Most Christian religions teach that humans are born with an immortal soul. But is this teaching Biblical? Are the words “immortal soul” found in the Bible? The ancient Greek philosopher Plato wrote in the Phaedo, “Death is merely the separation of the soul and body.” Is it possible that Greek philosophy introduced the concept of the immortal soul and had an impact on religious thought and teaching? Let us explore and answer the question, “Does man have an immortal soul?”
Michael Phelps and his wife Laura, and daughter Kelsey, attend the Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Flint Michigan congregations, where Michael serves as pastor. Michael and Laura both grew up in the Church of God. They attended Ambassador University in Big Sandy for two years (1994-96) then returned home to complete their Bachelor's Degrees. Michael enjoys serving in the local congregations as well as with the pre-teen and teen camp programs. He also enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, and running.