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In numerous other places Adventist thinking denies that the "whole being" consists of a body, a soul, and a sleep. Here they admit it. What's up?

The usual Adventist intepretation of "spirit" is the breath in your lungs. The "soul" is just something real nebulous, but at the very least Adventism teaches that it just sort of vaporizes when a person dies leaving nothing but a body of dust. So how is one's breath in their lungs "kept blameless" until the second coming?

1 Thessalonians 5:23 (King James Version)

23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.


1 Thessalonians 5:23 (New International Version)

23 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.


1 Thessalonians 5:23 (SDA Clear Word Bible)

23 May the God of peace be with you and help you live for Him. I pray that your whole being - body, soul and spirit - will be kept blameless by Him until our Lord comes.

Texts credited to Clear Word are from The Clear Word, copyright © 1994, 2000, 2003, 2004 by Review and Herald Publishing Association. All rights reserved.




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Colleen Tinker - Posted on Saturday, September 22, 2007 - 10:39 pm:

TCW completely eliminates that God is spirit (Ellen said He had a body). It eliminates the fact that we have spirits that must worship Him. It completely eviscerates the meaning of that text!!

Sophia7 - Posted on Monday, June 23, 2008:

Since the Adventist definition of the soul is the body plus the breath of life, the CW really doesn't make sense here, does it? It would be like saying, "I pray that your whole being--body, whole being (made up of body and breath), and breath--will be kept blameless by Him until our Lord comes." How redundant.


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