Bible Study 2-25-2020
The Psuchikos Man
We find in scripture that the Apostle Paul used three different theological terms to describe three
different types of people that the church must deal with during the church age.
• In 1 Cor.2:14 we find described or mentioned the Psuchikos Man.
• In 1 Cor.2:15 we find described or mentioned the Pneumatikos Man.
• In 1 Cor.3:1-3 we find described or mentioned the Sarkikos Man.
Five aspects of the Psuchikos Man.
1. The Psuchikos Man is every unbeliever after the fall of mankind due to Adam’s Original Sin
(Gen.2:17; Rom.5:12-21; 1 Cor.15:22, 44-46, 50) [The First Adam contrasted to the Last Adam].
(John 5:24) “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me,
has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.”
The term Psuchikos is described as one belonging to the soul or self.
• The Psuchikos Man is an unbeliever without eternal life (John 3:16-18).
• The Psuchikos Man is an unbeliever without a saving relationship with Christ (Romans 8:9)
• The Psuchikos Man is an unsaved person without the Holy Spirit (Jude 19)
2. Because the Psuchikos Man is devoid of the Holy Spirit, he is unable to understand spiritual
Spiritual matters seem foolish to the Psuchikos Man (1 Cor.1:18-25).
(1 Cor.2:14) “But a natural man (psuchikos) does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for
they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually
He can only understand the wisdom of the world (1 Cor.1:20-21, 25). He is spiritually blind (2
This means that the Psuchikos Man has not received the Eight Works of the Holy Spirit at the
point of Grace salvation.
3. At the moment a Psuchikos Man believes the gospel of grace salvation (1 Cor.15:3-4; Rom.
1:16; Romans 10:9; Eph.2:8-9), he is removed from the Power of darkness and translated into
the Kingdom of Christ.
(Colossians 1:13) “For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the
kingdom of His beloved Son”
Once saved, you are no longer a Psuchikos Man (2 Cor.5:17; Eph.5:8).
4. At the moment of grace salvation, the Psuchikos Man has the opportunity to identity with the
(1 Cor.2:14-15) “But a natural man (psuchikos) does not accept the things of the Spirit of God,
for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually
appraised. But he who is spiritual (pneumaikos) appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised
by no one.”
The Greek word for appraised is (anakrino). Anakrino is a legal term referring to preliminary
judicial examination preceding the trial.
The fact that the Psuchikos Man cannot examine so as to understand spiritual phenomena
shows he is being examined judicially by it.
It is not that the Psuchikos Man will not, but he cannot understand spiritual phenomena (1 Cor.
5. The Psuchikos Man has the opportunity to change to the Pneumatikos Man because of the 8
works of the Holy Spirit accomplished at the moment of grace salvation.
(Romans 8:14) “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”
(Romans 8:29) “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the
image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.”
(2 Peter 3:18) “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To
him be glory both now and forever. Amen.”