Did Jesus have an immortal soul?

Jan 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Questions You Ask (click for the full answer)

Did Jesus have an immortal soul?

As a Christian, I believe that Jesus, as the Son, existed in heaven alongside the Father and the Holy Spirit before taking on human form. I also believe 1 Timothy 6:16 which declares that “God alone has immortality.”

My question is part of an assignment, and to be perfectly honest with you, the suggestion that Jesus had (or did not have) an immortal soul has never entered my head in the 15 years I’ve been a Christian. So I’m looking for Christian insights and Bible references to help me frame an answer. Perhaps somebody out there has got a Bible commentary that touches on this question?

I am familiar with what the Bible has to say about the human soul, but would that apply to Jesus, the Son of God, who was fully human and also fully divine? Did Jesus have an immortal soul?


No, Jesus did not have an immortal soul, no one does. To have an immortal soul would mean that his conciseness was aware and active while his body was dead.

We are who we are and you cannot break us down to our components and have a conscientiousness.

This scripture is talking about God, the Father as you say:

1Ti 6:16  Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

Since God at this point was the only one who had immortality (on any plane), Jesus could not have had it.

Immortality  means death proof.

To say Jesus was death proof, when he came to die for Adam is congruent. His soul may not have been left in sheol, but it was certainly there–inactive (dead) for 3 days.

If Jesus had no chance of failure, or going into second death, then it was all just a show and not a sacrifice as he states.

All doctrines must square with the Ransom, which is the foundation doctrine–Jesus’ whole purpose before the worlds were even created, never mind Adam. So if any doctrine causes friction with the Ransom (Jesus being the corresponding price for Adam), then it has to be discarded. If Jesus was immortal he would not have been Adam’s corresponding price–because Adam was not immortal, because man is and never will be immortal–that is having life within themselves like the Bride of Christ is promised to have.

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