Testing Hypothesis 27

And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.

(Genesis 4:10) KJV

We find our next clue in Genesis 4. The injured party, Abel, is crying out in pain and anguish in a way that the Lord can hear but Abel’s body is dead and his blood is now seeping into the ground.

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The Soul Conclusion

From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling; Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.

(1 Timothy 1:6-7) KJV

Jesus warned us about hell as the place where unrepentant souls suffer torment. We’re supposed to tell the world that Jesus is the way to redeem our souls and avoid hell. That’s when you encounter this:

“There’s no such thing as a soul because science can’t detect it.”

– Atheist Science Troll
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Soul vs. Body

And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, I pray thee, let this child’s soul come into him again. And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.

(1 Kings 17-21-22) KJV

The connection between the soul and the blood, as the life of the individual, is strong but there’s more to it than that. The soul isn’t simply the result of the spirit dissolving in the blood.

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Is the Soul Wet?

And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD.

(1 Samuel 1:15) KJV

The ancient Hebrews had an innate sense that the soul was wet, or was in a liquid state, as is evident from the concept that it could be poured out.

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What does Soul Refer to?

Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

(Ezekiel 18:27) KJV

The word soul occurs 458 times in the King James Version of the Bible. The majority of these references are references to the person as an individual. It’s as if the word soul could be used interchangeably with any personal pronoun.

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