Originally posted by FabianFnas
What is a soul? Does all persons posess a soul? Or does the soul posess you? Does animals have souls? Any other organisms? Does a featus have a soul? Exactly when does a person get his sould, when does he lose it? Are the souls sometimes outside their body? Do souls have souls? Is there a pool of souls not having a body? Are souls scientific in any means, ...[text shortened]... ons have souls too? Can moslem souls and christian souls coexist without fighting?
What is a soul?
Most basic answer: You Mind, your Emotion, and your Will. These three functions constitute your human soul.
Short answer there.
Does all persons posess a soul?
I think so. Everyone with a Mind, Emotion, and Will.
Or does the soul posess you?
This I find not easy to address.
The normal human life is that the soul is an organ to be used.
The typical way of man since Adam's fall is that the soul is the self.
Does animals have souls?
The Bible said the animals have souls in Genesis, I believe.
Any other organisms? Does a featus have a soul?
I don't know about "other organisms".
I think a unborn child has a soul.
Exactly when does a person get his sould, when does he lose it?
In the New Testament to lose the soul would be to lose the fallen corrupted self which we inherited from Adam. The soul took on an independent life of its own.
To lose the soul, in the context that you ask, should be a desireable thing.
To lose the soul is not the same as losing the functions of the soul. Biblically, to lose the soul means to lose the independent sinful SELF life.
The functions of the soul are precious to God. The independent SELF of the fallen Adamic nature is in rebellion against God. Jesus spoke paradoxically about whoever loses his soul will find it. And whoever finds his soul will lose it.
To make a deep subject simple this means the REAL YOU is YOU joined with God. The independent YOU living apart from and opposed to God, is something you should want to LOSE in order to GAIN the REAL YOU - Your soul joined to God possessing His nature and life.
The "salvation of the soul" in the New Testament means the transformation of the soul from its independent rebellious SELF centered existence to one of union with Jesus Christ, with God, and with the Holy Spirit.
Nobody said this was a simple subject.
Are the souls sometimes outside their body?
Not sure at this time. I think some ancient methods of soulical power attempt to perform this.
Forgive me for talking mostly about the things I am really interested in.
Do souls have souls?
Only if it likes funky music and is of African descent does a soul have "soul".
Souls are souls. I don't think a soul has a soul.
Is there a pool of souls not having a body?
Yes. Something like that.
Are souls scientific in any means, or are they only religious in its nature? Does other religions have souls too?
I don't know.
Can moslem souls and christian souls coexist without fighting?