For thought

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

"You don't have a Soul. You are a Soul. You have a body."
~ C.S. Lewis

pearlie

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  1. Hi Pearlie!

    I love C.S. Lewis but I disagree with him on this one.

    I am a Spirit.
    I have a Soul - my mind, will & personality.
    I live in a body.

    My Spirit and Soul will never die. They are eternal. My flesh )body) will die and rot and decay but I'll be given a new body.

    We are triune beings, made in the image of God, who is a triune God, Father, Son & Holy Ghost.

    The reason at age 69 I do not feel much older than I did when much younger is because my Spirit is eternal and doesn't age. Then I look in the mirror!!! and am reminded this body is dieing day by day.
    ((hugs))
    Susan

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  2. This reminded me of that quote that goes we are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience, and I didn't know CS Lewis said that but that's because he didn't.

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  3. Susan,
    Interesting thoughts :)
    And it is good to know that we have our eternal home with our Father in heaven and every line and wrinkle in our face is a step closer to Him ;)

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  4. Julia,
    I didn't know CS Lewis said that but that's because he didn't ... and you have confused me so :) :) :)

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  5. I was trying to say that he didn't say that quote I was reminded of :)

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  6. I so agree with this...very good. Our Spirit and Soul occupy this temporary vessel.

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  7. I'm sure everyone has passed on from this thread, but Lewis was being very Platonic on this, and wrong. I'm with Susan, but even more so.

    The body is good - fallen, and broken, and in need of restoration, but good. And it really is us. That's why life-after-death is a doctrine of all religions everywhere, but resurrection is a doctrine of Christianity. This body needs to be spring up like Christ's did, but it will and when it does we will see that we are 100% body, 100% soul, and 100% spirit.

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  8. Jewels,

    Your quote is by Teilhard de Chardin. Not surprisingly, I am thankful and even proud to be what God created me, a human being.

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  9. I tried to find out where Lewis would have said that so I can get a context of it. Any idea?

    I do not think Lewis meant the body to be bad or it would make it right to mutilate it. I like what you said Karen, that we are soul and spirit in a temporary vessel. But Codepoke's right too - I think I can say both is right. The body we have now is temporary and yet will be eternal when we are eschatologically resurrected in the Last Day.

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