Christ's Glory, Not Mine

by science fiction author Andrea J. Graham

A Soulful Question

A Soulful Question
How do you explain what your soul is to a new Christian?

–Larry

It’s sad this is a necessary question in this day and age. The biggest reason we have trouble with it is even most of christiandom doesn’t really get it. The first thing is, you don’t HAVE a soul… you ARE a soul. The soul is the essence of who you are. Without the soul, you are just what you ate for breakfast this morning broken down and repackaged. The soul is the you that views the world through the windows of your eyes, the part of you that will never die. The way I look at it, and this part is just me, is the heart is to the soul the same way the mind (or brain) is to the body. So your soul is simply the *real* you.

While we’re on this subject, I wanted to mention the old selling your soul to the devil thing isn’t accurate, either. Frankly, he doesn’t have to buy it, we were born enslaved to him. It was Christ who purchased us with his blood on Calvary.

Thanks for a great question,
Andrea