In understanding the corrupt nature is the soul we come along way in understanding howsalvation works. Both body and spirit must be renewed for the soul to be saved. This factleads us back to another principle we have learned in a previous class. Everything starts outin the spirit and is manifested to the flesh. For example, Adam was cut off from God spirituallythe day he sinned, but he was 930 years old before death was manifested to his body as theresult of being cutoff. Adam was told he would die in “the day” he ate of the fruit of the tree.That death was instant as far as the spirit being cutoff from God. It happened literally in “thatday” but it took nearly a thousand years for that death to be manifested to his body. This isbecause the time of manifestation is different from the time as it occurs in the spirit. With Goda 1000 years is as a day to God and a day as a thousand years. Adam lived 930 years total, just 70 years short of a full day. You can see from this that whether we are speaking spirituallyor physically Adam died in “ that day”.
Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for inthe day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as athousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
The Salvation of our souls works the same way as Adam became corrupted. It starts in our spirits and is eventually manifested to our bodies. This is called the reconciliation andredemption. First the spirit is renewed and then the body through the resurrection of the dead.Salvation like sin is not seen in when it is hidden in the heart of a man. It must be manifestedor revealed first in our actions and the physical and then in our redemption at the end. That iswhy faith without works is dead. What you do on the outside is a testament or manifestation of what is on the inside. The things unseen are manifested to the seen.
James 1:14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringethforth death.Hebrews 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God,so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
The Apostle Paul in Romans chapter five explains:
Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for agood man some would even dare to die.8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that,while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his lovetoward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.10 For if, when we wereenemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled,we shall be saved by his life.11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord