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The Catechism of the Catholic Church sums it up: The term "flesh" refers to man in his state of weakness and mortality.1 1Cf. Gen. 6:3 ["My spirit shall not remain in human beings forever, because they are only flesh"], Ps. 56:5 ["What can mere flesh do to me?"], Isa. 40:6 ["All flesh is grass, and all their loyalty like the flower of the ...


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I don't know if there are any particular verses in the Bible that specify souls do not pre-exist. As Dick said, you are trying to prove a negative, which is difficult. However, I did find a verse in the Orthodox Deutero-cannonical text (referred to by others as the Apocrypha) that says there is no reincarnation: Wisdom of Solomon 16:14: "A man indeed ...



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