Paul, 1 Thess. 5,23. “…your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ."
As does St. Paul, also the New Revelation distinguishes between man‘s spirit, soul and body, whereas the Catholic church today speaks of body and soul only, although this bisection does not represent a dogma ex cathedra.
The text of the New Revelation is also in accordance with the Old Testament. In Genesis Moses distinguishes the soul of the spirit (ruach), i.e. that soul element which belongs to and is congenial to the spirit and the soul of the body (nephesch), i.e. the vital, cosmo-spiritual principle of life within man. For most of the early fathers of the church man consists of body, soul and spirit. Since St. Paul and St. Augustine all mystics as well as all the St. Augustine-inspired medieval theologians have emphasized the difference between spirit (spiritus) and soul (anima) without getting into trouble with the Inquisition. The Catholic theologian Prof. Alois Mager OSB points out that the tripartition was not - as sometimes can be read -abolished at the Council of Constantinople in the year 869, but only in 1857 when Pope Pius IX declared himself against distinguishing between soul and spirit. However, this opinion was not a decision made ex cathedra.
Theresa of Avila, who represents a landmark in the history of mysticism, presupposes in her writings the difference between spirit and soul as very well known. Thus also the Spanish mystic Saint John of the Cross speaks of the soul (alma) and the spirit (espiritu). Prof. Mager OSB admits: "For years I have been in favor of the triple designation of body, soul, spirit ... And only the spirit, which is completely immaterial, lives on."
From these few examples it is already evident that the New Revelation is a true source of knowledge supplementing the New Testament. The many volumes of "The Great Gospel of John" represent - as is also pointed out therein – “the unveiling of the New Testament". Like all genuine revelations also the New Revelation is a guide to true life. However, only the yearning of a heart that seeks truth and God can find access to the inner meaning of the work. Some of the communications are not easily and immediately understandable since they unexpectedly open up a new horizon. However, the word of a poet; "Are you so limited that new knowledge disturbs you? Do you only want to hear what is already known to you?" should not apply to the earnest truth seeker. He who eagerly takes up the study of the New Revelation will find that he will gradually grow into understanding the abundance and depth of the thoughts expressed therein more and more clearly.
Difficulties encountered with the texts of the New Testament or the New Revelation are sure to have a certain motivation. Mark Twain referred to this when he said that he personally found the easy to understand precepts of the Holy Scriptures disturbing, namely the texts strictly demanding the fulfillment of the principal command merit of Jesus - the love of God and one‘s fellowman.
The Word of God must not only be heard, but it must be adopted, i.e. carried out: "He who reads My word”, says the Lord, “let him read it carefully and retain it in his heart. Let him act according to the Word to his best ability and not remain just an idle reader and hearer, but become a true and eager performer of the Word.” [GGJ 11].