The Soul: The Body And The Soul

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The Soul

The topic of this paper is the soul. In this paper I will be discussing how the soul exists, what the purpose is and the difference between the body and the soul. Most people define the soul as the spiritual part of a human being or animal considered to be immortal. I do believe it differs from the actual body and that it continues to live on after the body is gone. I believe that there is a soul, because that is what I was taught in church. The Bible has taught me there is a body and the soul is the life and personality that fills the body. There as several quotes in the Bible that refers to the soul. Such as Mathew 10:28 “and do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul, Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell” (King James Version, Mat 10.28). That verse is saying don’t fear the man
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This is insinuating that everyone does have a soul and it differs from the actual body itself. Also another verse is Ezekiel 18:4 “Behold, all souls are mine, the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is mine, the soul who sins shall die” (King James Version, Ezek 18.4). God is saying that all souls belong to him and the souls of sinners will parish in hell. This again is telling us that we all have souls. The soul controls the vessel which is the body. The soul is the light that fills the darkness of the body. The soul is the personality, mind, will and emotions of a person. Plato said, “The soul drives the body as though it were a chariot pulling two horses, one that desires to do what is righteous and the other desiring to do what is sinful” (Plato, “Phaedrus”). Many

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