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Adam’s Sentence “Dust Thou Art"
The sentence passed on Adam is in full accord with the record of his creation from the dust:
Admissions: “Immortal Soul” UnBiblical
When we turn to works of reference by the learned expositors of the immortal soul theory, we see ... most of them make no attempt to conceal the fact that scriptural teaching and popular theology are very different regarding the meaning of “soul.”
Most Frequently Quoted
As in the Old [Testament], so in the New [Testament]: there are a few passages where the use of the word “soul” could possibly be made to fit with the immortal soul idea. There are none, of course, that prove or even support this idea — that would be impossible as we can see from the basic meaning and general use of the word — but there are some where it could be read in if the rest is ignored.
Nephesh First Used of Animals, Then Men
The first four occurrences of the word “nephesh” relate exclusively to animals. That is a good fact to start with and to remember. A good foundation. Let us get them firmly in our mind:
Souls Subject to Death
What is the soul’s relation to death?
Inside a Dying Mind: Can Science Explain Near Death Experiences?
What makes a person believe that he visited heaven? Is there a way for science to get at what’s really going on? In the April 2015 issue of the Atlantic, Gideon Lichfield mounts an empirical investigation of near-death experiences, concluding that more rigorous research must be pursued to understand what happens in the minds of “experiencers,” as they call themselves.
Word Study: Nephesh (Soul)
This is the penultimate installment of the Shema word study series. This video explores the Hebrew word “nephesh” that unfortunatley often gets translated as “soul” in almost all versions of the English Bible. While the English word “soul” usually refers to a non-material essence of a human that according to Greek philosophy is believed to survive after death, “nephesh” means something different. It is referring to humans as living, breathing, physical beings, or just to life itself. Prepare to be surprised at the biblical meaning of this fascinating word!