Created Body and Soul | Paul Helm

Human beings are made up of both body and soul. These two parts are distinct but inseparable in our nature state. They will be separated in death, but this is a result of the curse and will not continue indefinitely. The body is not ethically inferior, as some unchristian sources hold it to be, but neither is it the totality of the human person. The soul is immortal, not naturally but by virtue of God’s will, and possess faculties such as reason, will, and the various emotions. The body and soul function inter-dependently and together make up the human person. The heart is a common biblical metaphor for the human person, while whether the intellect or the will holds primacy within the person is a matter that has been debated for some time. [Read More]