THE BEGINNING: The first seven days of God's creation:
Before God created human bodies He created a whole environment to put His special man and woman into.
It was on the 6th day, after God had created the environment, that God created the body for Adam and then later on, for Eve.
There is a huge amount of misinformation, confusion, and opinion, about who and what the 'human spirit' is (also known as 'spirit', 'being', or 'soul'); and how the first man came about.
The 1st day heavens, waters, day, and night created (Genesis 1:1-5)
The 2nd day - the sky, morning, and evening created (Genesis 1:6-8)
The 3rd day - dry land, seas, seed-bearing plants, vegetation, and fruit trees created (Genesis 1:11-13)
The 4th day - the Sun, Moon, and stars created (Genesis 1:14-19)
The 5thday - creatures that live in the sea and creatures that fly created and blessed (Genesis 1:20-23)
The 6th day - living creatures, livestock and wild animals, and 2 human spirits - made in the image of God - created (Genesis 1:24-31)
The 7th day - God finished his work of creation and rested, blessing the seventh day and making it holy. (Genesis 2:1-2)
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On the 6th day God says:
Geneses 1:26; 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.”
God is suggesting that He create "mankind" “male and female” "in our image".
God and Jesus (who God was talking to - see below) were both Spirits = the “male and female” creations are also spiritual ("in our image" Genesis 1:26).
Jesus is the "first of His works".
"Let us" is God and Jesus.
God is talking to Jesus when He says
"Let us make man in our Image".
Genesis 2:5-6; Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth
and no plant had yet sprung up,
for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground,
6 but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground.
God creates male and female spirits in His spiritual image (Genesis 1:27)
God tells His newly created male and female spirits about the world they are about to inherit - when they have bodies - and gives them instructions;
Genesis 1:28; God blessed them and said to them,
“Be fruitful and increase in number;
fill the earth and subdue it.
Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
In other words, it is not necessary for these 2 spirits (when they have bodies) to be concerned/worried about what they will have for food because it is supplied for them.
Genesis 1:30; And to every beast of the earth
and all the birds in the sky
and all the creatures that move along the ground, where there is life,
I have given every green plant for food.
And it was so.
Also, it is not necessary for these 2 spirits to be concerned/worried about what every living creature will have for food. (since they are going to "rule" them when they have bodies) as it says in: Genesis 1:28 (above)
God now rests on the 7th day.
He has created the universe including planet Earth, creatures, fish, birds, livestock and wild animals.
He has created 2 spirits, which will rule over the life He has created, when they have human bodies.
Next, God puts in streams which "watered the whole surface of the ground."
Mankind began here:
In Genesis 2:7 (on the 6th day of creation) God creates a human body for the male spirit He has created.
NOTE: God creates a body for the female spirit later in Genesis 2:22.
It's a simple verse, but it is packed with meaning.
IT IS ACTUALLY IN 3 PARTS.
God breathes the "breath of life"
into the man's body
to make it living.
(Which he had done for all the other
creatures, animals and birds).
See Usage Note for Breath of Life.
NOTE: Usage of the term: "BREATH OF LIFE".
Geneses 7:22; Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died.
'Breath of life' refers to the physical bodies of creatures, animals, and humans.
It does not address the spiritual.
and the body becomes not only LIVING but also it is now called a SOUL ("living soul") because it is a living body and also has God's image within it.
NOTE: "living soul" in various translations is used interchangeably with "living being" and "living creature". The actual translation from Hebrew is 'soul'. Translation verification.
The addition of God's Image (created with Jesus in Genesis 1:27)
would make mankind different and superior to animals, birds and creatures,
so he could rule over them,
because the man had a body that was living and breathing with a genetic program, as they were, but....
the man also had God's Image inside him. (See above).
Just using pure logic, God would have to give this fleshly body + brain (with only a genetic program)
something to make it superior to animals, birds, and creatures
in order for it to "rule" over them. (See above).
SUMMARY: THE BEGINNING OF MANKIND
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We can see how Adam got his Image of God, but how do we get our Image of God (human spirit) into each one of our bodies?
Can we all have an Image of God called the human spirit within us?
God created a male and female spirit (in His image).
God is a spirit, therefore any image of Himself would have to be spiritual.
God then created a body from the dust of the earth &
breathed into it the breath of life to make it living, (as He had done with all the various types of animals, birds, and creatures).
God then simultaneously infused the now living body with 'His image' to make an intelligent, sentient, being.
who could rule over the birds and over all the animals and creatures that moved on the earth.
THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION
The theory of evolution has been disproved over and over again. I always ask why apes are not still turning into men.
I am sure Satan's dream would be for all mankind to assume it came from the ape, and that the Bible's view of creation was not true.
Among the many organizations out there that have disputed the 'theory of evolution' is the organization ICR (Institution for Creation Research). You might want to study it's website and especially the Discovery Center.
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