Human Nature & the Human Condition


IMMORTALITY - The idea that the soul lives on after the death of the body.

PHYSICALISM - The belief that the real world is nothing more than the physical world

SOUL - The spiritual or non-material part of a person

Body ,Soul and Spirit.


The body is the physical, material part of a human being. In Genesis 2 God creates Adam out of the dust of the earth, that is, out of physical 'stuff'.

Soul and Spirit:

The terms soul and spirit are more difficult to define and many Christians use them interchangeably.

However, the Bible implies that there is a discernible difference between the two. In 1 Thessalonians 5:23 spirit and soul are listed separately implying that they are different things; the writer asks 'may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless'.