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Posted On: 2017-05-31 09:15:39
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Do Animals have souls?

Do animals have souls? are they themselves souls? Will they be saved from the corruption of sin? Does Jesus gift of salvation extend to animals? Would animals exist in paradise? Your answers are appreciated.

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2 days 20 hours ago

They Sure do. Just look at this Guerrilla Dancing!!!


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WOW! That is some Dancing!
And you know this is indeed a good answer to this question, since Dancing is something that only Humans, with Soul do.

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Hi everyone, while many of your responses came from diverse perspectives and opinions, they were really helpful and well appreciated.

In "my own" opinion, animals have souls or what I love to call a sense of "I-ness" or self but their souls are not as advanced as the souls of humans and therefore, they have less freedom than we do & also lack the ability to repent.

When God wanted to create animals, He uttered i.e commanded them into existence. i.e God commanded the earth and water to bring forth animals and they came forth. Animals are therefore utterances or instructions of God that come into physical manifestation & just like the instructions that are encoded into devices such as phones and computers, they cannot transcend their current programming i.e they were designed to be what they are which explains why most animals haven't advanced beyond what they were 6,000 years ago. The lamb is remains lamb. It is designed to eat grass and mate. The lion remains the lion....
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...It is designed to eat flesh. The eagle remains the eagle. It is designed to fly in the sky and feed on other animals e.g snakes. The vulture remains the vulture. It is designed to scavenge. Their beauty and individuality is expressed in their ability to be what they were instructed to be by the Creator.
Another thing about animals is that many of them demonstrate herd tendencies e.g small animals like ants, termites and bees & larger animals like buffaloes, wildebeests and zebras...
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....These group of animals work together as a whole i.e show little or no individuality or identity.
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On the other hand, when God wanted to create man, God didn't utter man into existence. God "created" man i.e formed" Him from dust and breathed into his nostrils breath/spirit. Man is more than just an instruction of God. He is a much more advanced self with the freedom to be or not to be.A man can choose to be a monk or an atheist. He can choose to be a vegetarian, a vegan or to eat meat. He can cover himself with clothing or to move around in a state of undress.
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He is designed to transcend his current state of consciousness i.e develop tools & become more technologically & scientifically advanced. He can evolve in intelligence & acquire the knowledge of how to go to the moon , invent machines that travel in the air, invent telescopes, telephones, tv and the internet which is why he has the ability to repent i.e to choose to transcend his fallen state (by the grace of Christ)
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So man has a much more advanced individual self i.e soul and therefore, he has the ability to change to become what God wants Him to be or to degrade to become what God does not want Him to be (Gen 3:6, Deut 30:19) but animals are programmed souls i.e selves. They are instructions of God that manifest what they are commanded to manifest. The president speaks and his Word is executed by his enforcers. The enforcers usually have to enforce the commandment even if they do not agree with it.
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. They have no other option than to obey it. (If they want to keep their jobs of course) But man is a creation of God. He is not merely an instruction of Let there be....and there was. He is a more free and independent self because he was created (i.e given more independence) which is why he has the ability to disagree with God (who is supposed to be his standard). Since animals cannot transcend their current state of consciousness, it means that they cannot on their own partake in God's...
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salvation. i.e stop being beastly and reflect God's ideal/original instruction/programming. They will only "share" in the salvation and liberty of those who put on Christ.
Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption "into the" (take note of the emphasis on into the) glorious liberty of the children of God. Rom 8:21

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We fell, they i.e animals reflected our fall

We repent and return to God's Kingdom, they reflect our renewed nature "in" God's kingdom (not outside it)

For the creature was made subject to vanity, "not willingly" (Notice the emphasis on willingly), but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Rom 8:20
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Great Follow UP to put the 'Finishing Touch' on this! God Bless you, Berrinton - Peace!

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Yes animals have souls and emotions and they are thiking,just look at there eyes and you will see.
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Yes, I totally agree. In fact I have rarely seen Souls as pure and kind as what I see when I look in the Eye of my Corgi and my Cat. I wish I could say the same for many People.

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Yes Animals have Soul. However not all Humans have Soul, such as Trump and the Wall Street Billionare class behind this tool and Republican lunatics like him.
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First I agree that animals have a soul. I can see it everyday in my Cat. With that said what has Trump done which is worse than what the Democrats have done?
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The last time I looked, killing unborn babies was an actual textual aspect of the Democrat Party official platform...
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GF, I assume by:
"killing unborn babies" you are referring to Abortion. So in fact 95% of Abortions in USA are due to the "Soul less" policies of the Republicans since typical Women in USA engages in Abortion because she has NO Healthcare and NO Maternity leave like other Developed Nations have, since USA thanks to Republican and Wall Street Billionaires lacks Universal Socialized Healthcare and Paid Maternity leave for Women.
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iz, I did not say that Democrats were really any better than Republicans such as Trump. They are both owned and controlled by the same all Street Billionaire Class. Which fact you can see by the fact that these 2 Parties:
1- Sell War after War after War after War, with Obama bombing 5 Islamic Countries vs Bush bombing 2 Islamic Countries
2- Have failed to put into place even the most basic of Social services which is Universal Socialized Healthcare, what the rest of the Developed World
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that is all European Nations, Canada, Australia, Japan, including Israel the beloved Nation of Republicans and right-wing, have had for many Decades.
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barista, although I agree with you that "Wall Street Billionare class behind their tool Republican" have No Soul, you have to face the fact that Democrats are just as owned by this Wall Street Billionare class. Just look at Obama and Clinton that waged more WARS than Bush with Hillary promising regime change in Syria! And why? Because Hillary was worried about Syrian children! Ha, what a laugh. What a Soul less person :(

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Animals have souls, that's why every one remembers them after death.
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Yes I always think of My Dog that just passed away :(

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I believe they do same as we do.If an Animals is treated bad it will gorw up bad if treat good it will grow up good same as us .
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ANIMALS HAVE A SOUL !
ANIMALS HAVE A SOUL AND A SPIRIT.

"Creature" in these scriptures use the same Hebrew word "soul", which is "Nefesh".

STRONGS DICTIONARY
Creature or Soul
נֶפֶשׁ
nephesh
neh'-fesh
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental): - any, appetite, beast, body, breath, creature, X dead (-ly), desire, X [dis-] contented, X fish, ghost, + greedy, he, heart (-y), (hath, X jeopardy of) life (X in jeopardy), lust, man, me, mind, mortality, one, own, person, pleasure, (her-, him-, my-, thy-) self, them (your) -selves, + slay, soul, + tablet, they, thing, (X she) will, X would have it.
Total KJV occurrences: 753

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01. Genesis 1:21 KJV+
21  And GodH430 createdH1254 (H853) greatH1419 whales,H8577 and everyH3605 livingH2416 creatureH5315 that moveth,H7430 whichH834 the watersH4325 brought forth abundantly,H8317 after their kind,H4327 and everyH3605 wingedH3671 fowlH5775 after his kind:H4327 and GodH430 sawH7200 thatH3588 it was good.H2896

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02. Genesis 1:24 KJV+
24  And GodH430 said,H559 Let the earthH776 bring forthH3318 the livingH2416 creatureH5315 after his kind,H4327 cattle,H929 and creeping thing,H7431 and beastH2416 of the earthH776 after his kind:H4327 and it wasH1961 so.H3651

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03. Genesis 2:19 KJV+
19  And out ofH4480 the groundH127 the LORDH3068 GodH430 formedH3335 everyH3605 beastH2416 of the field,H7704 and everyH3605 fowlH5775 of the air;H8064 and broughtH935 them untoH413 AdamH121 to seeH7200 whatH4100 he would callH7121 them: and whatsoeverH3605 H834 AdamH121 calledH7121 every livingH2416 creature,H5315 thatH1931 was the nameH8034 thereof.

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04. Genesis 9:10 KJV+
10  And withH854 everyH3605 livingH2416 creatureH5315 thatH834 is withH854 you, of the fowl,H5775 of the cattle,H929 and of everyH3605 beastH2416 of the earthH776 withH854 you; from allH4480 H3605 that go outH3318 of the ark,H8392 to everyH3605 beastH2416 of the earth.H776

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05. Genesis 9:12 KJV+
12  And GodH430 said,H559 ThisH2063 is the tokenH226 of the covenantH1285 whichH834 IH589 makeH5414 betweenH996 me and you and everyH3605 livingH2416 creatureH5315 thatH834 is withH854 you, for perpetualH5769 generations:H1755

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06. Genesis 9:15 KJV+
15  And I will rememberH2142 (H853) my covenant,H1285 whichH834 is betweenH996 me and you and everyH3605 livingH2416 creatureH5315 of allH3605 flesh;H1320 and the watersH4325 shall noH3808 moreH5750 becomeH1961 a floodH3999 to destroyH7843 allH3605 flesh.H1320

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07. Genesis 9:16 KJV+
16  And the bowH7198 shall beH1961 in the cloud;H6051 and I will look uponH7200 it, that I may rememberH2142 the everlastingH5769 covenantH1285 betweenH996 GodH430 and everyH3605 livingH2416 creatureH5315 of allH3605 fleshH1320 thatH834 is uponH5921 the earth.H776

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08. Leviticus 11:46 KJV+
46  ThisH2063 is the lawH8451 of the beasts,H929 and of the fowl,H5775 and of everyH3605 livingH2416 creatureH5315 that movethH7430 in the waters,H4325 and of everyH3605 creatureH5315 that creepethH8317 uponH5921 the earth:H776
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The scriptures say that animals have a soul.
Please read my answer and my comments to my answer.
I provide 08 scriptures that say animals have a soul.
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Good post, Dare any argue Scripture?
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AMEN!
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Animal have souls in order to become your friends. That's why you will remember them after death.

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