19. What is the difference between man and animal?

God breathed into man the “breath of life”, His spirit, and thus made him into a “living being”.

Man is indeed from the earth, regarding his body, but regarding his spirit, from heaven. The animal with its soul is only from the earth and seeks to satisfy its earthly needs and instincts.

  • And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. (Genesis 2:7)