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God created mankind in his own image - Genesis 1:26 - 27

Updated on October 23, 2012

The Beginning Genesis 1:26 - 27

26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

27So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.

Up late tonight working, team effort. Waiting on my friend as he runs data, good time to discuss today’s verse.

I remember when someone in authority told me for the first time that my ancestors were apes. Seemed weird, but I figured he was a teacher. In turn, knew what he was talking about. Became fully indoctrinated in the accepted way of thinking, saw no conflict between the coexistence of a Biblical God and an earth whose inhabitants evolved over a period much greater than the 6000 – 10000 years outlined in scripture.

Bing bang followed by complete order, brought about by random process over billions of years.

Turns out I don’t buy into that line of thinking anymore. Not enough time to get into detailed arguments on both sides, except to say they both require faith.

My pastor puts it in an interesting way: “When was the last time the fire dept. arrived at the site of an explosion to find things in better order than they were pre-blast?”

Something to think about. I really used to feel that this young earth thing was silly, but I’m now singing a new tune.

Just for kicks, I would recommend a visit to the site http://www.answersingenesis.org/

Could be there is a valid argument for the creation account found in Genesis.

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      lucabrasi 5 years ago from Greensboro, NC

      I once thought it absurd as well, so can understand your viewpoint. And so we do not agree. That is OK. Appreciate your opinion.

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      ib radmasters 5 years ago from Southern California

      This is an absurd premise.

      First according to the Old Testament Adam was created from dirt, but Eve was created by another means. No one including the mythical Adam and Eve have ever seen God.

      The Old Testament was written by humans, and none of these humans have any idea about God. According to the bible there are no females. Not God, not the Angels, not Jesus or the Holy Ghost.

      To say that God is the father of Jesus has no meaning.

      As far as Adam and Eve and Genesis, there are no facts that can be used to reference their existence or their time frame in relation to the age of the Earth.

      Even faith requires a foundation, and the bible just doesn't have a foundation. Genesis is too vague and ambiguous to be used as a reference for creation.

      The bible itself was not written contemporaneously with the events depicted in it. The New Testament was written not in historical time not to distant from when the Old Testament was written.

      Neither of these testaments had any divine inspiration, and that is because they were simply stories from the imagination of humans.

      The biblical God is a failure even within the writings of the bibles.

      The logistics of Noah and the Ark are one the order of Santa Claus and a sleigh full of presents to be delivered around the world in one night.

      We all had faith in Santa Clause until we grew up and realized the utter impossibility of the concept. There are seven billion people on the earth today, and most of them don't believe in the bibles.