Sunday, September 17, 2017

Are Humans More Valuable Than Animals?

One of the most foundational doctrines of Christianity involves a proper understanding of what it means to be human and how that sets us apart from the rest of God's creation. In this lesson, we explore the historic Christian idea of humans being created in the image of God.

Key Themes:
  • Discussion: Who would you save first in an emergency: your pet or a stranger?
  • "image of God"
    • Genesis 1:26–28
    • Genesis 5:1–2
    • Genesis 2:7, 19
  • The concept of human rights
  • The concept of animal rights
    • Clip from the documentary, Blackfish
    • Genesis 1:20, 21, 24
  • Are humans advanced animals?
  • Is it ok to eat animals?

Digging Deeper: