The body and soul

Christians believe that the death of the physical body is not the end. After their time on Earth, Christians believe that humans will have eternal life in the afterlife.

Christians believe that all humans have a soul. They believe the soul to be a non-physical part of humans that lives on after the death of the physical body. Many believe that it is the soul that will live on in the afterlife.

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For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal lifeJohn 3:16

The main distinction between the body and soul is that:

Humans' time on Earth will be judged by God and this will determine what happens to the soul in the afterlife. Most Christians believe that humans will either go to Heaven or to Hell.