"What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that Thou visitest him? Thou madest him a little lower than the angels." Heb. 2:6, 7.
What is the nature of angels? "But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage; neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection." Luke 20:35, 36.
What are angels called? "And of the angels he saith, Who maketh His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame offire." Heb. 1:7.
What is the difference between the two Adams? "And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit." 1 Cor. 15:45.
Adam was made a living soul; but was he not a spiritual man? "Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual." 1 Cor. 15:46.
When does man become a spiritual being? "It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body, There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body." 1 Cor. 15:44.
To what does the sowing refer? "That which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die." 1 Cor. 15:36.
NOTE. - Man does not have the undying, spiritual nature of the angels until the resurrection. Then, if righteous, he cannot die anymore ( Luke 20:36), because he is "equal unto the angels."
How is man's nature defined? "Shall mortal man be more just than God?" Job
NOTE. - Mortal. "Subject to death." Webster.
What is God's nature? "Now unto the King, eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen." 1 Tim. 1:17.
NOTE. - Immortal. "Exempt from liability to die." Webster.
Of what was man formed in the beginning? "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground." Gen. 2:7.
What act made him a living soul? "And [God] breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." Gen. 2:7.
Are others besides man called "living souls" in the Bible? "And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea, and it became as the blood of a dead man; and every living soul died in the sea." Rev. 16:3. (See Gen. 1:30, margin.)
Do other creatures besides man have the "breath of life? "And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of foul, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man; all in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died." Gen. 7:21, 22.
Is theirs the same breath as man's? "As the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no pre-eminence above a beast; for all is vanity." Ecc. 3:19.
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