Without belief in the immortality of the soul Christianity turns into something else. It is the immortality of the soul which makes Christianity significant and all its teachings vital. The purpose of Christianity is to prepare us for the life after this life on earth. In other words, death is a unique blessing reserved for the last. Death ushers us into another sphere of existence.
Bible states emphatically that only God has immortality. Humans may
obtain immortality as a gift from God on condition of accepting the
faith of His Son Jesus. Adam & Eve were created with conditional immortality (conditional on refraining from dis-obedience), all their
descendants are born mortal because of their disobedience. God
sent Jesus to redeem humans from their doom through faith in Him.
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This is a yes and no answer. Christians actually believe in the immortality of the spirit. The soul is considered a person's personality or essence. In a way, perhaps Christians also believe that they will be the same person in Heaven, but that they will be an idealized version of that--a more perfect version of who they were on Earth. Immortality overall, though, is typically what is spoken to in reference to the spirit, rather than the soul.
Christians believe in the immortality of souls. Those souls who have lived good lives and are judged to be deserving will go to heaven where they will live in eternity among Gods chosen ones. Those who lived bad lives will have their souls sent to hell where they will suffer for eternity.
Yes, Christians believe in the immortality of the soul. As mentioned above, the basic premises of the Christian religion (the wage of sin is death, the redeeming sacrifice of Jesus Christ, etc.) are all super structural, the basic belief of a Christian is the assumption that the soul is immortal. Without an immortal soul, then punishment in this life is lessened. It is only with the belief that punishment comes after death, that the soul will exist but will not be at peace, that all the other premises make sense. For Christ to be seen as a Savior of men's souls, then the soul must be something that exists after the body's natural death. In order for men's actions to mean something beyond reactions to stimuli, then the soul must once again be believed to survive brain death. That is why Christians have problems evangelizing to many other religions such as Jewish people, Hindus, Buddhists, etc. For they assume that the fundamental nature of the soul is that it is an immortal and individual trait that every human being has. Judaism does not place much emphasis on an afterlife, and Hindus and Buddhists do not believe the soul is something that belongs directly to you. It belongs to you throughout all of your lives. Therefore, for traditional orthodox Christianity to make sense as a cohesive argument, you have to accept that the soul is immortal.
God feels everyone's pain, therefore, He doesn't want anyone to suffer. You see, there are two things in the universe: energy; and, information, which is the conformation of energy, differentiations from energy; therefore, energy is itself differentiated from and by its differentiations. Differentiation causes consciousness. God is energy. See 1John1:5 where it says, "God is light". Light is energy, therefore, God is energy. We are only "information". Matter is called alpha code information. If we were energy we would never sleep.
Energy is eternally conscious by its creations, differentiations, which are inevitabilities of God's theophysiology. The infinitesimal point nothingness, . , is rastered by time into timespace, U , which exerting its oneness in one direction, / , stirs closed circuitry, O , that all going the same way, vO^XvO^, clashes, X (a Big Bang), that forces confluency, = , whereby individual circuits undifferentiate back into nonexistence.
In the one substance, energy, motion, differentiation, can only be in closed circuitry, that there be something to move out of the way and fill in behind. Our being is a closed circuit, of the one substance in the one substance, called a magnetic flux, maintained in the arising reticular formation of the medula oblongata of our brains by substance P neurons, pain neurons.
Notice we are always doing something, actually to reduce differentiation, to relieve ourselves. What we call pains are actually further spurts of more differentiation. Energy, God, being the "other side" of all these differentiations, feels all these pains. As commonly believed, it seems that God "punishes" people who disobey Him, but, He doesn't want to cause anybody pain, for, He feels everybody's pain.
God destroyed large populations in the past to reduce His pain. Those people were causing more pain than their destruction would cause. That which is called "Hell" is in globally bent timespace where there is a much faster polarity cancellation rate, fire, where one may undifferentiate into nonexistence (perish) easiest. It is actually an extreme orgy. Religious (businesses) have profited by either accusing God of incredible cruelty, or saying that the attainment of Nirvana (nonexistence) was very difficult. The obvious truth must be spread to common public knowledge.