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I am answering from the perspective of Jehovah's Witnesses. In the Bible, the word for soul is ne'phesh in Hebrew, and psy'khe in Greek. Their definitions generally convey the concept of "a breathing creature" or "a living being". Many of the scriptures I mention in this answer may not use the word "soul" in their English translations, but will use one of ...


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I fully agree with @depperm's answer. But just to have fun with the question, let's assume Joseph made no corrections. What could the verse possibly mean from the LDS perspective? We believe nobody was resurrected before Jesus Christ. From Acts 26:22-23 (see also Colossians 1:18) Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, ...


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The concept of soul as an immaterial part separate from the human body does not exist in the Bible but was adopted into Christianity from Greek philosophy. In Old Testament (OT) the Hebrew word that is commonly translated "soul" (but, depending on translation, sometimes as "living soul", "living creature", and other variants) is "nep̄eš". This is the word ...


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The most commonly used argument is an argument from absence. Nowhere in the Bible does the phrase "immortal soul" exist. Further, nowhere in the Bible are the two words used in distinct connection. What is written however is that God is immortal and is often contrasted with humans as "mere mortals". The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can ...


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See the Joseph Smith Translation of those verses: 15 Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords, to whom be honor and power everlasting; 16 Whom no man hath seen, nor can see, unto whom no man can approach, only he who hath the light and the hope of immortality dwelling in him. This ...


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To my knowledge no serious theologian who doesn't believe in the immortality of the soul uses examples such as Lev 21:11 as proof-texts, so those who do (believe in the immortality of the soul) have not frequently felt the need to defend it on such a charge. Nevertheless, mainstream scholarship provides ample explanation of the lexical phenomenon. The claim ...


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One line of argument against the immortality of the soul is: The penalty for sin is death: Genesis 2:17 (KJV) 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. Genesis 3:19 (NASV) By the sweat of your face You will eat bread, Till you return to the ...


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In the Summa Theologica (First Part, Question 104, Article 3), Aquinas asks "Whether God can annihilate anything?" He concludes, Some have held that God, in giving existence to creatures, acted from natural necessity. Were this true, God could not annihilate anything, since His nature cannot change. But, as we have said above, such an opinion is entirely ...


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Perhaps death was not the RESULT of Adam's disobedience, but CERTAIN ("surely die") death was the RESULT. That is, Adam was created mortal. As a mortal, Adam would eventually die. Hence, the availability of the Tree of Life (TOL). That is, unless Adam partook of the TOL which he was free to eat from, he would eventually die. It is clear from scripture ...


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H3br3wHamm3r81's answer is good, but it is maybe too well argued, and I think perhaps s/he is missing the forest for the trees. God told our first parents ". . . for in the day that you eat from [the tree of the knowledge of good and evil] you will surely die" (Genesis2:17b). I'll leave the Hebrew-to-English translation job to those who are well-versed ...


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Angels and humans are not of same essence. Humans are composed of physical bodies and immortal spirits.Humans experience human death.Human death is separation of body and spirit. James 2:26 (NIV) As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. On the other hand, angels are just immortal spirits without physical bodies. ...


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Mormons believe the soul/spirit is immortal/eternal. There are four phases of the soul: Pre-earth life-soul before birth Earth life-soul joined with physical body Spirit world-after death soul goes to spirit paradise/prison Resurrection-soul is reunited with perfect body forever Onto the scriptures. Acts 3:23 has a footnote on the word destroyed that ...


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Pre-tribulation premillennialists argue that the mortals who populate the millennial kingdom will be those who become Christians during the tribulation, following the rapture: Pretribulationists [...] posit that a vast number of Jewish people and Gentiles will be saved during the tribulation. Many of these will be alive in their natural bodies when ...


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The Southern Baptist position is that we will be resurrected with physical bodies, as they state in The Baptist Faith and Message: X. Last Things God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. According to His promise, Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth; the dead will be raised;...


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You appear to not be separating Physical death from Spiritual death. Jesus did in fact suffer physical death and he did in fact take up that physical life again. John 10:17 and 18 KJV Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down,...


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Your assertion that Angels who have sinned do not die is in contrast to: Revelation KJV 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake ...


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Why do people die but angels do not, but both have sinned? There is little reason not to assume that angels were created at once and with full abilities of understanding and choice. We know that humans are created sequentially and in ignorance. Both elect humans and elect angels were created. Matthew 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great ...


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I'm not sure we can assuredly answer this without turning to non-Scripture. This is an attempt through Scripture and reason only. There certainly is reason to think that Angels enjoy immortality of some kind. Throughout the thousands of years recorded in the Scriptures, prophecy included, we continuously see the same Angels doing God's work, and those also ...


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Life is determined by our relationship to God. Mortality is being susceptible to death, Adam was always susceptible to death and God warned Adam of his susceptibility: Genesis 2:16,17 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of ...


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Since your question obviously is in reference to my answer to the original question, I have reviewed both questions and my answer. It seems that my answer assumed knowledge of the difference between the Spiritual realm and the Material realm was basic, but apparently it is not. Therefore I shall attempt to explain the differences. With that in mind here goes....


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Revelation 7:14 refers to those who will be alive on earth during the Millenium as follows: "These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb." Clearly they are not unbelievers, but they are righteous ones who survive the tribulation and enjoy the blessings of God's Kingdom ...


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Adam and Eve in the state of original innocence possessed preternatural gifts: "bodily immortality, infused knowledge, and immunity from concupiscence."¹ St. Thomas Aquinas addresses the question "Whether the first man knew all things?,"² saying: …the first man was established by God in such a manner as to have knowledge of all those things for which man ...


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I have always understood the original question to be answered by the possibility that children will be born during the Millenium, and thus required to decide their allegiance. They will either align themselves with Christ and His kingdom during the Millenium, or reject His authority. Those who reject His authority may die "young" during the Millenium. ...


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This question have I pondered endlessly! THE ROD OF IRON of His rule is the key. This phrase is quoted in Psalm 2:9, Rev.2:27, Rev.12:5 and Rev.19:5. The Rev deals almost in its entirety with the Tribulation and 1,000 year reign. The verses are too long to print here so please review them, preferably in a King James Bible :) King David was a Prophet/King,...


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The New Testament explicitly states that only God is immortal.1 And yet, elsewhere in the New Testament, Christians are said to become immortal.2 Even Jesus told those who believed in him that they would never die.3 How can this be reconciled? This question is answered in Pseudo-Justin’s Questions and Answers to the Orthodox: Ἐρώτησις ξα. Eἰ μόνος ...


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According to one historicist (Ellis Skolfield), the millenium and the tribulation are concurrent. Skolfield argues that the word for millennium used in the Greek, chillioi, is an indefinite plural, hence can refer to multiple thousands of years. Thus we are in the millenium since Christ has ascended and is our king. We are also in the tribulation, which ...


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Pardon me if I'm jumping the gun, but there seems to be two requirements for either the Winepress or the Resurrection. Winepress - Those who worshiped the beast or the anti-christ, and those who accepted the mark. Resurrection - Those who did not worship the beast, those who did not accept the mark, rather those who were faithful to Jesus Christ and held ...


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