Plantation SDA Church
Deeper Episode 8: Can the Soul Be Destroyed?
Join us as Pastor Joseph Salajan continues our new Series Deeper. Deep study into the book of Matthew
Locations & Times
  • Plantation SDA Church
    400 NW 118th Ave, Plantation, FL 33325, USA
    Wednesday 7:30 PM
Deeper Theme: Is there a hell? Does God destroy people in hell? Why should we fear God? So that he will not destroy us in hell?

Why can’t people kill the soul?

• Is the soul (psyche) immortal???
• Context: persecution – Matthew 10:16-22
That’s all they can do: kill your body!!!

4 “And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. (Luke 12:4)
Doesn’t the human soul survive the body?

Can the human being survive his own death?

• 7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. (Genesis 2:7)

• Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, And the spirit will return to God who gave it. (Eccl. 12:7)

• See 1 Kings 17:21-22
Who’s the one that can destroy both soul and body in hell and why should we fear him?

God → “Fear God and fear nothing else!”

Luther: servile fear ←→ filial fear

• Fear born of reverence, awe, and adoration; respect of the highest magnitude.
Is there a hell right now?

Gehena Ge-Hinnom – Valley of Hinnom → place where they burned the rubbish of the city + dead bodies

Symbol of the final judgment: lake of fire →eternal destruction: second death (Revelation 19:20; 20:10, 14, 15; 21:8)
Your Take-Away

• This life is not the most valuable thing someone has.

People may be able to destroy your present life, but only God has final authority over your destiny!