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The ability to live forever, or eternal life; not to be confused with immorality

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Who never died in the Bible?

I know Jesus is risen and that whole story, but when I was much younger I remember hearing about some people who never actually died in the Bible. Who are these people and how did they leave this ...
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What are the Biblical arguments against man having an immortal soul separate from the body?

Belief in an immortal soul seems quite common in Christianity although some denominations do not seem to believe in this. What specific scriptures, and scriptural arguments, are used by those that do ...
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Why do people die but angels do not, but both have sinned?

In City of God, Book XIII, Ch. 1, Augustine wrote, Having disposed of the very difficult questions concerning the origin of our world and the beginning of the human race, the natural order requires ...
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According to Catholics were Adam and Eve aware that they possessed immortal souls before Satan told Eve that she would not die?

Eve's comment to Satan in Eden seems to indicate that she and Adam believed that eating of the forbidden tree would result in absolute death. They likely had witnessed the death of animals and would ...
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Was Adam mortal before he partook of the tree of knowledge of good and evil? [closed]

Was Adam mortal before he partook of the tree of knowledge of good and evil? Has this matter been considered in Christianity? I believe there could be only two possible options here: "Yes, he was" and ...
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How do believers in post-mortal consciousness respond to objections by the Jewish Encyclopedia article on the immortality of the soul?

I'm specifically referring to this article: https://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/8092-immortality-of-the-soul -- Some quotes IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL (late Hebrew, "hasharat ha-nefesh"...
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What is the biblical basis for the immortality of the soul?

The Immortality of the Soul is "the doctrine that the human soul will survive death, continuing in the possession of an endless conscious existence." (source). What is the biblical basis for the ...
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Immortal soul concept: afterlife and the sentence spoken to Adam (Catholic perspective)

This is partially a follow-up question onto this question which left some unanswered questions in my mind. According to an answer to that earlier question, Jesus seems to have literally died on the ...
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Who populates the Millennium as mortals? [closed]

I am having difficulty reconciling several End Times passages together, so let's see if anyone can help me. There's a lot to quote from, so I'm removing the white space. I hold to pre-Millennial ...
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What is the Biblical basis for the notion that the wicked are resurrected in immortal bodies just like the righteous?

Those who purport the traditional doctrine of eternal conscious torment/separation, which asserts that the wicked do not physically die at the final judgment, but are instead consciously separated ...
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How do those who believe in the immortality of the soul explain Leviticus 21:11?

How do those who believe in the immortality of the soul explain Leviticus 21:11? Leviticus 21:11 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex וְעַ֛ל כָּל־|נַפְשֹׁ֥ת מֵ֖ת| לֹ֣א יָבֹ֑א לְאָבִ֥יו ...
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According to Catholicism, Can God annihilate the soul?

Catechism of the Catholic Church 362 The human person, created in the image of God, is a being at once corporeal and spiritual. The biblical account expresses this reality in symbolic language ...
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Souls being immortal vs all of existence needing to be continually and actively maintained by God

Non Christian asking a question here. My understanding is that Christianity claims that: A) Souls are immortal. B) Everything that exists (except God Himself) needs to be continually maintained by ...
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Do Mormons believe in the immortality of the soul?

Some scriptures refer to the soul as something that can die. For example, Acts 3, verse 23: And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from ...
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Mormon concept of 1 Timothy 6:16

1 Timothy 6:16 speaks of Jesus and is in King James Version translated as: Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to ...
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Question for those who hold to the immortality of the soul

These verses were used to teach conditionalism/ human souls are mortal. What is the “traditionalist” response to these verses. (1 Timothy 6:16): “who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable ...
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What is the textual evidence from the Bible that the resurrection for believers happens in stages (a Dispensationalist View)?

On a separate post, the question about who populates the Millennium brought this question to mind. The belief is that Christ rose first, then believers, whether dead or living at the time of the ...
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Is the afterlife mostly populated by embryos?

Just about every branch of Christianity teaches the human soul becomes implanted in the embryo somewhere before birth. Many branches also believe the human soul is immortal. At the same time, I've ...
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Did Jesus come to restore the immortality that Adam and Eve lost?

So The Bible in The Book of Genesis describes that Adam and Eve were created as immortal,But this immortal is not equal to the Godly immortal as its tied to a law, if Adam and Eve break the law of God ...
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What is the present position of the Catholic Church on resurrection vs "immortality of the soul"?

The Catholic Church has traditionally affirmed the unconditional "immortality of the soul", with its final destination either to the blessedness of Heaven or to the eternal torments of Hell. ...
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How do Southern Baptists who believe in the immortality of the soul explain what death means in scripture

The Bible often speaks of death as "sleep" and Ecclesiastes 9:5 says dead aren't aware of anything. Yet many Christians claim reward or punishment begins immediately when one dies. If there is really ...
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If a person thinks there is no afterlife, why should he choose to be righteous?

I have seen people resort to arguments such as "if there is no afterlife, why be good (or religious)?". Counterarguments to living in sin during this life include final judgment and the ...
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According to Catholic doctrine, why did Jesus Christ have to die to save mankind if only the physical body is involved in death?

Catholics say:The soul is immortal; all humans have one. Adam sinned and his physical body returned to dust, but his soul moved on to phase 2. According to Catholic doctrine, why does the whole plan ...
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If God is supposed to be immortal, how is Jesus God if He was mortal [duplicate]

I’ve been asked a question by a Muslim that’s kind of stumped me. They asked me something along the lines of “if Jesus is God, how could he have been God if He died on the cross while God is supposed ...
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Immortal soul concept: why does Bible say Jesus was resurrected after 3 days, as he should never have been really dead?

It looks like it's a common belief that Jesus was dead for around 3 days and was thereafter resurrected. For example this website provides quotes from earlier Christians. They quote Ignatius from 250 ...
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Does God create fresh souls or are we a part of Gods soul?

With the premise that we have souls and the premise that the soul of God is eternal. If God's soul is eternal, are the parts of that soul eternal too. If we are parts of that whole soul, then are we ...
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What are the arguments for the belief of the immortal soul? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a list of arguments for the immortal soul with the bible verses supporting the arguments (finding the arguments against it is very easy).
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Did the Apostle Paul believe in the immortality of the soul?

The Apostle Paul used to be a Pharisee at one point, and Pharisees believed in the immortality of the soul [citationneeded], but then Paul became a Christian through a dramatic conversion, and I don't ...
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