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Hebrews 6; Dichotomy vs. Trichotomy

In regards to the fact that this concept of dichotomy and trichotomy are of significance and important, one must look beyond what was of this physical world; "For this world in its present form is passing away."  (1 Co 7:31) 


The Dichotomist view being one of my favorites; separating soul and body, making anything physical totally resolute and unimportant. "…but whoever does the will of God lives forever." (1 Jn 2:17)


This is a "two-form" representation of what the human is composed of; body and soul. Spiritual and physical. Thus, one comes to understand that the soul is that which lasts eternally in the heavenly realms of life, setting us apart from all creatures.

Trichotomy; something that is centuries old and very popular amongst the greats like Alexandrian fathers of the church (Clement of Alexandria, Origen, and Gregory of Nyssa)  "At conversion, the person's spirit becomes unified with God's Spirit. The spiritual life that results from this union is characterized alive in Christ, but "instead of being directed by the Spirit, this believing person chooses to follow the impulses of the flesh." (Erickson, 2013, pg. 478) 


Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death,  and of faith in God, 2 instruction about cleansing rites,  the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. 3 And God permitting, we will do so.

4 It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5 who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age 6 and who have fallen away, to be brought back to repentance. (Hebrews 6:1-6)


So basically, the founding doctrine that this significantly exemplifies is the very concept of reformation process, (Ot vs. Nt) within; no matter how many chances it takes, his love is ever forgiving, ever inviting, ever loving and ever changing us. Slowly but surely, the New Testament significantly exemplifies the constant state of affairs in which the Almighty is bringing us to his eternal nature. There is a constant state of poignancy that will come into play for each and every one of us, joining us at the hip with his ever loving presence... once felt; we never, ever  forgot it. Thus concluding with the following; 


10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. 11 We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized. 12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised. 


The Certainty of God’s Promise

13 When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, 14 saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.”  15 And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised. 

16 People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. 17 Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. 18 God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. 19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, 20 where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek. (Hebrews 6:13-20)

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