Top 3 Reasons to Believe in Souls

3.) The fact that humans have a genuine free will can only be explained if we have an immaterial (i.e., non-physical) soul.

  If you and you and one of your best friends can only be molecules in motion that are controlled by the laws of physics, then the choices we make are all but an illusion. For example, it’s kind of like the act of dominoes falling down. The one after this domino has to fall. Yet, you and your best friend have the ability to pick whether you want to act or not act. Start or stop. We as people have the ability to put our finger on top of the domino to keep it from falling down. Free will might as well be a sheer strong argument for the existence of the soul. The strong evidence of Near Death Experiences, on the other hand, could also be just as strong evidence of the soul. To make sure that not all statements people make about them seeing the light and going to heaven should be taken in as truth. However, there are well-proven scenarios that go against any other trial of explanation. Near death experiences severely suggest that the life of a conscious still exists after death and that the body is recognizable from its soul.

2.) The brain is not the mind.

You’re probably wondering how people know all of this? The answer is the famous law of identity. This is more or less saying that something will exist as what it is and not something other than what it is. So what this all means is that if you can think of one thing that is factual of the brain that is not factual of the mind then the two are clearly not at all the same thing. They are not identical to each other, therefore making them differ. To properly take this theory in, think about Mark Twain. Is Samuel Langhorne Clemens the same exact person as Mark Twain? These two resemble one another if they both contain all of the same exact characteristics. Yet if you can reveal one attribute that is factual of Mark Twain that is not factual of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, then the two are in fact, not the same. It turns out in this scenario, that Clemens and Twain are in fact, the same person. Twain was the pen name for Clemens.

1.) Jesus–who was raised from the dead–believed and taught that there is a soul.

 This is extremely compelling. Specifically in lieu of the strong historical proof that Jesus was brought back from the dead. This truth enables him the original right to speak on this situation. Jesus never pulls any tricks on anyone. While the Bible does not happen to be just a novel on philosophical anthropology, a view in a more common sense perspective of the human person is guessed throughout all of its pages. According to the good book, God invented human beings to act as embodied souls.

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