After seeing a new blog posted, I didn't recognize the ID. [spacer] In checking, found it had been a while since the person had written. In looking into the archives, came across a blog they had written last year. [spacer]In reading it, the author said, they had become "convinced that the biblical version of creation and the scientific version of creation are actually the same story". [spacer]There was one question the author kept throwing out that no one answered directly.[spacer] That question was "If our physical bodies were created in the image and after the likeness of God, why did Jesus have to take on the image of a man when He came to earth?" Hence my blog...I look forward to anyone else's input! Genesis 1:24-27 "Then God said, Â€ÂœLet the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind; and it was so. 25 And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. Then God said, Â€ÂœLet Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.Â€ So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, Â€ÂœBe fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth." I realize everyone knows these verses, but want them in front so I can ask a few questions here myselfÂ€and perhaps my questions in their own way are answers to the question the author kept saying no one was answering. 1.) If man evolved, why didn't the Bible just put everything in one verse and say,"Let the earth bring forth the living creature of its kindÂ€including the ape which will evolve eventually into an upright beast called man." 2.) Why didn't it say that this ape would fill the earth and subdue it? 3.) Why didn't it say that this ape would have dominion over every other living thing that moves on earth? 4.) So, ape was created in God's image? 5.) And, if so, why wouldn't He have just let Jesus come to the earth as an ape?[spacer] Why not let Him live in the jungle with the apes instead of having Him birthed by a human? 6.) "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness" Â€Â“ so what's this Â€Â˜Us' thing? [spacer]Is it all the apes that govern the universe? 7.) And, if we are evolved from apes, why don't we all still look like apesÂ€why even bother evolving? [spacer]Why didn't God say in the Word, that we could expect to evolve? 8.) Could it be that the heavenly hosts and God shown so brilliantly that He had to create man in the Â€Â˜likeness' without that light that shown so bright to Moses that it would have blinded him? [spacer]In other words, the Â€Â˜likeness' body without the manifestation of being the Â€Â˜Creator'? [spacer]Can you image the pride issues if we were created EXACTLY like Him? [spacer]We wouldn't even need God, right? 9.) I know they are smart creatures, but anybody ever seen a Primate smart enough to dominate the earth? And, last, 10.) How come man has to train apes to do things humanly instead of apes training man to do things humanly? [spacer]Watching my grandsons amazes me how much they do instinctively. [spacer]I know they are smart enough to rule the world, but can an ape rule anything except their surroundings in the wilderness? Hmmm I've even convinced myself now, it's pretty ludicrous to call God an ape!!! [spacer]For if anyone thinks that we evolved and that we were created in His image, then we must be calling God an ape, right? [spacer]What must He think of us? [spacer]He probably thinks of us as apes for that kind of thinking! But, the final bonus question: "If our physical bodies were created in the image and after the likeness of God, why did Jesus have to take on the image of a man when He came to earth?", you asked. Maybe I'm the one with the pea brain here, but if you are born to another human being, aren't you supposed to look like another human being?[spacer] Really! [spacer]Are we supposed to be born of woman and come out looking like an ape? [spacer]With all God's superiority, couldn't He have made that happen? Is it me, or is all this really looking a little stupid here?! Numero Uno!!! [spacer] Who are we to question God anyway? Or try to Â€Â˜figure' Him out. [spacer]Can you answer me that? I can! [spacer]Scientists are always the doubting Thomas'! [spacer]They think they have to 'figure out God'. I think God makes is quite clear Â€Â“ Isaiah 55:8-9 For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,Â€ says the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. They just don't get it, do they?
It is the stubborn nature of the enemy that plagues us..that we cannot see that God's ways are higher. The enemy thought his ways were higher than God's and has lied to man and still does. Man would rather choose the enemy's voice becasue he thinks man's ways are higher than God's ways... sadly mistaken for hearing the lying voice..
I look at being created in the image of God a bit different from what you have described in your blog. I invite you to read my most recent post that is still under featured blogs: Originally Created in Image of God, Now Born in Likeness and Image of Adam
I enjoyed your comparisons, thanks for this perspective!
hey my friend.
Time and time again there have been christians who have declared the account of creation to be a lie. And unfortunately there have been times they have tried to present this flawed theory to the believer.
Now I am no scholar by any means, my faith is simple and I take what I read in scripture as fact and as absolute truth.
But my problem with evolution is this: For evolution to take place there must be death. Cells and organsims must die out and better more adaptable ones will replace it. Yet in scripture God tells us that before sin entered the world through Adam there was NO death. For the wages of Sin is death.
As I see it, if death was in the world before man "evolved" then how could Adam have brought sin in to mankind and to this fallen world. And if one man didnot bring sin into the world, then where stands the gospel that one man through his death redeems that same fallen mankind.
Creation makes much more sense to me that apes turning into beth.
One more comment if I may.. sometimes we dont give answers to bloggers who are not really seeking for truth, but only trying to stir up a hornets nest. Sometimes its best to let it lie. Then it disappears quietly and without great fuss.
I have a problem though.. the gibbon in the pic at the top of your blog... its about my size !!!!!
Awesome message here!!!
Unfortunately even Darwin is convinced now that he was wrong adn if he could speak to those that were living, he would warn them about a literal hell that he is burning in, for not believing in God, His way of Creating this world and saving some of this world through His only Son, Jesus Christ.
Evolution is not taught in the Bible, but creation is and I agree with you, I am going to believe the God of the Bible, because heaven and hell are taught in the Bible and that everyone will spend eternity in heaven with God and Jesus or in the lake of fire with the devil, false prophet and the beast and be tormented forever.
Yep, my faith is in God's Creation account in Genesis and His redemptive power and eternal life found in Jesus Christ. (Romans 6:23)
Thanks so much for sharing.
Reckon that is where they get the term "Family tree?" Seriously, shows mans true intelligence, huh? No wonder we got such a mess! And they still insist on teaching it. Mercy. God Bless.
Is creation God's great hoax?[/internallink]There can be no doubt about what is called "micro-evolution". An example is how we have developed plants and animals with different characteristics. However, there are MAJOR problems with macro-evolution. The huge one is that all the important "missing links" are exactly that, MISSING!
Intelligent design bridges the gap between modern science and Godly creation (bara in Hebrew). Even that is quite controversial.
Thee are many legimate questions raised by science. My main concern is and has always been how we address the seeming conflick between science and Godly creation to our kids. This is something each of us who have children, grandchildren or even come in regular contact with children need to seriously consider. This is something I wrote about sometime back here: [internallink=http://christianblog.com/4d11]