- Why did everyone start to hate the Russians if the U.S. did the same thing in Afghanistan, Iraq?
- What needs to be corrected in the management of Russia first?
- Why did Blaise Pascal become a religious man at the end of his life?
- How do I know if a guy likes you?
- When they say "one generation", how many do they mean?
Let's take a step back.
Plato taught that the soul is eternal, which means that it is involved in the world of ideas and has always been, only we do not remember this, but we remember it in the process of philosophizing. Hence all human knowledge as a recollection of what the soul has seen before this life in the world of ideas. This concept had a major impact on Origen, the greatest theologian of his time, who taught that souls were once angels, but fell and are now on earth suffering for their sins to correct their heavenly fate.
However, Origenism was condemned by the Church along with apokatastasis and the doctrine of the pre-existence of souls, so that in Christianity the temporary nature of the soul is recognized as a fact, i.e. its non-eternity, or more precisely, eternity by grace. The basis for this assumption was the Scripture, which on the one hand speaks about the future eternal life, and on the other hand says that man was created.�
Therefore, I repeat, the soul is not eternal by nature, but eternal by grace, which is based on Scripture.
I think that the Lord deliberately hid the answer to this question in order not to give a reason to those who are looking for a reason, and in order to encourage people to search for salvation, and not to search for some loophole. Everything is possible for God, but He creates what He wants.
Because God did not create man for this temporary world. But for eternity. God created man for Himself. He breathed life into the body of Adam, created from clay, and man became a living soul. And this human soul is immortal. The body dies after the fall of man, but the soul also lives after the death of the human body. For the human soul is in us the Image of God.