adj. — concerning the immaterial and supernatural aspect of reality; especially as of human souls and other supernatural entities.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Aristotle and Aquinas have written lengthy treatments on the nature, possibility, and reality of the immaterial. How does one define the unexaminable? But the Bible does not argue for the reality of the immaterial and rational “spirit,” it assumes and asserts it. Like “In the beginning, God,” so “in the beginning, spirit.” In this verse, Paul tells us there are immaterial, rational beings who are waging war against us. We must acknowledge this reality, even when we cannot yet grasp the nature of the beings against which we fight. Behind the curtain of this world, an invisible world exists, in which we can either be protagonists or antagonists.
What is the Bible Sense Lexicon?
Sense of the Day is based on content from Logos’ Bible Sense Lexicon, which organizes biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek words by meaning based on a variety of semantic relationships. Sense of the Day provides examples of senses in context, along with insight into their application for theology and interpretation.
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