Last week’s Newsweek magazine (February 10, 2018) made a surgical strike on JWs teaching that soul is something that can be “destroyed” (Mathew 10:28) and man is ‘dust unto which he would return’ (Genesis 3:19) when its article (The Increasing Signs That Human Consciousness Remains After Death) made this conclusion: Soul “does not become annihilated just because we’ve crossed the threshold of death.” (http://www.newsweek.com/where-do-you-go-when-you-die-increasing-signs-human-consciousness-after-death-800443) Interestingly, Bible also contains verses that show man has an eternal aspect (Eccl 3:5; 12:7).
Science is now in the right direction in line with the prediction Francis Crick, co-discoverer of the double-helix DNA, made: “It is not true that mere firing of neurons in the brain could indicate consciousness…. Physics has yet to explain how consciousness could come about through firing of neuron in the brain.”
This also explains why some of the gospels were not included in the canon. The best argument that we have an immaterial part (called Spirit/Soul) came from Jesus Christ. However, it is recorded in the Gospel of Thomas (not in the Traditional four Gospels). Jesus says: ‘If the flesh came into existence because of the Spirit, it is a marvel. But if the spirit arose from the flesh, it is a marvel of marvels.’ (Gospel of Thomas Saying 29)
In other words, what he means is that:
‘If the boat came into existence because of the boat-man, it is understandable.
But if the boat-man emerged from the boat, it defies all the known logic!’