The soul of a human being was created to exist without the physical body.
Death temporarily separates the soul from the body.
For Christians, their soul goes immediately into heaven and in the presence of God.
For non-Christians, their soul goes into immediate judgment. There is no second chance for
When the soul does reunite with the body:
For Christians, the soul is reunited with a new glorified body when Jesus returns.
For non-Christians, the soul is reunited with a body for final judgment.
The implication of this is significant in understanding the meaning of death.
The soul of Christians can consciously relate to God.
The Bible’s description of mankind’s sinfulness and weakness and God’s holy and righteous nature
provides a basis for understanding that no human being is holy enough to stand in the presence of God.
Yet because God loves man, He provided the means for human beings to become holy.
For Christians, death marks the end of life with sin and a better life in the presence of God.
Helpmewithbiblestudy.org. All rights to this material are reserved. We encourage you to print the
material for personal and non-profit use or link to this site. Please do not distribute articles
to other web locations for retrieval or mirror at any other site. If you find this article to be
a blessing, please share the link.