Scripture Text: "Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him" (Hebrews 10:38).
Though the majority of Christian churches do teach Scripturally on the subject of the indestructability and immateriality of the human soul, a small, but vocal minority still insists (using philosophic texts from God's word) that men and women essentially cease to exist upon the expiration of their last breath. We want to reach beyond a superficial understanding of this subject and ask: If a soul is a body, does God have such a body? For, in our Scripture reading, above, God himself declares that a Christian must live by faith, but if any of us should draw back God's own soul will be displeased. We want to suggest on today that the word "soul" does not always mean the entire physical person, but the immaterial person (as context determines and permits). We will demonstrate this below.