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Many religions teach that the human soul is immortal, and only the physical body actually dies.
They see death as the transition from one state of consciousness to another.
According to this doctrine, the soul is a separate entity that only resides in the body of the living.
However, the text of Genesis 2:7 clearly states that God breathed into the formed man the "breath of life" and the man became a living soul. The New King James Bible states, "man became a living being." Of the Bible's 1700 references to the soul and the spirit, neither the soul or spirit is ever declared to be immortal or eternal.
Only when Adam and Eve chose to ignore God's good plan and choose death did it become a reality.
When someone dies, their spirit, or breath of life, returns to God (Ecclesiastes 12:7).God takes back the life (, spirit, breath) that He granted on condition of obedience, and the person ceases to live.When God said that humans would surely die if we transgressed His requirements (Genesis ), He meant that we would cease to live, and would return to dust.In fact, 1 Timothy tells us that only God is immortal.The doctrine of the immortality of the soul is full of false hope and negates the message of death.If humans continue to live—albeit in an altered state—then there is no need for the atoning death of Christ.