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Souls?

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Many of my christian friends believe that animals do not have souls. However, Rev 16:3 states "And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea." The word used here for the soul is the same word used ubiquitously throughout the NT referring to human souls, in fact it is the only word used for human souls in the NT. Also, Job 12:10 states "In whose hand [God] is the SOUL of EVERY LIVING THING, and the breath of all mankind." I know there is even more scriptural evidence, which I will post when I have more time.

The question is, can anyone give me any SCRIPTURAL evidence that animals do NOT have souls?

Thanks!
 
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So is it that nobody has any scripture to offer up on this topic or is it just that nobody is interested, lol?
 

DarcyLu

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hi, i did read this thread and started researching this but was distracted.
do you have access to a linear Bible? the word "soul" is used in different ways in the OT and when used with animals, it simply means "life breathers" and not necessarily a soul as a human would have. also, God made man in His image, not animals, made up of a body, soul and spirit.
i do not believe animals possess souls.
 

glorydaz

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faithtransforms said:
So is it that nobody has any scripture to offer up on this topic or is it just that nobody is interested, lol?
LOL....animals have souls.
The soul is basically the mind, emotion and will...
Whether we'll see our pets in heaven or not, I don't know.


Job 10 said:
7But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: 8Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. 9Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this? 10In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.
 

DarcyLu

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glorydaz said:
faithtransforms said:
So is it that nobody has any scripture to offer up on this topic or is it just that nobody is interested, lol?
LOL....animals have souls.
The soul is basically the mind, emotion and will...
Whether we'll see our pets in heaven or not, I don't know.


Job 10 said:
7But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: 8Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. 9Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this? 10In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.
hi glory, to clarifiy, even though i said what i said lol, i do not believe we will see our pets in heaven - but i HOPE we do.
 
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Rick W

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Animals don't have souls? Maybe not. Maybe so. I don't know. But some do indeed have the capability of love and grief when their owner is no longer with them.
 

glorydaz

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DarcyLu said:
glorydaz said:
faithtransforms said:
So is it that nobody has any scripture to offer up on this topic or is it just that nobody is interested, lol?
LOL....animals have souls.
The soul is basically the mind, emotion and will...
Whether we'll see our pets in heaven or not, I don't know.


Job 10 said:
7But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: 8Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. 9Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this? 10In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.
hi glory, to clarifiy, even though i said what i said lol, i do not believe we will see our pets in heaven - but i HOPE we do.
I hope we do, too. I call it Rainbow Ridge. :biglaugh
Anyway, we'll have animals...lions and lambs...why not the dear pets our Lord has allowed us to have while here on earth. Maybe if we start a petition to God???????
 

jasoncran

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They do mourn for their owners when the owner dies.
 
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I can tell you this though. You ever look into the eyes of a chicken?
There is nothing there. :lol
 

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