Dead Soul Syndrome is
a convincing alternative to the biblical study of the afterlife and nature of the soul. The book is an
in depth, theological Bible study. It is
written for the serious layman, educated clergy, and open minded scholar. It presents
comprehensive evidence and well founded exegesis for the topics
of both heaven and hell.
It is amazing, and slightly revolutionary, how they synthesize
together. I am not aware of any other
book available today that coalesces these doctrines with biblical integrity.
The thesis of Dead Soul Syndrome is that man was created in the image of
God, but that image died when Adam fell into sin. The
soul is the spiritual part of humans that communes with God.
The spiritual nature of the soul is based on Gods spiritual image, because
God is a spirit. The soul of Adam before the
fall was a very real being, alive and sentient, within the spiritual world. He talked and walked with God. Other spiritual beings, like angels and
demons, are real too.
The spiritual dimension is a vast world, currently unseen, but none the less, very
real. The spiritual world is likened to a
fourth dimension, which completely envelops, yet superimposed across our current universe. When Adam sinned it was his soul that died. God had warned him that that he surely would
die in the same day that he disobeyed. When
Adam swallowed the forbidden fruit, his heart continued to beat. He did not die physically. He died spiritually. This was a very real death, not metaphorical
for his innocence. The spiritual essence of
man, similar in composition to an angel or demon, perished as his eyes were opened to
Ever since that fateful moment, all descendants of Adam (except Jesus) have
suffered from what the author coins- Dead Soul Syndrome.
It is a condition that renders them incapable of personal contact with God. When Jesus Christ rose from the dead,
the curse of Dead Soul Syndrome was broken. The
Holy Spirit makes alive. He quickens our
soul into a resurrected spiritual life. At
salvation, miraculously, our soul is literally reborn.
We become a living sentient spiritual being in the image of God once
The book examines scores of Bible verses and presents a unified theory of the
afterlife through the epochs. Incredibly
much of our doctrine has been based on medieval tradition or Greek philosophy and is not
scripturally derived. Whether or not you
fully agree with the authors hypotheses and conclusions, you will find solid
exegesis, and numerous valid points that even the most dogmatic opposition will concede.
There has been much written about the course toward heaven and hell. Dead
Soul Syndrome clarifies with Biblical light the following questions: