I am not asking for an opinion, what I am asking is that you evaluate my interpretation of the Scriptures and show me where I have misinterpreted them.
In the following scriptures; it is indicated that God has a soul:
Matthew 12:18 through 21 KJV
18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.
19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.
20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.
21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.
And in the following scripture Jesus also indicates that he has a soul:
Matthew 26:38 KJV
Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
And unless I am misreading it; Jesus is also indicating that that soul could die. And in the following scriptures he apparently is saying that the soul is the most valuable asset that a man has:
Matthew 16:26 KJV
For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
and in the following scripture He is saying that there is nothing that man could give to redeem his soul:
Mark 8:37 KJV
Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Jesus knew and had told his disciples that he would only be dead for three days:
Matthew 16:21, 17:23 and 20:19 KJV
16:21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
17:23 And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry.
20:19 And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.
In the following scriptures Jesus is preparing for the crucifixion:
Mat 26:39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
Mat 26:42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
And in Luke we see:
Luk 22:43 and 44 KJV
43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.
44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
I have often wondered why such an emotional reaction when he was only to be dead for three days, but it is understandable if he were giving up an eternal soul to destruction. And recently, I began to wonder did the human part of Jesus have a soul separate from that of the Deity, and began to research all Scriptures I could find concerning Jesus, life and the Soul. In my research these are some of the more cogent Scriptures I considered.
1. All of those mentioned above. 2. those following:
All Scriptures are from the King James version of the Bible.
Genesis 2:7 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 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Considering these two verses, it seemed that what was being said was that the breath of life was referring to the soul, and that the death inferred was the death of the soul, rather than, or including physical death. and I considered:
John 10:28 through 30
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
30 I and my Father are one.
That seemed to be a little beguiling since other Scriptures had indicated that the soul was an eternal being which only God could destroy:
Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
I was further intrigued by:
John 20:17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.
There had to be some reason which is obscure why he needed to ascend to the father before anyone touched him.
Finally I wondered about the following:
Luke 22:37 For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end.