I am a spirit, I have a soul, and I live in a body.” Have you been in Christian gatherings where the preacher asked you to say that out loud, or something similar? Perhaps you’ve heard discussions about whether the soul and spirit are the same, or are two different entities in a human being. Or about what part of you God dwells in through His Holy Spirit.
Some people get very emotionally heated over these sometimes esoteric theological/philosophical discussions, and use Scripture to try and prove their perspective. I’ve been present in some of those discussions, and I’ve taken specific positions at various times in my Christian life. And after all, our logo includes Body, Mind, and Soul!
Some readers may disagree with my perspective. But I believe this discussion really misses the point. God didn’t take a bit of this and a bit of that and weld it together with some cosmic superglue when He made you. He created YOU – a unique whole human being, capable of communication with the God of the universe, mortal, but destined for eternity. Quite a mouthful of truth to digest!
You are not a collection of parts. You are a WHOLE HUMAN BEING.