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Immortality?

Contrary to the Roman Catholic doctrine called "Immortality of the soul" and later adopted by modern Christianity, Jesus said:

John 10:28—"and I give eternal life to them, [ the sheep] and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand."

Q. How could Jesus give them what they already had? It is obvious that if they already had eternal life (Immortality of the soul) Jesus would not need to give it to his sheep.

That verse alone should be sufficient to destroy the false doctrine that all men have eternal life.

The assumption that the soul has eternal life from birth is directly contrary to many verses which demand that assumption cannot be true.

For example:

Matt 19:16—"And someone came to Him and said, 'Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life?'"

Matt 19:29-30—"And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or farms for My name's sake, will receive many times as much, and will inherit eternal life."

John 3:16—"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life."

John 3:36—"He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him."

John 5:24—"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life."

John 6:40—"For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day."

John 6:47—"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life."

John 6:54—"He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day."

John 10:28—"and I give eternal life to them, [ the sheep] and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand."

Rom 5:21—"so that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

Gal 6:8—"For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life."

1 John 3:15—"Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him."

1 John 5:11—"And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son."

1Jn 5:12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life

Each of those verses demand that eternal life is something not given to all. Rather, it is given to specific individuals under certain circumstances.

If even one verse proves that anyone does not have eternal life from birth then the doctrine of "immortality of the soul" is wrong. If wrong, then the doctrine of Eternal Torment for all who do not believe and repent must also be wrong because it is predicated on the assumption that all people live forever.

For example - If no murderer has eternal life abiding in him how could he be punished for eternity - He does not have eternal life!

Harold Kupp


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