Taking the Epistle

A biblical journey through the epistles

06 – Man Made

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Creation day six – man made?

Man in OUR image

Thank you for looking at our Creation series, my desire in these pages is to look at the literal days of creation and in greater detail quoting primarily from the first book of the Bible, the book of Genesis.

In part one we looked at day one of creation, why it was a literal day and examined why God put it in the perfect order that he did, in part two we looked at the waters separating, in part three we looked at earth, vegetation and trees, part four was the sun, moon and stars, part five was land animals and today we start again on day six at the bible verses below.

Genesis 1:24 (ESV) And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. 25 And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” 29 And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. 30 And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. 31 And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

God begins this passage to fruition in the next day by allowing the land dwelling animals to multiply. We have the earth only a few days old but it was created old, it was created ready to be inhabited. God has the earth populated at this time with animals and has the world’s largest zoo and now all that is left is for God to set the stage for his greatest creation, “man”.

You trying to make a monkey out of me?

Macro Evolution refutes the creation account and stands at a polar opposite from the biblical account. This account popularizes a theory that the human man had originated from a lesser evolved primate and was a distant cousin to a monkey.

The issue with this theory is that the evidence that supports it has been largely fabricated, been skewed and also been falsified in order to make a theory seem less like a straw man. If this was correct then we have a evidence gap that does not support a chain reaction evolution. The fossils are simply not there.

The book of Genesis states that “26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” man was created in the image of the triune God (remember as discussed before the whole of the trinity was present during creation) we learn that man is different from the animals because of the following:

1) He was man in the image of God (verse 26)
2) He was to have dominion over the animals (verse 26)
3) His job was to tend the earth (verses 29-30)

Man – different from the animals

Man was different from the animals as we have discernment in areas or morality, spirituality and have a much greater intellect. Evolutionists would try to counter this by stating we have certain biological similarities. I also have my own theory, it begins with the same creator for all.

Genesis 2 goes into greater detail on how man was created, how woman came from man and the direct inspired creation. We learn also that the blessing of God was on man. For me, this refutes the idea of a “Gap” as when creation was finished it was still “good”. If death and suffering came before Adam and Eve that would call into question the goodness of God as God cannot lie. Theologically it just does not make sense.

Be fruitful and multiply

Genesis 1:28 (ESV) And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” 29 And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. 30 And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. 31 And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

God commissions man to go forth and multiply. (Verse 28) The earth was designed to be inhabited and dwelled in. Man was in charge and at that point we had our diet, originally we were given the seed yielding plants for food that would have given us all that we needed at that time for a balanced diet.

You have to remember that man was made old; he was not born of a woman. He was made out of the dirt of the earth and made as an adult man. The command to be fruitful and multiply implies the desire for his wife to multiply, to have relations with her and enjoy her in a way that only humans can. Animals reproduce for the sake of reproducing, for humans it is much more.

Not just “good” but “very good”

God concludes creation by stating it was “very good” and that tells you that there was only one draft, one execution, we were the ones chosen (humans) and that the account is verifiable and trustworthy.

God bless and I pray this was a blessing and please feel free to like, share or comment on here or whatever social media platforms you use as the Lord leads you to, as always I love questions about this or any other article so please feel free to fill in the form below, all comments are moderated to avoid profanity.
TTE
TGBTG
SDG

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