This is gonna get to the "what is spirit, what is soul" discussion I think...
Did being JW help you cope with death?
I don't think she has enough knowledge to carry on that sort of discussion.
The soul in the original language means "the breath of life". The soul is not an inner spirit that lives on.....we return to dust. Death was a punishment, if we went to heaven when we died that wouold be a reward, we are all sinners and when we die our breath of life goes out of us, we return to dust and we live in Jahs memory until the resurrection.
Told you so....LOL !
PS you agree???????? kul....
off to do dinner....will answer when back on either tonight or tomorrow...
Soul in Hebrew:
Nephesh, The breath of life,
Notice the various uses and notice 1Kings 17:21...
AE said: The soul in the original language means "the breath of life".
My reply: That is ONE of the meaings. See below:
Outline of Biblical Usage
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
1) soul, self, life, creature, person, appetite, mind, living being, desire, emotion, passion
a) that which breathes, the breathing substance or being, soul, the inner being of man
b) living being
c) living being (with life in the blood)
d) the man himself, self, person or individual
e) seat of the appetites
f) seat of emotions and passions
g) activity of mind
h) activity of the will
i) activity of the character
AE said: The soul is not an inner spirit that lives on.....we return to dust.
My reply: I just showed the meanings above. Scripture, such a 1 Thes shows man does indeed have a soul that lives on. Our bodies return to the dust.
AE said: Death was a punishment, if we went to heaven when we died that wouold be a reward,
My reply: Death is separation from God. We all have that until we come to Jesus. Heaven is simply where the souls of those who are in Christ wait until they are reunited with the bodies and spirits.
AE said: we are all sinners and when we die our breath of life goes out of us, we return to dust and we live in Jahs memory until the resurrection.
My reply: Out of our bodies- which die. The rest is just Wt rhetoric. Back it up scripturally.