If you ever owned a dog, a cat, or any other kind of animal to which you grew attached, you may have wondered whether or not that animal had a spirit. Men and women through the ages have pondered the same question. Animals— whose vast numbers stretch into the millions—are ubiquitous as our co-inhabitants on planet Earth. Is there a Spirit for each living creature on Earth? If so, when exactly does it manifest into existence?
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The Order of Animal Spirits (Pneuma)
WHAT IS A ZYGOTE?
You know this:
God created the animals according to their kind.
The first thing that needs to be addressed is “what is a kind?” Often, people are confused into thinking that a “species” is a “kind.” But this isn’t necessarily so. A species is a man-made term used in the modern classification system. And frankly, the word species is difficult to define, whether one is a creationist or not! Instead, the Bible uses the term “kind.” The Bible’s first use of this word (Hebrew: min) is found in Genesis 1 when God creates plants and animals “according to their kinds.” It is used again in Genesis 6, 8 when God instructed Noah to take two of every kind of animal onto the Ark and also in God’s command for the animals to reproduce after the Flood.
A plain reading of the text infers that plants and animals were created to reproduce within the boundaries of their kind. Evidence to support this concept is clearly seen (or rather not seen) in our world today, as there are no reports of dats (dog + cat) or hows (horse + cow)! So, a good rule of thumb is that if two things can breed together, then they are of the same created kind. It is a bit more complicated than this, but for the time being, this is a quick measure of a “kind.”
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If actually attempted, a dog and a cat can be bred together, scientifically by force,
but the problem is the hybrid kitten-pup would be born stillborn.
It will not be allowed to live by God's Law of Taxonomy.
From a Creationists Perspective
According to Genesis 1, the first chapter of the Bible, God created everything "according to its kind." Does this mean that God performed for each kind a distinct act of creating? This was the belief for centuries, into the 18th and 19th century: the different kinds are unchangeable and each is created separately by God. The idea of a "transformation of kinds" arose in the 19th century: the kinds have gradually developed from the simplest beginnings to the highly complex mammals and to man; the kinds are not unchangeable and there are good natural explanations for the way in which they have come into being. - Source
Creation scientists use the word baramin to refer to created kinds (Hebrew: bara = created, min = kind). Because none of the original ancestors survive today, creationists have been trying to figure out what descendants belong to each baramin in their varied forms. Baramin is commonly believed to be at the level of family and possibly order for some plants/animals (according to the common classification scheme of kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species). On rare occasions a kind may be equivalent to the genus or species levels.
From an Evolutionists Perspective:
I am fully convinced that species are not immutable; but that those belonging to what are called the same genera are lineal descendants of some other and generally extinct species, in the same manner as the acknowledged varieties of any one species are the descendants of that species. Furthermore, I am convinced that Natural Selection has been the most important, but not the exclusive, means of modification. (Darwin, The Origin of Species, Modern Library edition, p. 14.
- THE LIVING SPIRITS OF ANIMALS -
DID YOU KNOW?
The word for Soul is Psuche and not nepesh.
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uncreated, and literally Ra' (evil) in origin.
You know this:
Human Spirits = Same = Form of a Human Body
Creatures Spirits which are separated according to their kind.
Creature Spirits According to their Kind = Dog (canidae) Spirit,
Cat (felidae) Spirit, Goat (Bovidae) Spirit, Crocodile (Crocodylidae) Spirit, etc.
Dog + Wolf = Possible
A wolfdog is a canid hybrid resulting from the mating of a gray wolf and a dog. The term "wolfdog" is preferred by most of the animals' proponents and breeders because the domestic dog was taxonomically. (It obtains the Spirit of a Dog/Canidae)
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@12:40 - "God had created all intelligent forms of life, all of it dated back to Him, and He had kick-started it and then put up a barrier between the species (or kinds) in order that each kind reproduced after its own kind."
@12:58 - "This means that at the moment that the spermatozoa of the dog meets the ovum of the dog and a zygote is formed, at the earliest moment of life . . . the spirit of a dog enters that creature."
Do Animals have Spirits?
also known as the yolk or zygote stage.