1. From what was man made in the beginning?
“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground,” Genesis 2:7.
2. And by what act was he made alive?
“And breathed into his nostrils the breath of life,” Genesis 2:7.
3. What did man become after the breath of life had been breathed into him?
“And man became a living soul,” Genesis 2:7.
4. According to Paul, what was the first man Adam?
“And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul,” I Corinthians 15:45.
NOTE: As Paul has said, “Adam was made a living soul,” and we learn by Genesis 2nd chapter that it was the act of placing breath within him that made him, the man himself, a living soul. Not, a living soul placed within the man, but the man was the living soul.
5. By what act is man a dead soul?
“Thou hidest Thy face, they are troubled: Thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust,” Psalm 104:29.
NOTE: By placing breath within man, he was made alive, and by removing that breath he returns to the dust from whence he came.
6. What part of Christ was made an offering for sin?
“Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He hath put Him to grief: When Thou shalt make His soul an offering for sin,” Isaiah 53:10.
7. Was His soul poured out unto death?
“Therefore will I divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong; because He hath poured out His soul unto death,” Isaiah 53:12.
NOTE: By these two verses we learn that even Christ’s soul was poured out unto death, that it was made an offering for sin. We are aware of the fact that the Christ Himself was the offering made for sin, and was the one who cried out, “It is finished.”
8. Is it possible for the soul to eat?
“And in the first day there shall be . . . an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man [margin soul] must eat, that only may be done of you,” Exodus 12:16. Also see Levitcus 7:18, 20, 25, 27.
9. Can it be possible for the soul to come in contact with anything by touching?
“Or if a soul touch any unclean thing, whether it be a carcase of an unclean beast, or a carcase of unclean cattle, or the carcase of unclean creeping things, and if it be hidden from him; he [the soul] also shall be unclean, and guilty,” Leviticus 5:2.
10. Is the soul subject to death?
“Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is Mine: the soul that sinneth it shall die,” Ezekiel 18:4. See also verse 20.
11. Is it possible for man to kill souls that should not die?
“And will ye pollute Me among My people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to My people that hear your lies?” Ezekiel 13:19.
12. How will man’s souls be redeemed?
“But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for He shall receive me,” Psalm 49:15.
13. According to the Bible where was Christ’s soul placed?
“He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that His soul was not left in hell [grave], neither His flesh did see corruption,” Acts 2:31.
14. Since we have found the soul to be the man, is he not mortal?
“Shall mortal man be more just than God? Shall a man be more pure than his Maker?” Job 4:17.
15. In what condition are we, according to Paul?
“Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof,” Romans 6:12.
Mortal: “Subject to death,” – Webster.
16. At the present time who only hath immortality?
“Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever,” I Timothy 1:17.
“Who only hath immortality,” I Timothy 6:16. Immortal: “Exemption from liability to die,” – Webster.
17. How can man possess immortality?
“To them who by patient continuance in well-doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life,” Romans 2:7.
18. When will those who continue in welldoing be given immortality?
“Behold, I shew you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality,” I Corinthians 15:51-53.