One primary problem with Christian cults is that they define human nature on the same level as animal life. They see no constituent distinctions between animals and humans in regard to their constituent nature. They interpret "soul" to either be equal to "life" or "body" and they interpret "spirit" to be equal to "air" or "breath." They interpret the "image" of God to either be something visible or a higher degree of mental function due to the physical make up of the mind. Hence, they interpret the death of humans to be no different than the death of brute beasts and thus nothing that continues past PHYSICAL death, thus no continuance beyond physical death. In keeping with this distortion of human nature they define "life" and "death" as existence or cessation of being rather than the Biblical definition of two different states of existence (separation or union). Jesus flatly denies that the body of man is synonymous with the "soul" of man in Matthew 10:28 28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. If the "body" was the "soul" then Christ would never have stated that man can kill the body but cannot kill the soul as to kill one would be to kill the other if they were one and the same! Obviously they are not the same. Furthermore, the Greek term [apolummi] translated "destroy" is used two other times in this same chapter first in verse 6 where it is translated "lost" and in verse 39 where it is translated "lose" and "loseth": Mt. 10:6 But go rather to the lost [apolummi] sheep of the house of Israel. The term never means "anihilated" or "cessation of being" or "unconsciousness" as none of these ideas will fit with the text: "But go rather to the anihilated sheep of the house of Israel"?? "But go rather to the cessation of being sheep of the house of Israel"???? "But go rather to the unconscious sheep of the house of Israel"???? The Greek term "apolummi" is composed of two words [apo and luo] that etymological means "to loose away" or to "separate." However, its meaning by usage is to "render useless" as it is used of wine skins that have busted and thus rendered useless. The wine skins have split. They have not been anhilated or ceased to exist or become unconscious. The unconverted sheep of Israel are rendered useless forthe glory of God in their unregenerated state. When man kills the body he is trying to kill the soul as the body merely acts as the vehicle of expression for the soul. It is the soul that (mind, heart will) or personality that makes the body odious to man and therefore he attempts to kill the soul but only accomplishes killing the body. On the other hand, God places both the body and soul in gehenna eternally where their expression is not only rendered useless and harmless but is eternally separated from God. Mt. 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose [apollumi] it: and he that loseth [apollumi] his life for my sake shall find it. How is it to find "his life shall anihilate it"?? How is it to find "his life shall cause it to cease being"??? How is it to find "his life shall make it unconscious"??? How is it to anihilate his life is to find it? How is it to cause it to cease shall find it? How is it to become unconscious shall find it? What Jesus is teaching is that if you want to save your life for the glory of God you must render it useless for self glory because if you render it useless for self glory and live it for Christ you will find it. Matthew 10:28 denies that soul is the body. Matthew 10:28 denies that the soul ceases to exist or becomes unconscious or anihilated when the body dies Matthew 10:28 denies that the soul and body is anhilated, or ceases to be, or becomes unconscious in Gehenna.