Spirit is a difficult word to define.  It is the part of the conscious person, that aspect of awareness that animates our bodies.  Biblically it is sometimes used synonymously with soul (Job. 7:11; Isa. 26:9).  It is often used in reference to a person’s most inward thoughts (1 Cor. 2:11).  Spirit does not have flesh and bones (Luke 24:39).  The spirit of a man is created by God (Zech. 12:1).

The word is also used in reference to the 3rd person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit (Matt. 12:32), and also for demonic spirits (Mark 1:23; 5:8; Luke 4:33).


About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.