In the second creation account, God first made the flesh out of dirt. Then God breathed life (spirit) into the man and he became a living being (a soul). Christians argue that the part of mankind that does not recognize he is dead is the part of him that actually is dead. The flesh recognizes it is alive while the spirit does not. This can be argued another way.
In the first creation account, mankind was made in God's image. Since the rest of the Bible argues that God is invisible, that could only mean that mankind was made in the invisible image of God; made known by the things that the flesh does. The flesh (body), therefore, acts as a mirror; reflecting the nature of the spirit within. Therefore, a body will produce acts of righteousness if the spirit in him is alive while a body while a body will sin if the spirit in him is dead. Paul argues in Romans that a person who has been made alive in the spirit no longer satisfies the desires of the flesh. This makes sense if the inside man is in control of the outside man. The man has therefore died to sin and has been made alive in the spirit.
What do you think? What spiritual status does your body reflect? Life or death? Why?
Edited by Bluefinger, 26 April 2014 - 01:04 PM.