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"spirit" is, at least in the vast majority of cases a synonym for breath. Those on "life support" still have their breath and so yes, even the brain-dead have "S/spirit": Jas 2:26 For just as the body without the spirit [breath] is dead, so faith without actions is also dead. But that is not what 2 Cor 5:8 is talking about. The words "absent from ...


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Paul was not writing for us; he was writing for the Corinthians. And so, he was not talking about sin and punishment, but about the establishment of his church in Corinth and, in particular, the loyalty the Corinthians owe to Paul. Paul compares the Corinthians to babies, whom he has fed milk not solid food (1 Corinthians 3:1-2). While they are quarrelling ...



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