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SOUL - A living substance, simple, bodiless, and invisible by nature, activating the body to which it brings life, growth, sensation and reproduction. The mind is not distinct from the soul but serves as a window to the soul. The soul is free, endowed with will, and the power to act. Along with the body, the soul is created by God in His image. The soul of man will never die (Gen. 1:26; 2:7; Matt. 10:28).
It is the spiritual part of man as distinct from his body. Man is composed of body and soul, but it is the soul which gives unity to him as a human being. The soul is not in any particular part of the body, but is whole and entire in every part. The soul of man is immortal and will never die.