way of their pilgrimage to the heavenly country or kingdom
Kingdom of Heaven - Soul, and keeps its members on the way of their pilgrimage to the heavenly country or kingdom
Challoner, Richard - He wrote many religious books, among them the well-known meditations "Think Well On't," the "Garden of the Soul," a favorite book of devotion, "Meditations for Every Day in the Year," and "Memoirs of Missionary Priests
Ransom - ...
Psalm 49:7 (b) The redeeming of the Soul is by the precious Blood of JESUS, and there is no substitute for it
Pierce - ...
5: περιπείρω (Strong's #4044 — Verb — peripeiro — per-ee-pi'-ro ) "to put on a spit," hence, "to pierce," is used metaphorically in 1 Timothy 6:10 , of torturing one's Soul with many sorrows, "have pierced (themselves) through
Serpentinians - They distinguished the God of the Jews, whom they termed Jaldabaoth, from the supreme God: to the former they ascribed the body, to the latter the Soul of men
God: His Benevolence in Creation - 'The nuptial song of reptiles,' says Kirby, 'is not, like that of birds, the delight of every heart; but it is rather calculated to disturb and horrify than to still the Soul
Hylozoism - It grew pantheistic with the later Peripatetics, the Neo-Pythagoreans, and the Neo-Platonic school of Alexandria, which explained that there was life in all material beings but that perfections proceed from the Soul
Sin: Aroused by the Law - ' Evil often sleeps in the Soul, until the holy command of God is discovered, and then the enmity of the carnal mind rouses itself to oppose in every way the will of God
Prosperity: Evils of - Prosperity long continued breeds a plague of dust even more injurious, for it almost blinds the spirit and insinuates itself into the Soul; a shower or two of grief proves a mighty blessing, for it deprives the things of earth of somewhat of their smothering power
Meat - Spiritual comfort that which delights the Soul
Ripe - The evils that were around him, and the wickedness which he saw, gave him a deep longing for something more precious, and more satisfying to the Soul than he was able to obtain
Mercies (Temporal): an Argument - Now, your body, which we may liken to the horse, has enjoyed temporal prosperity in abundance, and surely the Lord will take care of your Soul if you seek his face! Let your prayer be,' My God, my Father, be my guide
God, Kingdom of - Soul, and keeps its members on the way of their pilgrimage to the heavenly country or kingdom
Draw - This may be taken to represent the position of consecration in which the believer hands himself, his body, Soul and spirit over to the Holy Spirit to wander no more, but to walk only with GOD
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John 6:55 (a) This is a graphic way of telling us to take richly the blessing and the virtues of CHRIST into our Souls. We therefore drink Him into our Souls as the Living Water, and as the Lord JESUS requests us to do. ...
1 Corinthians 10:4 (a) The word is used as a type of filling up the heart, Soul and life with the values offered by the Lord JESUS from Heaven
Cup - Psalm 16:5 (b) This figure describes the blessings which satisfied David's heart and Soul
Eyes - The eye is also used symbolically for the organ that transmits the light to the Soul. If the eye is single — there being but one object (the glory of God) before the Soul — the whole body is full of light; but if the eye be evil, having divers objects (as when an eye sees double), the whole body is full of darkness
Anesthesia - The sacraments affect body and Soul and the Blessed Sacrament particularly is regarded as medicine to both
Annihilation - 461; and articles DESTRUCTIONISTS, RESURRECTION, Soul
Far - Sometimes the word expresses “absence” altogether: “… The comforter that should relieve my Soul is far from me …” ( Mind - ) The intellectual or rational faculty in man; the understanding; the intellect; the power that conceives, judges, or reasons; also, the entire spiritual nature; the Soul; - often in distinction from the body
Discipline - The end and purpose of all discipline is to restore the Soul to communion with God and with His saints
Mount Seir - ) But what makes Seir an interesting subject to the Lord's people is, that here it was Jacob, in his return from Mesopotamia, had those Soul-exercises which we read of Genesis 32:3-20
Richard Challoner - He wrote many religious books, among them the well-known meditations "Think Well On't," the "Garden of the Soul," a favorite book of devotion, "Meditations for Every Day in the Year," and "Memoirs of Missionary Priests
Epicureans - They denied a divine Providence and man's immortality, and believed there was no after-judgment, and no Soul but what was material, like the body and perishable with it at death
Heaven, Kingdom of - Soul, and keeps its members on the way of their pilgrimage to the heavenly country or kingdom
Refiner, Refining - is to the purifying influence of affliction on the people of God; their sinful Impurities gradually disappear, and at last the Divine image is reflected from the Soul, as the face of the refiner from the surface of the purified silver
Diseases - Almost every form of bodily disease has a counterpart in the maladies of the Soul
Creation - The word create (bara) is used but three times in the first chapter of Genesis-- (1) as to the origin of matter; (2) as to the origin of life; (3) as to the origin of man's Soul; and science has always failed to do any of these acts thus ascribed to God
Mirror - "Mirrors" in Biblical times were, it seems, metallic; hence the RV adopts the more general term "mirror;" in 1 Corinthians 13:12 , spiritual knowledge in this life is represented metaphorically as an image dimly perceived in a "mirror;" in James 1:23 , the "law of liberty" is figuratively compared to a "mirror;" the hearer who obeys not is like a person who, having looked into the "mirror," forgets the reflected image after turning away; he who obeys is like one who gazes into the "mirror" and retains in his Soul the image of what he should be
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Rewards are not held out as a motive before the Soul: each should be able to say, The love of Christ constraineth me
Libertines (2) - A religious sect which arose in the year 1525, whose principal tenets were, that the Deity was the sole operating cause in the mind of man, and the immediate author of all human actions; that, consequently, the distinctions of good and evil, which had been established with regard to those actions, were false and groundless, and that men could not, properly speaking, commit sin; that religion consisted in the union of the spirit, or rational Soul, with the Supreme Being; that all those who had attained this happy union, by sublime contemplation and elevation of mind, were then allowed to indulge, without exception or restraint, their appetites or passions; that all their actions and pursuits were then perfectly innocent; and that, after the death of the body, they were to be united to the Deity. To this odious class belonged one Gruet, who denied the divinity of the Christian religion, the immortality of the Soul, the difference between moral good and evil, and rejected with disdain the doctrines that are held most sacred among Christians; for which impieties he was at last brought before the civil tribunal in the year 1550, and condemned to death
Golgotha - If Moses with such earnestness desired to see the goodly mountain, and Lebanon, as he tells us he did, (Deuteronomy 3:24-25) because, that there he knew He whose "good will he had begun to enjoy at the bush," would go through the whole of redemption work, and finish it; what may be supposed the favoured contemplations of the faithful now at Gethsemane and Golgotha where they know Jesus did, indeed, according to the most sure prophecies concerning him, complete the salvation of his people! Here would my Soul delight to wander, and often review the sacred ground. The song of faith is still the same, and the triumphs in the cross furnish out the same Soul-reviving notes
Life - ) Of human beings: The union of the Soul and body; also, the duration of their union; sometimes, the deathless quality or existence of the Soul; as, man is a creature having an immortal life
Conscience - The existence of this faculty proves the Soul accountable at the bar of its Creator, and its voice is in an important sense the voice of God. In man, however, though this conviction that we must do what is right never fails, yet the value of conscience is greatly impaired by its inhering in a depraved Soul, whose evil tendencies warp and pervert our judgment on all subjects
Heart - ...
Sometimes ‘heart’ is used as another word for a person’s spirit (Psalms 51:10; Psalms 51:17; Ezekiel 36:26), Soul (Deuteronomy 4:29; Proverbs 2:10; Acts 4:32) or mind (1 Samuel 2:35; Ephesians 1:18; Hebrews 8:10; cf. (See also HUMANITY, HUMANKIND; MIND; Soul; SPIRIT
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Luke 11:5 (b) This parable is concerning the Soul winner. The second friend who comes at midnight is the troubled Soul who comes to your door selling brooms. He is in the darkness of unbelief and is seeking something for his Soul. No Christian needs to permit any inquiring Soul to depart unsatisfied
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A special use of this word relates to an especially close attachment of friends: “… The Soul of Jonathan was knit with the Soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own Soul” ( Soul
Descent Into Hades - In the parable of Dives and Lazarus ( Luke 16:19-31 ), while the Soul of Dives was said to be in torment the Soul of Lazarus was taken to the society of Abraham. ...
The Apostles seem to have taught from the first that the Soul of Christ Himself passed into Hades at His death. Peter (Acts 2:24-31 ), when he quotes Psalms 16:10 , ‘Thou wilt not leave my Soul in Hades,’ as a prophecy of the Resurrection. The apocryphal Book of Enoch records preaching of punishment to fallen angels, but says nothing of a preaching of salvation to the Souls of men
Personality - The truth is that through the limitations of bodily existence there are mental and moral workings which do not at once cross the threshold of consciousness, but may at any time surprise the Soul, as in the flash of genius or the turn of conversion. Put briefly, self-consciousness is the Soul’s utterance ‘I am’; self-determination is the Soul’s assertion ‘I will. ’...
(1) Self-consciousness is the Soul’s utterance ‘I am. They are only modes of the Soul’s self-expression. In all movement of time and change of circumstances the Soul still knows itself as the same. —These modes of the Soul’s utterance ‘I am’ enter into the basis of our understanding, on which is erected that faculty of the Soul called reason, by which we cognize and construe the world. But the Soul must be considered not only in this static, but also in its dynamic aspect, in its—...
(2) Self-determination, which is the Soul’s assertion ‘I will. ’ The Soul selects and pursues its own ends at the bidding of its own desires. ’ The sense of liberty therein expressed is an essential element of personality, and through the intuition of the Soul it has held its own as an assertion of free will in spite of the affirmations of reason respecting the will of God (in theology) or the laws of nature (in science). Our moral sense is strictly bound up with this assertion of the Soul, without which there can be neither merit, nor blame, nor any accountability. He opened up new vistas for the Soul’s self-consciousness by revealing the inherent but hitherto hidden natures of God, the world, and the Soul, whereby the value of the personality has been infinitely enhanced; and higher ways for the Soul’s self-determination by bringing the gift of the Holy Spirit, in the strength of which the Soul overcomes the world, submits to God, and thus realizes itself. Henceforth the Soul is a possibility to be realized through knowledge in obedience. Prior to Christ, and still apart from Him, the conception of the world has largely absorbed both the notion of God (in Polytheism, Pantheism, and Fatalism), and that of the Soul (in Naturalism and Materialism). ’...
‘God … Soul … the only facts for me. He roused and satisfied experiences of the Soul which at length called into being a new terminology. It moves throughout in the region of the man himself, in his self-consciousness and self-determination, and finds its highest expression in the Divine passion for the Soul and the human hunger for God. ’ His psychological expressions do not travel beyond the accepted antitheses of Soul and body, flesh and spirit, using the first to express simply the two elements in man’s nature (Matthew 10:28), and the second to emphasize their distinction in origin (John 3:6) and divergence in character (Matthew 5:8-95). ...
Although the word ‘spirit’ (πνεῦμα) is reserved in the Gospels chiefly for super- or sub-human agencies, it is also used indifferently as a synonym for ψυχή or ‘soul,’ to express the region of the inner life where the feelings especially have full play. The first temptation was overcome by His affirmation that the Soul is infinitely more precious than the natural life, and that there is eternal provision for it in communion with the Father (Matthew 4:4). A true man scorns the aid of impersonal forces when affairs of the Soul are at stake (Matthew 26:53). So Jesus taught elsewhere, ‘What shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own Soul?’; but ‘The meek shall inherit the earth’ (Mark 8:36, Matthew 5:5). Nothing done by rote or for show is worthy of the Soul’s approach to its God (1618094813_9). ’...
(1) Jesus made the Soul aware of its high origin and destiny, for the acceptance of the Fatherhood of God clears a path through Time and through Eternity. ’...
The tying to a dead past cramps the Soul’s activities
Gennadius (11) Massiliensis, Presbyter of Marseilles - Of the theories concerning the Soul of man subsequently known as the creationist and the traducianist views, he espouses the creationist. He will not allow the existence of the spirit as a third element in man besides the body and the Soul, but regards it as only another name for the Soul (19)
Hate - And the love of our near and dear connections in nature, every one knows that is brought acquainted with the feelings of his own heart, is but too often leading us on the confines of sin and corruption, Hence, to hate whatever opposeth the best and purest desires of the Soul, is among the clearest evidences of a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. Hence, therefore, if my own body becomes a rebel, and an enemy to my own Soul, so that I cannot do the things I would, certainly I hate it; and if I hate my own flesh, from the opposition it is continually making to a life of grace, in the same sense, and upon the same account, I must, and do hate all the opposers of the divine life, be they who they may, or what they may. And since every thing in nature is hostile to a life of grace, so that my own corrupt heart is a much greater enemy to my Soul's enjoyment in Christ, than either the world, or the powers of darkness, I do hate all, and every tie of nature, yea, and my own life also, in every degree, and by every way in which they are found to oppose, or run counter, to the pursuit of the Soul in her desires after the Lord Jesus Christ
the Merchant Man Who Sold All That he Had And Bought the Pearl of Great Price - " And all the world knows how John Wesley sold, so to speak, every other doctrine in order to hold and to preach immediate and Soul-saving faith, and with what immediate and Soul-saving results. ...
But after all that has been said about pearls of great price and their purchase, every merchant man's own Soul is his most precious pearl. And our Lord counsels us all to sell all our other pearls, good and bad, great and small, and buy up our own Soul unto everlasting life. "What is a man profited," our Lord demands of every man among us, "if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own Soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his Soul?" Our Lord was the last to undervalue the world which He had made, and of which He is the Heir, and yet He says that if any man should have this whole world in one hand, and his immortal Soul in the other hand, he will be a fool of the first water if he holds to the whole world and lets go his immortal Soul. The pearl of all pearls to you and to me is our own immortal Soul. Oh, what a fatal market is that which goes on all around every man who has a Soul to sell to his everlasting loss, or to keep to his everlasting enriching. Oh, what a mad market that is in which men's Souls, worth more than the whole world, are sold away every day for nought, and for far less than nought. And thus it was that our Lord was not content with warning us as to the value of our Souls; but He entered the Soul-market Himself, and bought back our Souls at a price that has for ever put His immense estimate upon them. He who alone knows the exchangeless value of our immortal Souls, He came and redeemed our Souls at a price which was worth far more than the whole world, and all our Souls to the bargain. For He redeemed our Souls at the price of His own precious blood
the Importunate Widow - And it is not by any means every Soul under sanctification who cries for victory over sin day and night. There are many-even gracious Souls among us-to whose case this Scripture does not by any means answer. But there are some other Souls who say unto their Lord as soon as He has spoken this about the widow and her adversary to them: Lo, now speakest Thou plainly, and speakest no parable. Such Souls are sure that He knows all things about them, at any rate; and by His knowledge of them and of their adversary they believe that He has come forth to them from God. Every elect Soul, He says, is like that widow in that city. For every elect Soul is poor, and downtrodden, and dispossessed, and desolate. As that widow had an adversary who had done all that to her, even so, every Soul, elect to a great salvation, has an adversary who has done all that to it, and far more than all that. And all elect Souls have one and the same adversary. Who is your adversary? Who makes your life a burden to you? Who persecutes and oppresses and impoverishes your Soul day and night continually? Against whom is it that you, almost demented, cry without ceasing, Avenge you of your adversary? Sin is the spot of God's children. Sin, and the woe it works in the Soul, is the seal of God's elect. She teaches our sin-tortured Souls how to pray. O sin! O sin! How thou hast persecuted my Soul down to the ground! How thou hast robbed and desolated my Soul! How thou hast made my life a burden to me! How thou hast driven me sometimes beside myself with thy cruel and bitter bondage! How my Soul sometimes seeks death to escape from thee! O thou foul and cruel tyrant, I will surely be revenged upon thee yet!...
And He spake this parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray. When you rise off your bed always say, Awake, my Soul, and with the sun thy daily stage of duty run. When you lay your head down on your pillow say, if only out of respect to your sainted mother, This night I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my Soul to keep
Fasting - "Wherewith shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the High God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my first-born for my transgression; the fruit of my body for the sin of my Soul?" (Micah 6:6-7) But the grand question in relation to fasts is, What saith the word of God concerning them? We certainly do not read any thing in the divine appointment of fasts before the days of Moses, and in the patriarchal age. That the people of God set apart days and seasons for the affliction of the Soul is most certain, and this by divine command, (Leviticus 23:27; Lev 23:29) but the reader will be careful to observe, that there is a wide distinction between the sorrow of Soul and the fasting of the body. Indeed, when the Soul is absorbed in grief, the body will feel but little inclination to meat. Every child of God well knows from his own experience, arising from a body of sin and death that he carries about him, that fleshly lusts of every kind war against the Soul; that it is impossible to be too strict in abridging every species of indulgence in the body; and that pampering the flesh, is only causing that flesh to rebel
Origenists - That there is a pre-existent state of human Souls. For the nature of the Soul is such as to make her capable of existing eternally, backward as well as forward, because her spiritual essence, as such, makes it impossible that she should, either through age or violence, be dissolved: so that nothing is wanting to her existence but the good pleasure of him from whom all things proceed. That Souls were condemned to animate mortal bodies, in order to expiate faults they had committed in a pre-existent state: for we may be assured, from the infinite goodness of their Creator, that they were at first joined to the purest matter, and placed in those regions of the universe which were most suitable to the purity of essence they then possessed. For that the Souls of men are an order of essentially incorporate spirits, their deep immersion into terrestrial matter, the modification of all their operations by it, and the heavenly body promised in the Gospel, as the highest perfection of our renewed nature, clearly evince. Therefore if our Souls existed before they appeared inhabitants of the earth, they were placed in a purer element, and enjoyed far greater degrees of happiness. That the Soul of Christ was united to the Word before the incarnation. For the Scriptures teach us that the Soul of the Messiah was created before the beginning of the world, Philippians 2:5 ; Philippians 2:7 . This text must be understood of Christ's human Soul, because it is unusual to propound the Deity as an example of humility in Scripture. The purer the vehicle the Soul is united with, the more perfect is her life and operations
Death - A cessation of bodily life, caused by the separation of the Soul from the body (bodily or physical death)
Purification, Purity, Purifying - 3 above); 24:18; (b) morally, the heart, James 4:8 ; the Soul, 1 Peter 1:22 ; oneself, 1 John 3:3
Schewenkfeldians - such as this bread which is broken and consumed; a true and real food, which nourisheth, satisfieth, and delighteth the Soul
Sense - A faculty of the Soul, whereby it perceives external objects by means of impressions made on the organs of the body
Eutychians - He did not, however, seem quite steady and consistent in his sentiments; for he appeared to allow of two natures, even before the union, which was apparently a consequence he drew from the principles of the Platonic philosophy, which supposes a pre-existence of Souls: accordingly he believed that the Soul of Jesus Christ had been united to the Divinity before the incarnation; but then he allowed no distinction of natures in Jesus Christ since his incarnation
Apostates - As we regarded the singular memorial we thought of Judas and Demas, and then, as we heard in spirit the Master's warning word, 'One of you shall betray me,' we asked within our Soul the solemn question, 'Lord, is it I?' Every one's eve rests longer upon the one dark vacancy than upon any one of the many fine portraits of the merchant monarchs; and so the apostates of the church are far more frequently the theme of the world's talk than the thousands of good men and true who adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things
Free Agency - Is the power of following one's inclination, or whatever the Soul does, with the full bent of preference and desire
Davidists - He rejected marriage with the Adamites; held with Manes, that the Soul was not defiled by sin; and laughed at the self-denial so much recommended by Jesus Christ
Servants - That it is for the interest both of body and Soul
Retirement - There her sacred inspiration is felt, and her holy mysteries elevate the Soul; there devotion lifts up the voice; there falls the tear of contrition; there the heart pours itself forth before him who made, and him who redeemed it
Death: Its Revealing Power - If any of our readers seem to be what they are not, let them be wise enough to think of the spade the shroud, and the silent dust; let every one among us now put his Soul into the crucible, and as we shall test ourselves i the silence of the dying hour, so let us judge ourselves now
Salvation: Theme For Thought - The white leaf represents my Soul, as it is washed in Jesus' blood and made white as snow
Procrastination - Take care that this is not your dolorous note one of these days, 'I did not wait long, but the devil caught me in his trap! I did not wait long, but I waited too long! I did not wait long, but I lost my Soul for ever?' God grant that this may not be your lot
Albigensianism - The good spirit created the Soul but the evil one imprisoned it in the body, which is evil from its source. To deliver Souls from this evil and punishment, the good spirit, God, sent Jesus Christ who is only a creature
Vampire - ) A blood-sucking ghost; a Soul of a dead person superstitiously believed to come from the grave and wander about by night sucking the blood of persons asleep, thus causing their death
Sleep - ) A natural and healthy, but temporary and periodical, suspension of the functions of the organs of sense, as well as of those of the voluntary and rational Soul; that state of the animal in which there is a lessened acuteness of sensory perception, a confusion of ideas, and a loss of mental control, followed by a more or less unconscious state
Avenge - Shall not my Soul be avenged on such a nation as this? ...
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Shur - Oh, how precious the faith that enables a Soul to say, under all wilderness straits and difficulties, Thou God seest me! Oh, for all the family of Jesus to call such wildernesses Beer-lahai-roi—namely, the well of him that liveth and seeth me!...
Belly - ...
Psalm 17:14 (b) The word is used to describe the innermost part of the Soul which actually does feel a deep satisfaction and gratification for the blessings of life even though one does not acknowledge GOD, nor His claims. The Lord is telling us that what we take into our own Souls, digest it, mingle and mix it with faith and trust, is ready to go forth to others and to bring the life-giving blessing to them
Mahlon - In such seasons there is always a famine, not perhaps of bread and water, but a famine to the Soul in not hearing the word of the Lord
Calling - ...
2 Peter 1:10 (b) Here is a request to examine one's self carefully and thoroughly to see whether the gift of eternal life has really been implanted in the Soul and whether the person is really saved
Snare - , but which may end in the loss of the Soul
Woman - Solomon, speaking of women, said that such as his Soul sought for he did not find one in a thousand
Albigenses - The good spirit created the Soul but the evil one imprisoned it in the body, which is evil from its source. To deliver Souls from this evil and punishment, the good spirit, God, sent Jesus Christ who is only a creature
Ensign - Oh! may the Holy Ghost lift him up to my Soul continually, that the Amaleks of the day may have no momentary success, until that my God hath put out, as he hath sworn, the name of Amalek from under heaven! (Exodus 17:10-16)...
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Liberty - Christ is then the object before the Soul, and not self
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Second, the word represents a group of intimates with whom one shares confidential matters: “O my Soul, come not thou into their [3] secret; unto their assembly, mine honor, be not thou united …” ( Epicureans - The Soul, he taught, was indissolubly connected with the body
Cheer - ...
At sight of thee my gloomy Soul cheers up
Peace - This word is used in commanding silence or quiet as, peace to this troubled Soul
Schism - The Church regards her unity as of such vital importance to her ownlife and to the life of each individual Soul, she bids us pray inthe Litany, "From all false doctrine, heresy, and Schism, Good Lord,deliver us
Canticle of Canticles - It is an allegorical poem which expresses: basically, the predilection of the Lord for the Chosen People; prophetically, the betrothal of Christ with His Church; universally, the love of God for a devoted Soul; accommodatively, in the liturgy of the Church, the delight of God in the Soul of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He sings, in allegory, of Divine love and human Souls
Dog - my Soul (literally, my unique one, unique in its preciousness) from the Jewish rabble; as "deliver My Soul from the sword" is Messiah's cry for deliverance from the Roman soldiery and governor
Well - Genesis 21:19 (c) We may use this as a type of that sweet experience of the Soul wherein the desolate and distracted Christian finds precious truths in the Word of GOD. ...
John 4:14 (a) This is plainly a type of the Holy Spirit abounding abundantly in the Soul of the Christian
Faith, - There is no virtue or merit in the faith itself; but it links the Soul with the infinite God. ...
THE FAITHis at times referred to in the sense of 'the truth;' that which has been recorded, and which the Christian has believed, to the saving of his Soul
Idleness - It undermines every virtue in the Soul. Having once tainted the Soul, it leaves no part of it sound; and at the same time gives not those alarms to conscience which the eruptions of bolder and fiercer emotions often occasion
Labor - 53:11 ‛âmâl is used of the toilsome “labor” of the Messiah’s Soul: “He shall see of the travail of his Soul
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Here would my Soul, methinks, frequently wander in sacred meditation, that glory which shall be revealed. And here my contemplating Soul would listen to the angel's words who graced the Lord Jesus's triumph, and still hear, in the ear of faith, their blessed tidings vibrating in the sweetest sound on my ravished senses--"Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come, in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven
Solomon, Song of - It is an allegorical poem which expresses: basically, the predilection of the Lord for the Chosen People; prophetically, the betrothal of Christ with His Church; universally, the love of God for a devoted Soul; accommodatively, in the liturgy of the Church, the delight of God in the Soul of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He sings, in allegory, of Divine love and human Souls
Song of Solomon - It is an allegorical poem which expresses: basically, the predilection of the Lord for the Chosen People; prophetically, the betrothal of Christ with His Church; universally, the love of God for a devoted Soul; accommodatively, in the liturgy of the Church, the delight of God in the Soul of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He sings, in allegory, of Divine love and human Souls
Lucanus (1) - He accuses him of going beyond other heretics who merely denied the resurrection of the body, and of maintaining that not even the Soul would rise, but some other thing, neither Soul nor body. Some commentators, taking a jest of Tertullian's too literally, have, without good reason, ascribed to Lucanus a doctrine of transmigration of Souls of men into bodies of brutes
Intermediate State - To Paul, those who die in Christ go immediately into Christ's presence in a noncomplete (unresurrected) form, there to await his second coming when their Soul will be reunited with a resurrected body. The Soul has shed its body and is naked (2 Corinthians 5:3-4 ). Paul does not attempt to describe what the disembodied Soul is like; he only knows it is a temporary state
Dream - It was asserted by the Cartesians and Leibniz, and as stoutly denied by Locke, that the Soul is always thinking; but many modern writers consider that dreaming takes place only during the process of waking. Myers (Human Personality) regards dreams, with certain other mental states, as being ‘uprushes’ from the subliminal self, and sleep with all its phenomena as the refreshing of the Soul by the influences of the world of spirit. Many recent writers enjoin the cultivation of restfulness and repose of the Soul in order that sleep may be beneficial and may not be disturbed by unpleasant dreams
Together - 49:6: “O my Soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honor, be not thou united. The word can be used meaning “self, my Soul”: “Deliver my Soul from the sword, my life [1] from the power of the dog” ( Conversion - ) A spiritual and moral change attending a change of belief with conviction; a change of heart; a change from the service of the world to the service of God; a change of the ruling disposition of the Soul, involving a transformation of the outward life
Faith - "Divine, or as it is called, Catholic Faith is a gift ofGod and a light of the Soul; illuminated by which, a man assentsfully and unreservedly to all which Almighty God has revealed andwhich He proposes to us by His Church to be believed, whetherwritten or unwritten
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As to the nature of the change, it consists in the implanting of a new principle or disposition in the Soul; the impartation of spiritual life to those who are by nature "dead in trespasses and sins
Godliness - ; Scott's Christian Life: Scougall's Life of God in the Soul of Man
Narrow - ...
In this sense and the former, it is often prefixed to mind or Soul, & 100: as narrow-minded narrow-souled narrow-hearted
Detraction - "O! my Soul, come thou not into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour be not thou united
Sorrow: For Sin Absorbing - ' ...
If one absorbing thought can thus take precedence of every other in the affairs of life, is it so very wonderful that men aroused to care for the life to come should be altogether swallowed up with grief at the dread discovery that they are by reason of sin condemned of God? Fine or foul may the weather be, but if the Soul be under the wrath of God its woeful condition will make it careless of surroundings
Devour - To destroy spiritually to ruin the Soul
Pot - ...
John 4:28 (c) This may be used as a type of earthly desires and preparations for earthly pleasures which are laid aside as of no further use when the Soul trusts CHRIST and is satisfied with the water of life
Plastic Nature - of the Soul, 50: 3: 100: 12; Ray's Wisdom of God, p
Dumb - Then, when the Lord gives deliverance and salvation, the song begins in the heart, and the Soul rejoices afresh
Morsel - Moth - ...
Ecclesiastes 11:6 (c) This represents the bright times in life when the sun is shining, the birds are singing and the Soul is filled with hope and joy
Assurance - The gospel reaches a Soul in power, and in the Holy Ghost and in 'much full assurance
Hard - Besides other meanings which are still in use, ‘hard’ sometimes means close: Judges 9:52 ‘And Abimelech … went hard unto the door of the tower to burn it with fire’; Psalms 63:8 ‘My Soul followeth hard after thee’; Acts 18:7 ‘Justus … whose house joined hard to the synagogue
Antinomianism - We are to love God with all our heart, Soul, strength, and mind, and our neighbor as ourselves (Luke 10:27) and, thereby, avoid the offense of sin which cost God His only begotten Son
Tabernacle - ) Figuratively: The human body, as the temporary abode of the Soul
Mene - Doth not every day an hand-writing, even the solemn word of God, appear on the wall of every sinner's conscience? And are not the awful judgments threatened thereon fully executed? Who shall describe the trembling loins of sinners, and the paleness of Soul, which seizeth them in the dying hour, on entering eternity?...
Jonathan - This valiant and generous prince loved David as his own Soul, 1 Samuel 18:1-4 19:2 20:1-42 ; and though convinced that his friend was chosen of God for the throne, nobly yielded his own pretensions, and reconciled fidelity to his father with the most pure and disinterested friendship for David
Quiet - To calm to appease to pacify to lull to tranquilize as, to quiet the Soul when agitated to quiet the passions to quiet the clamors of a nation to quiet the disorders of a city or town
Sick, Communion of the - The state of grace is required in the sick as the proper disposition of Soul
Pool, Pond - ]'>[3] ‘all they that work for hire shall be grieved in Soul
Reverse - - Or affectations quite reverse the Soul
Dreams - The Scripture declares that the influence of the Spirit of God upon the Soul extends to its sleeping as well as its waking thoughts
Milk - While it is true that the Word of God, like "milk," nourishes the Soul, and this is involved in the exhoration, the only other occurrence in the NT is Romans 12:1 , where it is translated "reasonable," i
Bowing - The late Canon Liddon, in one of his sermons, said, "Thereverence of the Soul is best secured when the body, its companionand instrument, is reverent also
Body - Paul’s doctrine of man was formed under Hellenistic influences, and that he sets up a rigid dualism between body and Soul, matter and spirit (cf. It is true that he makes use of the contrasted terms ‘flesh’ and ‘spirit,’ ‘body’ and ‘soul,’ which had become general among the Jews through familiarity with the Septuagint , and were thus indirectly due to contact with the Greek world. Paul’s doctrine of man was firmly rooted in the soil of OT teaching, and anything like the Greek dualistic antithesis between body and Soul was far from his thoughts. The body, no less than the Soul, was essential to human nature in its completeness, though the body, as the part that links man to Nature, held a lower place than the Soul or spirit by which he came into relation with God. These two strands of thought-the essentiality of the body to a complete human nature, and its subordination to the Soul-run through all the Apostle’s anthropological teaching, and come into clear view in his teaching on the subjects of sin, death, sanctification, and the future life. The antithesis of flesh and spirit, then, cannot be interpreted as amounting to a dualistic opposition between man’s body and his Soul. Paul lends no support to the doctrine of these Greek philosophers who saw in it a liberation of the Soul from bondage to the body as such (cf. In his view, death was not a liberation of the Soul from bondage, but an interruption, due to sin (Romans 6:23), of the natural solidarity of the two component parts of human nature. Had he thought of the body as something essentially evil, had he not been persuaded of its absolute worth, his hopes for the future life must have centred in a bare doctrine of the immortality of the Soul, and not, as they actually did, in the resurrection of the body
Tabernacle - What a blessed Soul-refreshing view of the Lord Jesus as JEHOVAH'S Tabernacle, is this!...
And what endears it yet more is, that the Holy Ghost immediately adds in the following Scripture, concerning the church's interest and completeness in him, "And ye are complete in him. ...
Pause, I beseech you, reader, over the Soul-transporting subject
Much - Exodus 12 ...
The Soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way. Then take as much as thy Soul desireth
Oil - ...
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Numbers 6:15 (c) In this passage the oil again seems to represent the Holy Spirit actuating the life, filling the Soul, and especially the coming of the Spirit upon the Lord JESUS CHRIST. ...
Isaiah 61:3 (b) The joy of heart, the freedom of Soul, and the radiance of spirit are compared to oil because of its sweetness, smoothness and value
Body, Bodily - , 1 Corinthians 5:3 , and from psuche, "the Soul," e. "Soma, 'body,' and pneuma, 'spirit,' may be separated; pneuma and psuche, 'soul,' can only be distinguished" (Cremer)
Bezer - Now Christ is the only refuge for the manslayer of the Soul to flee unto; for every sinner is a Soul-murderer: he hath slain his own Soul. And is there not joy and peace in believing when the Soul abounds in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost? Neither were the other three cities appointed beyond Jordan by Joshua, less striking, when considered in reference to Christ
Feasts - And I venture to believe, that though this trumpet was never sounded but once in forty-nine years, and consequently few, if any, ever heard it before, or ever lived to hear it a second Jubilee, yet there was not a Soul in the camp but understood the joyful sound, and felt the meaning (if I may be allowed the expression,) like the archangel's trumpet, as it will be understood by all flesh, when Jesus comes to judgment. ...
Doth not every regenerated child of God in honouring the Lord's day, honour at the same time the Lord's work; and while he celebrates God the Father's resting from the works of the old creation, celebrate also God the Father's work in the new creation of his precious Soul in Christ Jesus? (See Ephesians 2:10) And in the celebration of the sabbath in honour of God the Son, who by his triumph over death, hell, and the grave, when he arose on that day, and manifested himself to be the resurrection and the life; doth not every regenerated child of God thereby prove, "that he is risen with Christ from dead works, to serve the living and true God?" Yea, doth he not manifest his personal interest in that sweet promise, by those acts of giving honour to his Lord, where it said, "Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection; on such the second death hath no power. Jesus himself is indeed the Jubilee; yea, the very sabbath of the Soul. And when at his house, at his table, at his ordinances, in his word, in every promise, and by every providence, the Soul is kept alive by grace in him, the feast is not at stated periods only, but continual. Jesus is the life of the Soul; and the portion for ever
Heart - Lêbab is often compounded with “soul” for emphasis, as in Soul” (cf. Nepesh (“soul; life; self”) is translated “heart” fifteen times in the KJV. Lêb is also used of God in this sense: “… and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole Soul” ( Soul clave unto Dinah … and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel
Death - Unlike the Greeks, who largely understood a person as a Soul entrapped in a body, the ancient Hebrews depicted the person as a psychosomatic (body-soul) unity. When this body-soul union failed in death, the Hebrews did not visualize the escape of the Soul from the body, but the actual death of the self. ...
Conclusions The New Testament assumed the Old Testament concept of body-soul unity and the late Old Testament and intertestamental concept of resurrection. Unlike Greek philosophers who downplayed the significance of death by emphasizing the immortality of the Soul, the biblical writers affirmed that death is real
Independency - A Statement of Faith, adopted at Kansas City in 1913, is the sole creed of Congregationalism in America; it subscribes to the freedom of the individual Soul and the independence of each local church
Fathers, Pilgrim - A Statement of Faith, adopted at Kansas City in 1913, is the sole creed of Congregationalism in America; it subscribes to the freedom of the individual Soul and the independence of each local church
National Council of Congregational Churches in the - A Statement of Faith, adopted at Kansas City in 1913, is the sole creed of Congregationalism in America; it subscribes to the freedom of the individual Soul and the independence of each local church
Life, Contemplative - To this end he strives to prepare his Soul by the exercise of Christian virtues, by estrangement from the world, profession of vows contrary to the worldly spirit, silence as an aid to converse with God, and by self-mortification
Oil of Saints - A chemical analysis has shown that the fluid is water, but since it came into contact with the relics of the saint, the fact justifies the practise of using it as a remedy for diseases of body and Soul
Manna Oil of Saints - A chemical analysis has shown that the fluid is water, but since it came into contact with the relics of the saint, the fact justifies the practise of using it as a remedy for diseases of body and Soul
Good Shepherd, Parable of the - The differences between them are of the kind that may be expected in two parallel versions of the same discourse, teaching essentially the same lesson; the value of the Soul in the eyes of God, whence flows the necessity of doing everything to reclaim one on the way to perdition, the point brought out especially by Saint Matthew, and the joy of God over the conversion of the sinner, the point brought out especially by Saint Luke
Summer - Psalm 32:4 (a) This describes the depressing condition of David's heart, and the lack of joy in his Soul
Revelation - Isaiah 25:7 ; (b) 'the mystery,' the purpose of God in this age, Romans 16:25 ; Ephesians 3:3 ; (c) the communication of the knowledge of God to the Soul, Ephesians 1:17 ; (d) an expression of the mind of God for the instruction of the church, 1 Corinthians 14:6,26 , for the instruction of the Apostle Paul, 2 Corinthians 12:1,7 ; Galatians 1:12 , and for his guidance, Galatians 2:2 ; (e) the Lord Jesus Christ, to the saints at His Parousia, 1 Corinthians 1:7 , RV (AV, 'coming'); 1 Peter 1:7 , RV (AV, 'appearing'),13; 4:13; (f) the Lord Jesus Christ when He comes to dispense the judgments of God, 2 Thessalonians 1:7 ; cp
Epistle - The one is essentially a spontaneous product dominated throughout by the image of the reader, his sympathies and interests, instinct also with the writer's own Soul: it is virtually one half of an imaginary dialogue, the suppressed responses of the other party shaping the course of what is actually written
Coming to Christ: as a Sinner - My Soul has done this many a time, when her evidences of salvation have been dim; and I bid you do the same when you are in like case: only do come with simple faith to him, and you shall receive joy and peace
Talapoins - They believe in a universal pervading spirit, and in the immortality and transmigration of the Soul; but they extend this last doctrine not only to animals but to vegetables and rocks
Christ: Welcoming Sinners - A touching picture of the Soul who is aroused by the Spirit of God and blown out of its own reckoning by the winds of conviction; and the warm reception which the weary little bird received at the hands of the passengers conveys but a faint idea of that welcome which will greet the worn-out, sin-sick Souls who will commit themselves into the hands of the only Savior
Lost Sheep - The differences between them are of the kind that may be expected in two parallel versions of the same discourse, teaching essentially the same lesson; the value of the Soul in the eyes of God, whence flows the necessity of doing everything to reclaim one on the way to perdition, the point brought out especially by Saint Matthew, and the joy of God over the conversion of the sinner, the point brought out especially by Saint Luke
Melt - My Soul melteth for heaviness--strengthen thou me
Eating And Drinking - The servant waits till the master has eaten and drunken, and afterwards he eats and drinks (Luke 17:8); in the days of Noah men went on eating and drinking, heedless of the coming flood (Luke 17:27-28); and the rich fool still says to his Soul, ‘Take thine ease, eat, drink, be merry’ (Luke 12:19)
Function - ) The natural or assigned action of any power or faculty, as of the Soul, or of the intellect; the exertion of an energy of some determinate kind
Raskolnik - " the Judaizers; the Molokane, who refuse to recognize civil authority or to take oaths; the Dukhobortsy, or Dukhobors, who are communistic, marry without ceremony, and believe that Christ was human, but that his Soul reappears at intervals in living men; the Khlysty, who countenance anthropolatory, are ascetics, practice continual self-flagellation, and reject marriage; the Skoptsy, who practice castration; and a section of the Bezpopovtsy, or priestless sect, which disbelieve in prayers for the Czar and in marriage
Body - The frame of an animal the material substance of an animal, in distinction from the living principle of beasts, and the Soul of man
Inform - ...
--Breathes in our Soul, informs our vital part
Born - ...
1 Peter 1:23 (a) This also is a statement concerning the wonderful transaction that takes place when the Word of GOD reveals to Soul the value of CHRIST JESUS the Lord
Hardeneth - After these tendencies are revealed in the Soul and life, then GOD takes these men at their word and seals their decisions upon themselves
Health - Psalm 42:11 (a) This word is used to express the joy of the heart and the peace of the Soul which are so easily reflected in the face. ...
Proverbs 12:18 (a) By this figure we understand that those who speak wisely and well to others bring blessing to the hearers so that they rejoice in life and are prosperous in their Souls
Sling - 1 Samuel 25:29, "the Soul of thine enemies Itc will hurl away in the cup (kaph ) of the sling
Expectation - My Soul, wait thou only on God, for my expectation is from him
Threshold - It is a picture of the way the Spirit gradually ceases to work with a Soul when that person deliberately turns against GOD and accepts false teachings
Garden, Gardener - It is also used figuratively of great blessing: when Israel is restored, "their Soul shall be as a watered garden," Jeremiah 31:12 ; whereas under God's judgements they were like a garden that had no water
Table - " It represents good things taken into the person's Soul and mind: there it is mixed with their own ideas and notions and this mixture is given out for others to feed on, and to accept as the doctrine of GOD
Potiphar - ...
Joseph's feet at first "they afflicted with fetters, the iron entered into has Soul" (1618094813_86); but Jehovah gave him favor in the sight of "the keeper of the prison," probably distinct from Potiphar
Truth - Truth is not simply that which is held as dogma, but must be received in the Soul
Ebenezer - " Even in the moment of writing do I find cause to set up the Ebenezer of the morning, "hitherto hath the Lord helped!" And, reader, what a sweet additional thought is it, in the full assurance of faith, to refresh the Soul, that he who hath hitherto helped, and doth help, will help, through grace, in life, and in glory, to all eternity
Remain - 1:21); “His Soul shall dwell at ease …” ( Apollinarians - He maintained that the body which Christ assumed was endowed with a sensitive, and not a rational, Soul; and that the divine nature performed the functions of reason, and supplied the place of the intellectual principle in man
Sanctification - Sanctification in this world must be complete; the whole nature must be sanctified, all sin must be utterly abolished, or the Soul can never be admitted into the glorious presence of God, 1 John 2:15-16 ; 1 Peter 1:15 ; Revelation 21:27 ; yet the saints, while here, are in a state of spiritual warfare with Satan and his temptations, with the world and its influence, 2 Corinthians 2:11 ; Galatians 5:17 ; Galatians 5:24 ; Romans 7:23 ; Hebrews 12:14
Occasion - " In the NT it occurs as follows: "(a) the Law provided sin with a base of operations for its attack upon the Soul, Romans 7:8,11 ; (b) the irreproachable conduct of the Apostle provided his friends with a base of operations against his detractors, 2 Corinthians 5:12 ; (c) by refusing temporal support at Corinth he deprived these detractors of their base of operations against him, 2 Corinthians 11:12 ; (d) Christian freedom is not to provide a base of operations for the flesh, Galatians 5:13 ; (e) unguarded behavior on the part of young widows (and the same is true of all believers) would provide Satan with a base of operations against the faith, 1 Timothy 5:14
Naked, Nakedness - A — 1: γυμνός (Strong's #1131 — Adjective — gumnos — goom-nos' ) signifies (a) "unclothed," Mark 14:52 ; in Matthew 14:51 it is used as a noun ("his" and "body" being italicized); (b) "scantily or poorly clad," Matthew 25:36,38,43,44 ; Acts 19:16 (with torn garments); James 2:15 ; (c) "clad in the undergarment only" (the outer being laid aside), John 21:7 (see CLOTHING); (d) metaphorically, (1) of "a bare seed," 1 Corinthians 15:37 ; (2) of "the Soul without the body," 2 Corinthians 5:3 ; (3) of "things exposed to the all-seeing eye of God," Hebrews 4:13 ; (4) of "the carnal condition of a local church," Revelation 3:17 ; (5) of "the similar state of an individual," Revelation 16:15 ; (b) of "the desolation of religious Babylon," Revelation 17:16
Death - Is taken in Scripture, first, for the separation of body and Soul, the first death, Genesis 25:11 ; secondly, for alienation from God, and exposure to his wrath, 1 John 3:14 , etc. ...
Natural death is described as a yielding up of the breath, or spirit, expiring, Psalm 104:29 ; as a return to our original dust, Genesis 3:19 Ecclesiastes 12:7 ; as the Soul's laying off the body, its clothing, 2 Corinthians 5:3,4 , or the tent in which it has dwelt, 2 Corinthians 5:1 2 Peter 1:13,14
Saints, Manna Oil of - A chemical analysis has shown that the fluid is water, but since it came into contact with the relics of the saint, the fact justifies the practise of using it as a remedy for diseases of body and Soul
Saints, Oil of - A chemical analysis has shown that the fluid is water, but since it came into contact with the relics of the saint, the fact justifies the practise of using it as a remedy for diseases of body and Soul
Blood - It was solemnly sprinkled upon the altar and the mercy seat, "for it is the blood that maketh atonement for the Soul," Leviticus 17:1-16 the life of the victim for the life of the sinner
Oppression - Oppression of guilt weighing upon the sinner’s Soul was a condition which never failed specially to elicit ‘Christ’s sympathy and pity (Matthew 11:28-30 according to the interpretation that commends itself to the present writer)
House - This house must have a right foundation, JESUS CHRIST:...
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a heating plant to keep the heart and Soul on fire for GOD;...
a kitchen so that the food may be prepared for the Soul;...
a library for the education and instruction of the mind;...
a music room to keep the heart singing;...
a parlor for hospitality;...
a bedroom for rest;...
a bath room for cleansing;...
an attic for storage;...
and also the light of the Word and the water of the Spirit
Kedar - " (Psalms 120:5) The expression is figurative, meaning, that in this world a child of God finds himself not at home, nor those with whom he sojourns favourable to the promotion of the work of grace in the heart; and hence the Soul goes lean from day to day, and to her own view appears wretched and black, like the tents of Kedar. On the other hand, the covenant of promise full of grace and mercy, giving as it doth, a joy and peace in believing to the Soul, lightens the countenance, and makes the child of God comely
House - And the conscious sense of his presence, in upholding, acting upon, comforting, refreshing, stengthening, and witnessing to the Soul, and for the Lord in the Soul, these are among the most blessed evidences in the enjoyment of the household of faith
Wine - The money realized from the sale of a tithe of all their harvest was to be spent “for whatsoever thy Soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy Soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the Lord thy God, and thou shalt rejoice …” ( Redemption - From thence the subject rises to the redemption of the Soul or life, forfeited because of sin. Man cannot give to God a ransom for his brother: for the redemption of the Soul is precious, or costly, and it (that is, redemption) ceaseth, or must be given up, for ever: that is, all thought of attempting to give a ransom must be relinquished — it is too costly
Resurrection - " God said, "I AM the God of Abraham" when Abraham was dead; but God is the God of the living, Abraham must therefore live again and already lives in God's sure purpose, not a disembodied spirit, which would be no restoration of man in his integrity, but as heir of an abiding city suited to man with perfect body, Soul, and spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 11:8-16). Abraham's Soul now receives blessings from God, but will only "live unto God" when he receives again the body. ) So David (Psalms 16:9-11; Psalms 17:14-15) anticipates his "soul not being left in hades," so that "his flesh shall rest in hope," and his "awaking with Jehovah's likeness"; fulfilled in Christ the Head first (Acts 2:25-31), and hereafter to be so in His members. Soulish or animal) body and the resurrection body which 1 Corinthians 15:44-45 call a "spirit-animated body," in contrast to the "natural
Flesh - (5) One element of the nature of man in combination or contrast with the others, such as ‘soul’ ( Psalms 63:1 ), ‘heart’ ( Psalms 73:26 ), ‘soul’ and ‘heart’ ( Psalms 84:2 ); while it is the lower element, it is recognized even in man’s relation to God ( Job 19:26 ). Paul’s culture is Rabbinic rather than Hellenistic; (2) the body is capable of sanctification as well as the spirit ( 1 Thessalonians 5:23 , 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 , 2 Corinthians 7:1 ); (3) the body as well as the Soul will be raised from the dead, although it will be changed ( 1 Corinthians 15:44-50 ); (4) the Christian salvation is in the present life, and not only after the death of the body ( St
Hymenaeus - ) charged his adversaries with alleging that even death itself was to be understood in a spiritual sense, since death was not the separation of body and Soul, but ignorance of God, by reason of which man is dead to God, and is not less buried in error than he would be in the grave. And a little later in the same chapter Clement tells us that the followers of Valentinus called the Catholics ‘psychical,’ as did the ‘Phrygians,’ the implication being that the Catholics thought, when death was mentioned, of the death of the body, and the Gnostics of the death of the Soul. ‘It is “the Souls” of the martyrs that St. It is not impossible that ‘Hymenaeus’ is an ironical nickname denoting that the bearer was one who shared the Gnostic dislike of marriage, or else scoffing at the Gnostic doctrine of the mystic marriage of the Soul with the spirit
Sabbath - " (Isaiah 28:12) is the very Sabbath of the Soul. Hence the psalmist saith, (Psalms 116:7) "Return unto thy rest, O my Soul, for the Lord hath dwelt bountifully with thee. And surely JEHOVAH hath dealt bountifully with the Souls of all his. redeemed, when like the dove returning to the ark whom she found no rest out of the ark for the sole of her foot, we return to the Lord Jesus, the only rest for the Soul, and our salvation for ever. The Apostle to the Hebrews makes a short but beautiful observation on the spiritual tendency of the Sabbath when with an eye to Jesus he represents the believing Soul resting in Christ as the rest for the people of God
Grace - Irresistibly the Soul’s interior experience of that fellowship postulates a realm of Divine prevenience and generosity. Grace is thus a purely religious affirmation expressing the Soul’s assurance that God’s goodness is the beginning, medium, and end of its life. Here God is not simply a great First Cause: first in time, foremost in space; He is rather the background and dynamic force of man’s inner being, and, for its sake, of all created being; enfolding and comprehending it, giving it its origin, reason of existence, unity, completeness, final end; the envelope of the whole by which the parts do their best and issue in their most fruitful results, so that the Soul is a harmony of linked forces,* [22] This experience, which on one side is regeneration and on the other is conversion, is one which leaves the Soul different for ever from what it was before; yet not in such wise as to prevent the Soul itself living on, or as to raise the Soul above its limitations and failings, so that it will not fall from grace, and will be kept from sin. It is always attended by the clear consciousness of the effort being ‘in God,’ ‘in Christ,’ and as wholly their work as the Soul’s. ...
This double consciousness of Divine and human action, nevertheless, does not divide the Soul. On the contrary, the more deeply it proceeds, the more does the Soul wake up and fuse itself into single vital volition to cast off what is inconsistent with its growing self and to mould what remains into better consistency. The Soul as the subject of grace is not an automaton but a person, and the two actions are but two moments of one motion whose activities are not juxtaposed but interpenetrate in an organic unity
the Angel of the Church in Smyrna - I praise Thee, O Father, for all Thy Soul-saving benefits. So may our Lord gather my Soul among His elect, Amen. In our first death our Souls will leave our bodies, and then corruption will so set in upon our dead bodies that those who loved us best will be the first to bury us out of their sight. Now, whatever else and whatever beyond that the second death is, it begins with God leaving our Souls. God is the Soul of our Souls. He is the life, the strength, the support, the light, the peace, the fountain, of all kinds of life in Soul and body. And when He leaves our Souls that is the beginning of the second death. Only, God does not, properly speaking, leave the Soul. He is driven out of the Soul. In spite of all that God could do, in spite of all that love and grace and truth could do, the lost Soul has banished God for ever out of itself. Had Polycarp feared death more than he feared Him who was now alive; had he feared the fires in the market-place of Smyrna more than the fires that are not quenched; had he deserted his post in Smyrna because of its difficulties; had his Soul soured at God and man because of his poverty; when he was reviled, had he reviled back again; when he suffered, had he threatened; and had he reproached Christ when he was bribed with his life so to do,-Polycarp is here told plainly that he would have died the second death with all that it involves. Have we not seen that in the second death the Soul is forsaken of God? And was He not forsaken till Golgotha for the time was like Gehenna itself to Him? He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the Churches: He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death
Mind/Reason - The Old Testament terms that serve as references to the mind or reason most often (especially "heart, " "spirit, " "soul") are not limited to these meanings, but cover a wide range of ideas as they seek to describe the inward or invisible dimensions of the human being in a holistic manner (characteristic of "Oriental" thought). ...
Developments in the Hebrew Old Testament are not, for lack of such specialized vocabulary, to be thought of as less sophisticated, but rather as closely related to the Hebrew culture, which considered the intellectual and emotional dimensions of human life from the perspective of the whole person: heart, Soul, and spirit are not separate parts of the inner person, but each is a reference to the whole inner person and is to be viewed in relation to the body. ...
The Soul as the Mind and Reason . Another term for the inner person that can refer to the intellectual or mental dimension of life is "soul" (nepes [ 1 Chronicles 22:19 ; 28:9 ). "Soul" describes a man from the perspective of the choices he makes in Deuteronomy 18:6 , and as a thinking, inquiring being (Ecclesiastes 7:28 ). The thought, counsel, or mind of God is also described with the Hebrew term "soul" in 1 Samuel 2:35 . Thus Jesus affirms the relevance of Deuteronomy 6:5 : "love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your Soul and with all your mind" (Matthew 22:37 ). Towner...
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Death (2) - (Luke 12:4 = Matthew 10:28), where it is expressly declared that life resides in the Soul, over which God alone has power. The accident of death, of the separation of the Soul from its material body, can make little difference to the essential man. ...
Attempts have been made to connect these miracles and the whole conception of death as sleep, with the contemporary Jewish belief that for three days the Soul still lingered in the neighbourhood of the dead body. John emphasizes the ‘four days’ that had elapsed since the death of Lazarus, whose Soul must thus have finally departed from his body when Jesus revived him. The thought of it ought therefore to guard us against over-anxiety about the things of this world, and to keep us always watchful, and mindful of the true issues of life (‘This night thy Soul shall be required of thee’ [3]; parable of Rich Man and Lazarus
Death is thus regarded not as a single incident but as a condition, in which the Soul remains until, through the power of Christ, it passes into the opposite condition of life
Sun - Sometimes it represents earth's light from human minds, mental arguments and reasonings which destroy the effective power of the Word of GOD in the Soul
Election of Grace - Faith and repentance and all other graces are the exercises of a regenerated Soul; and regeneration is God's work, a "new creature
Advent: Looking For the - The same preparation sufficed for both, the longing Soul was satisfied with either
Safety of Believers - '0 thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt ?' What though there be fears within and fightings without, he who bought his people with his own blood cannot lose his inheritance, and will not permit any enemy to wrest from his hand the satisfaction of his Soul
Transformations of Grace - Tarsaving is all well enough, but Soul-saving is better
Dignity - The man who deliberately injures another, whether male or female, has no true dignity of Soul
Kidney - When the word is used figuratively of humans, KJV usually translates the term as “reins” (for example, Jeremiah 12:2 ; Revelation 2:23 ); NRSV uses “mind” (Revelation 2:23 ), “heart” (Job 19:27 ; Psalm 7:9 ; Psalm 16:7 , Psalm 73:21 ; Jeremiah 12:2 ), “vitals” (Lamentations 3:13 ), “soul” (Proverbs 23:16 ), or “inward parts” (Psalm 139:13 ; but see Job 16:13 )
Jonathan - This valiant and generous prince, "strong like a lion and swift like an eagle," 2 Samuel 1:23, loved David as his own Soul
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Romans 6:11 (a) Here the word "alive" refers to the presence of the new eternal life in the Soul which is given to any person when he trusts JESUS CHRIST. When these have CHRIST revealed to their Souls by the Holy Spirit through the Word of GOD they are said to be made "alive" because they belong to CHRIST
Wells - It is the Holy Spirit, the power of life that springs up in the Soul towards its heavenly source
Distress - 42:21 (the first occurrence): “We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his Soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear
Life - God breathed into man's nostrils 'the breath of life; and man became a living Soul
Blasphemy - So a desperate resistance to the gracious influence of the Holy Spirit shuts up the Soul to irretrievable ruin
Lord's Supper - The dogma of the Romish church, that the bread is changed into the very body and Soul of Christ, which the priest offers anew in sacrifice, is contrary to the Scripture and to all the senses, as it is also to commonsense
Shakespeare, Religion of - The most definite declaration which has been brought forward as yet is Shakespeare's will, which opens with the name of God, into whose hands Shakespeare commends his Soul, hoping and believing, through the merits of Jesus Christ, to partake of life everlasting
Religion of Shakespeare - The most definite declaration which has been brought forward as yet is Shakespeare's will, which opens with the name of God, into whose hands Shakespeare commends his Soul, hoping and believing, through the merits of Jesus Christ, to partake of life everlasting
Baptism - Baptism signifies--
A confession of faith in Christ; ...
A cleansing or washing of the Soul from sin; ...
A death to sin and a new life in righteousness
Holy Week - Each dayis significant, thus: The first day of the week, the Sixth Sunday inLent, is called Palm Sunday, in reference to the palms strewn in ourLord's way on His entrance into Jerusalem; Monday and Tuesdaywitnessed the final disputations with the Jews; Wednesday standsout as the day of the Lord's Betrayal and the beginning of the eventswhich reached their climax on Good Friday; Thursday is ever to beremembered as the day of the Commands, first, concerning love, andsecondly, the institution of the Blessed Sacrament with its "Do thisin remembrance of Me"; Good Friday, the day of the Crucifixion andDeath, and Saturday, Easter Even, which commemorates the Descentof our Lord's Soul into Hell while His Body rested in the grave
Heifer - ’ To the awakened conscience ‘sin was death, and had wrought death, and the dead body as well as the spiritually dead Soul were the evidence of its sway’; while cedar-wood, hyssop, and scarlet may ultimately have been regarded-though this is more doubtful-as ‘the symbols of imperishable existence, freedom from corruption, and fulness of life’ (A. Rejecting the Philonic distinction between Levitical washings as directed to the purification of the body and sacrifices as intended to effect a purgation of the Soul, he views the whole ritual of lustration and sin-offering alike as an opus operatum which can at the best purify only the body
Meat - It is a lovely picture of the sweet, precious and delightful food which we find in the Lord JESUS CHRIST as we partake of Him for the blessing of our Souls. Rather He offers us the blessings of the Christian life as food for our Souls and hearts. The mother says to her baby, "I could eat you up!" It is a figure which indicates that the heart, Soul and life are wrapped up in the Son of GOD. ...
1 Corinthians 8:13 (a) It is quite evident that Paul uses this figure to show that he would not do anything which his own Soul desired, if the doing of it would hurt the heart and the feelings of one of GOD's dear children. GOD wants our Souls to be strong and healthy because we are resting upon the facts of the Scriptures, and not on the fancies of men
Water - He does not stay dormant in the Soul, but works up and out in the life, and produces evidences of His presence. This also represents the Holy Spirit, and we drink Him into our Souls and lives, as the living Lord, who satisfies the cravings of the heart for the things of GOD. ...
Isaiah 58:11 (a) The Soul that is blessed by GOD, who walks with GOD, and loves the Word of GOD will be filled with joy and gladness, his life will be beautiful in character, and he will be a blessing to many
Mount - And what it is to the church at large, such is it to every child of God during the dark shades of night, until the day of the renewed life breaks in upon the Soul at conversion. ...
Oh, that the Lord may graciously enable every one of this description to say with the church, Until the day of grace break, and the shadows flee away, I will get me to the mountain, the church, there the myrrh of Christ's fragrancy in sufferings will refresh me, until the day of glory and the everlasting light, unmixed with the shades of night, shall break in upon my Soul, and I shall then dwell in the everlasting mountain of the house of God for ever! Amen
Humanity - ...
Theologians have often discussed whether individual humans are composed of just body and Soul, or of body, Soul, and spirit. Biblical words for “soul” often indicate the entire person, especially as longing or striving for life (1 Samuel 1:15 ; Psalm 42:1-2 ; Proverbs 13:19 ). See Image of God ; Body ; Soul ; Spirit ; Creation ; Sin ; Freedom ; Spirit ; Church ; Body of Christ
Sadducees - Pharisaism, with all its faults, was the heart and Soul of the nation, the steward of its treasures the Holy Scriptures the trustee of its vitalizing hope. 4) that they denied the immortality of the Soul. The Sadducees did not deny the immortality of the Soul
Pharisees - But, according to Josephus, this resurrection of theirs was no more than a Pythagorean resurrection, that is, of the Soul only, by its transmigration into another body, and being born anew with it. From the resurrection they excluded all who were notoriously wicked, being of opinion that the Souls of such persons were transmitted into a state of everlasting woe. As to lesser crimes, they held they were punished in the bodies which the Souls of those who committed them were next sent into. The Pharisees had many Pagan notions respecting the Soul; but Bishop Bull, in his Harmonia Apostolica, has clearly proved that they held a resurrection of the body, and that they supposed a certain bone to remain uncorrupted, to furnish the matter of which the resurrection body was to be formed. This sect seems to have had some confused notions, probably derived from the Chaldeans and Persians, respecting the pre-existence of Souls; and hence it was that Christ's disciples asked him concerning the blind man, John 9:2 . the meaning can only be, that they thought he was come into the world with the Soul of Elias, Jeremias, or some other of the old prophets transmigrated into him
Dove - As the raven messenger "going forth to and fro," alighting on but never entering into the ark, symbolizes the unbelieving that have "no peace," "like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest" (Isaiah 57:20-21): so the dove, in its threefold embassy, represents respectively the first return of the Soul to its rest, the loving hand of Jesus; its subsequent reception of the dovelike spirit, the earnest of the final inheritance (Ephesians 1:13-14); and its actual entrance finally on the new heaven and new earth (Revelation 21), where there will be no need of the arklike church to separate between the world and God's people, between the saved and unsaved, where all shall be safe and blessed forever and the church shall be co-extensive with the world. The liquid full soft eye is the emblem of the heavenly bride's eye, through which the Soul beams out (Song of Solomon 1:15). The church's unsheltered innocence in the world calls forth the prayer: "Deliver not the Soul of Thy turtle dove unto the multitude of the wicked" (Psalms 74:19; Psalms 55:11)
Remove, Depart - ...
This verb can be used with “soul,” in the sense “to lift up” one’s Soul. This means “to hand oneself over to” or “to be dependent on” something—the poor man “lifts up his Soul” to his wages ( Methodical Mental Prayer - (Latin: meditari, to ponder) ...
The application of the mind and will to some spiritual principle, mystery, or event, for the purpose of sanctifying one's Soul by exciting proper spiritual emotions and resolving on a course of action
Meditation - (Latin: meditari, to ponder) ...
The application of the mind and will to some spiritual principle, mystery, or event, for the purpose of sanctifying one's Soul by exciting proper spiritual emotions and resolving on a course of action
Ladies of Charity - The association is not merely philanthropic; built up on the basis of Catholic charity, in all its works it seeks to benefit both body and Soul of those for whom it labors, the good works being regarded as a means of the personal sanctification of its members
Birds in Symbolism - In early Christian art it typified the Holy Ghost; and after, as the Soul, it is sometimes seen flying from the mouth of the dead
Faint - have it in Matthew 9:36 ); Mark 8:3 ; (2) of the Soul, Galatians 6:9 (last clause), in discharging responsibilities in obedience to the Lord; in Hebrews 12:3 , of becoming weary in the strife against sin; in Hebrews 12:5 , under the chastening hand of God
Stoics - The Stoics believed that everything in life is determined by a universal Mind or Reason, which is the ‘soul of the world’
Blindness - ...
It is a constant image used of spiritual darkness, and Jesus' restoration of sight to the blind pointed to the analogous spiritual bestowal of sight on the Soul
Cure - ) Spiritual charge; care of Soul; the office of a parish priest or of a curate; hence, that which is committed to the charge of a parish priest or of a curate; a curacy; as, to resign a cure; to obtain a cure
Abate - To deject to depress as to abate the Soul
Bosom - ...
Their Soul was poured into their mother's bosom
Brook - ...
1 Kings 17:5 (c) This may be taken as a picture of the temporary character of the pleasures and programs which the world offers to the Soul
Heath - The lesson it teaches us is that if the Christian finds himself in that society or association where the Word of GOD is not loved and preached, where the Spirit of GOD is grieved and quenched, where the Soul is drying up for lack of the living water, then he should loosen his hold on that place, or that association, and let the Holy Spirit take him into a new association where the living water abounds and the work of GOD is prospering
Calf - In Leviticus 17:11 the reason given is that the life or Soul of the animal is in the blood (cf
Bachiarius, Monk. - , by his denial of the tenets of Origen regarding the Soul and the resurrection life, and those of Helvidius on the perpetual virginity of the Virgin (§ 3, 4), and by his omission of the Son when speaking of the procession of the Holy Ghost
Become - The Lord God breathed into his nostrils the breath of like and man became a living Soul
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Revelation 1:18 (a) The Lord JESUS controls the destiny of the Soul
Sit (Downsitting) - ...
Luke 8:35 (c) We may learn from this posture that when a Soul meets JESUS CHRIST, his restlessness ceases, and he begins to rest in the presence of his Lord
Paradise - Paradise is the blessed resting place with Jesus to which the penitent thief's Soul was received until the resurrection of the body (Luke 23:43)
Hannah - In pouring out her Soul before the Lord, she vowed that if God would hear her prayer and give her a man-child, she would give him unto Jehovah all the days of his life, and no razor should come upon his head
Home - , the grave; the final rest; also, the native and eternal dwelling place of the Soul
Gabbatha - A memorable word in the believer's recollection, and rendered both solemn and sacred to the meditation, when frequently by faith the Soul is looking over again the transactions at the hall of Pilate
Achor - For, saith the Lord, from trouble like that of Achan, I will raise up comfort to my people: when from the sorrows induced by sin, under the quickening convictions for sin, and the exercises wrought in the Soul, by the power of the Holy Ghost, I will bring my people into the blessed consolations of deliverance by Christ
Cup - " (Isaiah 51:17) And as this, no doubt, under the language of prophecy, referred to Christ, so in open language the Lord Jesus himself, speaking of his Soul-exercises, calls it a cup
Rather - My Soul chooseth strangling and death rather than life
Symbolism, Birds in - In early Christian art it typified the Holy Ghost; and after, as the Soul, it is sometimes seen flying from the mouth of the dead
Pre-Existence of Souls - PRE-EXISTENCE OF SoulS . ...
‘Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:...
The Soul that rises with us, our life’s star,...
Hath had elsewhere its setting,...
And cometh from afar
Request - ...
He gave them their request but sent leanness into their Soul
Revive - The Soul of the child came into him again, and he revived
Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius - The second week, on the life of Christ, is introduced by a parable of a king, a type of Christ, who invites high-souled knights to assist him in winning the world for God. Directions are supplied on the use of these exercises, on prayer, the Sacraments, temperance, almsgiving, orthodox thinking, and the management of the movements of the Soul
Eating - It is used to express the satisfaction of doing the work that is before the Soul: the Lord said, "I have meat to eat that ye know not of
Jude - They claimed that when a person passed into a higher experience of spiritual life, the deeds of the body could no longer affect the purity of the Soul
Grace - Irresistibly the Soul’s interior experience of that fellowship postulates a realm of Divine prevenience and generosity. Grace is thus a purely religious affirmation expressing the Soul’s assurance that God’s goodness is the beginning, medium, and end of its life. Here God is not simply a great First Cause: first in time, foremost in space; He is rather the background and dynamic force of man’s inner being, and, for its sake, of all created being; enfolding and comprehending it, giving it its origin, reason of existence, unity, completeness, final end; the envelope of the whole by which the parts do their best and issue in their most fruitful results, so that the Soul is a harmony of linked forces,* [19]6 This experience, which on one side is regeneration and on the other is conversion, is one which leaves the Soul different for ever from what it was before; yet not in such wise as to prevent the Soul itself living on, or as to raise the Soul above its limitations and failings, so that it will not fall from grace, and will be kept from sin. It is always attended by the clear consciousness of the effort being ‘in God,’ ‘in Christ,’ and as wholly their work as the Soul’s. ...
This double consciousness of Divine and human action, nevertheless, does not divide the Soul. On the contrary, the more deeply it proceeds, the more does the Soul wake up and fuse itself into single vital volition to cast off what is inconsistent with its growing self and to mould what remains into better consistency. The Soul as the subject of grace is not an automaton but a person, and the two actions are but two moments of one motion whose activities are not juxtaposed but interpenetrate in an organic unity
Humility - It is the effect of divine grace operating on the Soul, and always characterises the true Christian. It preserves the Soul in great tranquility and contentment, Psalms 69:32 ; Psalms 33:1-22 ...
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Uncorruptness - ’...
It may be noted that when the two terms ‘incorruptibility’ (ἀφθαρσία) and ‘immortality’ (ἀθανασία) are set side by side in 1 Corinthians 15:53-54, we are not to understand the former as applying to the body and the latter to the Soul. Paul has no doctrine of the natural immortality’ of the Soul; and in 1 Corinthians 15 he is dealing specifically with the resurrection of the body, so that ‘incorruptibility’ and ‘immortality’ are practically synonymous
Rain - ...
Psalm 72:6 (a) We see here a picture of the delightful effects of the grace of GOD, the kindness of our Lord, and the beneficent influence of His presence upon the drooping heart and the weary Soul. ...
Isaiah 4:6 (b) This is descriptive of the storms of trouble, and the deluge of sorrow which would overwhelm the Soul were it not for the refuge offered by our Lord in Himself. Other things that we hear or read lie dormant in our Souls and minds, sometimes for years; then when the conditions are ripe, that particular message becomes a live message
Door - ...
Exodus 12:23 (a) This door is a symbol of the Soul of a man. No other person can have anything whatever to do with the saving of the Soul
Linen - Have we not reason therefore to believe, that somewhat of an higher nature is implied than the mere dress of the body? May it not be intended as figurative respecting the covering, of the Soul? Certain it is, that under the law almost every thing became a shadowy representation of the gospel; and not only sacrifices and washings, but numberless other appointments preached the Lord Jesus Christ. Under this view it hath been thought by some, that this precept of not mingling linen and woollen for covering, the body represented the still higher concern of not mingling the covering, for the Soul, but that one garment, and one only, and that one found in Christ's perfect robe of righteousness, was the great object referred to: and if so, the precept is beautiful and interesting
Hand - " (Psalms 16:8) So again it is said, "The Lord shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his Soul. So again, Jeremiah 32:41) "Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly, with my whole heart, and with my whole Soul
Beer-la-Hai-Roi - That precious Redeemer, always beforehand with his people, and going before them in all his providences, as well as in all his grace, hath been at length manifested to the Soul, in the close of some trying dispensation, as having been all the while present, appointing all, regulating all, watching over all, and giving a sweet and precious finish in his sanctifying blessing on the providence to all; though to our timid and unwatchful hearts, he hath been supposed by us as absent, and inattentive to our distress. The use of every blessing then calls forth the cry, as Sarah's handmaid, from the Soul, "Thou, seest me
Mary, the Mother of Jesus - When the babe was presented in the temple the pious Simeon blessed Mary, but had to tell her that a sword should pierce through her own Soul. She stood near the cross and saw her Son and her Lord nailed thereto: now the sword must have pierced her Soul
Solomon's Song - This I know not how to express otherwise than by a calm, delightful abstraction of the Soul from all concerns of the world; and sometimes a kind of vision of fixed ideas and imaginations of being alone in the mountains or some solitary wilderness, far from mankind, sweetly conversing with Christ, and rapt and swallowed up in God. The sense I had of divine things would often of a sudden kindle up an ardor in my Soul that I knew not how to express
Symbol - The prevalence of figurative language in the Bible is due partly to the antiquity and Oriental origin of the book and to the fact that its subject, religion, deals with the most difficult problems of life and the deepest emotions of the Soul. Thus ‘a watered garden’ is made the emblem of a satisfied Soul ( Jeremiah 31:12 ). Sheep’s clothing may not be a robe of innocence or rent garments indicate distress of Soul
Gentleness (2) - Πραύτης is rather an inward disposition of the mind, the quietness of Soul which is the result of faith and self-restraint; ἐπιείκεια is an active grace, exhibited in human relations, ‘it expresses the quality of considerateness, of readiness to look humanely and reasonably at the facts of a case’; it denotes in Jesus the tenderness of His dealings with the moral and social outcasts, the burdened and heavy laden, the weak and ignorant; His gracious courtesy, geniality of address, thoughtfulness, and delicacy of touch. ...
The Baptist, himself stern of Soul, foresaw the coming of one greater than he—greater, but not more gentle. ),—were rebukes whose gentleness could leave no bitterness or despair, but recalled the Soul to its loyalty to Him
Heart - The Word of GOD makes no impression on his Soul. Somehow and in some mysterious way the Spirit of GOD works in our Souls to bring about deep feelings of worship, love and devotion. The expression "lay it to heart" describes that attitude in which one will accept the Word that he hears, and will apply it to his own Soul. ...
Mark 7:21 (a) This figure represents the Soul and mind of a human being, his innermost self, his real self
Hour - Hence David beautifully speaks of the waiting of his Soul on the Lord, "more than they that watch for the morning;" yea, said he, repeating it with earnestness, "yea, I say, more than they that watcheth for the morning. Who was it but God the Holy Ghost, that caused the evening sacrifice, from the first moment of appointed sacrifices in the church to the glorious finishing of all sacrifices in the death of the Lord Jesus, thus minutely to correspond? And what a sacred hour that was all along considered in the divine mind, when not the sacrifice only, but the very hour of offering it was so scruptulously regarded! Think then reader, how infinitely momentous must be the thing itself, when the mere shadow of the substance was so solemnly attended to; when through a period of more than fifteen hundred years the evening lamb was regularly sacrificed in the very hour which, in after ages, Christ, the Lamb of God, should offer himself in a sacrifice to God, to take away the sins of the world! Lord, I would say, for myself and reader, cause this hour of the afternoon, which was so sacred in the Jewish church, to be sacred to my Soul also; and wherever I am, or however engaged, at the sounding bell at three in the afternoon, call my forgetful wandering thoughts to the hill of Calvary. Let me as often as the circumstances of my poor, empty, and unsatisfying life will allow, by faith, do as Peter and John did, indeed, go up to the Lord's house at the hour of prayer, the three o'clock hour; and there may my Soul meet the Lord of Peter and John, and like the cripple healed in Christ's name at the gate of the temple, may my feet and ankle bones receive strength in the name of Jesus; and while the Lord himself takes me by the hand, may I, as he did, leap up and stand, and with Jesus enter into his temple walking, and leaping, and praising God
Glorify - In short, in every way, and by every means, we may be said to glorify JEHOVAH when Christ, as the Christ of God, is exalted as the only Saviour of a lost world; and the Soul lies low at the footstool of the throne of grace, ascribing "salvation only to God and the Lamb. ...
But beside this glorifying God actively, there is another method by which the Lord is said to be glorified by his creatures passively; namely, when under suited impressions of his goodness the Soul lies passive, and comes to receive, and not to give; and from the Lord's grace thereby to minister to the Lord's glory. When a poor believing Soul can say, it is the glory and perfection of a God in Christ to be laying out upon his redeemed of his infinite and inexhaustible fulness; and Christ in God is as much glorified by my poor heart, when passively receiving from his grace bestowed upon me, as when I actively praise him with joyful lips, when by his Holy Spirit he enables me to bring my poor boon of love and thankfulness
Satan - The writer prayed concerning those who were “adversaries” to his Soul: “Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my Soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonor that seek my hurt” ( Soul, David called for the Lord’s reward against his “adversaries” ( Affliction: Effects of in Different People - But in the true Christian Soul, 'though weeping may endure for a night, joy cometh in the morning
Religion - these offices to be the sum total, nor yet the great essentials, of true religion, but declares them to be the body, the threskeia, of which godliness, or the love of God, is the informing Soul" (Trench)
Hearing: For Others - One of these was once descanting with much earnestness on different ways in which men lose their Souls. Under one head of remark, he said that men often lose their Souls through excessive generosity. 'What!' he exclaimed, 'you tell me you never heard of that before? You say, ministers often tell us we lose our Souls for our stinginess, and for being covetous: but who ever heard of a man that hurt himself by going too far t'other way? I tell you how they do it. And that's the way they lose their Souls by being too generous. A sermon, however true and forcible, thus disposed of, does no good to those among whom it is so silently distributed, while it leaves him who squanders its treasures to perish at last in the poverty and emptiness of his Soul
Resurrection of the Dead - , a body adapted to the use of the Soul in its glorified state, and to all the conditions of the heavenly state; (2) glorious, incorruptible, and powerful (54); (3) like unto the glorified body of Christ (Philippians 3:21 ); and (4) immortal (Revelation 21:4 )
Imagination - The new psychology, so called, or the study of the Soul which ignores the Soul's existence, is largely to blame for this, since it stops at the imagination, or consideration of images, and never rises to the study of intellect and ideas
Nicodemus - Nicodemus went away bewildered, but a seed had been planted in his Soul
Manna - ’ As God gave the fathers literal bread from heaven, so now He is giving to their children spiritual food that nourishes the Soul eternally
Wilkinsonians - In October 1776, she asserted that she was taken sick, and actually died, and that her Soul went to heaven, where it still continues
Milk - ...
Isaiah 55:1 (b) Here we find a type of the sweet richness which awaits the Soul who places his faith and trust in the living Lord
Honey - ...
Psalm 19:10 (b) The Word of GOD is to the Soul what honey is to the body
Water - Hence he is called the "water of life, a well of water springing up in the Soul to everlasting life. " And he is described as quickening the marshy ground; cleansing, refreshing, comforting, cooling, and strengthening the Souls of his people, by the continued streams of his grace
Babylon - We should note that in Revelation 18:13, the last two items of merchandise of this great apostate religious group consists of slaves (bodies and Souls of men). This is particularly true of the Romish church, whose members are slaves in body, Soul and spirit to their religious leaders
Elect - ...
Behold my servant, whom I uphold mine elect, in whom my Soul delighteth
Academics - The consequence of this conclusion was absolute scepticism: hence the existence of God, the immortality of the Soul, the preferableness of virtue to vice, were all held as uncertain
Examination of Conscience - This will dispose the Soul for contrition based largely on the loftier motives
Examination of Self - This will dispose the Soul for contrition based largely on the loftier motives
Hidden - " (Isaiah 45:3) Views of Jesus, to the discovery by God the Holy Ghost, lead the Soul to the enjoyment of him, "in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge
Finish - Oh! how truly refreshing to the Soul thus to behold Christ as the lawfulfiller, the sum and substance of all the types and sacrifices, and JEHOVAH'S salvation, to the ends of the earth
Cleave, Cling - The literal statement, “My Soul cleaveth unto the dust” ( Natural, Naturally - " ...
A — 2: ψυχικός (Strong's #5591 — Adjective — psuchikos — psoo-khee-kos' ) "belonging to the psuche, Soul" (as the lower part of the immaterial in man), "natural, physical," describes the man in Adam and what pertains to him (set in contrast to pneumatikos, "spiritual"), 1 Corinthians 2:14 ; 15:44 (twice),46 (in the latter used as a noun); James 3:15 , "sensual" (RV marg
Pearl - It stands not for any utilitarian aspect of religion, but for the secret shared between the Soul and God, which loses its beauty and its value if it is paraded before those who do not understand its sanctity
Sadducees - They rejected the demonology of the Pharisees; denied the existence of angles and spirits; considered the Soul as dying with the body, and of course admitted no future state of rewards and punishments, Matthew 22:23
Manna - ’ As God gave the fathers literal bread from heaven, so now He is giving to their children spiritual food that nourishes the Soul eternally
Pearl - It stands not for any utilitarian aspect of religion, but for the secret shared between the Soul and God, which loses its beauty and its value if it is paraded before those who do not understand its sanctity
Litany, the - By reason of its responsivecharacter the Litany is a very Soul stirring and heart searchingsupplication, is designed to keep the attention constantly on thealert and to enliven devotion by calling upon the congregation tomake their petitions for those deliverances and blessings recitedby the minister
Lust - The Septuagint uses it of the Soul’s longing for God (Psalms 41:2 [1]). Even the rational Soul has its high and lofty desires (Rep. We find pleasures (ἡδοναί) regarded as a turbulence of the Soul (James 4:1), as if desires destroyed the balance of the Soul (cf. Concupiscence is not simply a defectus (morally indifferent) but an affectus of the Soul resulting in a positive nisus towards sin in man’s nature. The Soul as a whole is deflected from its true centre-God. ‘It was not the corruptible flesh that made the Soul sinful, but the sinful Soul that made the flesh corrupt’ (Aug. Platonism looked on the body as the tomb of the Soul and as pressing down the Soul (cf. It leads to fornication, and it darkens the Soul so that it cannot see the truth clearly (cf. But it does say that evil desires leave the Soul unsatisfied and produce disorder (James 4:2). Lust is also said to pollute the Soul (2 Peter 2:10). ...
To the NT, then, evil desires contaminate, corrupt, and destroy the Soul itself and bring upon it God’s punishment
Immortality - Traditional Christianity has held a dualist or tripartite view of persons (soul-spirit and body or Soul, spirit, and body) and that between death and the resurrection there is some sort of an intermediate state in which the immaterial part of the individual continues a conscious existence apart from the physical. An associated issue, "soul sleep" (psychopannychy), could be a corollary to either the traditional view or that of re-creation. Cooper, Body, Soul, and Life Everlasting ; O
Servant - "Behold my Servant, whom I uphold: mine Elect in whom my Soul delighteth!" Observe here the Father is speaking to the church of him, and bids the church to accept him, and receive him in this sweet character. (See John 17:3)...
And now reader, if the Lord, the Holy Ghost, whose office it is to take of the things of Jesus, and to shew to the people, hath graciously shewn Christ to you in this lovely and endearing character; what a sweetness must your Soul find, as often as you hear God the Father calling upon you in that sweet Scripture, to behold his Servant, your Surety, whom JEHOVAH upholds, and in whom his Soul delighteth! And how blessed must you be to behold your Lord Jesus as JEHOVAH'S Servant and your Surety, entering, as the Scriptures have set him forth, the service of his Father, magnifying his holy law, and fulfilling all righteousness; yea, more than repairing all the breaches our sins had made, and purchasing for his redeemed a greater abundance of glory and happiness by his righteousness and blood shedding, than a whole eternity will be able to recompence! Oh, what endless glories, even now by faith, break in upon the Soul, while contemplating the Father's grace, and Jesus' love, in this great salvation! "Haste, haste my beloved, and until the day break, and the shadows flee away, be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether
Veil - " (Song of Song of Solomon 5:7) If the reader enters into the full apprehension of the custom of the vail, he will consider the spouse of Christ as here clothed with her Radid, her marriage vail, shewing who she was, and that she was in subjection to her own husband, (Ephesians 5:23-24) seeking him in the ordinances, which are here called the streets of the city, were she ought to seek him; and the watchmen, the ministers of the gospel, found her in this enquiry, but instead comforting her with some new and sweet view of her Lord, speaking to her in her then dispirit case and circumstances, in shewing her the safety of a Soul justified in Christ's blood and righteousness, however dark and uncomfortable in herself; instead of this, time keepers took away her vail, her covering in Christ, treated her as if a strumpet, as though she was not married to Jesus, and had no right to the Radid, or marriage vail. ...
I pause over this view of the subject to ask my own heart, while I desire the reader to consult his own also, whether this treatment may not in the present hour be too often shewn to the church, the spouse of Christ, in numberless instances of the individual members of his mystical body, when ministers, watchmen, and keepers of the walls of Zion, instead of strengthening seeking Souls in the Lord Jesus's blood and righteousness, are taking away their confidence in him, to direct them in seeking somewhat in themselves. Oh, how little do the best-taught ministers of Christ know of their people's sorrows, and of Jesus's all-suitableness and all-sufficiency! But to take away the believer's Radid, her marriage vail, her wedding garment, her nuptial band, in Christ, oh! what a wounding, what smiting, of a poor sin-sick Soul must this be! And it is possible yea, more than possible, that Christ own ministers may but too often fall into this error, when, instead of making Christ what God the Father had made him, the Alpha and Omega of his church, they are directing their people to somewhat besides Jesus for comfort and consolation. " (Isaiah 25:7)...
And it is a sweet addition to all those precious views of the Lord Jesus removing every vail in his church, when he hath in the heart of his redeemed also taken away the vail of unbelief, and opened, to the Soul's comfort, sweet and Soul-ravishing views of his own person and glory. Reader, think what a glorious object will that day, that wonderful day, open to the Soul, when Jesus, removing the last vail of death, shall appear in all his beauty to take home his redeemed to himself, and when they, awakening up after his likeness, shall be fully and eternally satisfied with his presence for ever
Materialism - the doctrine which resolves the thinking principle in man, or the immaterial and immortal Soul with which God was pleased to endue Adam at his creation, into mere matter, or into a faculty resulting from its organization. Much has been written of late years against this doctrine, and the different modifications which it has assumed: but in substance nothing new has been said on either side; and the able and condensed argument of Wollaston in his "Religion of Nature Delineated," if well considered, will furnish every one with a most clear and satisfactory refutation of this antiscriptural and irrational error:—The Soul cannot be mere matter: for if it is, then either all matter must think; or the difference must arise from the different modification, magnitude, figure, or motion of some parcels of matter in respect of others; or a faculty of thinking must be superadded to some systems of it, which is not superadded to others. They who place the essence of the Soul in a certain motion given to some matter, (if any such men there really be,) should consider, among many other things, that to move the body spontaneously, is one of the faculties of the Soul; and that this, which is the same with the power of beginning motion, cannot come from motion already begun, and impressed ab extra. Can such an active being as the Soul is, the subject of so many powers, be itself nothing but an accident? When I begin to move myself, I do it for some reason, and with respect to some end, the means to effect which I have, if there be occasion for it, concerted within myself; and this does not at all look like motion merely material, or in which matter is only concerned, which is all mechanical. How could one abstract from matter who is himself nothing but matter?...
If the Soul were mere matter, external visible objects could only be perceived within us according to the impressions they make upon matter, and not otherwise. If I see a tower at a great distance, which, according to the impressions made upon my material organs, seems little and round, I do not therefore conclude it to be either; there is something within that reasons upon the circumstances of the appearance, and as it were commands my sense, and corrects the impression; and this must be something superior to matter, since a material Soul is no otherwise impressible itself but as material organs are: instances of this kind are endless. For a faculty of thinking alone will not make up the idea of a human Soul, which is endued with many faculties; apprehending, reflecting, comparing, judging, making deductions and reasoning, willing, putting the body in motion, continuing the animal functions by its presence, and giving life; and therefore, whatever it is that is superadded, it must be something which is endued with all those other faculties. If men would but seriously look into themselves, the Soul would not appear to them as a faculty of the body, or a kind of appurtenance to it, but rather as some substance, properly placed in it, not only to use it as an instrument, and act by it, but also to govern it, or the parts of it, as the tongue, hands, feet, &c, according to its own reason. All the premises then well considered, judge whether, instead of saying that this inhabitant of our heads (the Soul) is a system of matter to which a faculty of thinking is superadded, it might not be more reasonable to say, it is a thinking substance intimately united to some fine material vehicle, which has its residence in the brain. Though I understand not perfectly the manner how a cogitative and spiritual substance can be thus closely united to such a material vehicle, yet I can understand this union as well as how it can be united to the body in general, perhaps as how the particles of the body itself cohere together, and much better than how a thinking faculty can be superadded to matter; and beside, several phenomena may more easily be solved by this hypothesis; which, in short, is this, that the human Soul is a cogitative substance united to a material vehicle; that these act in conjunction, that which affects the one affecting the other; that the Soul is detained in the body till the habitation is spoiled, and their mutual tendency interrupted, by some hurt or disease, or by the decays and ruins of old age, or the like. Perception, that faculty of the Soul which unites it with the external world, is then suspended, and the avenues of sense are closed. All communication with outward objects being thus removed, the Soul is transported, as it were, into a world of its own creation. A better notion of the separate and independent existence of the Soul cannot be formed, than that which we derive from our observations on the phenomena of dreaming
Hermetic Literature - Thus each person consists of a body (from nature) which imprisons the Soul (from God)
Eternal Death - Sufferings of themselves have no tendency to purify the Soul from sin or impart spiritual life
Sto'Ics - (Acts 17:18 ) But in spite of the fundamental error of stoicism, which lies in a supreme egotism, the teaching of this school gave a wide currency to the noble doctrines of the fatherhood of God, the common bonds of mankind, the sovereignty of the Soul
Equal, Equality - isotimos, "equally precious," 2 Peter 1:1 ; isopsuchos, "of equal Soul, like-minded," Philippians 2:20 ; also Eng
Confirmation - InHebrews 6:1, 2, we find Confirmation or the Laying on of Handsmentioned as a first or foundation principle of the Doctrine ofChrist, as necessary to the health of the Soul as Repentance, Faith,Baptism, Resurrection and eternal judgment
Forms - The Episcopal Church does not insist on formsmerely for the sake of forms, but she values them for theirhelpfulness, for what they convey to the Soul faithfully usingthem, and also, because they enable us to worship God as did Hisfaithful people in all the ages past
Euchites - They were a sort of mystics, who imagined, according to the oriental notion, that two Souls resided in man, the one good, and the other evil; and who were zealous in expelling the evil Soul or demon, and hastening the return of the good Spirit of God, by contemplation, prayer, and singing of hymns
Heaven: to be Shut Out of at Last - On one occasion the burden of the Lord pressed upon his servant with more than ordinary severity, and anxious to deliver it and clear his Soul, he detained his hearers a little beyond the time, and consequently had to hurry to the chapel
Sword (2) - The expression in Luke 2:35 ‘A sword shall pierce through thy own Soul,’ was sometimes interpreted as a prediction of martyrdom (Epiphanius, Haer
Communion (2) - This communion cannot be interrupted by any local mutations: it is far superior to all outward services and ordinances whatsoever; it concerns the whole Soul, all the affections, faculties, and motions of it being under its influence: it is only imperfect in this life, and will be unspeakably enlarged in a better world
Will (2) - ’ On the question of the freedom of the will see Free Will and Liberty; and on the human will of Jesus see Soul, 668b
Determine - The character of the Soul is determined by the character of its God
Might - Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy Soul,and with all thy might
Holy Communion - For worthy reception the disposition of Soul required is freedom from mortal sin obtained when necessary by confession or in urgent necessity by an act of perfect contrition
Lift - Eyes, hands, heart, and Soul are frequently lifted up to God in fervent prayer (Psalm 25:1 ; Psalm 28:2 ; Psalm 63:4 ; Psalm 134:2 ; Psalm 141:2 ; Lamentations 2:19 ; Daniel 4:34 ; 1 Timothy 2:8 )
World - ) It is taken also for a secular life, the present state of existence, and the pleasure and interests which steal away the Soul from God
Fire - ) To inflame; to irritate, as the passions; as, to fire the Soul with anger, pride, or revenge
Bless - Bless the Lord, O my Soul, and all that is within me
Bridle - ...
Job 41:13 (a) If this has a typical meaning, it might refer to GOD's restraining power over both the body and the Soul
Candle - ...
Job 29:3 (b) GOD's care and GOD's comfort, together with the light brought about by GOD's presence in the Soul are compared to the candle
Salutation - This may serve to shew a new beauty on that sweet Psalm of David, the one hundred and twenty third, were the Soul of a believer in the Lord is described as waiting in silent adoration and obedience to receive the Lord's commands, "as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress
Pelican - (Leviticus 11:18) Notwithstanding the Psalmist seems to have had much respect to the solitary pursuit of this bird, when describing his loneliness of Soul under this figure—"I am like a pelican of the wilderness. " (John 6:53-54) These are sweet views of Jesus! Blessed are the Souls who are daily living thus upon him
Fellowship, - Being brought into such association, it follows that as regards the gospel for the world, the welfare of the saints, and the maintenance of the truth, the believer has the same aims and objects before his Soul as the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ have
Accept - ...
When râtsâh expresses God’s being pleased with someone, the English versions often translate it as “be delighted,” which seems to reflect a sense of greater pleasure: “… mine elect, in whom my Soul delighteth” ( Content - A wise content his even Soul securd By want not shaken, nor by wealth allurd
Strange - Two great religions use this method of deceiving the people; false leaders frequently take honeyed expressions as a means of attracting the unwary and the untaught Souls. It is not a thing that He plans to do, but rather to show mercy and to save the Soul
Chariot - Hence, the church in return, feeling all her affections awakened by grace, to the love of Jesus, cries out in an holy rapture of joy and delight," Or ever I was aware, my Soul made me like the chariots of Ammi-nadib?' (Song of Song of Solomon 6:12)...
See Amminadib...
Ascension - " (Ephesians 1:22-23) And when this blessed doctrine is fully received, and lived upon, and enjoyed, what unknown blessings are contained in this one view, which the Soul hath in this unceasing contemplation of our glorious and ascended Lord Jesus!...
Testimony - ...
The word sometimes refers to the entire law of God: “The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the Soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple” ( Load - 24:25 maśśâ' bears a unique meaning: “Will it not be on the day when I take from them their stronghold, the joy of their pride, the desire of their eyes, and their heart’s delight [1], their sons and their daughters … (NASB)
Eclectics - The end of philosophy, therefore, is the liberation of the Soul from its corporeal imprisonment
Repentance - An evangelical repentance, which is a godly sorrow wrought in the heart of a sinful person by the word and Spirit of God, whereby, from a sense of his sin, as offensive to God, and defiling and endangering to his own Soul, and from an apprehension of the mercy of God in Christ, he, with grief and hatred of all his known sins, turns from them to God, as his Saviour and Lord
Sleep - SLEEPING, SLUMBERING, is taken either for the sleep or repose of the body; or for the sleep of the Soul, which is supineness, indolence, stupidity; or for the sleep of death, "You shall sleep with your fathers;" you shall die, as they are dead
Oracle - " For where should a Soul lift up his hands and his heart, but to the mercy seat, God in Christ speaking from between the cherubim? The word Dabir, which is the word used for oracle, 1 Kings 6:16, properly signifies oracle
Myrtle - They enchant every one, and the Soul is filled with the softest sensations
Philip - From the midst of these happy scenes he was called away to labor in a distant spot, with a single Soul; but the gospel light was carried by the Ethiopian eunuch into the darkness of Africa, and is supposed to have there enlightened multitudes
Shade - The Soul, after its separation from the body so called because the ancients supposed it to be perceptible to the sight, not to the touch a spirit aghost as the shades of departed heroes
Reserve - My Soul surpris'd, and from her sex disjoin'd, left all reserve, and all the sex behind
Tempt - Satan is the great tempter, seeking thus most effectually to destroy men's Souls, 1 Chronicles 21:1 Job 1:1-2:13 Matthew 4:1 1 Thessalonians 3:5 . ...
Christ, at the outset of his public ministry, was violently assailed by the tempter, who thus displayed his effrontery and his blindness, hoping perhaps that the human Soul of the Redeemer would be left unaided by his divinity, Matthew 4:1-25
Understand - All my Soul be imparadis'd in you, in whom alone I understand, and grow, and see
Wake - ...
To wake the Soul by tender strokes of art
Olive Tree - " And it is remarkable, that when the Psalmist saith, (Psalms 116:7) "Return unto thy rest, O my Soul!" the original is, Return unto thy Noah, thy Christ; for he is the rest wherewith the Lord causeth the weary to rest
Lord's Prayer, - "This prayer contains four great general sentiments, which constitute the very Soul of religion, --sentiments which are the germs of all holy deeds in all worlds
Hades - ...
The word is used four times in the Gospels, and always by the Lord, Matthew 11:23 ; 16:18 ; Luke 10:15 ; 16:23 ; it is used with reference to the Soul of Christ, Acts 2:27,31 ; Christ declares that He has the keys of it, Revelation 1:18 ; in Revelation 6:8 it is personified, with the signification of the temporary destiny of the doomed; it is to give up those who are therein, Revelation 20:13 , and is to be cast into the lake of fire, ver
Divide, Divider, Dividing - Some take this in the Active sense, "as far as the cleaving asunder or separation of Soul and spirit;" others in the Passive sense, "as far as the division (i. , the dividing line) between Soul and spirit," i
Eagle - The "stirring up the nest" spiritually corresponds to the first awakening of the Soul; the "fluttering over her young" to the brooding of the Holy Spirit over the awakened Soul; the "taking and bearing on her wings" to His continuous teaching and guardian care
Living - ’ In the ‘living Soul’ of 1 Corinthians 15:45 and Revelation 16:3 the word has the same meaning; in the latter passage, however, the literal rendering of the Gr. is ‘soul of life’ (Revised Version margin)
Affection - They may be defined to be the "vigorous and sensible exercises of the inclination and will of the Soul towards religious objects. They have considerable influence on men in the common concerns of life; how much more, then, should they operate in those important objects that relate to the Divine Being, the immortality of the Soul, and the happiness or misery of a future state! The religion of the most eminent saints has always consisted in the exercise of holy affections
Darkness - Christ is beheld in the very character he had taken at the call of God the Father; first, made sin, and then, a curse, (see these Scriptures,) 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13 then follows, darkness, Soul-trial, and death. " (John 19:30) Reader! those cries of the Lord Jesus on the cross, during the dreadful darkness and desertion his Soul endured, may serve to teach us somewhat of those eternal shrieks and cries of the damned, who are cast out of God's presence for ever!...
Tent - The house of God, and heaven, are spoken of in Scripture as the tent or tabernacle of Jehovah, Psalm 15:1 61:4 84:1 Hebrews 8:2 9:11 ; and the body as the tabernacle of the Soul, taken down by death, 2 Corinthians 5:1 2 Peter 1:13 . What a type of the tent of our body! Ah, how often is it taken down before the Soul is made meet for the inheritance of he saints in light
James, Epistle of - The implanted word, received with meekness, is able to save the Soul. Heavenly wisdom leads to peace; but it is first pure; that is, God has His place in the Soul; then peaceable, self has no place; while the outcome as regards others is that it is full of mercy and good fruits. ...
The epistle closes somewhat abruptly with a short statement of the result achieved in the restoration of any who had erred from the truth; a Soul is saved from death, and a multitude of sins are covered
Evolution - With regard to the human Soul Catholic philosophers hold on purely natural grounds, independently of religion and revelation, that the rational Soul cannot be generated even by the human parents, but must be directly created. ...
EVOLUTION AS A PHILOSOPHY ...
Supposes that the world is the only being extant and has evolved itself into all its stages of perfection including the human Soul
Shimei - When Almighty God creates another Soul; when He elects to eternal life another new sinner; when He regenerates and begins to sanctify another new saint, He, from that moment, besets him behind and before, and lays His hand upon him. But if you fear God, and come, I will tell you how He environs my Soul, and how He adapts you and all you say and do, to the good of my Soul. If you could see and study my Soul, even as I see it and study it, you would see something to make a science out of it. You would see a design and an end and a final cause, the greatest and the best-your Soul under sanctification and mine-a final cause and an end next to God Himself. If you love my Soul and its salvation, you must not alter by a single hair's breadth any single thing of all my circumstances; not, at least, till you are sure that I have got its divine end and design out of it. If you denied the resurrection of the body and the immortality of the Soul, then I could understand you. But I cannot understand a man who believes in the sanctification and the eternal life of his own Soul escaping the only and sure path of life like that
Wisdom of Christ - Apollinaris denied to Christ a real human Soul; but Aquinas virtually does the same when he asserts that the Soul of Christ was created mature, in the full enjoyment of free-will and of the Beatific Vision, and possessed of wisdom and knowledge practically coextensive with the Divine. * Live - 1:26 Hannah employs a similar phrase summoning Eli himself to attest the truthfulness of her statement: “And she said, Oh my lord, as thy Soul liveth, my lord, I am the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the Lord. 2:7 is the breath that brings “life”: “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living Soul” (cf. 2:7 the word used with the noun nepech (“soul, person, being”) means a “living” person: “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living Soul
Eternal Life - We do know He spoke about His death and what it meant to be a disciple: “The one loving his life [1] will lose it; but the one hating his life [1] in this world will guard the Soul unto eternal life ” (John 12:25 ). Believers are to guard their persons or Souls by serving Christ and following Him (John 12:26 )
Bread - GOD the Father provides in the triune GOD that which is needed by the triune man, his body, Soul and spirit. When He is received by faith into the heart, Soul and life of a believer, He satisfies, gratifies, strengthens, blesses and gives life more abundant to those who feed upon Him and rejoice in His love and grace. It is the personal appropriation of the Lord JESUS that conveys and imparts eternal life to the Soul
Indulgences - If any man, said they, purchase letters of indulgence, his Soul may rest secure with respect to its salvation. The Souls confined in purgatory, for whose redemption indulgences are purchased, as soon as the money tinkles in the chest, instantly escape from that place of torment, and ascend into heaven. " "Lo, " said they, "the heavens are open: if you enter not now, when will you enter? For twelve pence you may redeem the Soul of your father out of purgatory; and are you so ungrateful that you will not rescue the Soul of your parent from torment? If you had but one coat, you ought to strip yourself instantly, and sell it, in order to purchase such benefit, " &c
Lamaism - The opinion of the orthodox among the Thibetians is, that when the grand lama seems to die, either of old age or infirmities, his Soul, in fact, only quits a crazy habitation to enter another, younger and better; and is discovered again in the body of some child, by certain tokens, known only to the lamas, or priests, in which order he always appears. Almost all the nations of the east, except the Mohammedans, believe the metempsychosis, or transmigration of the Soul, as the most important article of their faith; especially the inhabitants of Thibet and Ava, the Peguans, the Siamese, the greater part of the Chinese and Japanese, and the Monguls and Kalmucks. According to their doctrine, the Soul no sooner leaves her old habitation than she enters a new one. So complete is the resemblance, that, when one of the first Romish missionaries penetrated Thibet, he came to the conclusion that the devil had set up there an imitation of the rites of the Catholic church, in order the more effectually to destroy the Souls of men
Methodius - " Man had been originally in Paradise, that is, in the third heaven (2 Corinthians 12 ), having there none but a spiritual body; having sinned he was east down to earth, where God made him "coats of skins," that is to say, for a punishment clad him in our present gross material bodies, which clog and fetter the Soul and out of which spring our temptations to sin; for without the body the Soul cannot sin. In reply, Methodius acutely points out the inconsistence of teaching that the Soul cannot sin without the body, and at the same time that the body had been imposed on the Soul as a punishment for sins previously committed; and in truth the body is an instrument for good as well as for evil. to refute the opinion held by Origen after Justin Martyr that the Soul of Samuel was under the power of Satan, and was evoked by the magical art of the witch of Endor
Moral Good - These are generally classified as: (a) external goods, (b) goods of body, and (c) goods of Soul
Stoics - ’ Nature both in the world and in man is to be interpreted by its highest manifestation Reason which appears in the world as the all-pervading ethereal essence or spirit, forming and animating the whole; and in man as the Soul
Candles, Blessed - The wick enclosed in the wax is an image of His Soul
Ceremonies of Baptism - A solemn exorcism is pronounced, to free the Soul from the dominion of Satan
Devout - ...
Notes: (1) While eulabes especially suggests the piety which characterizes the inner being, the Soul, in its attitude towards God, eusebes directs us rather to the energy which, directed by holy awe of God, finds expression in devoted activity
Justification - Faith is called a "condition," not because it possesses any merit, but only because it is the instrument, the only instrument by which the Soul appropriates or apprehends Christ and his righteousness (Romans 1:17 ; 3:25,26 ; 4:20,22 ; Philippians 3:8-11 ; Galatians 2:16 )
Boldness (Holy): Congruous With the Gospel - He could stoop to save a Soul, but he would stoop to nothing by which his character might be compromised, or truth and righteousness insulted
Death - , the death of the Soul under the power of sin (Romans 8:6 ; Ephesians 2:1,3 ; Colossians 2:13 )
Hymn, Candle-Light - The wick enclosed in the wax is an image of His Soul
Hymenaeus - ...
The Gnostics (2 Peter 3:16) "wrested Paul's words" (Romans 6:4; Ephesians 2:6; Colossians 2:12) as though the resurrection was merely the spiritual raising of Souls from the death of sin (John 5:24-25). Paul confutes this by showing that, besides the raising of the Soul now from the death of sin, there shall be also hereafter a raising of the saint's body from the grave (John 5:28-29), as the fruit of JESUS' bodily resurrection (1 Corinthians 15)
Raven - Genesis 8:7, Noah's first messenger from the ark, which kept going forth and returning, resting on the ark but never entering, feeding on the floating carcasses; type of the carnal Soul that having left God finds no rest (Isaiah 57:20-21); like Satan (Job 1:7; Job 2:2)
Shade - ) The Soul after its separation from the body; - so called because the ancients it to be perceptible to the sight, though not to the touch; a spirit; a ghost; as, the shades of departed heroes
Indolence - ...
A signal judgment may be executed upon the indolent Soul, either after a period of further probation (Luke 13:6-9), or suddenly and unexpectedly when that day comes as a snare (Luke 21:34), and the Judge pronounces the sentence (Mark 11:14)
Will - That faculty of the Soul by which it chooses or refuses any thing offered to it
Good, Moral - These are generally classified as: (a) external goods, (b) goods of body, and (c) goods of Soul
Birth - ...
Galatians 4:19 (a) The Soul exercise of Paul over the needs of the Galatians for full consecration to the person of JESUS CHRIST is compared to a birth
Vineyard - Deuteronomy 22:9 (c) This vineyard represents any field of service in which the Soul winner seeks to sow the seed of the Word of GOD
Face - ...
Psalm 27:8 (b) To seek the face of the Lord means to come into His presence in confession and contrition, to believe His word and to seek His fellowship until there is a consciousness in the heart that there is nothing between the Soul and the Saviour
Weight - ...
Daniel 5:27 (a) Before we die, and while we are still living, GOD estimates the value and the worth of each Soul
Spikenard - " Yea, Jesus himself is the spikenard of my Soul; his person, his blood, and righteousness, are an everlasting fragrancy to come up before my God as a sweet-smelling savour
Babylon the Great - Heaven, the apostles and prophets are called on to rejoice over the fall of that seductive and Soul-destroying system: cf
Naaman - " This was not the acceptance of a compromise, but setting Naaman in the path of liberty and peace, the sense of grace was not to be enfeebled in his Soul
Beauty - ...
So beauty, armed with virtue, bows the Soul ...
With a commanding, but a sweet control
Bind - If a man shall swear an oath to bind his Soul with a bond
Hope - Why art thou cast down, O my Soul,and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God
Abyssinian Church - They hold that the Soul of man is not created; because, say they, God finished all his works on the sixth day
Heaven - Sweetly doth David speak of the blessed work of assurance and grace in the Soul respecting heaven, and in that assurance describes the suited preparation for it
Mercy-Seat - And how can a Soul come short of salvation that acts faith upon the infinite merits of God the Son's righteousness, and the infinite faithfulness of God the Father's grace?...
See Propitiation
Precious - 26:21: “Then said Saul, I have sinned: return, my son David: for I will no more do thee harm, because my Soul was precious in thine eyes this day
Light - As natural light brings vigour and health to the body, so the light of God gives cheerfulness and strength to the Soul
Fear - ...
The filial fear of God is a holy affection, or gracious habit, wrought in the Soul by God, Jeremiah 32:40 , whereby it is inclined and enabled to obey all God's commandments, even the most difficult, Genesis 22:12 ; Ecclesiastes 12:13 ; and to hate and avoid evil, Nehemiah 5:15 ; Proverbs 8:13 ; Proverbs 15:6
Repetitions in Prayer - The word rabboni, for example, answering to our word Lord, he would bind himself to repeat a hundred or two hundred times, twice a day; and, accordingly, went on in the hearing of all the party; and, on his knees sometimes with his face directed steadily to heaven, and at other times bowing down to the ground, and calling out rabboni, rabboni, rabboni, rabboni, rabboni, &c, as fast as he could articulate the words after each other, like a school boy going through his task, not like a man who, praying with the heart and the understanding also, continues longer on his knees, in the rapture of devotion, whose Soul is a flame of fire, enkindled by his Maker, and fixing upon his God, like Jacob, will not let him go until he bless him
Fulness - It is said, that "the fulness of the Godhead dwells in Christ bodily," Colossians 2:2 ; that is, the whole nature and attributes of God are in Christ, and that really, essentially, or substantially; and also personally, by nearest union; as the Soul dwells in the body, so that the same person who is man is God also
Accord - , "fellow-souled or minded" (sun, "with," psuche, "the Soul") occurs in Philippians 2:2 , "of one accord
Fasts - (1 Kings 21:27 ; Nehemiah 9:1 ; Psalm 35:13 ) ...
The sacrifice of the personal will, which gives to fasting all its value, is expressed in the old term used in the law, afflicting the Soul
Sadducees - They denied the existence of angels and spirits, and maintained that there was no resurrection, Matthew 22:23; Acts 23:8, the Soul according to them dying with the body; hence they denied a future state of reward or punishment
Refine - To refine the heart or Soul, to cleanse it from all carnal or evil affections and desires and implant in it holy or heavenly affections
Lord - I oft in bitterness of Soul deplores my absent daughter, and my dearer lord
Baptism, Ceremonies of - A solemn exorcism is pronounced, to free the Soul from the dominion of Satan
Murder - Of all murders, that of the Soul is incomparably the most awful, John 8:44 , and many plunge not only themselves but also others into the second death
Sanctify - All such sanctifications were testimonials to the holiness of God, and signified men's need of moral sanctification, or the devotion of purified and obedient Souls to his love and service. It is a progressive work of divine grace upon the Soul justified by the love of Christ
Adullam - The 'Cave of Adullam' has become a proverbial expression for a refuge in distress, because there gathered to David, besides his relatives, "every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented," or bitter of Soul, and he became their captain
Nemesius, Bishop of Emesa - Nemesius establishes the immortality of the Soul against the philosophers, vindicates free will, opposes fatalism, defends God's providence, and proves by copious examples the wisdom and goodness of the Deity
Profit - Here the terms of commerce are used, and the ‘balance-sheet of the Soul’ (Morison) is struck
Good Friday - It is a day of Church-going, and it will be found that the GoodFriday services are very impressive, solemn and Soul-stirring
Theodotus, Bishop of Laodicea - Eusebius gives him a high character for skill as a physician of both body and Soul, remarkable for kindness, sympathy, sincerity, and zeal to help all who needed aid, reinstating the church in its prosperity which had suffered much by the cowardice of its last bishop, Stephen, who seems to have renounced the faith in the persecution of Diocletian (Eus
Gain - Philippians 3:7; Philippians 1:21) contrasts gain and loss as they touch the direct personal relation of the Soul to God. A man may count the world a thing to be gained, and give his Soul as the price of it; or, with the wiser Apostle, may reckon communion with Christ a gain worth the sacrifice of everything else; or, rising to the vision of the great beatitude, may look for the supreme gain, something better even than living here in Christ, to the life beyond the grave. , speaks of the gain of winning other Souls for Christ
Purgatory - Therefore few will escape without suffering something from his justice for such debts as they have carried with them out of this world, according to that rule of divine justice by which he treats every Soul hereafter according to its own works, and according to the state in which he finds it in death. From these propositions, which the Papist considers as so many self-evident truths, he infers that there must be some third place of punishment; for since the infinite goodness of God can admit nothing into heaven which is not clean and pure from all sin both great and small, and his infinite justice can permit none to receive the reward of bliss who as yet are not out of debt, but have something in justice to suffer, there must of necessity, be some place or state, where Souls departing this life, pardoned as to the external guilt or pain, yet obnoxious to some temporal penalty, or with the guilt of some venial faults, are purged and purified before their admittance into heaven. ...
And this is what he is taught concerning purgatory, which, though he know not where it is, of what nature the pains are, or how long each Soul is detained there, yet he believes that those who are in this place are relieved by the prayers of their fellow-members here on earth, as also by alms and masses offered up to God for their Souls. If they were, the texts referred to would rather prove that there is no such place as purgatory, since Judas did not expect the Souls departed to reap any benefit from his sin- offering till the resurrection. Scripture, in general, speaks of departed Souls going immediately at death to a fixed state of happiness or misery, and gives us no idea of purgatory, Isaiah 57:2
Burn - The greatest thing that any man can do is not sufficient to save his Soul. His messages entered into the Souls and hearts of the people and left a permanent impression. ...
2 Corinthians 11:29 (b) The word in this passage describes the deep desire in the Soul of the servant of GOD for the blessing of others
Despondency - But the profound depression in the garden of Gethsemane, even if it were alone, and the memorable word, ‘My Soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death’ (Matthew 26:38 || Mark 14:34), testify that He had such experience. At another stage He speaks in quite a different manner, ‘Now is my Soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour’ (John 12:27)
Foolishness - The good of life cannot be in earth’s riches which pass from owner to owner, and whose possession is at the mercy of death, which is only an accident to the immortal Soul (Luke 12:20). Covetousness, a man’s absorption in heaping up and enjoying things, is folly in so far as it hinders him from attaining to the true riches, treasure of the Soul laid up with God (Luke 12:15; Luk_12:21)
Cedron - Oh! the blessedness of beholding it thus explained to us by God the Holy Ghost, in reference to the Lord Jesus Christ! Here would my Soul take frequent wing, and by faith, alight near the hallowed spot. And if Jesus oftimes resorted thither with his disciples, here, methinks, would my Soul delight to roam, and see the place, and the memorable brook Jesus drank of by the way, See Gethsemane
Purgatory - Therefore, few will escape without suffering something from his justice for such debts as they have carried with them out of this world, according to the rule of divine justice, by which he treats every Soul hereafter according to his works, and according to the state in which he finds it in death. From these positions, which the papist considers as so many self- evident truths, he infers that there must be some third place of punishment; for since the infinite holiness of God can admit nothing into heaven that is not clean and pure from all sin, both great and small, and his infinite justice can permit none to receive the reward of bliss, who as yet are not out of debt, but have something in justice to suffer, there must, of necessity, be some place or state, where Souls departing this life, pardoned as to the eternal guilt of sin, yet obnoxious to some temporal penalty, or with the guilt of some venial faults, are purged and purified before their admittance into heaven. And this is what he is taught concerning purgatory; though he know not where it is, of what nature the pains are, or how long each Soul is detained there, yet he believes that those who are in this place are relieved by the prayers of their fellow members here on earth, as also by alms and masses offered up to God for their Souls. If they were, the texts referred to would rather prove that there is no such place as purgatory, since Judas did not expect the Souls departed to reap any benefit from the sin-offering till the resurrection. The Scriptures, in general, speak of departed Souls going immediately, at death, to a fixed state of happiness or misery, and give us no idea of purgatory, Isaiah 57:2 ; Revelation 14:13 ; Luke 16:22 ; 2 Corinthians 5:8
Friend - " His sharpest reproofs proceed from an upright, and truly loving and faithful Soul. "Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart, so does the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel:" by such counsel as comes from his very heart and Soul, and is the language of his inward and most serious thoughts
Prayer - Is the offering of the emotions and desires of the Soul to God, in the name and through the mediation of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is the communion of the heart with God through the aid of the Holy Spirit, and is to the Christian the very life of the Soul
Invitation - ...
It is partly from this point of view that we are to understand His frequent habit of representing the gospel of grace as God’s invitation to the Soul to partake of the blessings of salvation. There are clouds on the horizon, and the echo of distant thunders; but the foreground is full of happy figures intent on celebrating the marriage of the Soul to its Divine Lover and Friend, and on enjoying the new-found fellowship of God as the Giver of life and salvation. Without in any way obscuring the evils from which the Soul is delivered by the gracious ministries of the gospel, preachers should follow their great Model in placing greater emphasis on the sunny joys and holy privileges brought within our reach in Jesus Christ. The spiritual appeal of religion may also be refused; it lies with the Soul whether it will respond to the call of God or reject it. Clearly he stands for those who, having heard and accepted the invitation of the gospel, show that they have failed to realize the lofty and decorous spirit in which the Soul should respond to it, and who treat it as a common thing, with no sense of its high privilege. It is as though He were repeating in many tones and accents the fact that God offers man His best in the invitations of the gospel, and expects man to be at his best in responding to them, otherwise he perils his Soul (cf
Nimrod - Babel, to Philo, is the Soul of man; the confounded, confused, and scattered-abroad Soul of man; and in his confused and scattered treatise we stumble on not a few things that are both wise and deep and beautiful. Babel, 'philosophically taken,' was to Philo the sum total of the passions of the Soul let loose on the individual; evangelically taken, to Behmen, Babel was all those passions let loose also on the body of Christ. Newman says of Thomas Scott, that he owes him his own Soul. I do not owe my Soul to Behmen, or to any of his school; but I owe some lessons in my Soul's deliverance and purification that I would be a cold-hearted creature if I did not on all hands acknowledge and share with you. Therefore is the name of all controversy called Babel by the great mystics, the great masters of the life of love in the Soul
Spirit - It is as if Jesus desired to commend to His Father’s keeping not only the spirit, the principle of His highest and Divinest life, but also the Soul, the seat of His personal earthly life (cf. See Soul. As the cross drew near, His ‘soul’ (ἡ ψυχή μου τετάρακται, John 12:27) revolted from the horrors of the vision; while we, as we read the narrative of self-revelation, perceive the origin and cause of His sympathy with ‘the feeling of our infirmities’ (Hebrews 4:15). John notices that Jesus ‘was troubled in spirit’ (Ἰησοῦς ἐταράχθη τῷ πνεύματι, John 13:21), as though he would wish us to infer that He was stirred to the very depths of His being by the sight of a Soul hurrying to its doom. Flesh, Holy Spirit, Soul. at Soul, see Laidlaw, Bible Doct. Usage of Soul and Spirit’ in Pres. Brightman, ‘Soul, Body, Spirit’ in JThSt Coming to Christ - ’ These verses bear a likeness to several passages of the OT, especially to Jeremiah 6:16 ‘Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your Souls. The call is probably addressed in the first instance to those who, groaning under ‘the yoke of the law,’ which generations of Rabbinic teaching and Pharisaic formalism had made intolerable, had no hope of rest for their Souls. Under the natural figure of ‘thirst’ and the companion figure of ‘hunger,’ He speaks of the deepest needs and longings of the Soul of man—not those which are passing and accidental, but those which are essential and permanent, above all, the need of God—and promises to all who come to Him a perfect and abiding satisfaction. It is the active movement of the Soul towards Christ. The ‘coming’ is the response of the Soul in its natural cravings, in its need, in its sin, to the call of Christ. ‘Coming,’ the first movement of the Soul to Christ, is associated with, and derives spiritual and permanent value from, hearing and doing the words of Christ. ...
While, then, ‘coming to Christ’ means, on the one hand, faith in Him, a movement of the Soul to Him for the acceptance of the blessings He offers, it means, on the other hand, no less clearly an absolute surrender of the Soul, of the whole man to Him. It is the weaning, it may be the wrenching, of the Soul from all else, that it may be united to God. The movement of the Soul to Christ does not originate with itself
Peniel - Thus it is said, that "his Soul was grieved for the misery of Israel. So again the Lord is represented as saying: "I will rejoice over my people to do them good; and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart, and with my whole Soul. " (Jeremiah 32:41) Here again, supposing it is Jesus-Mediator which thus speaks, nothing can be more plain and nothing more blessed, for we know that his whole heart and Soul is his people's; but concerning the Lord JEHOVAH, in his threefold character of person, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, we dare not, because we are not authorized in any part of Scripture thus to speak of him as possessing parts or passions. Precious Jesus! methinks I would say for myself and reader, grant many Peniel visits to thy redeemed now, and make all the manifestations of the full GODHEAD in glory to thy redeemed in heaven tenfold more sweet and blessed, by the communications in thee, and through thee, to flow in upon the Souls of thy whole church in eternal happiness for ever
Apollinaris the Younger, Bishop of Laodicea - Adopting the psychological trichotomy of Plato (σῶμα ψυχή πνεῦμα) for which he quoted 1Th_5:23 and Gal_5:17 he attributed to Christ a human body (σῶμα) and a human Soul (the ψυχὴ ἄλογος the anima animans which man has in common with the animal) but not a rational spirit (νοῦς πνεῦμα ψυχὴ λογική anima rationalis) and put in the place of the latter the divine Logos. The spirit or rational Soul is the most important element in man, the seat of intelligence and freedom, and needs redemption as well as the Soul and the body; for sin has corrupted all the faculties
Jephtha - ...
The next thing to be observed in his history, is that the vow he made was a solemn engagement between the Lord and his own Soul. "All Souls are mine, (saith JEHOVAH,) as the Soul of the father, so also the Soul of the son is mine
Spirit; Breath - 16:2 the word appears to mean more than just the element of life; it seems to mean “soul”: “All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits [7]. ” Thus, Isaiah can put nepesh, “soul,” and rûach in synonymous parallelism: “With my Soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early …” (26:9)
Love to God - When it regards God absolutely, and in himself, as a Being of infinite and harmonious perfections and moral beauties, it is that movement of the Soul toward him which is produced by admiration, approval, and delight. But the love of God is more than a sentiment of gratitude: it rejoices in his perfections and glories, and devoutly contemplates them as the highest and most interesting subjects of thought; it keeps the idea of this supremely beloved object constantly present to the mind; it turns to it with adoring ardour from the business and distractions of life; it connects it with every scene of majesty and beauty in nature, and with every event of general and particular providence; it brings the Soul into fellowship with God, real and sensible, because vital; it moulds the other affections into conformity with what God himself wills or prohibits, loves or hates; it produces an unbounded desire to please him, and to be accepted of him in all things; it is jealous of his honour, unwearied in his service, quick to prompt to every sacrifice in the cause of truth and his church; and it renders all such sacrifices, even when carried to the extent of suffering and death, unreluctant and cheerful. It chooses God as the chief good of the Soul, the enjoyment of which assures its perfect and eternal interest and happiness: "Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee," is the language of every heart, when its love of God is true in principle and supreme in degree. The love of God is a fruit of the Holy Spirit; that is, it is implanted by him only in the Souls which he has regenerated; and as that which excites its exercise is chiefly, and in the first place, a sense of the benefits bestowed by the grace of God in our redemption, and a well grounded persuasion of our personal interest in those benefits, it necessarily presupposes our reconciliation to God through faith in the atonement of Christ, and that attestation of it to the heart by the Spirit of adoption. Thus the very existence of love to God implies the doctrines of atonement, repentance, faith, and the gift of the Spirit of adoption to believers; and unless it be taught in this connection, and through this process of experience, it will be exhibited only as a bright and beauteous object to which man has no access; or a fictitious and imitative sentimentalism will be substitute d for it, to the delusion of the Souls of men
Advocate - (Job 33:24; Isaiah 42:21; Matthew 17:5; Romans 3:25) Now, then, let me pause, and ask, Hath not this almighty advocate a right to plead for his own rights, and those of his people in him? Was it not an absolute promise, in the charter of grace, that "when he had made his Soul an offering for sin, he should see of the travail of his Soul, and be satisfied?" (Isaiah 53:10-11) And shall not the blessed Jesus stand up and plead for the fulfilment of those promises? Hath he, indeed, given himself as the sinner's surety "an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour?" and can he rest satisfied, till he hath brought all his ransomed people around him in glory?...
Moreover, there is one point more to be considered in this subject of Christ's advocacy, which we have not yet even glanced at, though it forms a principal object, for which the Lord Jesus carries on his high priestly office, in the court of heaven, namely, the destruction of all his enemies, and the enemies of his dear people. " (Isaiah 9:6; Colossians 2:3) And if it were not for swelling the pages of a work that I must rather study to abridge, I might easily shew, that such are the powerful recommendations the Lord Jesus brings with him, to induce any, and every poor sinner, that is conscious of the want of an advocate, to plead his cause before God, that not a Soul, earnest for his everlasting welfare, would cease a moment from putting all his concerns in the hand of such a wise, tender, and successful High Priest as Jesus. He enters into all their concerns, gives them to see how much he sympathizes with them, during their exercises, and supports their Souls with an abiding assurance, that he is everlastingly attentive to them. (Hebrews 7:25) Hail! thou glorious, gracious, lawful, and successful Advocate of my poor, Soul!...
Regeneration - In the language of theology, ‘regeneration’ denotes that decisive spiritual change, effected by God’s Holy Spirit, in which a Soul, naturally estranged from God, and ruled by sinful principles, is renewed in disposition, becomes the subject of holy affections and desires, and enters on a life of progressive sanctification, the issue of which is complete likeness to Christ. Is it not obvious, leaving out of account altogether the darker forms in which evil manifests itself, that this is a condition of Soul which only a Divine power can rectify?...
Nothing, therefore, is more plainly taught in Scripture than that this spiritual change we call regeneration is one which nothing short of Divine power can effect. The Spirit of God, doubtless, has innumerable ways of dealing with human Souls; still, if we look closely, it will be found that there are certain elements which do in some degree enter into all experience in regeneration, and furnish, so far, a test of the reality of the change. There is first, of necessity, the awakening of the Soul out of its customary spiritual dormancy out of that deep insensibility to spiritual things in which ordinarily the natural mind is held ( Ephesians 5:14 , cf. Especially there comes into view here the peculiar awakening of the Soul through the conscience, which takes the form of what we call conviction of sin towards God (cf. Last of all, this work of regeneration is completed when the Soul is brought to the point of absolute surrender of itself to Christ when, drawn and persuaded, and at length enabled by the Spirit, it yields itself up entirely to Christ as its Saviour, and lays hold on Christ for a complete salvation
Quakers - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the Soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Quakers, Fighting - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the Soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Quakers, Free - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the Soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Friends - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the Soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Friends, Hicksite Society of - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the Soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Friends of Truth - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the Soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Children of Light - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the Soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Friends, Orthodox Society of - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the Soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Friends, Wilburite Orthodox Conservative - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the Soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Children of Truth - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the Soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Fighting Quakers - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the Soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Free Quakers - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the Soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Orthodox Society of Friends - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the Soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Light, Children of - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the Soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Repentance - ...
Disputes have arisen in theology as to the priority of faith or repentance, but unnecessarily, for the two, rightly viewed, are but the positive and negative poles of the same state of Soul
Life, Religious - Persecutions necessitated retirement and a first form of life entirely directed towards personal sanctification; community life produced obedience; the inconveniences caused by frequent changes of residence suggested the vow of stability; the excessive multiplication and diversity of religious institutes called for the intervention of the sovereign pontiff and his express approbation of rules; the needs of Soul and body grafted the practise of corporal and spiritual works of mercy upon personal sanctification, and joined the reception of Holy Orders to religious profession; and the exigencies and difficulties of modern times caused the making of simple vows antecedent to, or in substitution for, solemn vows
Kabbala - Man was created by the Sephiroth and his pre-existent Soul returns to God through transmigration
Jainism - Personal effort applied to purifying the Soul by austerity, alone attains man's end
Essenes - A sect of the Jews who practiced a strict ceremonial asceticism, discouraging marriage, having community of goods, temperate, industrious, charitable, opposed to all oaths, slavery, and war, like the modern Society of Friends, and also, unlike t temple of the Soul, tinged their deep veneration for Moses' laws, which in every way favor marriage
Self-Denial - It does not consist in denying what a man is, or what he has: in refusing favours converred on us in the course of providence; in rejecting the use of God's creatures; in being careless of life, health, and family; in macerating the body, or abusing it in any respect; but in renouncing al those pleasures, profets, views, connections, or practices, that are prejudicial to the true interests of the Soul
Christ: the Soul's Only Defence - The dove is thy poor defenceless Soul. Nor can retirement secure you, for there are sins peculiar to quietude, and hell's dread vulture soars over lonely solitudes to find defenceless Souls, and rend them in pieces
Zeal (2) - ζῆλος from ζέω ‘to boil’) from enthusiasm (which see); but, as regards the derivation, the former indicates the character, the latter the source of the inward state; and, as regards the meaning, the former lays stress on the volitional, the latter on the emotional aspect of the complex condition of Soul
Comfort - ...
For OT and NT, comfort has its source in the tender love of God for His people, and for the individual Soul; it is mediated (in the NT) by the sympathy of Christ, the visitings of the Holy Spirit, the help of brethren, and the hope of glory; it counteracts the troubles of life, and the discouragement of work for God: see esp
Guile - His own conscience was clear; his ‘guile’ as a Soul-winner was not only innocent but praiseworthy
Unction - The oil with which the sick person is anointed, represents, it is said, the grace of God, which is poured down into the Soul; and the prayer used at the time of anointing, expresses the remission of sins thereby granted to the sick person: for the prayer is this
Foundation - ...
Psalm 11:3 (b) This is a type of the basic doctrines of the Christian faith on which the believer rests his Soul for eternity
Salvation - And in addition to what is there said, I would just beg to observe that the thing itself meets poor lost Souls so many ways, and answereth to their wants in such a variety of purposes, that it is always blessed to meditate upon it. The lost Soul is not only brought out of bondage and the shadow of death, but brought into the liberty of the sons of God
Waves - GOD's terrible judgment and the overwhelming sorrows which came from GOD's wrath poured over the Soul of His Son at Calvary, where He died for us. It was His baptism under the wrath of GOD that saves our Souls
Grace - They are permanent perfections of the recipient's spiritual faculties" intellect and will, bearing a somewhat similar relation to sanctifying grace as the natural faculties and their dispositions bear to the Soul
Hicksite Society of Friends - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the Soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Concern - ...
An impenitent man feels no concern for his Soul
Frame - Your steady Soul preserves her frame
Judgment - Is that act of the mind whereby one thing is affirmed or denied of another; or that power of the Soul which passes sentence on things proposed to its examination, and determines what is right or wrong: and thus it approves or disapproves of an action, or an object considered as true or false, fit or unfit, good or evil
Begging - And may I not ask was not this among the gracious designs of the Lord, in his providence, to afford luxuries to the minds of believers, in the true Israel of God, when, from the inequalities of life, the Lord afforded opportunity to follow the steps of Jesus, in relieving a poor brother? How little have those studied the Scriptures of God, and how little do they know of the mind of Jesus, who, to the numberless miseries of life, arising out of that sin which Christ hath put away, can, and do pass by, and behold, unpitied, and unrelieved, the wretchedness of the beggar, whether in Soul or body!...
Benjamin - As the Soul of Rachel was departing from her body, she named her child Ben-oni; and the margin of our Bibles hath thought it proper to mark it with some degree of emphasis; the son of my sorrow, from Ben, son; and On, grief or burden; and the pronoun I, makes it personal, my sorrow
Mount Paran - ) So that Paran hath proved an asylum to the distressed on many occasions, as recorded in the Scriptures; and in how many more that are not recorded in public memorials , who shall say! It is blessed when Souls under exercise find the Lord in the wilderness dispensations, who have missed such discoveries in the peopled city. " So may my Soul find many a Paran in the present wilderness, and Jesus will sweeten and soften all straits by the gracious enlargements of his love
Fasts - The sacrifice of the personal will, which gives to fasting all its value, is expressed in the old term used in the law, afflicting the Soul
Scepticism - " More recent sceptics are: ...
Theodore Jouffroy (1796-1842) who asserted that "Scepticism is the final pronouncement of the human mind"
David Hume (1711-1776) who makes all forms of synthesis and relation subjective in origin
Berkeley, to whom the corporeal world is a mere phenomenon of consciousness, the only objects, distinct from the mind, being spiritual substances: God, the Soul, angels; in general the Idealists for whom esse est percipi (to be is to be; perceived)
Sound philosophy, under the leadership of Aristotle and Saint Thomas; teaches: ...
that the Senses and the intellect normally are infallible with regard to their proper object
that the ultimate criterion of truth is objective evidence
that Scepticism is impossible in fact, because every man is conscious of certain truths, e
Society - The Church is a perfect society, promoting the welfare of the individual Soul, and fulfilling the social duty of worship
Society of Friends (Orthodox) - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the Soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Truth, Children of - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the Soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Truth, Friends of - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the Soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Religious Society of Friends of Philadelphia - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the Soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Wilburite Orthodox Conservative Friends - Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the Soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war
Religious Life - Persecutions necessitated retirement and a first form of life entirely directed towards personal sanctification; community life produced obedience; the inconveniences caused by frequent changes of residence suggested the vow of stability; the excessive multiplication and diversity of religious institutes called for the intervention of the sovereign pontiff and his express approbation of rules; the needs of Soul and body grafted the practise of corporal and spiritual works of mercy upon personal sanctification, and joined the reception of Holy Orders to religious profession; and the exigencies and difficulties of modern times caused the making of simple vows antecedent to, or in substitution for, solemn vows
Principles - ): ‘Since milk is the food of infants, but cakes of wheat (τὰ ἐκ πυρῶν πέμματα) are the food of full-grown men, so also the Soul must have a milk-like nourishment in its age of childhood, namely, the elementary lessons of art and science (τὰ τῆς ἐγκυκλίου μουσικῆς προπαιδεύματα), but the perfect food which is for men is education in prudence, temperance, and every virtue
Rest - Those who felt the rejection of Christ here were invited to take His yoke upon them, and learn of Him, who was meek and lowly of heart, and they should find rest unto their Souls. The Soul thus has, outside of circumstances here, a portion unaffected by circumstances, and that satisfies all its longings
Feast of the Immaculate Conception - By her conception is meant not the act or part of her parents in it, nor the formation of her body, nor the conception of Christ later in her own womb; from the moment her Soul was created and infused into her body, it was free from original sin and filled with sanctifying grace. Her Soul was never stained by original sin, nor by the depraved emotions, passions, and weaknesses consequent on that sin, but created in a state of original sanctity, innocence, and justice
Orders, Holy - ,the right to actual graces so that the Divine Office and its obligations can be rightly fulfilled
an indelible character imprinted on the Soul (according to the more common opinion, each of the above orders im- prints a new character on the Soul, distinct one from the other)
the bestowal of spiritual power, enabling the recipient to discharge the sacred offices, i
Immaculate Conception - By her conception is meant not the act or part of her parents in it, nor the formation of her body, nor the conception of Christ later in her own womb; from the moment her Soul was created and infused into her body, it was free from original sin and filled with sanctifying grace. Her Soul was never stained by original sin, nor by the depraved emotions, passions, and weaknesses consequent on that sin, but created in a state of original sanctity, innocence, and justice
Immaculate Conception, Feast of the - By her conception is meant not the act or part of her parents in it, nor the formation of her body, nor the conception of Christ later in her own womb; from the moment her Soul was created and infused into her body, it was free from original sin and filled with sanctifying grace. Her Soul was never stained by original sin, nor by the depraved emotions, passions, and weaknesses consequent on that sin, but created in a state of original sanctity, innocence, and justice
Magnificat - No personal fear of the reproach of shame, which might be, and indeed was, levelled against her, no personal pride in the destiny vouchsafed to her, mar our impression of a Soul accustomed to commune with God, and therefore never lacking words of praise. (Luke 1:46-47 ) she praises God with all the powers of Soul and spirit
Holy Orders - ,the right to actual graces so that the Divine Office and its obligations can be rightly fulfilled
an indelible character imprinted on the Soul (according to the more common opinion, each of the above orders im- prints a new character on the Soul, distinct one from the other)
the bestowal of spiritual power, enabling the recipient to discharge the sacred offices, i
Mind - In the Authorized Version of Acts 14:2, Philippians 1:27, Hebrews 12:3 ‘mind’ represents ψυχή, which in the Revised Version is properly rendered ‘soul’; in Philemon 1:14, Revelation 17:13 it stands for γνώμη, ‘judgment,’ ‘opinion’; in Romans 8:7; Romans 8:27 for φρόνημα, which denotes not the mental faculty itself, but its thoughts and purposes. See articles Flesh, Soul, Spirit
Consolation - The Physician of the ailing body and sick Soul addresses the weary sufferer: ‘Son, be of good cheer; thy sins are forgiven’ (Matthew 9:2). His blessing abides with the poor, meek, sincere Soul, faithful to the end (Matthew 5:3-12; Matthew 10:22)
Gallery - And here they had frequent meetings, unnoticed and unknown to others; in which the Lord opened to his church the secrets of his love, in leading her into the chambers of his covenant mercy and grace; and the church held him fast in those galleries, not suffering him to depart until "that she had brought him whom her Soul loved, as she saith elsewhere, into her mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived her. (John 14:21-22) And until that he brings them home to the marriage-supper of the Lamb in heaven, while upon earth, having espoused them to himself, he brings them by faith into his chambers, opens to them more and more of his unsearchable riches, gives a foretaste of the glory hereafter to be revealed, and by the gracious influences of his Holy Spirit, induceth all those blessed effects in the Soul which the apostle Peter so delightfully describes: "Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now you see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable, and full of glory; receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your Souls
Sabellians - Sabelius taught that there is but one person in the Godhead; and, in confirmation of this doctrine, he made use of this comparison: As man, though composed of body and Soul, is but one person, so God, though he is Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, is but one person. Watts conceived this union to have subsisted before the Saviour's appearance in the flesh, and that the human Soul of Christ existed with the Father from before the foundation of the world: on which ground he maintains the real descent of Christ from heaven to earth, and the whole scene of his humiliation, which he thought incompatible with the common opinion concerning him
Lust - They are equally the "lusts" of the flesh, Romans 13:14 ; Galatians 5:16,24 ; Ephesians 2:3 ; 2 Peter 2:18 ; 1 John 2:16 , a phrase which describes the emotions of the Soul, the natural tendency towards things evil. In Revelation 18:14 "(the fruits) which thy Soul lusted after" is, lit. , "of thy Soul's lust
Tatianus - Of Doric, Attic, Aeolian, Ionian, which was the real Greek? Further, let them not boast while they used rhetoric to subserve injustice and sycophancy, poetry to depict battles, the amours of gods, and the corruption of the Soul. ); that the Soul alone is immortal, I the body together with the Soul. My Soul being thus taught of God I understand how the writings of the Gentiles lead to condemnation, but the sacred Scriptures to freedom from this world's slavery, liberating us from thousands of tyrants, and giving us, not indeed what we had not received, but what we had once received but had lost through error. Abiding with the just and locked in the embrace of the Soul (συμβλεκόμενον τῇ ψυχῇ) He proclaims to other Souls by means of prophecies that which is concealed. —Tatian recognizes the three parts of body, Soul, and spirit. Body and Soul are left him. The Soul is composite: it is the bond of the flesh; yet also that which encloses the Soul is the flesh. The Soul cannot appear without a body, nor can the flesh rise again without the Soul. Faith animates the famous passage on the Soul (c. There was nothing of metempsychosis or transmigration of Souls in his conception
Paul in Arabia - The Souls of all the men and women and children he had haled to prison, and had compelled to blaspheme, and had slain with the sword. In my deepest mind and in my deepest heart: in my very innermost Soul and strength. A revelation outward, arresting, overpowering: taking possession of all the persecutor's bodily senses, and thus surrounding and seizing all the passes into his Soul. The other, made within and upon Paul's pure and naked Soul, and apart altogether from the employment of his senses upon his Soul. A revelation made by God of His Son, most inward, most profound, most penetrating, most Soul-possessing: most-enlarging to the Soul, most uplifting, and most upholding: most assuring, most satisfying, most sanctifying: intellectual, spiritual, experimental, evangelical: all-renewing and all-transforming: full of truth, full of love, full of assurance, full of holiness, full of the peace of God, which passeth all understanding
Atonement - Unless the atonement was made the Soul "bore its iniquity," i. The blood was the medium of atonement, because it had the life or Soul (nephesh ) in it. The Soul of the offered victim atoned for the Soul of the sinful offerer. ...
Typically; God taught that the clothing for the Soul must, be from the Victim whom God's love provided to cover our guilt forever out of sight (Psalms 32:D (not kaphar , but kasah ) (Romans 4:17; Isaiah 61:10), the same Hebrew (labash ) as in Genesis 3:21, "clothed
Carpocrates, Philospher - The privilege of the higher Souls was to escape the rule of those who had made the world; even by magical arts to exercise dominion over them, and ultimately, on leaving the world, to pass completely free from them to God Who is above them. His superiority to ordinary men consisted in this, that His Soul, being steadfast and pure, remembered those things which it had seen in the revolution ( τῇ περιφορᾷ ) in which it had been carried round with the unbegotten God, and therefore power [1] had been sent from God enabling Him to escape the makers of the world. Their Souls, too, might remember the truths they had witnessed; if they despised the rulers of the world as much as Jesus did, they would be given the same privileges as He, and higher if they despised them more. ...
In the opening statement concerning the making of the world, the doctrine ascribed to Carpocrates is almost identical with that ascribed to Saturninus; but in the next paragraph the language is distinctly taken from the myth in Plato's Phaedrus, in which human knowledge is made to be but a recollection of what the Soul had seen when carried round with the gods in their revolution, and permitted to see the eternal forms of things. A doctrine concerning the transmigration of Souls which was taught by other Gnostic sects, and which harmonized well with Platonic teaching, was adopted by the Carpocratians in the form that a Soul which had had its complete experience passed at once out of the dominion of the rulers of the world, and was received up to society with the God above them: those which had not were sent back to finish in other bodies that which was lacking to them; but all ultimately would be saved. But as was also taught by the Basilidians of Irenaeus and by the Ophites, salvation belonged to the Soul alone; there would be no resurrection of the body. " The "adversary" (whom, Epiphanius tells us, they named Abolus, a corruption, doubtless, from the Diabolus of Irenaeus) was one of the world-making angels, whose office it was to conduct the Soul to the principal of these angels, "the judge. Perfection is attained by those Souls who, led on by reminiscences of their former condition, soar above all limitation and diversity to the contemplation of the higher unity. In this way they escape the dominion of the finite mundane spirits; their Souls are freed from imprisonment in matter, and they obtain a state of perfect repose (corresponding to the Buddhist Nirwana) when they have completely ascended above the world of appearance
Lord's Supper - The Passover deliverance was once for all wrought at the Exodus; the Passover feast yearly revived it to the believing Israelite's Soul. Christ was once for all sacrificed for our redemption, never to be offered again; the Lord's supper continually realizes Him and His finished work to the Soul, so that we feed on Him by faith (Hebrews 9:25-27; Hebrews 10:1-18). The presence is in the Soul, not in the elements. The body and blood of Christ are given by God not by the priest, taken by faith not by the hand, eaten with the Soul not the mouth
Materialists - Materialists are also those who maintain that the Soul of man is material, or that the principle of perception and thought is not a substance distinct from the body, but the result of corporeal organization. for if no man have a Soul distinct from his body, Christ, who in all other respects appeared as a man, could not have a Soul which had existed before his body: and the whole doctrine of the pre-existence of Souls, of which the opinion of the pre- existence of Christ is a branch, will be effectually overturned. ...
See NECESSITY, PRE-EXISTENCE, SPINOSISM, Soul, UNITARIAN, and books under those articles
Temperance - Soberness (σωφροσύνη) is a right balance in all things; it is the bringing of the lower part of the nature into subjection to the higher, the flesh into subjection to the spirit; it means the spirit of man, guided by the Holy Spirit of God, governing the Soul or intellect; then the Soul or intellect, thus sanctified, governing the flesh; and the whole man, body, Soul, and spirit, kept under control, held in hand, just as a spirited horse is held in hand by an experienced rider; moving on, not torn asunder by conflicting interests, but advancing steadily in one direction upwards and heavenwards
Flesh - It can refer to the outward expression of a person paralleling the inward action of the person as seen in Psalm 63:1 where the “soul thirsts” and the “flesh faints” NRSV and in Psalm 84:2 where the “heart and flesh sing for joy” (NRSV). Peter, quoting from Psalm 16:1 , paralleled the flesh with the heart and Soul (Acts 2:26-27 ). Greek philosophers saw the Soul, heart, or mind distinguished from and superior to the flesh
Refuge - (Psalms 32:7; Isaiah 32:2) And no less so is God the eternal Spirit, in his own sovereign power and GODHEAD; for he by his gracious influences stamps the whole authority of redemption on the hearts of his people, gives them his earnest of the promised possession, and effectually seals their Souls unto the day of redemption. A beautiful type of the ministers of our God, who are supposed to be always as watchmen upon the walls of Zion crying aloud to sinners, murderers of their own Souls, "to flee unto Christ as a refuge to lay hold of, and as an anchor to the Soul both sure and stedfast within the vail. ...
If, as we cannot but conclude from all the other parts of Scripture, that as every thing under the law typified the Lord Jesus Christ, so these cities of refuge had an eye to him, as the only shelter for Soul-murderers, then we shall find somewhat remarkable in the names of those cities. As the man-slayer found in this city of refuge a blessed exchange, and a safe inclosure, both under one, so Soul-murderers, when taking shelter in Christ, barter their sins for his righteousness, and find peace and safety in the blood of his cross
Food - The cutting of flesh, with the blood, from the living animal (as has been practiced in Africa), and the eating of blood either apart from or in the flesh, were prohibited, because "the Soul (nephesh ) of the flesh is in the blood, and I (Jehovah) have ordained it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your Souls; for it is the blood which makes atonement by means of the Soul" (Leviticus 17:11-12). Harvey says:" the blood is the fountain of life, the first to live, the last to die, and the primary seat of the animal Soul; it lives and is nourished of itself, and by no other part of the human body
Temperance - Soberness (σωφροσύνη) is a right balance in all things; it is the bringing of the lower part of the nature into subjection to the higher, the flesh into subjection to the spirit; it means the spirit of man, guided by the Holy Spirit of God, governing the Soul or intellect; then the Soul or intellect, thus sanctified, governing the flesh; and the whole man, body, Soul, and spirit, kept under control, held in hand, just as a spirited horse is held in hand by an experienced rider; moving on, not torn asunder by conflicting interests, but advancing steadily in one direction upwards and heavenwards
Life And Death - anima) comes to mean ‘life’ in the sense of the animal Soul, and especially the life of the individual as distinguished from other individual lives. From meaning the animal Soul or life (anima), however, ψυχή comes to be used for the individualized life in its moral and spiritual aspects, the ‘soul’ in the deeper significance of that word (Lat. See, further, Soul. Luke 16:25, ‘in thy lifetime’ [2]), and more frequently in connexions not far removed from those of ψυχή in the sense of the vital energy or animal Soul (e. Various energies and attitudes of the Soul are mentioned as conditioning the attainment of life, e. And in this promise there lies enfolded the hope not only of the immortality of the Soul but of the resurrection of the body. -Death is frequently used in the apostolic literature in its ordinary, everyday meaning of the end of man’s earthly course (βίος) or the extinction of his animal life (ψυχή) through the separation of the Soul from the body (Acts 2:24, 1 Corinthians 3:22, Philippians 2:27). James says, ‘He which converteth a sinner from the error of his way shall save a Soul from death and shall cover a multitude of sins’ (James 5:20), death is used to denote the punitive consequences of sin and the state in which man lies as condemned on account of it
Mithraism - Mithraists believed in the immortality of the Soul, a place of punishment for the wicked, and a place of immortal bliss for the just
Gad - Troops of lusts, troops of corruptions, troops from hell, and troops from the world, may, and will, bring the poor exercised Soul too often under: yet the victory is still on the side of Jacob's seed
Hachilah, the Hill - There is an undesigned coincidence between David's language in Psalms 11:1, "how say ye to my Soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain," and the independent history (1 Samuel 26:20)," the king of Israel is come out to seek a flea, as when one doth hunt a partridge in the mountains," a confirmation of the genuineness of both psalm and history
Death: Differently Viewed by Different Characters - It is a blessed thing to know the Savior, and to feel that your Soul is safe
Bells - " The pomegranates with pleasant odor, and refreshing juice, and delicious kernel, symbolized the word of God, the spiritual food refreshing the Soul (Psalms 19:8-11; Deuteronomy 8:3; Proverbs 25:11)
Dust - To lay a Soul in the dust (Psalm 7:5 ; Psalm 22:15 ) is to kill
Trance - The English "trance" comes through French from the Latin transitus, at first "passing away from life," then the dream vision state, in which the Soul is temporarily transported out of the body and abstracted from present things into the unseen world
Armour - The Lord JESUS and the Holy Spirit who are stronger than Satan take away this armor and make way for the truth of GOD to enter the Soul of the sinner
Excommunication - that for particular sins "that Soul shall be out off from Israel" or "cut off from his people
Reed - (2 Kings 18:21) Humble believers in Christ are called bruised reeds; concerning which it is blessedly spoken of the Lord Jesus, "that he will not break the braised reed, nor quench the smoking flax"—meaning, that the tender and frail mind in the first awakenings of grace, though it be unable of itself to stand no more than the bruised reed Jesus will not break, but support; and the warmth of affection in the regenerated Soul, though it hath no flame, and only sends forth the risings like the smoke of burning flax, Jesus will not suffer to be put out
Quails - And he gave them their request, but sent leanness into their Soul
Ammonius Saccas - They concern the nature of the Soul and its relation to the body; but they appear to have been merely the traditional views of Ammonius, not any actual written words of his
Way - It is a way of rest in which CHRIST blots out the sins, GOD the Father justifies the Soul, the Holy Spirit directs the path, and there is no fretting nor worrying
Convert - ...
He that converteth a sinner from the error of his way, shall save a Soul from death
Pergamos - Like the incorruptible manna preserved in the sanctuary, the spiritual feast Jesus offers, an incorruptible life of body and Soul, is everlasting
Meekness - In the Greek language it is quasi, facilis, sasiness of spirit, and thus it may be justly called; for it accommodates the Soul to every occurrence, and so makes a man easy to himself, and to all about him
Family (Jewish) - —Jewish family life, while having many points in common with that of the Gentiles, was marked by a higher standard of purity, the avoidance of infanticide, and the condemnation of the selfish cruelty that in human sacrifice gave the fruit of the body for the sin of the Soul (Micah 6:7)
Philosophy - "...
Thales brought also from Egypt the doctrine of the immortality of the Soul
Lot - it could not have been discovered that he was a righteous man; but this testimony is given of him in 2 Peter 2:7,8 , where he is called 'just Lot,' who, as a righteous man, was daily vexed in his Soul by the unlawful deeds of those among whom he dwelt
Eli Eli Lama Sabachthani - Who shall say what this was? Who is competent to describe the horrors of it, when it induced such a cry in the Soul agonies of Jesus? Well may every child of God pause over the renewed reading of it, and in the contemplation, consider the love and tenderness of Jesus to his people, who thus endured the being forsaken of his Father for a season, that they might not be forsaken for ever
Dimoeritae, Followers of Apollinarius - ) that "some denied especially the perfect Incarnation of Christ; some asserted His body consubstantial with His divinity; some emphatically denied that He had ever taken a Soul; others not less emphatically refused to Him a mind
Lose, Loss, Lost - , Acts 27:10,21 ), is used in the NT, in the Passive Voice, signifying "to suffer loss, forfeit, lose," Matthew 16:26 ; Mark 8:36 , of losing one's Soul or life; Luke 9:25 , RV, "forfeit (his own self)," AV, "be cast away" (for the preceding verb see No
Will - ) The power of choosing; the faculty or endowment of the Soul by which it is capable of choosing; the faculty or power of the mind by which we decide to do or not to do; the power or faculty of preferring or selecting one of two or more objects
Hell - In a broad sense it may mean: ...
the limbo of infants (limbus parvulorum), where those who die in original sin, but without personal mortal sin, are deprived of the happiness which would come to them in the supernatural order, but not of happiness in the natural order; ...
the limbo of the Fathers (limbus patrum) where the Souls of the just who died before Christ awaited their admission to heaven, which had been closed against them in punishment for the sin of Adam; ...
purgatory, where the just who die in venial sin or who still owe a debt of temporal punishment for sin are cleansed by suffering before their admission to heaven. That there should exist a place of punishment as well as a place of reward for men after death is readily admitted by all who believe in the existence of God and the immortality of the human Soul
Seed Growing Secretly, Parable of the - The parable is explained thus: the seed is the teaching of the Gospel; the sower is primarily Christ who first promulgated this teaching and left it to the Church, and secondarily the Apostles and their successors; by earth is meant the hearts and Souls of men. The same parable can be applied to the Kingdom of God in each Christian Soul in particular
Mediator - Hence the disposition more or less prevalent in all ages and in all parts of the world, to interpose between the Soul and its judge some person or thing most adapted to propitiate his favor as a priestly order, an upright and devout man, or the smoke of sacrifices and the sweet savor of incense, Job 9:33
Unity - Unity may consist of a simple substance or existing being, as the Soul but usually it consists in a close junction of particles or parts, constituting a body detached from other bodies
Up - ...
My Soul is up in arms
Rich (And Forms) - None of these have any value at all with regard to the salvation of the Soul. ...
Hebrews 11:26 (b) We find here a symbol of the great blessing that comes to the Soul through being affiliated with, associated with, and related to the Lord JESUS
Bind - The Spirit will direct the Soul winner to a husband who is to be won for the Saviour, but will ignore the wife who may be near. The Spirit will lead a Soul winner to the person with whom the Holy Spirit is dealing, and will keep him from talking to that one in whose heart the Lord is not working
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Daniel 10:6 (a) This may be another representation of the Lord JESUS CHRIST whose eyes shine with the glory of GOD, and penetrate the heart and Soul of those with whom He deals. He illuminates the Soul with the light of Heaven. The message which he gave was bitter as wormwood and deadly in its effect on the Souls of men
Trespass - 5:15: “If a Soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance. ” In fact, in the next chapter the verb for “to sin” and mâ‛al are used together: “If a Soul sin, and commit a trespass against the Lord, and lie unto his neighbor …” ( Sacrament - ...
Division of the Sacraments ...
Baptism and Penance are called sacraments of the dead because their primary purpose is to remit sin and to confer spiritual life through sanctifying grace; the other sacraments are called sacraments of the living, because they increase grace already existing in the Soul. Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders imprint a character on the Soul, hence they can be received but once
Sacrament of Penance - Moreover, Catholic doctrine teaches that the actual reception of Penance is strictly necessary for judicial forgiveness, and although mortal sins can be taken from the Soul by an act of perfect contrition this contrition must imply the intention of submitting them to the sacramental tribunal at the nearest opportunity. Sins forgiven in a previous confession may be made again the matter of absolution, since the Soul can always receive the grace which would remit such sins if they were still present
Ideas (Leading) - The infinite Value of the human Soul. It therefore lifts the Soul above anxiety (Matthew 6:34). But Jesus gave to the world as a whole what had hitherto been the possession of select Souls. The former regards this moral attitude from the point of view of the end which is aimed at, the second contemplates the disposition of the heart, the moral condition of Soul, out of which the good inevitably springs. The Infinite Value of the human Soul. All passages which tell of the love of God for the individual Soul or of the sacrifice by which the salvation of the Soul was effected, are witnesses to the same truth. They conveyed to mankind one of the greatest gifts which even Christianity had to bestow: the belief that each human Soul is of absolute value, above all price or estimation. ...
This teaching shows clearly that our Lord designed to give to men a blessing which should be, not merely an illumination for the Soul of the individual, but a social bond. There is, and must be, a correspondence between the outward and the inward, between the Kingdom of God as a universe of Souls bound together by the great love of their Father in Heaven and their love one to another, and the moral condition of each individual Soul. To see this truth we have but to compare Aristotle’s picture of the ‘great-souled man’ with our Lord. Noble and virtuous with the splendid but imperfect nobility and virtue of pagan Greece, the great-souled man is proud, self-satisfied and pompons. But when He comes to speak of the struggle through which the Soul must pass in its upward progress, His manner changes
Religion (2) - With this history behind the word, religion has come to be a complex conception; but for the present purpose it may perhaps be defined as the Soul’s response to the spiritual revelation by which it is illumined, kindled, and moved. Ritschl, again, in his theory of value-judgments, throws the weight of authority on the Soul’s response; while Sabatier, in his beautiful study of the genesis of religion, speaks of the spirit attaching itself to its principle, and seems also liable to the dangers of subjectivity (Outlines of Phil. ...
Now, revelation finds its way to the Soul both mediately and immediately. ...
(a) The Soul’s response in a sense of dependence. The Soul, when it comes to itself, finds itself solitary and orphaned. The issues of life run up into eternity, and the Soul first proves it is awakened by crying out for the living God. ’ Thus begins a ‘commerce, a conscious and willed relation, into which the Soul in distress enters with the mysterious power on which it feels that it and its destiny depend’ (Sabatier, Outlines, p. He satisfies the Soul’s sense of dependence by drawing it to Himself. To the Soul once awakened there is no resting-place except in the eternal Christ, ‘the same yesterday and to-day and for ever. ’...
(b) A second primary response of the Soul in religion is a sense of sin, or separation. On the cross the Soul’s reliance can be securely planted. ...
(c) There is a third primary strand of religion in the sense of obligation, by which the Soul is brought under a supreme law and purpose. But here, again, the faith of Jesus Christ fulfils this need of the Soul in a way that liberates and enlarges it. He made that absolute claim on the Soul’s affection and the life’s service to which so many have thankfully responded. ’ But surely the religious man is at equal pains to assure himself of an all-embracing Personality at the heart of things, to which his own Soul can return and be at rest (Psalms 116:7). ...
But the religion of the Sermon on the Mount breathes out a holiness which consumes every lesser thing, and carries the moral imperative into the inmost recesses of the Soul
Salutations - The thought at the back of it in ancient folklore was the communion of Soul with Soul, or the forming of a covenant, for the Soul flows out of the nose or mouth. When the sorcerer attempts to awaken the dead by a kiss, he will pour his own Soul into him (cf. 2 Kings 4:34), as Jahweh makes man a living Soul by breathing (Genesis 2:7)
the Man Who Went Out to Borrow Three Loaves at Midnight - "The devil never so nearly had my Soul for ever, as just after another fall of mine, and when he cried, For shame, O woman, for shame. Well, I was reading to them those two verses, and it occurred to me to turn them round and read the sixth verse first and then the fifth, in this way: "When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on Thee in the night watches; my Soul, as often as I do that, is always satisfied again as with marrow and fatness. " As much as to say-'When my Soul thirsteth for Thee; when my flesh longeth for Thee; when my Soul is like the man in the parable who had a hungry traveller in his house, and had nothing to set before him; then I remember the Lord. I meditate and remember, and remember and meditate, and that in the night watches, till my Soul is again satisfied as with marrow and fatness
the Man Who Took a Rain of Mustard Seed And Sowed it in His Field - And if they are let enter our minds; if they are for a single moment entertained in our minds; evil thoughts, especially if they are of certain kinds, will immediately spread themselves out in our imaginations, and will so colour, and so inflame, and so intoxicate, our imaginations, that our wills, and even our consciences, are completely carried captive before we are aware, till another deadly work is finished in body and in Soul. A thought, says the old saint, then an imagination, then a delight, then a consent, and then our Soul is sold for nought. As the children's hymn has it long before they understand it,...
So our little errorsLead the Soul away,From the path of virtueFar in sin to stray. A little thought of goodness, and of truth, and of love, will be sown in the garden of the Soul. And then that little thought will open and will spread out into visions of beauty that will sanctify and fortify the Soul, till the young soldier of Jesus Christ will step forward and will say like the brave man in John Bunyan-Set down my name, sir! When the heavenly watchers, seeing all that, will raise their songs over him, and will sing-...
Come in, come in,Eternal glory thou shalt win!And all from a small mustard seed of one good thought sown in a good and honest heart
the Man Who Had Not on a Wedding Arment - I shall owe my own Soul, if it is saved at last, to the proper books. And if your Soul is lost at last that catastrophe will be accounted for largely by your persistent reading of unseasonable and unbecoming books, and especially in the night-watches of the communion week. What else, in the name of sin and salvation, would you expect to find them reading on such a night and in such a week! And all the week they will have among their choicest books some classic on the communion, say like Robert Bruce, and they will work their Soul-saving way through that great book again. Or this: Bless the Lord, O my Soul, and forget not all His benefits. And then take a moment or two at the Table to pray for those who are as dear to you as your own Soul
Renunciation - The cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches and the lusts of other things (Mark 4:19), that check the life of the Soul as weeds choke the growth of the grain, may be said to indicate them in the reverse order. Men feed the outward life and starve the Soul, or they adorn the body and disregard its real dignity. The first reflexion here is that formal is not real excellence; that not the outward life only, but the heart, and Soul, and spirit are to be judged. The cross is the centre of history, and cross-bearing is the Soul of virtue; and the afflicted are ‘more than conquerors’ (Romans 8:37)
Destructionists - ...
So when our Saviour is fortifying the minds of his disciples against the power of men, by an awe of the far greater power of God, and the punishment of his justice, he expresseth himself thus: Fear not them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do; fear him who is able to destroy both Soul and body in hell. Here he plainly proposes the destruction of the Soul (not its endless pain and misery) as the ultimate object of the divine displeasure, and the greatest object of our fear. It may contribute, he adds, to fix this meaning, if we observe that the state to which temporal death reduces men is usually termed by our Saviour and his apostles, sleep; because from this death the Soul shall be raised to life again: but from the other, which is fully and properly death, and of which is fully and properly death, and of which the former is but an image or shadow, there is no recovery; it is an eternal death, an everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and the glory of his power. And is it credible that this was the termination of torment that our Lord held up to his disciples as an object of dread? Can this be the destruction of body and Soul in hell? Is it credible that everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power, should constitute only a part, and a small part, of future punishment; and such too, as, after a series of torment, must, next to being made happy, be the most acceptable thing that could befall them? Can this be the object threatened by such language, as recompensing tribulation, and taking vengeance in flaming fire? 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 : Is it possible that God should threaten them with putting an end to their miseries? Moreover, this destruction is not described as the conclusion of a succession of torments, but as taking place immediately after the last judgment
Hopefulness - He had gained one Soul, and with prophetic vision saw the land filled with ripened Souls ready for the spiritual reaper. His followers, too, would receive wages in the joy of Souls won, and ultimately they, with the earlier workers of God who had sown the seed, would rejoice together. So full was His Soul with joy of hope already realized, and with the prospect of still greater harvesting, that He was raised above the sense of hunger. Further, may we not see that hope realized was the cause of the strong movement of His Soul, when He exulted (ἠγαλλιάσατο, Luke 10:21) in Satan’s fall from heaven? It was a rejoicing of His innermost Soul, because already He saw potentially accomplished the object of His mission
Pentecost - And when the Soul of a real believer in Christ is truly regenerated, and enabled by divine teaching to enter into a real heartfelt enjoyment of what is contained in the doctrine of the descent of God the Holy Ghost upon the church, then this only festival becomes to every individual believer a renewed Pentecost indeed. What an evidence to all the other glorious testimonies of his mission! And I must contend for it, as for one of the plainest matters of fact the world was ever called to judge upon, that in the descent of the Holy Ghost on the day of Pentecost, we have as palpable a seal to the truth of the gospel as we have to any one of the most common events in the circumstances of human life; yea, the subject will warrant my going farther, and to say, that in the heart of every individual sinner whom "the Lord hath made willing in the day of his power," that Soul is a living evidence of the descent of the Holy Ghost. When we know him as Jesus described him, the Spirit of truth to guide into all truth; the Witness to our spirits that we are the children of God; the Glorifier of Jesus; the Comforter of the Soul; the Spirit of grace, of supplication, and prayer; the Helper of our infirmities; the Spirit of wisdom and knowledge in the revelation of Christ Jesus in a word, the great and sovereign minister in the church and heart of all his people, from the first quickenings of grace, until grace be consummated in eternal glory. Oh, for the blessed earnest of the Holy Ghost thus to testify to his own impressions on the Soul, whereby believers are "sealed unto the day of redemption!" (Ephesians 4:30)...
Religious Experience - Every baby is born blind and dumb and without the power to will, and there may be some tribes with poor eyes and slow tongues and no theology; but in normal humanity there is a latent capacity for sight and speech and volition, and at least a hope that the Soul has relations with the supernatural. Each Soul possesses as its birthright a knowledge of moral distinctions, a sense of moral obligation, a, conscious power of obedience or disobedience to such law as the Soul knows. His coming brought a new morning to the world (Luke 1:78), and originated a new vision of righteousness and a new sunrise type of religious experience in the Souls of men. —But although Jesus created a new religion characterized by strangely new religious dispositions, it is a difficult task to discover from the records the facts concerning His own Soul life. This discovery, that it was the Lord Jesus Himself who was speaking within them in the Person of the Holy Ghost, brought the experiences of the Soul into new importance. Although, when a sinner repented and was forgiven, it was only the joy of God and the angels which the Synoptics thought important enough to mention (Luke 15:7; Luke 15:10), incidentally we learn that the return to God brings a kiss to the Soul and a song to the lips (Luke 15:20; Luke 15:24). Yet it is not the emotional drapery, but the decisive action of the Soul away from the wrong and towards the right (i. Sin can shut out even the sight of God and blind the Soul to the difference between good and evil (Matthew 12:24). It is not faith in one’s self or in one’s own salvation, present, past, or future; it is a loyal surrender to Him who represents the Soul’s highest ideal of right, as Lord. Having accepted Him as Lord, the Soul then finds Him to be Saviour (John 5:23-24). The testimonies to conscious personal trust in Jesus Christ as the supreme standard of right and the never-failing and ever-present Helper of all sin-sick Souls, fill every page of the NT
Vale, Valley - ...
The reference in Psalms 23:4 to the ‘valley of the shadow of death’ may be simply figurative of a place of peril and loneliness, or, as Gunkel holds, the place through which the ancient Hebrews supposed the Soul had to pass on the way to the under world
Leprosy - This divine power so manifested illustrates his gracious dealings with men in curing the leprosy of the Soul, the fatal taint of sin
Sight - And in respect to the Souls of his people, which those miracles to the bodies were intended to set forth, surely here was exhibited the new creation in the most striking manner. And hence the charter of grace runs in those Soul-reviving words: "A new heart will I give you, and a right spirit will I put within you; ye shall be my people, and I will be your God
Keilah - "...
"Thou hast known my Soul in adversities" (David's phrase in the independent history, 2 Samuel 4:9)
Honour - ...
In order, then, to discern where true honour lies, we must not look to any adventitious circumstance, not to any single sparkling quality, but to the whole of what forms a man; in a word, we must look to the Soul
Humiliation of Christ - In his Soul he was often tempted, Matthew 4:1 , &c
Christianity - Its miracles, its fulfillment of all prophecy, and its complete adaptation to meet man's deep spiritual needs, pardon, peace, holiness, life, immortality for Soul and body, are the only reasonable account to be given of its success
Conversion - see]'>[8]) is an activity of the Soul itself, and not an experience imposed from above
Requirement - God requires us to give up our life to him by dying (Luke 12:20 , "this very night your Soul is required of you, " NASB )
Nose - He does not know what is good for the Soul, and what is evil
Palace - The truly repentant Soul will get past all these evil teachings and get right to the Lord JESUS Himself, for He is the Door, and the only entrance to Heaven
Anchor - Which hope we have as an anchor of the Soul, both sure and stedfast
Happiness - Plato defines it as that harmonious functioning of the parts of man's Soul which shall preserve the subordination of the lower to the higher faculties
Fire (Kindle) - When the Lord JESUS takes possession of a person's Soul, then trouble begins
Harden (the Heart) - ...
Hebrews 3:13 (a) Sin tends to turn the heart from GOD, and to keep the Soul from being influenced by the Holy Spirit
Hell - The Lord said, "Thou wilt not leave my Soul in 'sheol
Sacrifice - ...
The subject was more fully explained under the law: "The life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your Souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the Soul
Beryllus, Bishop of Bostra - The bishops unanimously condemned his teaching, and declared that Christ at His Incarnation was endowed with a human Soul (Socr
Fox - In Hebrew including also the jackal which preys on unburied carcasses; "they shall be a portion for jackals" (Psalms 63:9-10), fulfilled on "the seekers after David's Soul" (2 Samuel 18:7-17)
Dark (Darkness) - " The Soul who turns his back on GOD and rejects JESUS CHRIST who is the light of life enters eternity with no light and shall remain in utter darkness and outer darkness forever
Henry Viii, King - The last 15 years of his reign contain hardly a feature not exciting repulsion; Henry was to the end cruel and inconsistent, one of his final acts being to suppress chantries, which, however, he virtually reestablished for his own interest by making testamentary provision to have Masses said for the repose of his Soul
Alabaster - He inspires us to be and do our best, and the first-fruits of all the higher faculties of the Soul are to be devoted to Him
Stoics - Some imagined, that each individual would return to its former body; while others supposed, that similar Souls would be placed in similar bodies. Those among the stoics who maintained the existence of the Soul after death, supposed it to be removed into the celestial regions of the gods, where it remains until, at the general conflagration, all Souls, both human and divine, shall be absorbed in the Deity
Philosophy - The Pharisees were proud, vain, and boasting, like the Stoics; the Sadducees, who denied the immortality of the Soul, and the existence of spirits, freed themselves at once, like the Epicureans, from all solicitude about futurity: the Essenes were more moderate, more simple and religious, and therefore approached nearer to the Academics
Serpents - The believing view of Christ is salvation to the Soul infected by the fatal poison of sin
Election, - the Lord Jesus: "Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect (bachir ) in whom my Soul delighteth
Tabernacle - 1, is used metaphorically of the body as the "tabernacle" of the Soul, 2 Corinthians 5:1,4
Heart - Is used for the Soul, and all the powers thereof; as the understanding , conscience, will, affections, and memory. Flavel, in the diligent and constant use and improvement of all holy means and duties to preserve the Soul from sin, and maintain communion with God; and this, he properly observes, supposed a previous work of sanctification, which hath set the heart right by giving it a new bent and inclination. The comfort of our Souls, 2 Corinthians 13:5 . The stability of our Souls in the hour of temptation, 1 Corinthians 16:13
Prayer - Is converse with God; the intercourse of the Soul with God, not in contemplation or meditation, but in direct address to him. It is a "beseeching the Lord" (Exodus 32:11 ); "pouring out the Soul before the Lord" (1 Samuel 1:15 ); "praying and crying to heaven" (2 Chronicles 32:20 ); "seeking unto God and making supplication" (Job 8:5 ); "drawing near to God" (Psalm 73:28 ); "bowing the knees" (Ephesians 3:14 )
Passion - Watts, "when sanctified, set the powers of the understanding at work in the search of divine truth and religious duty; they keep the Soul fixed to divine things; render the duties of holiness much easier, and temptations to sin much weaker; and render us more like Christ, and fitter for his presence and enjoyment in heaven. ...
It may with justice be advanced, that the happiness of ourselves in this department is of much greater utility than abstuser speculations concerning the nature of the human Soul, or even the most accurate knowledge of its intellectual powers; for it is according as the passions and affections are excited and directed towards the objects investigated by our intellectual natures that we become useful to ourselves or others: that we rise into respectability, or sink into contempt; that we diffuse or enjoy happiness, diffuse or suffer misery
Reverence - It is at root a certain psychical state, or temper of the Soul. In religion this state of the Soul is fundamental, and its expression in ritual acts is natural
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‘The voice of God’-the command or call of God-to the Soul is not in either OT or NT an audible message, but rather an inward impression wrought within the consciousness of the recipient by the operation of the Divine Spirit. The phenomena of sound and speech were valid for the awakened Soul in both cases, though the exact message was heard by each alone; cf
Ship - The Soul is the ship; the world the sea; the bliss beyond the distant coast; hope resting on faith the anchor which prevents the vessel being tossed to and fro; the consolation through God's promise and hope is the cable connecting the ship and anchor. The Soul clings, as one in fear of shipwreck, to the anchor, and sees not where the cable runs, where it is fastened; she knows it is fastened behind the veil which hides the future glory; if only she hold on to the anchor, she shall in due time be drawn in where it is, into the holiest, by the Saviour
Hope, Hope - "Hope" is a factor in salvation, Romans 8:24 ; it finds its expression in endurance under trial, which is the effect of waiting for the coming of Christ, 1 Thessalonians 1:3 ; it is "an anchor of the Soul," staying it amidst the storms of this life, Hebrews 6:18,19 ; it is a purifying power, "every one that hath this hope set on Him (Christ) purifieth himself, even as He is pure," 1 John 3:3 , RV (the Apostle John's one mention of "hope"). ...
The phrase "fullness of hope," Hebrews 6:11 , RV, expresses the completeness of its activity in the Soul; cp
Mourning (2) - It was allowable, however, to have a business carried on, if he assigned it to another before the departure of the Soul. The following is the prescribed prayer before meat to be used in the house of the mourner after burial:—...
‘Blessed art thou, O God our Lord, King of the universe, God of our Fathers, our Creator, our Redeemer, our Sanctifier, the Holy One of Jacob, the King of Life, who art good and doest good; the God of truth, the righteous Judge who judgest in righteousness, who takest the Soul in judgment, and rulest alone in the universe, who doest in it according to His will, and all His ways are in Judgment, and we are His people and His servants, and in everything we are bound to praise Him and to bless Him, who shields all the calamities of Israel and will shield us in this calamity, and from this mourning will bring us to life and peace
Iniquity - The Soul that sinneth, it shall die. 5) might justify those who believe on Him: “He shall see of the travail of his Soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities” ( Soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail” ( Gather - “To gather one’s Soul” is “to lose” one’s life ( Soul: “Gather not my Soul with sinners …” ( Life, Living, Lifetime, Life-Giving - ...
A — 3: ψυχή (Strong's #5590 — Noun Feminine — psuche — psoo-khay' ) besides its meanings, "heart, mind, Soul," denotes "life" in two chief respects, (a) "breath of life, the natural life," e. " See list under Soul. which holdeth our Soul (psuche) in life (zoe),' and John 10:10 , 'I came that they may have life (zoe),' with John 10:11 , 'The Good Shepherd layeth down His life (psuche) for the sheep
Justification - Luther’s is aus einem Gusse (‘of one mould’), born of an intense travail of Soul. The Catholic, polemical in import and comprehensive of aspect, has in view efficient discipline of Souls. It is, in his own words, ‘the favour of God not a quality of Soul’ (ib. The modern idea of Divine immanence in Nature and man adds immeasurably to our perception of the nature of the human spirit, its workings, their relation to the Divine Spirit; and furnishes a key to the representation and reconstruction of inner Soul-processes beyond the apparatus of the older theology. ’ His grace is at once, as grace, prescient and prevenient, operans and co-operans, sufficient and efficient, and cannot be defined in merely legal or logical terms, or, in fact, in anything short of that ‘interpenetration of essence’ of God’s self or character§ Light - The first occurs in the figurative and somewhat enigmatic saying preserved in Matthew 6:22-23 = Luke 11:34-35, where the eye is called the lamp of the body, the symbolism pointing to sincerity of Soul as the decisive feature of life. The Soul is to human life what the eye is to the body (so Philo, de Opif. Mundi, 17, ‘reason [1] is to the Soul what the eye is to the body’); it is a lamp, by means of which the way and work of life are illuminated. the inner light of conscience, the heart, or the Soul. And nothing can be more ominous than when the Soul, which is man’s delicate faculty for seeing and choosing God, is diverted to double-mindedness or to an attempt to reconcile the competing interests of God and of the world. ” Christianity is not acquired, as an art, by long practice; it does not carve and polish human nature with a graving tool; it makes the whole man; first pouring out his Soul before God, and then casting him in a mould’ (Jowett’s Paul, ii. His person formed the creative power in the life of the human Soul
Perseverance - He knows that there is nothing haphazard in his life; that everything in it is caused not casual; that the cause came as a call to which his Soul responds; that this, true in the smaller things of life, is equally true of the great things of the Soul, in which, as it seems, the spirit of man is more a passive recipient than an active agent, for all the higher reserves of the religious life are mystical. In their view there is no hint of a dual causality of the Soul’s life of grace. ’_ But to them it is a sphere, concentric with, but smaller than, that of reliance upon God, in which true religion consists, and in which it does truly consist as an energy, spiritual, eternal, persistent, inspiring indefinite advance in righteousness, and delivering the growing Soul from all trembling uncertainties as to resources and equipment, prospects, final goal. This is the absolute datum (not idea) set forth in the predestinarian definitions of election and perseverance: it is a datum of Soul perception and persuasion induced by the Soul’s experience of the Power that holds it and guides and guards it, the only adequate equivalent of the profound apostolic intuition: ‘in God we live, and move, and have our being’ (Acts 17:28). ...
(3) The life of the Spirit is a third immediate evidence of perseverance; for the life of perseverance is just the Spirit in the Soul, the life of God, and that brings with it its own self-witness. But what are these, if not the essential unmistakable notes of the holy Soul?...
(4) The fellowship of faith is a fourth conviction of perseverance. It looks to a hidden Kingdom of Glory-‘a salvation yet to be revealed’-into which it casts its anchor, keeping the Soul firm and tranquil. The purpose of God, the character of Christ, the Soul’s growth in goodness, the varieties of saintly experience, the hope of heaven-these are the dynamics of the redeemed and regenerated life, the pledges of holy attainment. They are the reservoirs of the highest moral life and inspiration; they reveal to the persevering Soul its exalted moral ideal and the rigorous method of realizing it; the acceptance of which is the probation of faith in steadfastness; its rejection, apostasy
Thessalonians, First And Second, Theology of - The answer, as Cullmann has so helpfully articulated, is not some vague Greek immortality theory where the Soul takes wings and is absorbed into the divine Soul in the manner suggested by Plato. Some have proposed theories of "soul sleep. First, the concept of an immortal "soul" is a Greek idea, which in the theory has been imported into the Christian theology of the resurrection. Cullmann, Immortality of the Soul or Resurrection from the Dead; R
Adam (1) - Christ came to reveal not only God, but MAN to us; He alone is therefore called "THE Son of man"; the common property of mankind; who alone realizes the original ideal of man: body, Soul, and spirit, in the image and likeness of God, the body subordinate to the animal and intellectual Soul, and the Soul to the spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:23), combining at once the man and woman (Galatians 3:28); and in whom believers shall realize it by vital union with Him: having the masculine graces, majesty, power, wisdom, strength, courage, with all woman's purity, intuitive tact, meekness, gentleness, sympathetic tenderness and love, such as Roman Catholics have pictured in the Virgin Mary. The first man Adam was made a "living Soul," endowed with an animal Soul, the vital principle of his body; but "the last Adam a quickening spirit" (1 Corinthians 15:45). As the animal Souled body (1 Corinthians 15:44) is the fruit of our union with Adam, an animal Souled man, so the spiritual body is the fruit of our union with Christ, the life-giving Spirit
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They held that in consequence of Adam's sin every one had from his birth a demon, substantially united to his Soul, which incited him to sin, and which baptism was ineffectual to expel. In this the Soul felt as sensible a consciousness of union with its heavenly bridegroom as an earthly bride in the embraces of her husband. Possibly language intended by them metaphorically was misunderstood; for they described the Soul of him who had not Christ in him as the abode of serpents and venomous beasts. They further thought that he who had arrived at the passionless state could see the Holy Trinity with his bodily eyes; that the three hypostases of the Trinity coalesced into one, which united itself with worthy Souls. They held the possibility in the passionless state of a perfection in which sin was impossible; such a man needed neither instruction for his Soul nor fasting to discipline his body, for delicate food and luxurious living could stir no evil desire in him. The Soul of him who was "spiritual," as they boasted themselves to be, was changed into the divine nature; he could see things invisible to ordinary men; and so some of them used to dance by way of trampling on the demons which they saw, a practice from which they were called Choreutae. The things they saw in their dreams they took for realities, and boasted that they then acquired a knowledge of future events, could see the condition of departed Souls, and could read men's hearts
Joseph And Mary - Surely if ever a suffering Soul had to seek all its righteousness and all its strength in God alone, it was the Soul of the Virgin Mary in those terrible days that followed the annunciation. Blessed among women as all the time she was; unblemished in Soul and in body like the paschal lamb as she was; like the paschal lamb also she was set apart to be a divine sacrifice, and to have a sword thrust through her heart. And as we read that Evangelist's particular account of that time, we see how sharp that sword was which pierced Joseph's Soul also. ...
It is to the meeting of Mary and Elizabeth that we owe the Magnificat, the last Old Testament psalm, and the first New Testament hymn, "My Soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour
Dove - ...
In art it is the emblem of the following saints, ...
Saint Agnes of Rome - woman with a dove holding a ring in its beak
Saint Ambrose of Milan
Blessed Ambrose Sansedoni of Siena - Dominican with a dove (the Holy Spirit) whispering in his ear as he preaches
Saint Augustine of Hippo
Saint Basil the Great - the dove is near the supernational fire that indicates descent of the Holy Spirit on Basil
Saint Colman of Lindisfarne - the name Colman means dove
Saint Colomba of Rieti - Dominican tertiary with a dove indicating the Holy Spirit
Saint Dathus - chosen as bishop when a dove descended on him and those present took it as a sign
Saint David of Wales - as proof of the truth of his preaching, a dove settled on his shoulder as he spoke
Saint Devota - as her martyred body was being taken home, a storm threatened to wreck the boat; a dove emerged from her mouth, and the storm stopped
Saint Dunstan of Canterbury - man writing with a dove (the Holy Spirit) nearby
Saint Eulalia of Merida
Pope Saint Fabian - chosen pope when a dove settled on his head and the people took it as a sign
Pope Saint Gregory the Great
Saint Ida of Herzfield - woman with a dove hovering over her head
Saint Ivo of Kermartin - lawyer surrounded by doves (the Holy Spirit)
Saint Joachim - elderly man carrying a basket of doves
Saint John Chrysostom
Saint Oliva
Saint Oswald
Saint Remigius
Saint Scholastica - at her death, her brother, Saint Benedict of Nursia, saw her Soul ascend to heaven as a dove
Saint Teresa of Avila - Carmelite nun with a dove (the Holy Spirit) nearby while she writes
Saint Thomas Aquinas - Dominican with a dove (the Holy Spirit) speaking in his ear as he writes
Pope Saint Zachary - with a dove and olive branch to indicate his work as a peace maker
Sanctification - Hence Archbishop Usher said of it, "Sanctification is nothing less than for a man to be brought to an entire resignation of his will to the will of God, and to live in the offering up of his Soul continually in the flames of love, and as a whole burnt-offering to christ
New - Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your Soul and with all your strength" (Deuteronomy 6:5-6 )
Pride - " Pride is the high opinion that a poor little contracted Soul entertains of itself
Power - ) Mental or moral ability to act; one of the faculties which are possessed by the mind or Soul; as, the power of thinking, reasoning, judging, willing, fearing, hoping, etc
Devil - This name describes a false leader who is occupied with a clean-up campaign of the Soul
Doors - ...
Job 38:17 (a) The departure out of this life into eternity is described as though the Soul were passing through a door
Lattice - Though Jesus might be said to stand behind our wall; that is, perhaps, through a vail of flesh, to manifest himself to his people while on earth, and to look forth at the windows of his grace; that is, when in the ordinances of his word he doth distinguish himself to them otherwise than he doeth to the world; yet, through those lattices, he makes known what he is, and what his love to his people is, and ever will be, until the shadows flee away, and the day break of the everlasting morning shineth in upon the Soul, and the sun of his redeemed ariseth no more to go down, neither the moon to withdraw his shining, but the Lord himself becometh their everlasting light, and their God their glory
Prayer - A cry to God is the mark of a Soul truly turning to Him: "Behold, he prayeth," was said of Saul of Tarsus
Flesh - The body, as distinguished from the Soul
Gain - What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world,and lose his own Soul? Matthew 16 ...
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Beloved - Jesus hears the voice of God pronouncing a benediction in clearest remembrance of Psalms 2:7, ‘Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee,’ and of Isaiah 42:1 ‘My chosen, in whom my Soul delighteth’ (quoted in Matthew 12:18; cf
Uncircumcised - His Soul was dead to GOD, and he was disobedient to GOD's laws
Star - The light of GOD is to shine out and reveal the presence of the Spirit of GOD in the Soul
Impurity - The saints and prophets of the Old Testament were sensible of this; and our Saviour, in the Gospel, has strongly inculcated, ...
that they are not outward and corporeal pollutions which render us unacceptable to God, but such inward pollutions as infect the Soul, and are violations of justice, truth, and charity
Finger - Suppose David in that psalm had reference to the great humility and awe with which the lowest servants approach their lord, the expressions of his Soul in that sweet psalm would strike the mind as if thus speaking: "Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens
Flesh - " (Romans 8:9) And hence this new life of God in the Soul is called union with Christ, in living upon Christ, and walking with Christ
Forgive - David praised God for the assurance of “forgiveness” of sins: “Bless the Lord, O my Soul … , who forgiveth all thine iniquities …” ( Grace - In theological language grace also signifies divine influence upon the Soul; and it derives the name from this being the effect of the great grace or favour of God to mankind
House - 1; (b) metaphorically, the heavenly abode, spoken of by the Lord as "My Father's house," John 14:2 , the eternal dwelling place of believers; the body as the dwelling place of the Soul, 2 Corinthians 5:1 ; similarly the resurrection body of believers (id
House - 1; (b) metaphorically, the heavenly abode, spoken of by the Lord as "My Father's house," John 14:2 , the eternal dwelling place of believers; the body as the dwelling place of the Soul, 2 Corinthians 5:1 ; similarly the resurrection body of believers (id