Platonism

Reflections of a Purple Princess

I learned a new word this week, Platonism, the belief which says we’re merely spiritual beings temporarily encased in bodies. In Randy Alcorn’s Platobook Heaven, Randy states, “we are not, as Plato supposed, merely spiritual beings temporarily encased in bodies. Adam did not become a ‘living being’– the Hebrew word, nepsesh – until he was both body and spirit (Genesis 2:7). We are physical beings as much as we are spiritual beings.”

Of course reading Randy’s point of view set my mind to “chewing”. Instead of coming away with answers – I’m coming away with more questions and I’m only in chapter 2. On the flip-side, being in chapter 2 leaves me hope that by the time I get through the book, I will have answers to those questions; questions like –

What does Randy mean when he says, bodily resurrection?  Does this have any bearing on cremation?  In burial our…

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About Sandra

I became a writer in my later years. I love blogging and sharing life with others. I speak to women's groups about the Christian life.
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