Dallas Willard (1937-2013) professor and author wrote:
“We see that the soul is the deepest and the most vital part of the person as a whole. It is often treated as the person, and we actually do this when we talk about “saving our soul.” Well, you know, we don’t save our soul and leave our emotions and our feelings and our body and all the rest of it out. That’s just a way of talking that emphasizes the soul as so fundamental that we can, in some cases, treat it as the whole person because it actually is the thing that integrates all of these aspects of the self and makes them work together.”
Willard is so right in my view. We carry around our soul in our body and mind until we are no longer living. We truly need to see this three-part harmony as we sail along through life. None of it is separated at least in the end.
“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” Jesus