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Essence: Soul and Spirit

Author's Bias: Interpretation: conservative

1. What constitutes a human being?

a. A human being is comprised of one element: the physical body.

b. A human being is made up of two elements: the physical body and an immaterial soul.

c. A human being has three parts: the physical body and two immaterial components called soul and spirit.

d. Only b and c.

What is the essence of each individual human being?

2. The terms "spirit" and "soul" are synonyms.

a. True.

b. False.

3. Do all living creatures have an immaterial aspect to their being?

a. Yes.

b. No.

4. What is characteristic of a human being's soul?

a. It is eternal.

b. It can have desires and emotions.

c. It can have intellect and knowledge.

d. It can sin and be redeemed.

e. All of the above.

f. Only a and d.


To learn more about the answer to question #1, see:

One, Two, Three… How many parts can man be?

To learn more about the answers to questions #2-4, see:

What does the biblical term "soul" mean?

Are human beings simply atomic particles?


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