Trinity Concepts (2.02) Man's Soul (basic)





The human soul reflects the nature of God Himself: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, correlating to the will, the mind and the emotions, respectively. 

God, the Father, is sovereign in His decisions, and yet He has placed in the being of every individual a measure of His sovereignty.  The human will’s choices ultimately create the world in which he will exist.  As it is surrounded by various stimuli, from that which the Mind has learned or what the Emotions are feeling, the Will can select from these stimuli which impulses it will act upon or reject.  The Will chooses to seek after knowledge and wisdom, or to reject these, following after less noble purposes.  Whatever decisions are acted upon ultimately produce the results, whether good or evil, of those choices.  “I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse.  So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants.” (Deut. 30:19)

The Mind is a storehouse of what is remembered, that which can be drawn upon to inspire or to discourage.  Filling this storehouse with positive information gives the individual fuel for success, whereas filling it with meaningless and useless information leads the individual to unproductivity and bewilderment.  “For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.  The good man out of his good treasure brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings forth what is evil.” (Matt. 12:34-37) “Therefore very scribe who has become a disciple of the kingdom of heaven is like a head of a household, who brings forth out of his treasure things new and old.” (Matt. 13:52)  

Our Will can not only choose to acquire positive information, but it can also accentuate the positive information which already exists in its ‘storehouse’, amplifying it, meditating upon it.  “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.” (Phil. 4:8) 

The Mind correlates to the Word, Jesus Christ (Jn. 1:1), as He is the message of Truth to humanity (Heb. 1:1-2), the Light of the world (Jn. 8:12), “in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col. 2:3), the entrance of His Word bringing light. (Ps. 119:130; Ps. 36:9)

The Emotions of the soul correlate to the Holy Spirit of God.  The emotions are closest to the natural realm, sensing and feeling what is surrounding the individual.  The Holy Spirit of God likewise is here in this realm with us, as Jesus said, “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you, and will be in you.” (Jn. 14:16-17)  “But now I am going to Him who sent Me; and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’  But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.  But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper shall not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.” (Jn. 16:5-7)

Many people mistake their Emotions with the Spirit of God, since they are categorically in the same line; however, these should not be confused.  Our human emotions are fickle, easily influenced by the world around us, whether by positive or negative circumstances.  A mature believer is aware of his emotions, yet not moved by them.  Rather, he expresses his convictions through the emotions, thereby causing the emotions to come in line with the thoughts of his Mind and the decisions of his Will.  His emotions become an expression of his inner convictions, an outward display of his inner man.  Emotions can be a powerful influence to the circumstances surrounding the individual, and becomes a conduit to the outer world of the power released from the Mind and Will.

Emotions should be used to influence the world rather than becoming an instigator from the world of sedition against the convictions of the Mind and Will.  “He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.” (Prov. 16:32)

Trinity Concepts (2.07) Man's Soul (society)





The Trinity pattern for man’s society follows the same pattern for the Soul of Man (Will, Mind and Emotions). 

As society is simply a number of individual people, each having their own unique personality temperaments, it stands to reason that the elements of a society are comprised of these same characteristics, with people of similar characteristics gathering in macro-scaled relationships.

The Political realm, based upon conquest through war, law-making and law-enforcement is established by leaders who are generally Choleric in personality (see Man’s Soul, Personalities).  This personality temperament centers in the Will of Man.  The Political realm of society gives it structure and form, much like the bones and muscles do for the human body through the formation and systems of the Mesoderm (see Man’s Body). 

The Economic realm deals with the calculation of perceived value.  It correlates to the Mind of man and the Melancholic personality.  The Bible, in the following passages below, relates man’s “eye” to his mind, which further validates that Melancholic personality temperaments learn best through Visual means (see Man’s Soul, Styles of Learning).  The physical analogy to the human body is that of the Ectoderm, which is the formation and systems of the brain and nerves.

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.  The lamp of the body is the eye; if therefore your eye is clear (lit. healthy), your whole body will be full of light.  But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness.  If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!  No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to one and despise the other.  You cannot serve God and mammon.” (Matt. 6:19-24)

“Take what is yours and go your way, but I wish to give to this last man the same as to you.  Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with what is my own?  Or is your eye envious because I am generous?” (Matt. 20:14-15)

The Social realm deals with the inter-relationships of people.  The Sanguine personality is highly successful in these interpersonal connections.  This temperament is centered in the human Emotions and correlates to the Endoderm formation and systems of the human body.  The ‘felt meaning’ of societal communication and relationships is conveyed through the arts and various societal organizations in culture.  The Social realm is highly volatile, as the emotions rise and fall: fear or courage, joy or gloom.  These feelings can have wide dispersion throughout societies and nations, influencing both economic trends and political ideologies.

Although the Social realm has a great deal of influence, it is held in check by the boundaries of the Political realm and the disciplines of the Economic realm.

The priority of the three functions of society starts with the Governmental, for there can be no society without initial conquest together with the establishment and maintenance of boundaries.  Secondly, the Economic realm’s analysis of information and endeavoring to maintain a just balance of exchange leans to the Government to uphold its standards, while, at the same time balancing against the Social realm’s emotional pull.   The Social realm endeavors to influence the government, petitioning to express its ever-varying ideologies based in emotionalism, and the Government woos the Social realm much like a man tries to charm his way into a woman’s heart to gain her allegiance.  The Economic and Social realms are polarized from one another, frequently frustrated with the stark differences.  At times, the only way the two can work together is through the intervention found in the Political realm, which stands between them.

Unfortunately, due to the human condition, all of these are subject to gross failures.  The Political realm’s willful disobedience to God’s standards, the Economic realm’s immense greed and the Social realm’s prostitution to gain acceptance one day will all be turned on their heads by the appearance of God’s Kingdom which, by contrast, is completely just, freely giving and joyfully complete.  “For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” (Rom. 14:17) (see Man’s Flesh, Temptations)

God’s Righteousness replaces man’s failed government and willful disobedience to His standards of justice.  His Peace (completeness, wholeness) replaces man’s failed economy of selfishness, and His Joy replaces man’s failed societal prostitution and clamoring for acceptance.