Animals Having A Soul
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This is how it will be at the resurrection of the dead. What is planted is decaying, what is raised cannot decay. The body is planted in a state of dishonor but is raised in a state of splendor. It is planted in weakness but is raised in power. It is planted a physical body but is raised a spiritual body. If there is a physical body, there is also a spiritual body.
For what happens to people also happens to animals a single event happens to them: just as someone dies, so does the other. In fact, they all breathe the same way, so that a human being has no superiority over an animal. All of this is pointless.
The righteous person looks out for the welfare of his livestock, but even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.
I have given all green plants as food for every wild animal of the earth, every bird that flies, and to every living thing that crawls on the earth." And that is what happened.
and that the life of every living thing rests in his control, along with the breath of every living human being?
Also, I will certainly demand an accounting regarding bloodshed, from every animal and from every human being. I'll demand an accounting from every human being for the life of another human being.
Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, to be like us. Let them be masters over the fish in the ocean, the birds that fly, the livestock, everything that crawls on the earth, and over the earth itself!"
Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth each kind of living creature, each kind of livestock and crawling thing, and each kind of earth's animals!" And that is what happened:
So God created every kind of magnificent marine creature, every kind of living marine crawler with which the waters swarmed, and every kind of flying creature. And God saw how good it was.
This, indeed, is what is written: "The first man, Adam, became a living being." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
then man's dust will go back to the earth, returning to what it was, and the spirit will return to the God who gave it.
because the life of the flesh is in the blood itself, and I myself have given it to you all so that atonement may be made for your souls on the altar, since the blood itself makes atonement through the life that is in it.
So the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground, breathed life into his lungs, and the man became a living being.
You are to take with you seven pairs of every clean animal, a male and its mate, and two of the unclean animals, a male and its mate;
"You may slaughter and eat as much meat as you desire, according to the blessing of the LORD your God, when he provides for you in all your cities. Both ritually unqualified and qualified people may eat it as they would gazelle and deer.
"I am your God. I've separated you from the people. You are to differentiate between the clean animal and the unclean and between the unclean bird and the clean. You are not to make yourselves detestable on account of any animal, bird, or any creeping creature of the ground that I've separated for you as unclean.