Thursday, August 2, 2012

Spirit and Soul

Is there a distinction between the two or are they of the same essence?

Pneuma and psyche, spirit and soul, inner life and inner life. Both Koine Greek words can be translated to mean inner life. God is spirit and we are called to love God with all our soul. Could it be that these two words are in reference to the same life force? I would like to put forth a different idea on what is considered the “spiritual” realm. Ancient people classified or described things they experienced in terms that were knowable or at least fathomable for the time. Bioelectric transmissions, cosmic plasma electro-magnetic fields, and our modern use of electricity was not something they could fathom. The electric charge in synaptic fires in our brain carries information from one spot to another. Our modern use of electricity transmits information as well. Electric charges can be found in all plasma and since nearly (99.999%) all things visible are in a plasma state, our entire existence is electrical. Outerspace is a vacuum, however it is permeated with the plasma of solar "Wind" What if this electric interface is the spirit. Not to get into a new age philosophy, but that the very Soul of God is not like humans in their organic state, but an infinite network of electrical transmissions that function similar to how our brain transfers information.

This means that when the Soul of God (Holy Spirit, Counselor, Comforter) comes to dwell within us, it is in our very brain that he dwells. That infinite network of life intimately connects to our thoughts, ideas, knowledge, wisdom, insights, hopes, and dreams. John15:26 “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father —the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.” (John 14:23-28 is superb for understanding my thoughts on this as well.)

Jesus, being the Son of the Living God, did not have a soul-hybrid (for lack of a better term) like we do. He is the Word of God in organic form. Jesus was that infinite electrical network encapsulated in a biological human brain. He never once had the fear of death as we do, and thus was able to be free from the “instinct of me” for his entirely earthly life. We struggle to let go of old pathways of bioelectrical communication and rely solely on the Soul of God. Where our biology fails us, the Grace of Christ claims victory!
You are not alone!