The Origin of Our Soul
People have always wondered about the existence of the soul. The Bible explains that our souls (or our spirit) endure beyond our time on Earth, continuing in the eternal, spiritual realm. All people are a combination of the body and the spirit (Ge 2:7). The distinction between the body and spirit are evident when someone dies.
The Bible clarifies that our souls will return to God, who dwells in heaven (Ecc 5:2). When we die, and our soul separates from our body, it will return to God, who dwells in heaven. Contrary to the belief that the soul dies with the body, this verse affirms that our soul continues to exist eternally in the spiritual world. Jesus Christ reiterates this teaching.
Our soul continues to live after our body dies. This signifies that we have a spiritual life. So, the death of our body is different than the death of our soul. While on Earth, God gives us the opportunity to prepare for our future in the spiritual world.