The BIG QUESTION: Where did the idea of an Immortal Soul come from? – Keith W Stump – Plain Truth Magazine

The BIG QUESTION: Where did the idea of an Immortal Soul come from? – Keith W Stump – Plain Truth Magazine

The BIG QUESTION: Where did the idea of an Immortal Soul come from?

Few Beliefs are more widely held than that of the “immortal soul.” Virtually everyone is familiar with the concept. The average religious person, if asked, would state it something like this: A human person is both body and soul. The body is the physical flesh-and-blood “shell” temporarily housing the soul. The soul is the nonmaterial aspect, made of spirit. At death the soul leaves the body, and lives on consciously forever in heaven or in hell. (Some hold that liberated souls are reborn in new bodies in a series of “reincarnations” or “transmigrations.”) Some form of this concept is found among virtually all peoples and religions in the world today. The average religious person generally takes the idea for granted. …

The BIG QUESTION: Where did the idea of an Immortal Soul come from?

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About Herbert W Armstrong

Herbert W. Armstrong (July 31, 1892 – January 16, 1986) founded the Worldwide Church of God in the late 1930s, as well as Ambassador College in 1946, and was an early pioneer of radio and tele-evangelism, originally taking to the airwaves in the 1930s from Eugene, Oregon. Mr. Armstrong preached an eclectic set of theological doctrines and teachings that came directly from the Bible. His teachings included the interpretation of biblical prophecy and taught observance of God’s Laws, Sabbath (Saturday), and the Biblical “Holy Days”.
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