The Origin of Our Soul
People have always wondered about the existence of the soul. The Bible explains that our souls (or our spirits) endure beyond our time on Earth—continuing in the eternal, spiritual realm. All people are a combination of the body and the spirit (Gen 2:7). The distinction between the body and spirit are evident when someone dies.
“And the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.”
This verse conveys that our souls will reunite with God. God dwells in Heaven (Ecc 5:2). So, our souls, upon departing from our bodies, will return to the Heavenly dwelling of God. Contrary to the belief that the soul perishes with the body, this affirms the soul’s eternal existence in the spiritual realm. Jesus Christ’s words further affirm this truth: