Soul is that dimension of human life that enables man to have a relationship with God. This particular circumstance in God’s creative act gives credence to man having capacity for moral uprightness. But it should be noted that this moral quality was lost at what is known as “the fall, and original sin.” But that lostness is not absolute as God progressively pursued restoration, reconciliation and redemption through Jesus Christ. (Colossians 3:10) At this very moment man is God’s redemptive soul through faith in Christ Jesus (Romans 3:24 and Ephesians 1:7)
Modern day studies such as biblical theology, human psychology and anthropology treat the subject of soul with adventurous variety of interpretation, explanations and professional opinions.
But scripture doesn’t give these studies any plausibility of truth to this question. The question stays on the nay side of the ledger. When God created, he created with distinction. He separated the human kingdom from the animal kingdom. (Colossians 1:13)
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