The Apple Of God's Eye

February 28, 2011

Man “Does Not” Have An Immortal Soul

dlibrary.acu.edu.au

God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath [air] of life; and man became a living soul, as it states in (Gen. 2:7). Man, formed from material dust of the ground, upon breathing air, became a living soul. Nowhere does it say man is, or has, an immortal soul. What was formed from material ground became a soul. But what is this entity?

The word “soul” is translated from the Hebrew word nephesh, meaning a breathing animal. Three times in the first chapter of Genesis animals are called nephesh: Gen. 1:20, “moving creature” (Hebrew, nephesh); Gen. 1:21, “great whales, and every living creature” (Hebrew, nephesh); Gen. 1:24, “living creature” (Hebrew,nephesh). The translators in translating into the English language used the English word “creature,” but in Genesis 2:7′ they translated the same nephesh into the English word “soul”—man became a “living soul” (nephesh).

Therefore the soul is physical, composed of matter, and can die – a truth believed by very few denominations, and probably by no religions!

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