Can you live without a soul?

Okay basically my cousin was recently been ill and my sister had been in a fit of rage against God. She’s only 13 and wanted to know why he was making life so hard for her. She told she said the devil could have her soul but then immediately took it back and prayed to God for forgiveness and now she is crying in my room thinking God doesn’t forgive her. Can you truly go on without a soul and is there a chance that she will be cast down to hell for what she did? Please answer


The soul is enlivens the body. When the soul leaves the body, the body dies. This is what death is. After suffering and shedding His blood for us, Jesus is not waiting to jump on everything we say—especially when we are in an emotional state as your cousin was. If she is sorry, He will forgive her—plain and simple.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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