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2 years ago#1
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul, but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Matthew 10:28 KJV

What is implied here is that the soul will not be destroyed except in Hell/Gehenna by one person. Whether that person is God or Satan is irrelevant. Since without this happening, souls can be and have been destroyed every other way except complete and literal destruction, then, assuming that Jesus is right, that is the only thing left for him to be referring to here.
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2 years ago#2
Why do you think it refers to the removal-from-existence type of destruction?
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2 years ago#3
Yeah, souls are mortal.
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2 years ago#4
Rather fear him that is able to force you to sin.
"Sinning" is breaking God's Commandments and is deadly for your soul.
And if somebody comes with the "immortal Soul" or lawlessness support:
this is not what the Bible teach and Plato was not a biblical teacher.
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2 years ago#5
TC, look into annihilationism if you haven't already.
2 years ago#6
If it's referring to sinning, why is it done in hell. Yes, IS guess annihilationism IS the thing I'm talking about. I'm trying to prove that the bible talks about the literal destruction of the soul.
2 years ago#7
I looked at some of the arguments against annhilationism, and it that seems you might be right, that the Bible does talk abot eternal torture. See? Atheists aren't all closed-minded after all!
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2 years ago#8
The concept is sort of interesting since the 'afterlife' result is the same as the predominate atheistic one- you turn into nothingness, which is what some atheists tend to stoutly believe in.

But then again it begs the question of whether 'nothingness' is actually a spiritual synonym for, from the believers perspective, torment in hell. In the perspective of the believer it's clear torment, but from the perspective of the unbeliever the nothingness is just an everyday life, a normality which one deals with with stoicism or various types of hedonism.
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2 years ago#9
dnLpk posted...
The concept is sort of interesting since the 'afterlife' result is the same as the predominate atheistic one- you turn into nothingness, which is what some atheists tend to stoutly believe in.


Atheists don't believe in that either. They merely disbelieve its existence.
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2 years ago#10
So is there anything atheists do believe, or do you define yourself by what you don't?
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