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To: Just mythoughts
It is Written repeatedly Old and New that when this flesh body returns to the dust from which it came, the soul/spirit intellect returns to the Maker that sent it.

Thank you for your gentle and gracious tone. Can you give me examples of what you said above? thanks!

7 posted on 04/19/2013 11:09:19 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: DouglasKC
Thank you for your gentle and gracious tone. Can you give me examples of what you said above? thanks!

For starters:

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; (breath of life means soul) and man became a living soul.

The Book of Ecclesiastes is about the flesh body that houses the soul/spirit intellect...

Consider Chapter 1:9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

10 Is there any thing whereof it may be said, 'See, this is new?' it hath been already of 'old' time, which was before us.

There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.

Again consider what Solomon penned... I am not going to type the whole book which is relevant but to the specific point ...

Chapter 12:1 'Remember' now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, ...... verse 6 Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.

7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God Who gave it.

John 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but He That came down from heaven, even the Son of man Which is in heaven.

IPeter 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the Just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh,

but quickened by the Spirit:

19 By which also He went and preached unto the spirits in prison,

20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. .....

I am not going to type the rest but the thought continues into Chapter 4 which is why there is the parable of Lazarus (Luke 16:20-) and the rich man, wherein Lazarus in across the 'gulf' in the bosom of Abraham, not dead in some grave. Salvation was offered by Christ those literal three days and three nights in the tomb to all those that had pass through this flesh journey... Of course we have no idea who accepted Christ, but the rich man of ill gotten gains is an example of the mindset of those that are separated by a 'gulf' and can see those that have already overcome.

It is my opinion one of the reasons why Christ said Judge not least ye be judged because 'salvation' is about personal individual one on one interaction with the Heavenly Father, and only God is and can judge.

11 posted on 04/19/2013 11:46:27 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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