Originally Posted by Livelystone
For your information you have more fingers than times I use anything but the King James Bible. Furthermore, for my studies I use versions published in 1850 that have an English inter-liner that reads nothing like modern day english. For you I suggest an 1828 Webster dictionary for help in understanding definitions of the english language closer to when the Bible english versions were first being translated
Anyway: what happened when Jesus breathed into the apostles is the same as when God breathed into Adam and he received the Holy Spirit that caused Adam to become a living soul before he became a "dead to God soul" after he sinned. The reason why the life is found in the blood is because that is where the oxygen is that is a necessary element found in the breath of God and in all substantial life and within the fire that the Holy Spirit consist of.
If the life found in the heart that is pumped through out the body is from the Spirit of Christ all is well within the person's mind (aka soul), however, if it is the life from the spirit of man there is trouble because the spirit of man is an unclean spirit because of the presence of sin.
Only the word of God is sharp enough to cut between spirit and the soul because the 2 are seen as one just as it is described in Isaiah 11:2 when describing the spirit and soul of Jesus Christ. The author of Hebrews agrees with me because when a person dies and the spirit goes back to God it takes the soul right along with it for judgment for the things done while it lived within the physical body of the person it came from.
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart
If you take the time to do some serious and accurate 101 studying of the spirit and soul, you will soon see that the soul is not only female in the original languages as far as gender is concerned, it is also spoken of in the feminine tense such as when David referred to it as his darling.
It is correctly said that the soul of a person represents the mind, will, and emotions and as the Bible says the woman (female, soul) comes from the man (spirit, male, seed) so does a soul come from a spirit. Although the word spirit is a neuter noun meaning that no gender is assigned to it, it is capable of reproducing either female or male the same as the seed of the male does within the human race. Thus God who Spirit has His own soul but does not have a physical body as you claim a soul is
Concerning gender and in the Old Testament, the Lord is neutral but the spirit of the Lord that is seen upon the earth is female because the Lord in heaven is the source of life within the spirit of the Lord seen on earth. There is no confusion in the Bible and the same as it is in the natural world, it exist in the exact same manner within the spiritual world, otherwise, God would be the author of confusion.
When you get into your head that the soul is a manifestation of a given spirit you will be a lot further ahead than where you are currently at in your studies.
No, God didnt breath the 'Holy Spirit' into Adam, that is never said and it is not a spirit it is just a an individual or used to designate a person.