Both of these words, soul and spirit, have lots of different uses in both Hebrew (nephesh and ruach) and Greek (psuche and pneuma) thought. Both words, in Greek and their Hebrew equivalents, are also used in several different ways in the Bible, so there are a lot of persuasive answers to that question, but no simple or obvious one.Can someone try to explain the difference between soul and spirit? I have an idea.. But it is very hard to explain.. And Hebrews 4:12.. It says the Word of God can separate soul and spirit.. What exactly does that mean?
I do agree it is very hard to give an explanation for soul and spirit.. Clearly, soul is what finally spends eternity in hell or heaven.. Every person has one soul.. When it comes to spirit, we use it in different ways.. Spirit of the person.. So it makes sense to say spirit is what we follow.. Are we following spirit of flesh or Spirit of God.. But, does every person have an unique spirit? Just like there is a soul? Or spirit is not something attributed to a person, but rather external to the person.. And the person simply follows a spirit..Many people accept soul and spirit as the same thing, I don't I think the soul is the part of the being that does not die and believe the spirit is what we follow for example either is spirit is following Him or following our flesh.