"In fact, even the hairs on your head are all numbered. Do not be afraid; you are more valuable than many sparrows."
Most definitely man is the highest animal on the earth. We are at the top of the food chain and its because of Gods will.
Yes that is of course true. However we are all part of Gods creation.
Yes that is correct, but it is not the question at hand.
The debate is if humans are animals.
And in this specific scenario, if the only thing that divides humans from animals is the fact that humans have a choice.
In other words...if cows would have a choice, they too would be human.
The creation story teaches us something completely opposite.
A) Mankind was created on a separate day
B) Mankind was created in the image of God
C) Animals and their life were created out of nothing
D) Mankind was created (formed) from the dust of the earth
E) Mankind received life from the breath of God
Only two forms of life received the opportunity to fall: angels and humans.
Angels rebelled against God and were thrown out of heaven. They never received the opportunity to be redeemed and saved to return to heaven, even though they believe in Christ.
Humans fell, and God sent Jesus in human form to earth to redeem humans as long as they believe in Christ.
The human body cannot be redeemed. The human soul is saved, and it will receive a new body when it enters heaven.
The body of animals are equally tainted with sin and cannot be redeemed. Animals do not have a soul.
Animals, because they do not have a soul, cannot believe in Christ and are hence unredeemable.
To say that humans are animals because we pee, poop, eat and sleep the same is a fallacy.
Plants also dispose of waste material, feed and know periods of inactivity...that doesn't mean that humans are vegetables.