When the Bible says all men are to be saved in Christ Jesus, that includes the woman who is a part of man.

Three Parts of Man (tripartite being of man)

Like God the trinity, man are also created in His image in the sense we have three parts in us, body, soul, and spirit.

  1. Spirit, soul, and body

    1 Thessalonians 5:23: “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.”

  2. God created man with three parts.
    Body: made of dust from the ground
    Spirit: spirit from the breath of God
    Soul: made into a living being

    Genesis 2:7: “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”

  3. Functions of the parts of man
    Spirit: gives man God conscience
    Soul: self-righteousness
    Body: world conscience

The Body

  1. Birth from male and female

    Judges 8:30: “And Gideon had threescore and ten sons of his body begotten: for he had many wives.”

  2. It covers the five senses of the physical body, including the senses of sight. The body was made fearfully and wonderfully.

    Psalm 139:13-16: “For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.”

  3. Sin corrupts the body.

    Romans 6:12: “Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.”

  4. The body is doomed to die. It is subject to illness in its physical health.

    Hebrews 9:27: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:”

  5. The body returns to dust after death.

    Genesis 3:19: “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.”

The Spirit of Man

  1. The spirit comes from breath, wind.
    Here, the spirit was likened to wind. The Greek word ‘pneuma’ translates to spirit.

    John 3:8: “The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.”

  2. The spirit is dead because of sin.

    Ephesians 2:1: “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;”
    Romans 7:6: “But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.”

  3. Sin can corrupt the spirit of man.

    2 Corinthians 7:1: “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”

  4. The spirit of man returns to God after death.

    John 4:24: “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
    cf Ecclesiastes 12:7: “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.”

What are the five types of spirits?

The five types of spirits are:

John 4:24: “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”

Man (distinguished from spiritual nature or saved nature)

1 Corinthians 2:11: “For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.”


Ecclesiastes 3:21: “Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?”


Matthew 8:16: “When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:”


Hebrews 1:7: “And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.”

The Soul of Man

  1. The human soul has personality with emotions (emotional health) and thoughts. For example, it can get:

    Psalm 42:2: “My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?”


    Job 30:25: “Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul grieved for the poor?”


    Song of Solomon 1:7: “Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?”

    Hungry and weary

    Jeremiah 31:25: “For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.”

  2. The soul has a bodily shape.

    Luke 16:23-24: “And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.”

    The soul can wear outfits.

    Revelation 6:9-11: “And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.”

  3. Sin can corrupt the soul.

    Micah 6:7: “Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?”

  4. The soul got saved at Calvary.

    Hebrews 10:39: “But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.”
    James 1:21: “Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.”

  5. The soul either goes to heaven in a glorious body or hell after death.

    Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
    2 Corinthians 5:6-8: “Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”

The Salvation of Man

  1. The human spirit is regenerated.

    John 3:6-7: “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.”
    cf Ephesians 2:1: “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;”

  2. The soul is cut off from the body of sins (spiritual circumcision),

    Colossians 2:11: “In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:”

  3. The body is considered dead.

    Romans 8:10: “And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.”

The Two Natures of Man

  1. The soul is used interchangeably with spirit and body. That’s why it’s sometimes known as the body and soul-spirit.

    Job 7:11: “Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.”
    cf Isaiah 51:23: “But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee; which have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over: and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street, to them that went over.”

  2. The soul is not the same as body or spirit. There is a distinction between soul and the body and spirit.
    ‘dividing soul and spirit’, ‘joints and marrows’ (body)

    Hebrews 4:12: “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.”

  3. The soul is not a mix of body and spirit.
    The soul is a medium of body and spirit.
    a. Before salvation, the soul stuck to the body.

    Colossians 2:11: “In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:”

    b. After salvation, the real one (soul) is trying to follow the spirit. The spirit is known to be the new man or new nature.
    At the same time, it is trying not to follow the old man or old nature (body) or fleshly desires.
    The real one (soul) is a medium. It can either follow the spirit, do what is right, or follow the body, do what is wrong.

    Ephesians 4:22-24: “That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.”

    The greatest evidence of body, soul, and spirit is their sinful struggle in Christian life.