We are NOT animals

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We are NOT animals

Though we share many attributes and characteristics with animals, we are not animals. This goes beyond the 'opposable thumbs' and the use of tools.

1. When Eve was tempted, she was tempted to live by her instincts like an animal. [1] By choosing what was good for her, using her instincts, she usurped God position of declaring good and evil.

When she was cast out of the garden, she was not cursed, but confronted in her sin. "If you wish to live like an animal, try bearing children without increased pain." [2]

2. The spirit of animals goes to the earth and the spirit of man returns to God. [3] Without needing to debate what the spirit is, we know that the destination of the spirit of animals is different than that of the spirit of man.
  1. ± Ge 3:6 ¶ And when the woman saw that the tree [was] good for food, and that it [was] pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make [one] wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.</span> </li>
  2. ± Ge 3:16 ¶ Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow [pain] and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire [shall be] to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.</span> </li>
  3. ± Ec 3:21 Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?</span> </li> </ol>