There are two views that are commonly believed about what will happen to mankind after death.VIEW ONE: The belief that all have a “soul” that W. E. Vine says is nothing but “the immaterial, invisible part of man,” (“Vine’s Complete ExpositoryMoreThere are two views that are commonly believed about what will happen to mankind after death.VIEW ONE: The belief that all have a “soul” that W. E. Vine says is nothing but “the immaterial, invisible part of man,” (“Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary Of Old And New Testament Words,” page 588) and Robert A.
Morey says, that after the death of the body the soul will be nothing but “mental thoughts” (“Death And The Afterlife,” page 79), “In as much as the soul is immaterial” (Internet Encyclopedia Of Philosophy, article “Immortality”). Will this nothing be the only part of a person that will have eternal life in Heaven?
Is this immaterial something that is nothing but mental thoughts is all of you that will be in Heaven or Hell- will the person (you) be gone and nothing but thoughts will be all that is left, then all of the “you” that you know anything about will be forever be gone? Most that believe all are born with an immortal “soul” have only a vague unclear understanding or even no idea of what they believe this unknown immaterial something they believe to be in them really is, but “it” (not themselves) is what they believe must be saved, and only “it” will be in Heaven if they save “it,” or in Hell if they do not.
The belief that everyone has an immaterial something in them and this something, whatever this nothing but “mental thoughts” could be, will live forever and cannot die makes it not possible for death to be the wages of sin. If a person has something in them that is deathless, it would not be subject to the wages of sin, which is death, and this deathless nothing could not ever be destroyed- this, whatever it is would be, is born with eternal life, and it could never die- therefore, it could not be resurrected from the dead.This view has two major divisions.VIEW TWO: The belief that the person you now are will put on immortality at the resurrection, and it is you (not just some immaterial something in you) that will live forever in Heaven- we, not an immaterial soul, is now in the image of Adam, we, not an immaterial soul, will have the image of Christ (1 Corinthians 15:49).
The wages of sin is death, and the lost will die the second death, they do not now have immortality and never will be immortal- those who do not belong to Christ will forever be destroyed after their judgment.