Do We Have A Soul Part 4

For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.Philippians 1:23-24

As we continue to look at what the Bible says about having a soul, we look at the teachings of the Apostle Paul .Here Paul is telling the Church, he desires to die so he can be with Jesus, however he will stay here in the body so he can serve the Church. Now if Paul didn’t believe he had a soul and would immediately be with Jesus , this statement by Paul would make no sense

If Paul believed that when he died he would just not exist until the resurrection, Paul probably wouldn’t be in such a hurry to depart from his physical body. But as Paul is referencing here, as soon as he leaves his body he will be with The Lord

We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8

Again Paul is telling the Church of Corinth, he would rather leave his physical body and be with Jesus. If Paul didn’t believe in a soul, this statement wouldn’t make any sense. Why was Paul so sure that there was more after death?

I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. 2 Corinthians 12:2-4

Here Paul teaches about a man he knew that was a Christian that was taken up to Heaven. Now we know that Paul is a trust worthy source, he wrote over half of the New Testament. So its very confident for us to believe this testimony Paul is sharing about this man

And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. Luke 23:43

Jesus told the thief on the cross, “Today you will be with me in paradise” Jesus didn’t say at the resurrection you will be in Heaven or someday, he said Today. Because Jesus knew he and the thief were dying that day

The only way this is possible if the thief and Jesus had a soul as their physical bodies were dead. And we know Jesus physical body was dead till Sunday morning, so for Jesus to say Today means in the spirit

Tomorrow we’ll take a look at the scriptures often used to support “soul sleep”

1 thought on “Do We Have A Soul Part 4

  1. sohail shoukat

    Yes Amen thanks 🙏

    On Thu, 16 Jan 2020, 5:52 am Unashamed of Jesus, wrote:

    > Unashamed of Jesus posted: “For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a > desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: Nevertheless > to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.Philippians 1:23-24 As we > continue to look at what the Bible says about having a soul, we ” >

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