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The short answer is "yes, sort of". The only sub-group within Christianity that I'm aware of that cares about whether the animals in the Garden of Eden were originally carnivorous or not are the Young Earth Creationists. To other groups, it's simply a non-issue. Only within the young-earth paradigm do you get the idea that there was no physical death ...


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As a YEC - I think David Stratton has presented a good overview of our belief regarding animals (and human beings) being herbivorous before the fall, and that we use the Bible as our only canonical writing (though as I commented on his answer, we do not believe that every word in the Bible is meant to be taken literally, there are many figurative and poetic ...


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Yes, the canonical writings of some (most?) Christian groups does say if animals in Eden were carnivorous and when they became carnivorous; and as for your title (bible as opposed to canonical Christian writings), also yes it is addressed. That is the blunt answer and technically a full one considering your question. However, you likely want to know not ...


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Your question appears to show a misunderstanding of God's laws. When God gave man dominion over the animals it carried with it certain duties, however when God gave man the command to love thy neighbor as thyself, he was talking about co-equals; Genesis 1:28 NKJV Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and ...


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The answer to your question (assuming there is one) needs to be approached indirectly. A key question to ask might be, "Does the Bible indicate that animals possess a soul or spirit?" There are some indications in Scripture they do. Genesis 1:30 - "'And to all the animals of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to all the creatures ...



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