And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28
As we continue to look at whether the Bible teaches us if we have a soul, lets see what Jesus taught. In this teaching Jesus makes a clear distinction between the body and the soul. Your body is able to be destroyed, however only God alone can destroy your soul.
The original Greek word for soul is “psyche”, which the word “psychology” eventually derived from. If you didn’t have a soul, this teaching by Jesus would make no sense. This Greek word “psyche” also means Breathe and Life just like the Hebrew word “Rauch”
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Mark 8:36
Here again we see the word “Soul” translated from the Greek word “Psyche” Now you might say soul could be translated as life, lets examine Jesus teaching here to see if it would make sense. Jesus is trying to make a division between the physical and spiritual world. If you gained the whole world, meaning you have everything that was physically pleasing to you such as wealth, sex, and food, obviously this would be fulfilling to the flesh
However from a spiritual perspective, none of these things would be profitable. This is the message Jesus is trying to convey, our soul will not profit from physical sin. Even though its pleasing to the flesh its condemning to the soul
Jesus is the only one who can save or destroy your soul, this is why hes our Lord and God. The world can persecute you but they can’t destroy your soul. Trust in Jesus for the salvation of your soul!