Thank you for writing, and we'll do our best to briefly address most your question.
We are vegans and thus we don't eat or exploit any animals. We are also happy to hear that you don't eat animals either.
We cannot really separate God as autonomous other beings, for They are One. In this present day we have the Holy Spirit in our presence to minister to us.
We were also created in the image of God, but that did not make us divine, for we cannot create anything from something that doesn't already exist. One day when we return to the will of God, we will be transformed into children of God.
Jesus told the crowd that some of them would not see Him again, because they would never see heaven, for they would never accept Him for who He is, nor His message of peace.
Jesus is not showing us that He is better than us; He is trying to show us how to be conformed into His likeness.
In the Love of the Lord,
Frank and Mary