The apostle makes one other point in 2 Corinthians 5 that destroys the idea of a disembodied soul. In verse 5, he affirms that God "hath wrought us for the selfsame thing." What thing? For what purpose had God made man? Paul answers that we might enjoy a state of being in which "mortality is swallowed up of life." Is that condition the separate existence of an immortal soul? Impossible! Because if man had not sinned, he would have reached that state without seeing death. God's purpose in making man would have been realized without death taking place, and the idea of an immortal soul would never have existed. Surely no one could believe that God "wrought us" for the "selfsame"
purpose of sinning, dying and leaving the body in some invisible soul form.
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