IS THE SOUL IMMORTAL, BY J. N. LOUGHBOROUGH (1855)

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IS THE SOUL IMMORTAL, BY J. N. LOUGHBOROUGH.
“We wish to abide by the testimony of the word, "who only hath, immortality." God is the great source of life and immortality. If any being ever has received or shall receive immortality, they must receive it from Him; and it is in His power to give or withhold it…

"But, say you, Christ is immortal. "He ever liveth to make intercession for us,"  If you claim that he was immortal prior to his mission on earth, he must have received that immortality from the Father, for he proceeded from the Father."  These things saith the Amen, 'The faithful and true Witness,' the beginning of the Creation of God." Rev. iii, 14.  But had he been immortal when created, how could he have died? We do not wish to be understood that he was mortal, but that like angels, (only he stood in a higher sphere) he was incorrupt, and had it not been the plan of God that he should suffer "the just for the unjust," doubtless his existence in glory would have been eternal. He is now immortal, "a quickening, life-giving, spirit," But he became such by a resurrection from the dead.”  (Review and Herald, 1855, p. 34.).