What is Man?



Q. What is Man?
A. Man is a living being
, endowed with a sensitive physical body, and a spiritual soul which is immortal by its very nature, and which rejoices in the two spiritual faculties of intelligence and freewill.

Q. How can we know that we have a soul?

A. A living human body is not the same thing as a corpse. Now the soul is the difference between a corpse and a living being. A dead body cannot move, eat, think, express itself, enjoy, or be miserable. It can only fall to pieces and go back to dust. There is something that stops your body from doing that now. It is your soul.

For every activity you must find a principle of operation behind it. The principle in a man which thinks and loves, and is happy or miserable, is a very real thing. It is not nothing. Neither is it less than the very body it animates. Nor is it a chemical. No doctor, examining a corpse, can tell you what chemical is missing that it should not live.

There is something that science cannot reach; it is the soul or spirit. Look anyone in the face, and behind those animated features, those changing expressions, in the very eyes, you will read the soul. Radio Replies Vol. 1 #25 & 27

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