Genesis 1:26-27 God Created Man

Genesis 1:26-27 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Man is made in the image of God. This point is made twice in the opening statement of verse 26. The point that humanity is made in the image of God is repeated a third time at the end of the passage in verse 27.

God introduces the idea of creating man in verse 26. “Let us make man…” In verse 27, He repeats on three occasions, that He created. God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God is pretty emphatic that He is the One who made man. This was not left to random chance and primordial slime.

Note, the text does not say that an ape was made millions of years ago and over time it evolved into homo erectus then to neanderthal and eventually into modern day man. We still have monkeys, apes, and man, but no transitional species? The transitional species are extinct? How convenient. There is no statement in the Bible of “transitional species” or “missing links” any where in the text. Fossil evidence does not support intermediate, transitional, or missing links.

“If pressed about man’s ancestry, I would have to unequivocally say that all we have is a huge question mark. To date, there has been nothing found to truthfully purport as a transitional species to man…If further pressed, I would have to state that there is more evidence to suggest an abrupt arrival of man rather than gradual process of evolving.”

Richard Leakey, one of the world’s foremost paleoanthropologist, 1990

Man, in addition to apes and monkeys, was made on day six, not millions of years ago.

Man’s purpose is defined by God. The purpose of man is to rule over animal life. Man is to rule over fish, birds, cattle, and creeping things. He is to rule over the entirety of the earth.

“…I am quite conscious that my speculations run beyond the bounds of true science…it is a mere rag of an hypothesis with as many flaw(s) and holes as sound parts.”

Charles Darwin to Asa Gray

Romans 3:4 May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar, as it is written, “THAT YOU MAY BE JUSTIFIED IN YOUR WORDS, AND PREVAIL WHEN YOU ARE JUDGED.

God is truth.

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