Man: material mixture or compound idea?

God's man is not a mixture! This spiritual fact brought instant insight and healing to Robbie.

His eighth-grade class had been studying some chemistry. The teacher had explained the differences between a compound and a mixture. A physical compound combines two or more different elements, forming a new and stable substance. For example, when hydrogen and oxygen are combined in the right way, a chemical change occurs and water is formed. In a mixture, by contrast, the constituents don't really combine; for instance, think of putting water and oil together.

Robbie was intrigued and enjoyed discussing these concepts. But they took on new meaning when he was challenged with a stomach problem. He'd been feeling upset for a few days, and as he was talking with his mom one morning the word "mixture" came up. Immediately Mom thought, then said out loud, "But God's man is not a chemical, material mixture; he's a compound idea!"

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