“Well, not only does the fossil evidence support what Genesis says, as we will see what it says in a minute, but the genetic evidence also confirms that we are descended from two humans only a few thousand years ago.

So, there really is no evidence that men evolved that stands up to scrutiny. Rather, imagination and art are the keys and over time the evolutionists are getting more confused. So, let’s look at what the Bible has to say and we really need to think carefully about this because in the church today, there are people publishing books and and giving lectures saying that there never was an Adam and Eve. That Adam and Eve are a myth. These are two books published in recent years by two respected evangelical publishers and both of those books deny a historical Adam and what the Bible says:

And the leading proponent of theistic evolution or evolutionary creation is The Biologos Forum.

And they believe what the evolutionists say. They believe that we evolved from an ape-like creature. But the Bible is very clear. That Adam and Eve were created supernaturally and were unique, from all other creatures. So consider the biblical evidence for that statement. In Genesis Chapter 1, we read, ‘So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.’ So, both male and female are made in the image of God and humans are the only creatures made in the image of God. And it doesn’t matter what their age is. What their mental capabilities are. What their health is. Whether they are inside the womb or outside the womb. They are all made in the image of God.

And then we turn to Chapter 2 and we read about the creation of the first man: ‘The Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.’ This is a critically important verse. And I have found in my reading, that people who reject a literal Adam, don’t pay attention to this verse. Those last two words ‘living being’ are translated the same way in the NIV, the New American Standard, the Christian Standard Bible. The ESV translates the Hebrew words ‘living creature’. The King James translates ‘the living soul.’ The Hebrew words are ‘Nephesh Chayyah.’ And those words are really important because those same two words are used in Genesis 1, on day five, to refer to sea creatures and birds:

‘And God said, ‘Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky’. So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.’

Then the same words are used in Genesis 1 on day six, to refer to land animals. They are also living creatures: ‘Then God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind; cattle, and creeping thing and beast of the earth, according to its kind,’ and it was so.’

The same words are used in Genesis 2 when Adam named creatures that God brought to him: ‘Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name,’ and in Chapter 9, when the animals came off the ark. They are living creatures: ‘and with every living creature that was with you—the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you—every living creature on earth’.

Now, they are not made in the image of God but the Bible says those are living creatures and Adam was a living creature. But, notice what the Bible says. We can diagram that sentence this way: God made man from the dust of the ground. He breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and he became a living being, a living creature. Paul says the same thing in Corinthians 1 ‘The first man, Adam, became a living being.’ But contrast that with what theistic evolutionists say: that God took a living creature, breathed into it the breath of life after it had evolved a body like he wanted, and that became man.

But that is exactly the opposite of what the Bible says, in Hebrew, or English, or German, or Russian, or Korean. God did not take a pre-existing living creature and transform it into man. That’s wrong. It’s impossible to harmonize with the Bible.”

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