Man became a living creature

then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. Genesis 2:7

Are humans special or just an accident of random mutations to DNA that resulted in a new species of primates, homo sapiens? If you look at any biology textbook or read any book by Richard Dawkins or talk with a proponent of evolution then the answer we are just a luck accident. Humans are really no different than any other animal no better but just maybe worse. We are just captives of our DNA. Free will is just an illusion.

It doesn’t take an expert to see that we are in fact very different than any other animal on earth. We are the only creatures that have language and can write and pass our knowledge down generations. We are the only creatures that create art just for the sake of creating it with no evolutionary advantage whatever. We are the only creature that can enjoy the sunset. We make music just for enjoyment. We are able to think in the abstract. We can plan not just for tomorrow but for next year and for years afterward. We are the only creature that buries our dead and in doing so recognize an afterlife. And no other primate has been as successful as humans. Not only has our population exploded but we are able to live anywhere on land. We can control our environment so we can also live underwater, in space and on the moon.

In fact there are many differences between humans and any other creature. We are self-aware and we recognize that others are self-aware. We are the only animal that is completely helpless for the first year or more of our lives. No other young is so totally dependent on their parents. Even marsupial young can crawl from the birth canal to its mother’s pouch. All other primates can cling to its mother from birth. Human babies cannot even support their own heads. The only thing we have in common with the rest of the animals is that we too are composed of flesh, blood and bone.

When you actually compare all the differences, special creation is not a very large leap. In fact it is the only explanation that makes sense. From an evolutionary aspect what advantage can possible be great enough to cause a creature to be so helpless for so long? But, if we are created by God in God’s image then humans do make sense.

Everything that makes us different from all other creatures on earth makes perfect sense when we look at whose image we were created in. We may look on the surface like an ape but once we get past the superficial we most look like our creator.

Have a blessed day,

David

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About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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One Response to Man became a living creature

  1. Freedomborn says:

    What a great message, thank you David, I felt Joy as I read your words as they clearly show although God used the same Blue print so there are some similarities, we are of a higher order, unique from the animal kingdom in so many ways, including our belly buttons, we are also able to have close fellowship being one with God in The Spirit when Born Again of His seed 1John3:9. Yes we were made in the likeness of God but not of the flesh, only of the spirit and as you said David so we can reason and create, sadly these are not always used for good, like cloning, torture weapons, the inventions that Occult practices use, many are inventive but very evil and Technology can be used for good or evil and confusion and evil results when man Trusts in their own fleshy reasoning, logic and understanding.

    When I was ministering to Atheists it use to amaze me when they claimed they did not believe in God but then would blame Him for all the evil in the world or when they would claim that there is nothing after we die and strongly declare that I didn’t know if there was because I hadn’t died Hmmmm, So David we must be referring to Ghosts when we talk about Atheists 🙄

    Christian Love from both of us- Anne

    P.S I keep finding that it is showing on Blogs that I’m not following them, it was the same with you, so please disregard David any of WordPress notifications that I have joined up with you again, I haven’t stopped as shown by my receiving your Posts.

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