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moathb

Fishers, NY

#41 Sep 21, 2009
forum dedicated to the sharing the truth.
bbi

Fishers, NY

#42 Oct 14, 2009
amen
fudge

Turin, NY

#43 Oct 20, 2009
When did the concept of the immortality of the soul enter the world of Christianity? The Old Testament does not teach it. The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia explains: "... We are influenced always more or less by the Greek, Platonic idea that the body dies, yet the soul is immortal. Such an idea is utterly contrary to the Israelite consciousness and is nowhere found in the Old Testament" (1960, Vol. 2, p. 812, "Death").
The first-century Church did not hold to this belief, either. "... The doctrine is increasingly regarded as a post-apostolic innovation, not only unnecessary but positively harmful to proper biblical interpretation and understanding"
fudge

Turin, NY

#44 Oct 20, 2009
testify wrote:
"To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them" (Isaiah 8:20). Believe the Word of God and the LORD Jesus Christ and thou shall be saved!
Haven,t we all witnessed this.
fudge

Turin, NY

#45 Oct 20, 2009
The Biblical Truth About the Immortal Soul
Traditional beliefs about heaven and hell are based on an under-lying teaching-that everyone has an immortal soul that must go somewhere when physical life ends.

This belief isn't unique to traditional Christianity. "All religions affirm that there is an aspect of the human person that lives on after the physical life has ended" (World Scripture: A Comparative Anthology of Sacred Texts, Andrew Wilson, editor, 1995, p. 225). In other words, in general, all religions believe in some kind of immortal essence, a spirit that lives on separately after the physical body dies. Most professing Christians call this the immortal soul.

Failure to understand this subject correctly is a fundamental reason for the prevalent beliefs regarding heaven and hell. If an immortal quality exists in a human being, it must depart from the body when the body dies. The typical views of heaven and hell have as their foundation the belief in the immortal soul that leaves the body at death.

What does the Bible say about the existence of an immortal soul? Does this belief have a foundation in Scripture?

Not from the Bible but from Greek philosophy
Many are surprised to learn that the words "immortal" and "soul" appear together nowhere in the Bible. "Theologians frankly admit that the expression 'immortal soul' is not in the Bible but confidently state that
fudge

Turin, NY

#46 Oct 20, 2009
wow the evidence presented here must be overwheming to the average christian who believes in the false doctrine of the immortal soul.
mike

Turin, NY

#47 Nov 2, 2009
expose wrote:
6Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.This is directly from the king james version which most preachers like to preach from. sounds alittle different than what most of them teach doesn,t it.
and if it doesn,t haven,t breath,then it can,t praise god,why? maybe because it,s dead and has no conscious thought.

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