In reading the article "Another 15 minutes of fame" I once again saw some else who apparently believes in the immortality of the soul. I know that probably 95 percent of so-called Christians believe in the immortality of the soul. Did you ever ask yourself, where did that belief come from? Who taught you that? If you were asked, "show me that belief in the Bible," could you find it?
I can tell you this, you can search the Bible from cover to cover and you will never find that belief. What you will find is shocking, there is no such thing as an "immortal soul" that is in us that goes somewhere at death. This is a lie of Satan that has been with us since the Garden of Eden in which Satan deceived Adam and Eve.
As a matter of Biblical fact, all through the Bible God and Jesus tells us what happens to us at death, and it is not some inner soul that goes off to a Heaven, or Hell when we die. To start off with, take your Bible, a King James Bible, the original translation, and go to Genesis 2:7 and read what it says.
It says this, "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul."
Did you get that? It says man became a living soul, not a soul put into man. This is the equation to life, God formed man of the dust of the ground, breathed into his nostrils the breath of life (spirit), and man became a living soul.
Body plus breath of life (spirit) equals a living soul. A new fact for you to learn, the breath of life, is the spirit God gives us at the beginning of life.
At death, this breath of life (spirit) returns to God who gave it. The breath of life (spirit) is not something that lives on after death either, it is the life force of any air breathing human or animal, we all have the breath of life (spirit) in us.
This is not me saying it, it is God telling us this in the Bible. The Bible tells us that there is a (spirit in man), and it is given at conception by God.
Read in Job 32:8, it says "But there is a spirit in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives him understanding." There is the connection to what God says in Genesis that I listed above.
In Job 27:3 says, "All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils." Now we come to further truth from the Bible, can the soul die? I can tell you this right now, that same 95 percent will tell you, no the soul is immortal.
Let's look at what God tells us in the Bible. Let's read Ezekiel 18:4 It says, "Behold, all souls are mine, the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is mine, the soul that sins shall die." Not my words, that is God that says the soul that sins shall die, it is not immortal.
Let's look at Romans 2:6-7 says, "Who will render to every man according to his deeds: to them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory, and honour and immortality, eternal life." Did you get that, we are to seek immortality.
If we are to seek for immortality, when will it be given to us then? Once again, these are not my words, they are the words of God and Jesus in the Bible. Read 1 Corinthians 15:50-55, it says we will be given immortality at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, at the resurrection, read it for yourself. Then read 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 and you will see it again for yourself and see it with your own eyes. A few more verses to read: Job 14:12, Psalm 13:3, Psalms 104:29, Psalms 146:4, Ecclesiastes 9:5, Ecclesiastes 11:7, Matthew 27:52, Mark 5:21-43, John 11:1-15, John 5:24-28. Lots of reading, but here you will see the truth of God and Jesus of what happens at death.
We are in the grave (asleep) until Jesus comes at the Second Coming and the resurrection of the dead to eternal life and it is then that we receive immortality.
Now finally, you better ask yourself, where did this teaching of the immortal soul come from. Here is a fact, it is a pagan myth, nothing more, it is a lie of Satan, it is how Satan deceives us.
Remember, or did you not know, Jesus said Satan is here on earth to deceive us. The immortality of the soul comes from ancient Egypt, and Greek mythology.
It also has roots in Dante's Inferno which is all lies of Satan to scare us. Now, one final warning, we must believe the truth of the Bible, and the Bible only.
In 2 Thessalonians 2:10 Paul tells us, "them that perish, because they received not the love of the truth that the might be saved."
The Bible is the truth of God and Jesus, we must believe the Bible and not religion. Jesus said in John 4:24, "God is Spirit, and they that worship him must worship him in Spirit and in truth." Strange that jesus would also say in Matthew 15:9, "But in vain they do worship Me teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."
My question to you, are you worshipping in vain, or worshipping truth? Your eternal life depends on your answer.
There is so much more I could put here but can't, it would take up too much space. Learn what the Bible truth is and follow it. Don't be deceived by religious lies of Satan. I would like to believe I would go to Heaven when I die, but it is a lie of Satan, the verses above will prove that.