It might sound like a stupid question at first, because obviously humans and angels are quite different in many ways... but bear with me a moment.
[M]ost Christians interpret it to mean that we share in the spiritual reality with the spiritual beings, and traits specific to God (spiritual traits, since God is Spirit) belong to man. Such things then do not belong to other creatures, which may or may not include the angels.
It then lists four specific traits that humans share with God:
- Ability to create
- Having a 'spirit'
- Being able to have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit
This makes me wonder: How are humans and angels different, in essence? Of these four traits, angels seem to clearly posses a spirit, and likely have reason. Are they able to create? Are angels 'indwelt' by the Holy Spirit? (Is it possible for a non-physical being to be indwelt anyway?)
What other traits do angels and humans share, and how else do they differ?
To provide a doctrinal scope, let me say I'm seeking views from an evangelical protestant* view, although I would still entertain answers from other views so long as they are labeled so.
*I realize that even "evangelical" may be too broad on this topic, as even if I specified a very specific denomination, there are likely many views supported within the official view of the denomination--since this is probably not considered an essential tenant of any denomination's statement of faith. So... I hope this doesn't make the question unanswerable.