Lesson 3 - Section 5 - Question 4 of 12 

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In the Beginning, God Created:

God made animals, plants and other things that were not created in the image of God.  Let's compare these things to Adam and Eve (who were created in the image of God):

"Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. And God blessed them; and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth." Then God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food;"and it was so." Genesis 1:26-30 (NAS)

"Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, "From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you shall surely die." Genesis 2:15-17 (NAS)

"And the man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the sky, and to every beast of the field, but for Adam there was not found a helper suitable for him." Genesis 2:20 (NAS)


According to the verses above, what are some ways that Adam and Eve were different from most of the other created beings:

  1. The animals, plants, birds, etc. were visible; but Adam and Eve were invisible spirits.
  2. Adam and Eve were given the ability to think and reason, so they could rule over the animals, fish, etc.; subdue the earth; cultivate and keep the garden; to come up with names for all the animals and birds; and to be able to accept instructions from the Lord.
  3. No difference. Adam and Eve's mental capacity was no greater than the other animals, plants, etc.

Invisible Intellect & Thought No Difference