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A Race Of "Soul-less Monsters"?

A man sent an email to me recently that dealt with the subject of the cloning of humans - producing a genetic (i.e. identical) copy of someone (although the clone would still be born as an infant - clones are not identical adult copies of someone as is sometimes seen in science fiction movies) using their DNA and a controversial scientific method of manipulating a human egg (for the record, if it were up to me, human cloning would be outlawed simply because I believe that it is indeed playing God - it's much more than, for example, Jacob's natural selective breeding of sheep in Genesis 30). The point of this study however was his conclusion that human cloning will produce, in his words, "a race of soul-less monsters" because the "original" will have the God-given immortal soul, while the "copy" will have only a man-made physical body, and will therefore be "soul-less." Is that correct? Or, as the Bible says, is it actually a matter that all humans, whether cloned, or created in the natural way, don't have a soul, but rather they are a soul?

What Does The Bible Actually Say About The "Soul"?

Holy Bible The English word soul is used to translate two original words of the Old Testament and New Testament. The Hebrew word pronounced nay-fesh, which literally means a breathing creature, is variously translated as soul, life, person, mind, heart, creature, body, himself, yourselves, dead, will, desire, man, themselves and appetite. The Greek word pronounced psoo-kay, which literally means life's breath or breathing, is variously translated as soul, life, mind and heart. According to the Holy Scriptures, a soul is a living, breathing creature that eventually dies. Nowhere in The Holy Bible can be found an "immortal soul" - it simply isn't there (see What Happens When You Die?).

How And Where Are Souls Created?

"And The Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." (Genesis 2:7 KJV)

"Did not He that made me in the womb make him?" (Job 31:15 KJV)

Spirit And Soul Separate

"And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ" (1 Thessalonians 5:23 KJV)

"For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit" (Hebrews 4:12 KJV)

Can Souls Die? According To The Word of God, Yes

"Behold, all souls are Mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is Mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die" (Ezekiel 18:4 KJV)

"The soul that sinneth, it shall die." (Ezekiel 18:20 KJV)

"Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell [see Where Is Hell?], neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption" (Acts 2:27 KJV)

"And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people" (Acts 3:23 KJV)

"Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death" (James 5:20 KJV)

Fact Finder: Did Jesus Christ have a soul? Was Christ's soul "sorrowful" (that is, was He sorrowful) as it (that is, He) was about to die?
Mark 14:34


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