What Happens When a Person Dies?
At death the reverse of the creative process described in Genesis 2:7 takes place:
The Bible often uses the Hebrew words for breath and spirit interchangeably. When people die, their body becomes dust and the spirit or breath of life returns to God, its source. But what happens to the soul?
The soul dies! It is not now immortalit can perish. The previous
two scriptures show that the equation derived from Genesis 2:7, when God
made us, reverses itself at death.
of Earth Breath of Life = A Dead Soul
Death is the cessation of life, a blackout of spirit, soul, and body. The body disintegrates to dust, and the breath, or spirit, goes back to God. We are living beings in life, a living soul, but in death only a corpse, a dead soul. When God takes back the breath of life He gave to us, our soul dies.
But thank God, the story doesnt end here. With Christ there is hope. But before entering into a discussion of that hope, lets first examine the question: