Love of God Podcast Personalities
 

Animals

Animals have soul.

But humans have spirits -- that is, spiritual souls.  We are human animals. Personal beasts, a fascinating intersection from both Heaven and Earth.
 


The Paradoxical Being

Interestingly, humans aren’t in vogue right now, but animals are.  

The irony:  when humans become more like animals; animals become more in fashion and humans less in fashion!  Of course, people who idolize animals love all animals, except human animals.

So for the rest of this treatment, we'll avoid two extremes that we are either:
not animals or only animals; angels or beasts; spiritual only or physical only.

God loves animals (Psalm 50:10), and especially human animals—enough to unite with them.  Amazing.  More below.

1. God Loves Animals

2. God Loves the Human Animal 

Below is a set of fascinating powers that you and I have.

Don't see these as insults to animals; see them as gifts to you—to help you become a home for God.  It's not to lower animals, but to raise our potential.  Angels are intrigued with this.

Human Nature

Self-Conscious Paradox

The The Areas of the Spiritualized Soul (Will, Mind, Emotions)

1. Freewill—The Human Drama

2. Mind

"Man is the pinnacle of My creation and the human mind is wondrously complex.  I risked all by gaining you freedom to think for yourself.  This is a god-like privilege, forever setting you apart from animals and robots.  I made you in My image, precariously close to deity."

3. Imagination/Beauty

Physical

Creation

God the "Divine Animal"

That may sound like a strange phrase, but it's interesting how many times Christ images himself that way: the Lamb of God, the Lion of Judah, etc.

Perhaps God is more organic than we think.  He certainly loves His creation.

 

Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness,
so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky,
over the livestock and all the wild animals,
and over all the creatures that move along the ground.
Gen 1:26