What was the first lie ever told?
And the serpent said unto the woman…ye shall not surly die... (Gen.3:4) many people believe that the soul is immortal but this what the serpent what the serpent want them to believe because that lie opens a wide range of theories and theological precepts such as re-incarnation and souls burning forever. It also make what God told Eve a lie... because God said that if you eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you will surly die.
The serpents lie is being taught in church pulpits by leading ministers. Benny Hinn said “nobody here is going to die. Our bodies will, of course. This flesh will go back to dust. But the real you, the real person, will never die. The real you, the real spirit, will never die, its gonna live forever.” Raul Ries said “ Do people live beyond the grave, for all eternity? Yes! One of the things that we must understand, is that, everybody not only is going to die, but everybody is going to live forever, whether you go to heaven, or whether you go to hell” Yes my friend.. these are just a few examples but this concept is promoted by most Christian ministers..
What is a soul?
"And the Lord God formed the man out of the dust of the ground, and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul" (Gen.2:7 .).
A soul is a combination of dust and breath"
In Genesis 2:7, the English word 'soul' is the translation of the Hebrew word 'nephesh', which means 'a breathing creature or animal', 'vitality', beast', 'body', or 'breath'. There is absolutely nothing in the word 'nephesh' that indicates anything other than physical life: human or animal. The Hebrew word 'nephesh' literally means 'a state of being alive'. God created a lifeless body in the form of man and made it a living soul (nephesh) by blowing air into its lungs; thus, he gave it life. A soul is a living being
What happens to the soul at death? Ezek 18:20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die.
We will examine the state of the dead in more detail in part two..