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QUESTION re Sinning with the Body & Sinning with the Soul

Here is a question that came to me via The Question Box on our church web site. Below it, included in the “quote,” is how I answered the questioner. I do not think my answer was complete, however. After my original answer, I have added some additional thoughts – and welcome yours as well.

Is there any difference between the sin of a man and One’s soul commiting sin?

When Peter spoke about Noah and the ark, he said that in it “eight souls were saved” (KJV). The word that the KJV translates soul is the usual word for soul in the New Testament. It is also translated aslife.The New International Version translates this passage in 1 Peter 3:20, as “a few people, eight in all, were saved.” In other words, the eight people who were saved in the ark were eight souls.

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