Need to find my notes …
Randy brought to my attention after the meeting tonight that I kind of left part of my subject “undeveloped” or at least not fully developed.
I was discussing the tripartite man: body, soul, spirit. The point I was attempting to make was NOT that we are not tripartite, but that normally I think we view the soulish man as more connected to the physical realm – that is, we think of the “mind, will, emotions” as a function of the brain. I was trying to share that I am beginning to believe the soul is more closely tied to the spirit than the flesh, and may NOT be a function of the brain at all – that what we think of as the “mind, will, emotions” may have existed in Satan (Lucifer), who is non-corporeal (no body, hence, no brain) and therefore these things may not be a function of the brain.
I’m not ready, at this point, to make a doctrinal statement out of this. There are other aspects of this subject that could be examined more closely – for example, whether or not the soul is immortal, whether it is redeemed by the blood of Jesus, etc.
I don’t want this to confuse anyone, or scare anyone off. The bigger picture I was seeing had to do with how we understand faith, and how that impacts our actions. I was trying to “make the bridge” between the spiritual and the temporal, and how God (and how we) call “those things that are not as though they are, creating what is seen (the temporal) out of what is not seen (the spiritual).
If this needs more clarification please let me know.
We will be celebrating communion today. We will also be sharing The fifth “tour” of the Truth Project. This is one of my favorites.
Where we’ve been so far:
1. Veritology: What is Truth?
2. Philosophy and Ethics: Says Who?
3. Anthropology: Who is Man?
4. Theology: Who is God?
Remember that there are resources and additional information available at www.thetruthproject.org for each lesson.
This morning we have an inch of snow and more big flakes falling down. Looks like I got the garden cleaned out just in time. Yesterday I finished cleaning up squash, peppers and watermelons. Now I’m done until somebody bags a deer:)
KC is working on the storage room wall. It’s much easier to get things done with a little heat in the basement.
WOW…yesterday was the first frost…today is the first snow…36 degrees and big soppy wet flakes.
Thanks, Tony, for leading the Truth Project series. I’m really enjoying this.
Thanks everyone, that prayed for the sick among us. Paula was stiff this morning when she got up, but we’re continuing the fight. Haven’t heard an update on Gary and his family yet.
Let’s all remember to pray for one another.
I thought today meeting went well. I need to find a different program for watching DVD’s since VLC seemed to have a couple issues, but the TV was easy to see and the volume was plenty loud enough. I thought that overall it went pretty well. The basement is a nice big area to have meetings in.
Truth Project starts Sunday. We had another exciting provision from the Lord – $139.00 TV mount for $14.00. They went on “extreme sale” at K-Mart shortly before I got there.
Randy has been working on the heat in the basement (thanks, Randy!) The lights are up, the chairs are up. I think we’ll be ready.