In the book of Genesis, Adam and Eve were told that they will return to the ground - to the dust from which they were taken - and that they are dust.
1) Why did the Lord not make mention in these introductory scriptures to Adam's immortal soul -that it would enter Hades when the body returns to dust.
These introductory verses in holy scripture sound to some sects as though they are saying that Adam is nothing but dust returning to dust without mentioning the second nature- the immortal soul of man that lives on after death.
When God personally breathed into Adam's nostrils the breath of life and made Him in His own image and likeness this is understood by most to imply that something immortal from God is also present in Adam. However when Adam sinned it was only mentioned that he was dust without mention of what happens to his spirit or consciousness after he became dust. Why?
2) Also, the scriptures say that man became a living soul. But I think this simply means a living being such that the word soul in this verse may not necessarily referring to the immortal spirit of humans. Is this correct?
3) When Abel was murdered, the scriptures say that his blood cried out to God from the ground. Is this metaphorical? Does this blood crying out have anything to do with Abel in Hades? Why is the abode of the dead or Hades not mentioned in these introductory chapters?