This blog gains its name from the book Steele's Answers published in 1912. It began as an effort to blog through that book, posting each of the Questions and Answers in the book in the order in which they appeared. I began the project on Dec. 10, 2011. I completed it on July 11, 2015. Along the way, I began to also post snippets from Dr. Steele's other writings — and from some other holiness writers of his times. I still do that every once in a while.

Monday, December 3, 2012

The Immortal Soul

QUESTION: We often hear from the pulpit the phrase "immoral soul," and "never dying soul." Please give chapter and verse where we can find these in the Bible.

ANSWER: The fact that they are not found in the Bible does not disprove the doctrine any more that the absence from the Revised New Testament of Trinity, incarnation, atonement, omniscience and omnipresence disproves these fundamental truth which are abundantly taught in other terms. The resurrection of both the just and the unjust, the General Judgement of the whole race resulting in its everlasting awards, as in Matthew 25:46, and other texts, are sufficient proof that man has an immortal soul. This doctrine, like the existence of God, is not proved in the Bible, but always assumed as an intuitive truth universally believed. Such a truth is always weakened by attempts to prove it.

— From Steele's Answers pp. 28, 29.