David Stevens writes about The Soul of Man on BiblicalInsights.net. Here’s a portion:
The soul of man originates with God. God is the Father of spirits. “Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?” (Heb. 12:9). God gives each person a spirit or soul at the time of conception. When we die, the body and soul are separated. “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it” (Eccl. 12:7). Whenever Rachel died, the Bible states, “And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin” (Gen. 35:18). Whenever Jesus died, He stated, “Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit” (Luke 23:46). His body was placed in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea and His spirit went to the Hadean realm in Paradise ((Luke 23:43). James affirms, “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also” (James 2:26).
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