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Does Genesis 9:5 prohibit killing oneself?

In Genesis 9:5, God says (KJV, emphasis mine): And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man’s ...
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Does Hebrews 12:23 confirm that Mankind has an immaterial subsistence?

We read: "But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, 23 to the general assembly and church of the firstborn ...
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What exactly does it mean for a soul to be destroyed in gehenna? Matthew 10:28

Matthew 10:28 `And be not afraid of those killing the body, and are not able to kill the soul, but fear rather Him who is able both soul and body to destroy in gehenna. (YLT) And do not be afraid of ...
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What happens when a person loses their "life"/"soul"? John 12:24-25 & Matthew 16:26

John 12:24-25 (NASB): 24 Truly, truly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 The one who loves his life (Lit ...
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Did Paul believe that his "self" was inside his body? 2 Corinthians 5:1-10

2 Corinthians 5:1-10 (ESV): For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this tent we ...
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Does it follow from 1 Timothy 6:13-16 that the souls of human beings are not inherently immortal?

1 Timothy 6:13-16 (YLT): 13 I charge thee, before God, who is making all things alive, and of Christ Jesus, who did testify before Pontius Pilate the right profession, 14 that thou keep the command ...
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Do the phrases “as her soul was in departing, (for she died)” (Genesis 35:18) provide any significant support for doctrine of the immaterial soul?

The verse in question occurs in the sad story of Rachel's death in childbirth. It begins this way: "And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died)" (Genesis 35:18). This ...
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A living soul cannot exist without a body (Gen 2:7; 1 Cor 15:44-45) but killing the body doesn't kill the soul (Matt 10:28). Is this a contradiction?

The Passages Genesis 2:7 (KJV): 7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. 1 Corinthians 15:44-45 (KJV):...
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Does it follow from Matthew 10:28 that the soul remains alive (i.e. conscious) after physical death?

Matthew 10:28: 28 `And be not afraid of those killing the body, and are not able to kill the soul, but fear rather Him who is able both soul and body to destroy in gehenna. [YLT] 28 And fear not them ...
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Does Ecclesiastes 9:10 affirm that the dead are unconscious?

In my opinion, one of the passages that most clearly support the belief that the dead are unconscious is Ecclesiastes 9:10: 10 All that thy hand findeth to do, with thy power do, for there is no work,...
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Does Psalm 146:3-4 affirm that the dead are unconscious?

In my opinion, one of the passages that most clearly support the belief that the dead are unconscious is Psalm 146:3-4: 3 Trust not in princes -- in a son of man, For he hath no deliverance. 4 His ...
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Psalm 16:10: hell vs Sheol vs realm of the dead

Psalm 16:10 King James Bible For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. New King James Version For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor ...
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Did Paul believe in a place called 'the abyss' that houses the spirits/souls of the dead? Romans 10:7

Romans 10:5-7 (ESV): 5 For Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that the person who does the commandments shall live by them. 6 But the righteousness based on faith says, “...
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Did neandertales have a soul? From when do people exists/have soul? [closed]

Does the church agree with some kind of Darwin evolution and big bang theory? If so, from when does human exists? If we think of human as we have soul, did neandertales had one? Was it like this ...
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Can a person's spirit leave its body miraculously without causing death?

Ezekiel was sitting in his house. Then was Ezekiel's spirit leaving his body in Ezekiel 8: 1 In the sixth year, in the sixth month on the fifth day, while I was sitting in my house and the elders of ...
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Are the souls of Revelation 6:9-11 awake and, yet, still awaiting the resurrection?

Revelation 6:9-11 (NASB): 9 When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been killed because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they ...
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Did Paul believe that he would immediately be with Jesus as soon as he died?

21 For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22 But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which to choose. 23 But I am hard-pressed from both ...
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"Now He is not the God of the dead, but of the living; for all live to Him.” - why present tense instead of future tense in Luke 20:38?

Luke 20:34-40 (NASB): 34 Jesus said to them, “The sons of this age marry and the women are given in marriage, 35 but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection from ...
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Did Paul believe in Out-of-Body Experiences (OBE)?

2 Corinthians 12:2-4 (NASB): 2 I know a man in Christ, who fourteen years ago—whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, God knows—such a man was caught up to the third ...
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In Deuteronomy 12:23, Why does God prohibit eating of souls?

In Devarim 12:23, we learn that The-Soul (Ha-Nefesh, הַנֶּפֶשׁ) is in The-Blood (Ha-Dam, הַדָּם) of all living creatures. Devarim / Deuteronomy 12 [MT] [23] "Just be strong not to eat The-Blood, ...
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What does "penetrate even to dividing soul and spirit" mean in Hebrews 4:12?

Do you know what the author of Hebrews, purportedly Paul, meant by "it penetrates even to dividing"? Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword,...
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“Restores my soul” means what? Psalm 23:3

“He restores my soul.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23:3‬ ‭ How is the soul restored and from what does it need restoring? (Since there is no attempt to answer the question thus far, I wonder if...) “Or he will ...
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What does it mean to kill the body and the soul?

Matthew 10:28 "And be not afraid of those killing the body, and are not able to kill the soul, but fear rather Him who is able both soul and body to destroy in gehenna".(YLT). What is the ...
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What part of man gets saved?

Which part of man Gets saved? Body? Soul? Spirit? Or the whole? Matthew 24:22 (KJV) And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those ...
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