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Figure 23. "This mortal must put on immortality." Mortal and immortality could mean the soul geon and spiritual body, respectively. [Source: Wikipedia]

Many people thought the soul is immortal. Even in Google's definition, the soul is "regarded as immortal." However, the entire Bible did not link the word "soul" with immortality. In two verses, the Bible explicitly states that the soul may die or be destroyed.

The soul that sinneth, it shall die. [Ezekiel 18:4]

but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. [Matthew 10:28]

If the soul is a gravitational geon as proposed in this booklet, it should have a finite lifetime. The gravitational waves in a geon have the tendency to move away at the speed of light. They cannot be bound forever. Sooner or later, an isolated geon will disintegrate. Therefore, if God decides to resurrect a dead person, He should take action as soon as possible. In Luke 23:43, Jesus said to a criminal who was crucified with Him:

"Today shalt thou be with me in paradise."

"Today" indicates that the resurrection is carried out shortly after body's death. The resurrection process could involve combination of a soul geon with a spiritual body (Figure 23) so that the spiritual body can continuously generate GR waves to maintain a bound state, as in our living body. This view is supported by the passages in 1 Corinthians 15: 51-54:

Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.