Cardinal, can you explain what you mean paragraph by paragraph? Would you be willing to do that?
(I don't want to impose! If you are busy and just don't have time, don't worry about it.. I totally understand. I'm asking a lot, I know. Maybe we could come back to this someday or something, no biggie. Don't feel pressured... lol.)
If so, I'll start with this:
There are 4 parts to the soul of man, not three (which is for some reason taught by many) which correspond to the 4 rivers that came out of the garden, the four corners of our earth (man was taken from the dust/earth). The four parts are mind, will, emotions and desires. When He said He would call them out of the four corners of the earth, He also meant out of OUR ways to be centered into His ways, our new heart, the mind of Christ. These 4 become one AGAIN in Revelation, thru the processing of the walking out of the cross. The desire of all nations shall come, and is coming now.
so you are saying that we are made up of our mind, will, emotions and desires.
But doesn't the "mind" automatically include the will, emotions and desires?
How are the will, emotions and desires set apart as being different than the mind?
Doesn't the mind encompass all three?
what then, is the "mind"?
You also said the "new heart"...
where does the "heart" fit into the four listed above?
So are we mind and heart?
mind, heart, spirit, will, emotions, desires.....
What is this "four"?
What do you percieve to be the "walking out of the cross"?
What do you see as the "desire of all nations"?
What is the desire?
If you want to cut and paste this into a new thread, that's fine with me...
This could take awhile.
AGAIN... no pressure! I just thought I'd start with something in case you had time.
I thought I'd start a new thread. I know you said you would answer any questions when you had time, so thought I'd just start this so you can come to it anytime. It could be a month from now, I don't care..
The questions above and also just a note on the question about "the walking out of the cross", I have my own idea of that, but was interested in what yours was.
Take your time!
"I knelt to drink,
And knew that I was on the brink
Of endless joy. And everywhere
I turned I saw a wonder there."
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.