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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Are we born immortal?

Kansas Bob has an excellent blog I recommend you read, great layout and great thoughts. He asked the question about our souls being immortal.

I never have been taught or believed our souls were immortal, a verse at the end of 1Tim says only God is immortal. I do not think our souls are plucked from the soul tree or recycled through multiple lives.

We are conceived, we have a soul, but I was taught that that soul would never die. The idea in scripture about the resurrection of both the just and the unjust seems to be the sticking point. Why would God raised the wicked? Why not just leave them dead? They give an account for the deeds done in the body, and are punished.

Forever? or "for the purpose of repentance", or "until their debt is paid". For believers, it seems as though immortality is a gift of God. A "soma" body, free from the effects of "sarx", the sins of the flesh, in which to enjoy God's creation in ages to come. It is a deep and mysterious subject. I still believe Love Wins.

1 comment:

Kansas Bob said...

Thanks for the kind words Don!

It does seem that Jesus speaks to resurrection of life for sheep and a judgment of goats that takes place after we die. Always hard for me to know how literal to take such texts though. In saying that only the sheep go onto eternal life Jesus may be indicating that there is nothing eternal for the goat.

My thinking is that when love wins our hearts today we do not have to worry about whether it does tomorrow.

Kansas Bob
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