GENESIS 2:7 "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.:"
When God formed man and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, He actually gave man a small eternal part of Himself; and man became a living soul. That act of God actually becomes the greatest, and most important message to ever be needed by any person. It is sad for the vast majority to have never understood it; although God's word makes it clear as He desired all to know. If you are asked the question who are; you can answer easily; but can you answer if you are asked what you are? Now, please think seriously about that question until you can give a truthful answer as is Biblically shown. The way you live in the flesh identifies accurately who you are; but the powerful act of God in creating man identifies what you are. Think about this fact, and you will know the true identification of people. "(They are living souls by the act of God, and they have a Spirit as God has given; and they live in a flesh body.") The flesh body is temporary and will die and turn back to the dust of the earth from which it came, but praise God, the soul and spirit will return to God, Who gave them. Most people fear death and do not know what happens when it comes. Your Bible tells exactly what will happen in ECCLESIASTES 12:7 "(At death the dust returns to the earth as it was; and the Spirit shall return unto God, Who gave it.")
If we can believe these truths from the Bible, it rakes away the fear of death and gives us a calm faith to wait for it, and believe we will be glad to give up these termporary flesh bodies and know God will give us a new eternal body that pleases Him. I will hasten to advise that the life you are living right now in the flesh will cause what God will be pleased to give you.
If you believe these scriptures that God has so graciously given us; pass them on to your friends, and it may cause the fear of death to vanish. Death may become our greatest blessing ever.
Just remember: Man is a living soul, he has a soul, he has a spirit, and lives in a body.
Men and women do not have a soul, but they are an eternal soul.