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