RickD wrote:Byblos wrote:RickD wrote:Byblos wrote:RickD wrote:Mammals for example. And certain birds. If you've ever had a dog for example, you know dogs have a mind, will and emotions.
As to whether animals go to heaven, I really don't know. But the new heavens and new earth? Why couldn't there be animals there.
The soul is that which animates the body. Any thing that grows has a soul which is returned to its maker after the body dies. There are, however, different types of souls. The first form is non-sentient irrational soul for plant life, the second form is the sentient irrational soul for animals, and lastly the sentient rational soul reserved for humans which distinguishes us from all other life forms for it is the image of God in which we are created.
Plants have souls? Plants don't have a body to animate.
Why would you say that? Plants certainly have bodies, reproduce, grow, and die.
They have a body. But not a body animated by a mind, will or emotions.
Unless you're suggesting that plants can think...
It is an animated body nonetheless. What do you think non-sentient and irrational mean?