Man is a soul. At death the soul ceases to think or feel and
returns to the dust from which it was made. Genesis
18:20, How can you teach life after death?
It is easy to take a few verses out of context and teach what
you like while ignoring many others that are contrary. (Genesis
does not teach that man's soul was made from dust.
His body was formed from dust, and God breathed life in him and
he became a living soul. Psalms
speaks of trusting in mighty men. It simply says
they can't help you after they die. Psalms
"His breath goeth forth (where?; not in the ground)
he returneth to the earth" (that is, his body). Ecclesiastes
, are talking about all the "vanity under the sun."
This phrase is mentioned 29 times in that Book. "...but the dead
know not any thing (touch them or speak to them and they will
not respond), neither have they any more reward (of all their
labour under the sun); for the memory of them is forgotten." Ecclesiastes
. "Forgotten" means "to cease to care'.
Did the rich man of Luke
, remember? Read it and see. Is Abraham living today?
). Read it and see. Was Paul wrong when he said,
"...absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord?" 2
Was Jesus wrong when He said, "And fear not them which kill the
body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him
which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." Matthew
If man is a soul, how could this be? Man is
composed of three distinct parts; spirit, soul, and body. (1
). When the spirit and the soul leaves
the body, the body dies. The spirit returns to God who gave it.
but the soul (the real you) goes to hell (Hades), or
it goes to be with the Lord, if you are saved.
Don't be lulled to sleep in your sins by such false teaching.
Repent of your sins and be saved today. Jesus is the only door.
). He is the only way. (John
Trust Him today.
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