the soul does have life every lasting it is eternal, that is something that you can not change.
We leave this plane, as we know it and call it death, and we will not remember how that happens or how we get back here.
I believe the above bible stories in quoting them are being taken out of context to a certain point, in that, that was for a particular person and time.
We will discuss with our creator how best to evolve and help others and ourself best and it will be done. We stay in eternity or exist on other planes of learning, for a time and do work there or come back to earth as we know it.