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"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" (Genesis 2:7, King James Version).

Ever since man became a soul some 6,000 years ago, there's been considerable debate and confusion over what the word actually means. The Bible has the answer; the resources below will point you to it.

  • by John LaBissoniere
The most prevalent belief of traditional Christianity is that people have immortal souls which, upon death, leave the body and go to heaven or hell. But the Bible teaches no such concept.
  • by Noel Hornor
Despite common belief, people do not have immortal souls. Rather, God's ultimate purpose for our lives is that we be given eternal life in His family through a resurrection. In fact, the Bible reveals that there is more than one resurrection.
  • by Darris McNeely, Gary Petty, Steve Myers

Is it a place of agony, separation from God, superstition or something else...