Acknowledging the Differences between Man and Beast

What are the differences between mankind and animals in creation?  Many would argue that man and beast should be seen on the same level, as equals and co-habitants of creation.  While the scriptures certainly acknowledge the cohabitation aspects of life between man and beast, the roles they play are clearly different.  As Dr. Mohler notes on today’s program, man is made in the image of God, carrying special weight and responsibility before God.  Though cruelty to animals is evil and deserves punishment, equality between them is unbiblical and utterly foolish.