Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Do Animals Have Souls?

A Bit More On Animals And Souls

In Job 12:7-10 we read:

“Even birds and animals have much they could teach you; ask the creatures of the earth and sea for their wisdom.  ALL OF THEM KNOW THAT YAHWEH’S HAND MADE THEM.  In His hand are the SOULS of all His creatures and the breath of all humanity.”

Job expresses that all animals are aware of who was their Creator.  It is also unmistakably affirmed that all animals also have souls and that their souls are in God’s custody.  In Revelation 5:13, we are straightforwardly told that all creatures of the universe actually are capable of worshipping God with a sound mind, “Then I heard every creature in Heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying:  “To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!”

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Resurrection Day Poem

An Easter Poem
Holy God, Lord Almighty, our irreplaceable and blessed Redeemer.
Conquering King, Victorious Warrior, the faithfully living, and Risen Son,
Eternal Savior, our Knight in shining armor, bringer of Divine light and love,
You rescued me, freed me from death, and freely gave me eternal life.
Is there a method for me to settle up the debt I owe?
It cost You so dearly, my Lord, that critical day,
When You shed Your innocent blood and gave up Your life on the cross,
For all humankind, while we were yet eternally lost.
God, You and I know, that I could never pay such a high price.
Such great value and worth is placed upon your timeless sacrifice.
The world’s salvation is that one, free gift, that You so willingly and freely gave,
When You died on that cross and then rose up from the grave.
There is just this one and joyous hope that comes from Your momentous sacrifice,
It is that we, the lost, freely receive the promised plan, looking forward to eternal life.

By me.