You do not have a soul, you are a living soul. When you die the breath of life given by God to make you a living soul returns to God, your body is, for the most part is placed in a grave to await the resurrection and judgement day.
Genesis 2:7...Adam didn't recieve a soul. He was dust and God breathed into him the breath of life and Adam BECAME a living soul. In other words, his brain was turned on like when you turn your computer. Without the breath of life, he would be a dead soul (brain dead)...
I believe that we "return to the dust from which [we] were taken." [Genesis 2]This is God's "no!" to human rebellion. We are not "like God." We are not immortal. But I believe that God also has a "nevertheless," connected with "neither death nor life, ...nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus." [Romans 8] But the immortality we will inherit is not of our own nature. It is the gift of God.
For me, if I die believing that there was, and is, a God an it turns out that there isn't- my only option is a type of Oblivion. But if there is a God and I die believing that there was, I will face an individual Judgment and will wait for the General Judgment, wherever I may be, Heaven or Hell.
Ezek. 18:4: “Look! All the souls—to me they belong. As the soul of the father so likewise the soul of the son—to me they belong. The soul* that is sinning—it itself will die.”
Ps. 146:4: “His spirit [Hebrew, from ru?ach] goes out, he goes back to his ground; in that day his thoughts do perish.”
5 For the living are conscious that they will die;*+ but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all,*+ neither do they anymore have wages, because the remembrance of them has been forgotten.+
Therefore, the soul does not live on, as many believe. The Bible clearly states that the soul dies.
That depends... If you look at it from the Catholic mindset there is Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell. Purgatory is where you go "in between" Heaven and Hell. Look at it this way. Heaven is such a Holy place. We are people, and no one is perfect, so our souls are still sinful. When we die, we may go to Purgatory if our soul needs purification. If not, we go to Heaven or Hell.
The Bible brings out how the person is a "soul" for example at Genesis 2:7 Adam became a "living soul." With that the Bible brings out how the soul (since it is the person) can die, for example at Ezekiel 18:4 the Bible says that the soul that is sinning it itself will die. Ecclesiastes 9:5 says the living are conscious that they will die but as for the dead they are conscious of nothing at all. As living people we are conscious of the fact that one day we will die but the dead are conscious of nothing at all. Therefore, the soul is not something separate from the person but it is the person, and it dies at death.