The question of the immortal soul

  • Scripture does not directly speak of or teach the doctrine of the immortal soul. Indeed, this term never appears in the
  • It would appear that pagan beliefs held in the kingdoms of Babylon and Egypt, and the teachings of the likes of Pythagoras, Socrates and Plato, became incorporated into Jewish and Christian religion in the years following Christ’s death. It is, then, a belief that is man-made and not God-given.
  • Any passages of Scripture that appear to support such teaching must be interpreted with this crucial information in
  • Thus, when, for example, Stephen as he died said, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit” (Acts 7:59), he was speaking, not of an immortal soul, but of that breath without which we
  • If Adam had possessed an immortal soul, then the pronounced punishment on Adam following his disobedience—“dying thou shalt die”—would have been to no avail, if he or part of him continued in some conscious and active
  • If we have an immortal soul, life continues whatever happens at How can this be reconciled to the Scripture, which says that “our Saviour Jesus Christ . . . hath abolished death, and hath brought life . . . to light through the gospel” (2 Tim.  1:10)?

It cannot. We have no immortal soul. When we die the whole of us dies, and those responsible await the return of the Lord Jesus Christ to effect their resurrection, and then, by God’s grace, have immortality bestowed upon them.

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