God the Creator
Genesis 1:26-27
Am I just an ape?
Published June 16th, 2022
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Image Likeness
Main point summary
God spoke which resulted in creating mankind in His own image.
Genesis 1:26-27
Then God said,
o “Let us make man 1 in our image,
p after our likeness.
And q let them have dominion over the fish of the sea
and over the birds of the heavens
and over the livestock
and over all the earth
and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him;
r male and female he created them.
Image Likeness
Are we just apes or something more? What does the Evolutionary worldview(social Darwinism) say about Humans? 1)The Evolution worldview would puts humans in the animal kingdom. 2)We are evolved animals over time. (Rebuttal Question)Therefore we must ask…… *Should we cage our “family” apes in Cincinnati zoo? What about fish? Plants? *They should have human rights too. https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/22/us/happy-elephant-bronx-zoo-personhood-scn-trnd/ 3)Evolutionary worldview does not believe in sanctity of life. 4)We are just evolved scum. (We are just apes) 5) Star dust bumping into other stardust. 6)Survival of the Fittest. (Strong vs the weak) Evolution worldview results in…… 1)No purpose. 2)No foundation for morality or truth. 3)The animals are left to themselves as the foundation of truth and morality. (Relativism; subjective) Evolution worldview cannot solve these issues. (Ex: Abortion; Gender;Racism example) - If we are just animals what's wrong with killing an unborn child? Strong over the weak. -What is wrong with Holocaust or slavery? Strong over the weak. (Animals infantcide; Normal competition) -Why treat different races the same? Darwin said "The civilized (caucasian) race will replace the savage races." (The Descent of Man, 1871) Strong over the weak. - Why can’t a man be a woman? Or woman be a man? (Truth is relative; how I feel)
What does God say about us? 1)God made us unique for His glory (Isaiah 43:1-7). 2)We are made by God in His image not an ape. (Genesis 1:26-27) 3) We resemble God. -Not by flesh and blood since God is spirit. -But immaterial part of humanity such as...... Mentally - Humans can reason and choose. Anyone that makes a machine or writes a book. Socially - created for fellowship. Triune nature and love. Marriage. Family. Morally - Humans created in righteousness, innocence, Reflection of God’s holiness. Moral “compass” conscience. Writes a law , praises goodness, and slanders evil. (All twisted due to sin) The solution for our sin is Christ. - Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who is set apart all other things (Holy Holy Holy) and perfect image of God: - “The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God” ( Hebrews 1:3) To see Jesus is to see the Father ( John 14:9) . - The good news is that when God saves a person. - He begins to restore the original image of God. -Redemption is only in the person and work of Jesus Christ. -Jesus Christ shows us what it really means to be made in His image. Christian worldview gives us correct view on these issues. Abortion issue: 1)At moment of fertilization God formed us in our mothers womb (Psalm 139:13–16). The unique DNA combination is made in the mothers womb. Once egg is made no new information is added. You are you from moment of fertilization. Racism: 2)We treat everyone as image bearers of God. One race Human race. We look at people as valuable. Gender issue: Male and Female He created them. (Mark 10: 6 ) *We must look to Him who has all authority in heaven and on earth. The King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The Last Adam that conquered on our behalf who is Jesus Christ. *We are special people made in the image of God. *We are not just apes. *But we are broken and in need of Christ. *God restores the image that was broken.
Francisco Erondin cavalca
Muito bom
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