Everyone Has A Soul
God created man in His image, (Genesis 1:26 – 27). God breathed into man’s nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul, Genesis 2:7). It is this soul that returns to God for judgment (Ecclesiastes 12:7, 14; Romans 14:12; 2 Corinthians 5:10). While our mortal bodies vary in size, shape, color, activity, etc., the soul dwelling in us is that element God gave us to permit us life! This is the reason the soul is the accountable element of our existence: it controls our words and deeds (Luke 6:45). If our soul is wicked, then our lives are wicked. If our souls are made righteous by our obedience to the gospel of Christ Jesus, then our lives are made righteous (Colossians 3:1-4; Galatians 2:20; Romans 6: 1- 16; et al)
Unfortunately, there is not in every man this knowledge. Many believe they can say and do as they wish without consequence to their soul. Others deny even having a soul: they simply give no attention to the God who made them and equally ignore His commandments that would direct that soul in truth and righteousness and ultimately into heaven eternal. (Revelation 14:13) As Romans 1 teaches, many do not like to retain God in their knowledge and conduct their lives in wickedness. Notice Paul’s statement in verse 32: “Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which do such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”
Could everyone could be convinced they have a soul that will indeed give account to God in the day of judgment? Could everyone be convinced to fear God and keep His commandments (Ecclesiastes 12:13)? Only if those of us who know this truth, will convey this truth to all others! (Matthew 28:19 – 20) Paul said, “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost.” (2 Corinthians 4:3) We who know the truth must be the first to admit everyone has a soul. Because of this truth, everyone needs to be taught God’s truth!
I muse on how many souls will be eternally lost because those of us who know the truth and recognize everyone has a soul “pre-judge” the person as being “unworthy” of the gospel? Notice the only time the apostle Paul made such a remark was after he taught it and the recipients judged themselves unworthy! (Acts 13:46) I muse on the fact that until that happens in our presence, we Christians are obligated to impart God’s truth to everyone … for everyone has a soul!