Understanding Human Nature: Spirit, Mind & Body

Understanding Human Nature: Spirit, Mind & Body

          In Chapter Four we briefly looked at the subject of human nature. This appendix is for readers who desire to dig deeper in their biblical studies on the subject of spirit, mind & body and how they relate. There has been much debate in the church on the subject of human nature. Some teach that human beings are essentially a dichotomy (two-part) consisting of the inner person — soul/spirit — and the outer person — body. Others maintain that we are a trichotomy (three-part) consisting of two separate inner facets — spirit and soul (mind) — and an outer facet — body. Others insist that human beings are essentially one psychosomatic unit by nature and therefore terms that the Bible uses, such...

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