The Basics Of Spirit, Soul And Body
This teaching identifies the three major parts of our being: spirit, soul, and body, and gives the relationship between each. At salvation, our bodies and souls are not saved. Their salvation has been purchased but they aren’t redeemed yet. Our spirits are t he only parts of us that were completely changed at salvation. The rest of the Christian life is a process of renewing our minds and then manifesting in our bodies the change that is already complete in our spirits.
Many Christians are striving to become righteous when the truth is that they are already as righteous as they will ever be in their spirits. Righteousness is not a virtue to be earned, but a gift to be received. We are as righteous and holy as Jesus is, in our new, born-again spirits. The rest of the Christian life is an appropriation of what we already have in our spirits.