The Origin of Our Soul
A fundamental component of faith is the belief in the soul. Understanding the origin of the soul and where it came from gives us insight into where we are going and why we must believe in Christ.
Through the verses in Genesis and Ecclesiastes, God lets us know the origin of the soul. God created us using dust of the ground, which represents the body, and the breath of life, which represents the soul or spirit. God gave us our soul. Our soul is our true essence giving life to our body. And our soul will return to God in the Kingdom of Heaven. This means that our soul previously existed in Heaven. Before our spirit came to Earth and took on the human body, we were in Heaven with God. And Jesus explained the reason we could not stay in Heaven.
Why We Are Here
Our spirit was in Heaven with God and we sinned. As a result of the sins we committed in Heaven, we were born on the Earth to live a life that eventually ends in death.
Because of our sins deserving death, Jesus Christ came to Earth, preached repentance and taught us how to receive the forgiveness of sins.
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins.”