Hello Eugen Grathwohl!
First of all, a warm greeting regarding the reunion.
For God every human soul (= person) is valuable!Since you use the word “soul”, I am suggesting the subject of what the Bible writers understood by a “soul”.
what did the Bible writers mean by a soul?
in the following translation, all biblical passages containing the word “nephesch” (hebr.) and the word “psyche” (Greek) are consistently translated as “soul”.
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Translation basis of the Bible texts: New World Translation
biblical meaning of the word soul
- Man: is a living soul
Genesis 2/7 (NW)) ……… And J.ehova God set about making man out of dust from the ground, and blowing into his nose the opules of life, and man became a living soul.
1.Cor.15/45-49 (NW)….. Thus it is also written: “The first man, Adam, became a living soul.” The last Adam became a living spirit.
- Souls are living beings, whether animal or human,
Genesis 1/20,21 (NW)…… And God went on to say, “The waters shall be a whimper of living souls, and flying creatures shall fly at the front of the expanse of the heavens above the earth.” 21 And God went to create the great sea monsters, and every living soul that stirs, who swarmed the waters, according to their species, and every winged flying creature according to its kind.And God then saw that [it was good].
Genesis 1/24,25 (NW)… And God went on to say, “The earth bring forth living souls according to their species, pets and raining animals and wild animals of the earth according to their species.” And so it was. 25 And God went to make the beasts of the earth according to their kind, and the beast according to its kind, and every beast of the earth that rains it.And God then saw that [it was good].
Genesis 1/28 (NW)… Be fruitful, and become many, and fill the earth, and subdue it, and keep the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens subject, and every living creature that stirs on the earth.
Genesis24/17,18 (NW)…….. And if a man kills any human soul, he should inevitably be put to death.18 And whoever kills the soul of a pet should provide a substitute for it, soul for soul.
Genesis 19/28 (NW)………
And you shall not make incisions in your flesh because of a dead soul, and you shall not put a tattoo sign on you.I’m http://J.eho.va
Genesis 6/6 (NW)……… Every day when he considers himself separate for Je.hova, he must not come to a dead soul.
Jos.11/11 (NW)……… And they went to smite every soul that was in it with the edge of the sword, [by consecrated it to destruction]
Hes.18/4 (NW)……….. See!All souls 鈥?they belong to me. Like the soul of the Father, as well as the soul of the Son鈥?they belong to me. The soul that sins 鈥?it itself will die.
- The term “soul” in the sense of “life (in general)”
Genesis 9/4.5 (NW)………… Only flesh with his soul鈥?his blood 鈥?you shall not eat.And besides, I will reclaim your blood, that of your souls. From the hand of every living creature I will reclaim it; and from the hand of man, from the hand of every one who is his brother, I will reclaim the soul of man.
Mat.2/20 (NW)……… And he said, “Arise, take the little child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel, for those who sought the little child’s soul are dead.”
Acts 27/10 . – (NW) Mr President, I would like to ………. saying to them, “Men, I notice that shipping will be associated with damage and great loss, not only for the cargo and the ship, but also for our souls.
Offb.16/3 (NW)……….And the second poured out his bowl into the sea.And there was blood as of a dead man, and every living soul died, even all that was in the sea.
- No benefit of humans in front of the animal when dying
Pred.3/18-20 (NW)…….I, yes, have said in my heart with regard to the sons of men that the [true God will read them out so that they may see that they are beasts in themselves).19 For there is a randomness with regard to the sons of human beings and a randomness with regard to the animal, and the same randomness hits them.As one dies, so the other dies; and they all have only e i n e n spirit, so that there is no superiority of man over the beast, for all is nullity. 20 All go to e i n e n place.They have all become out of the dust
Pred.9/5 (NW)……….. For the living are aware that they will die; but as for the dead, they are not aware of the least, nor have they any reward, for the memory of them is forgotten.6 Their love and hatred and jealousy have already passed, and they will no longer have any part in anything to do under the sun for the foreseeable future.
Pred.9/10 (NW)……….. All that your hand finds to do do with all your strength, for there is no action, nor planning, nor knowledge, nor wisdom in the sheel, the place where you go.
- Statement of Jesus
John 11/11-14 Lazarus is asleep; Verse 23:24; no thought that he will live on immediately
These things he said, and then he said to them, “L’zarus, our friend, is to Calm, but I go there to wake him out of sleep.” 12 Therefore the disciples said to him, “Lord, when he has gone to rest, he will be healed.” 13 Jesus, however, had spoken of his death.But they thought he was talking about the rest of sleep. 14 Therefore Jesus said to them freely, “Lazarus has died, death is a dreamless sleep.Lazarus has not experienced anything in the state of death; moreover, if Lazarus had been in a better afterlife, it would have been a lovelessness of Jesus to bring him back from there.
- who already has immortality
1.Tim.6/16 (NW)……… This [revelation) will show the happy and only ruler in his own particular times, [he, the king of those who reign as kings, and Lord of those who reign as masters, 16 of those who alone have immortality, who in a inaccessible light that none of the people have seen yet. To him be honor and eternal power. Amen.
- who inherits first immortality
1.Cor.15/53-54 (NW)….. For what is corrupt must attract incorruptibility, and that which is mortal must attract immortality.54 But if [this deprecable attracts incorruptibility and attracts this mortal immortality), then the word which is written will be fulfilled: “Death is swallowed up forever.
When individuals first have to increase immortality, they cannot have had immortality in the first place.
God has given man a free will; he therefore does not exercise any compulsion; nor, according to an immortal soul, a compulsion to live.
The doctrine of an immortal soul comes from Greek philosophy and not from the Bible
this is also confirmed in a modern Catholic Catechism!
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