Are you ever just tired of coming up with new ‘truths’ to question and new ideas to bash and new ways to rip apart theology? I’m not saying that we shouldn’t question anything; I just think it’s overdone. I think it causes more disunity than good. There comes a point where people need something to stand on. We can’t expect people to be stable when we keep ripping out the foundation they’ve grown on, especially when we do it all at once. When you restore a house, better to do it piece by piece, so the whole structure does not collapse. Also, if you find you do not understand the function of something in the house, I don’t believe you should remove it unless it causes a problem. After all, people generally do not have their appendix removed unless they get appendicitis. So, for example, why decide suddenly that ‘soul’ is no longer a valid word to describe the human spirit. I don’t believe the word is doing any harm, and it has been used for much longer than we have been alive, so maybe we will find it defines something we do not yet understand. Until such a time, let it suffice to say that ‘soul’ is just a word the means ‘the human spirit.’ Why cause the controversy of saying ‘I don’t believe humans have a soul,’ when we are really just quibbling over whether or not there should be two words to mean the same thing. Why not? After all, the Inuit tribe has like a billion different words for snow. Sorry for rambling.
2 Corinthians 13:11
Finally, brothers, goodbye. Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.