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Soul Is Eternal
soul is necessary for existence of a human
being. It is the eternal, nonmaterial (spiritual)
part of a person through which he or she understands,
reflects, feels, and desires.
properly means wind or breath. In 2 Thes.2:8
it means "breath," and in Eccles.8:8
the vital part in man. It also means the rational,
immortal soul by which man is distinguished
from animals (Acts 7:59; 1 Cor. 5:5; 1 Cor.
6:20; 1 Cor. 7:34), and the soul in its distinct
state (Heb.12:23). A spirit is also an apparition
(Job 4:15; Luke 24:37, 39), an angel (Heb.1:14),
and a demon (Luke 4:36; 10:20). In
Rom.1:4, 1 Tim. 3:16, 2 Cor. 3:17, 1 Pet.3:18,
it indicates the divine nature.
spirit is also called the inner man.
This is what we will discuss; the soul or
spirit within us. Some people try to separate
the soul and spirit of man. They say that
the spirit is the seat of intelligence
with which we reason and understand (Pro.20:27;
1 Cor. 2:11), and the soul is the seat
of our emotions with which we feel love, hate,
joy, sorrow (Heb.10:38; 1 Sam.18:1; Job 14:22).
The body is the seat of our five senses. 1 Thes. 5:23 And the very
God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray
God your whole spirit and soul and body be
preserved blameless unto the coming of our
Lord Jesus Christ. [KJV] I believe
that the spirit, soul, and body refer not
so much to the distinct parts of a person
as to the entire being of a person. I think
this is Paul’s way of saying that God must
be involved in every aspect of our lives. We cannot separate our spiritual
lives from everything else. We cannot obey
God only in spiritual ways and live for Him
only one day each week. Christ must control
all of us, not just a "religious"
Rom.7:22 For I delight in the law of God
after the inward man: (KJV) Since the believer is under grace, and
his will is to desire holiness, he truly delights
in the law of God. God’s Law demands holiness,
and the new man within us, God created in
3:16 That he would grant
you, according to the riches of his glory,
to be strengthened with might by his Spirit
in the inner man; (KJV) Strength
from the Spirit of God is in the inner man.
It is strength in our soul; the strength of
faith, to serve God. The law of Christ is
written in our hearts, and the love of Christ
fills our hearts, because Christ lives there.
Where His Spirit dwells, there He dwells.
The love of God in Christ is in our souls!
Mat.18:8 Wherefore if thy
hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off,
and cast them from thee: it is better for
thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather
than having two hands or two feet to be cast
into everlasting fire. (KJV)
We must remove all stumbling blocks that cause
us to sin, no matter how small. Jesus does
not mean to cut off a part of our body; He
means that any person, program, or teaching
in the church that threatens the spiritual
growth of the body must be removed. For the
individual, any relationship, practice, or
activity that leads to sin should be stopped.
Jesus says it would be better to go to Heaven
with one hand than to Hell with both. Sin
affects more than our hands; it affects our
minds and hearts.
Mat.19:29 And every one
that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or
sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or
children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall
receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit
everlasting life. (KJV) Jesus
assured the disciples that anyone who gives
up something valuable for His sake will be
repaid many times over in this life, maybe
not in the same form. For example, a person
may be rejected by his/her family for accepting
Christ, but he/she will gain a larger family
Mat.25:41 Then shall he
say also unto them on the left hand, Depart
from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire,
prepared for the devil and his angels: (KJV) God will separate His obedient
followers from pretenders and unbelievers.
The real evidence of our belief is how we
act. To treat all persons as if they are Jesus
is no easy task. But one day there will be
a final separation: the souls of the faithful
ones will go to be with Him. The souls of
the wicked (unbelievers) will go to Hell for
Mat.25:46 And these shall
go away into everlasting punishment: but the
righteous into life eternal. (KJV)
The wicked (unbelievers, hypocrites) will
go into eternal punishment, but the righteous
(believers) will go into eternal life."
God so loved the world, that he gave his only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in
him should not perish, but have everlasting
life. (KJV) God loved the world
(people) so much that He gave us His only
Son, so that EVERYONE who believes in Him
will never perish but have eternal life in
3:36 He that believeth
on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that
believeth not the Son shall not see life;
but the wrath of God abideth on him. (KJV) Everyone who believes in God’s
Son has eternal life. Those who refuse to
believe in the Son will NEVER experience eternal
life, for God’s holy wrath remains upon them.
whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall
give him shall never thirst; but the water
that I shall give him shall be in him a well
of water springing up into everlasting life. The water (Holy Spirit, John 7:39) Jesus gives
us takes away all our thirst. It becomes a
endless spring within us, giving us eternal
verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my
word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath
everlasting life, and shall not come into
condemnation; but is passed from death unto
life. (KJV) All those who listen
to Jesus’ Words and believe in God who sent
Him have eternal life. It begins the moment
you accept Christ. They will never be condemned
for their sins, but they have already passed
from death into life.
not for the meat which perisheth, but for
that meat which endureth unto everlasting
life, which the Son of man shall give unto
you: for him hath God the Father sealed. (KJV) We should not be so concerned about
perishable things like food. We should really
consider eternal life that only the Son of
Man, can give us. For God the Father has sent
Him for that very purpose.
this is the will of him that sent me, that
every one which seeth the Son, and believeth
on him, may have everlasting life: and I will
raise him up at the last day. (KJV) It is God the Father’s will that all
who SEE His Son and BELIEVE in Him should
have eternal life, and that Jesus should raise
us up at the last day.
verily, I say unto you, He that believeth
on me hath everlasting life. (KJV) Jesus tells us very clearly: I assure
you, anyone who believes in me already has
I know that his commandment is life everlasting:
whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the
Father said unto me, so I speak. (KJV) Our Lord publicly proclaimed, that EVERY
ONE who believed on Him, and was His TRUR
disciple, did not believe on Him only, but
on the Father who sent Him. When we SEE Jesus,
the glory of the Father, we learn to love,
obey and trust in Him. We must look to Him
daily; this Saviour who came as a Light into
the world, then we are more and more freed
from the darkness of ignorance, sin, and misery.
We learn that the command of God our Saviour
is everlasting life. But on the other hand,
all those who despise, reject or neglect Jesus,
will most certainly be condemned to an everlasting
Hell. The soul is eternal and will live in
one of two places: Heaven OR Hell! We are
clearly instructed in God’s Word how to achieve
eternal life;. It’s your decision IF you obey
6:22 But now being made
free from sin, and become servants to God,
ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the
end everlasting life. (KJV)
Since we are free from the power of sin and
have become servants of God, we should do
those things that lead to holiness and result
in eternal life.
6:8 For he that soweth
to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption;
but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of
the Spirit reap life everlasting. (KJV) Those who live only to satisfy their
own sinful desires will harvest the consequences
of evil and death. But those who live to please
the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from
the Spirit. Again I tell you, the soul is
eternal and will live in ONE of two places:
Heaven or Hell --- your choice!
Thes. 1:9 Who shall be
punished with everlasting destruction from
the presence of the Lord, and from the glory
of his power; (KJV)
ALL those who reject and refuse Jesus will
be punished with everlasting destruction,
FOREVER separated from the Lord and from His
glorious power and all that is good.
Thes. 2:16 Now our Lord
Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father,
which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting
consolation and good hope through grace, (KJV) Only our Lord Jesus Christ
and God our Father, who loved us and in their
special way can give us everlasting comfort
and good hope. Without Christ you are doomed!
have brought forth many Scripture verses on
eternal life. It is absolutely certain that
your soul will live forever! IF you do not
accept Christ as your Saviour and Lord, you
will be doomed to an eternity in Hell. This
weighs heavily on my mind and heart. God does
NOT want any to perish in Hell, and neither
do I. 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord
is not slack concerning his promise, as some
men count slackness; but is longsuffering
to us-ward, not willing that any should perish,
but that all should come to repentance. [KJV] The Lord isn’t really being slow about
His promise to return, as some people think.
Some think that because He has not returned,
they can’t believe Him no matter what He says.
God CANNOT lie (Titus 1:2). It’s just that
His time clock is far different than ours!
1000 of our years is like ONE day to God (2
Pet.3:8). The reason He has not returned yet
is because He is being patient. He does not
want anyone to perish, so He is giving everyone
more time to repent.
Scriptures on Hell
future home of ALL unbelievers. Psalm 9:17; Pro.5:5; 9:13-18; 15:24; 23:13-14;
Isaiah 30:33; 33:14; Mat.3:12; 5:29-30; 7:13-14;
8:11-12; 10:28; 13:30; 13:38-42; 13:49-50;
16:18; 18:8-9; 18:34-35; 22:13; 25:28-30;
25:41; 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Luke 3:17; 16:23-26;
16:28; Acts 1:25; 2 Thes. 1:9; 2 Peter 2:4;
Jude 1:6; 1:23; Rev. 2:11; 9:1-2; 11:7; 14:10-11;
19:20; 20:10; 20:15; 21:8.
A place of torment. Luke
in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments,
and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in
his bosom. [KJV]
The place of future punishment and everlasting
Thes. 1:9 Who shall be punished with
everlasting destruction from the presence
of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
Everlasting punishment. Mat.25:26 His lord answered
and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful
servant, thou knewest that I reap where I
sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed.[KJV]
Everlasting fire. Mat.25:41 Then shall he
say also unto them on the left hand, Depart
from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire,
prepared for the devil and his angels: [KJV]
Everlasting burnings. Isaiah
A furnace of fire. Matthew 13:42, 50
A lake of fire. Rev. 20:15
Fire and brimstone. Rev. 14:10
Unquenchable fire. Matthew
Devouring fire. Isaiah 33:14
A PLACE prepared for the devil. Matthew 25:41
• Punishment of, is eternal. Isaiah 33:14; Rev. 20:10
The wicked shall be turned into. Psalm
Human power CANNOT keep you from it. Ezekiel 32:27
The body suffers in. Matthew
5:29; Matthew 10:28
The soul suffers in. Matthew
The wise avoid. Proverbs
do NOT want to end up in Hell!
Jesus can keep you from it!
How Can I Be Saved?
Hell, Abraham's Bosom
Hell, Bottomless Pit
Hell, NO Exit Door
Hell, What Is It Really Like??
Hell, Who Goes There?
Is There Really a HELL?
The Lake of Fire
The Soul IS Eternal!
We Who Bring the Gospel
What Happens to Souls
What is Hell Like?
Will God Really Judge Sin?
Poems on Hell
Would God Really Send me to Hell?