Sep 12, 2018

Did Adam create some of the animals?

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Edited: Sep 13, 2018

Due to the apes having some human similarities, some have said it was Adam's attempt to create a human, like God, is this so?

Sep 16, 2018

Man was the beneficiary of creation as its overseer, by the decree of the Creator, of creation.

 

The creation of man was followed by the making of the animal kingdom, then the creation of the female. The order of which creation is here displayed, does not imply that the woman is the lesser of God’s creation.

 

God created man first, then He presented the animal kingdom to man (Genesis 2:19)

Through this, man saw the need for a companionship, but there was none in the multitude of the animals.

Now, if Adam had the will to create, as God, he would have created for himself a woman, and not an ape, but he couldn’t.

 

Though man is made in the image of God, nevertheless, we are not God, or little gods. Man procreates, but God creates.

  • Procreation – is the process by which an organism produces others of its biological kind by using itself.

  • Creation – is the act of bringing into existence out of nothing.

 

Therefore, the woman was created last in the order of creation, concerning life and living, not because she is lesser in God’s creation, but as the saying goes, save the best for last.

Since man could not find a companion for himself within the animal kingdom and neither could he create a partner to be one with him, his lack became his appreciation for the woman and his gratitude toward God. When God had formed the woman and presented her before him.

 

Was creation a literal six days or six thousand years? According to 2 Peter 3:8, a thousand years is as 1 day to the Lord.

Sep 18, 2018Edited: Sep 18, 2018

 

 

We either accept the Bible in whole, or else, everything therein will fall apart for the error of man's contradiction in a false hope to befit his ideology. Let us not be timid to accept what the Bible says, for the fear of Science. True Science in a nutshell, is the understanding of the truth or the facts of the mind.

 

The truth is, God said in His words, the earth was created in six days. Now, here is the fact to support the truth for a six-day creation. He named the light "day" and the darkness "night. As recorded in Genesis 1:5 . . . God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

 

So then, let us ask ourselves, how long does it take for the transition between the evening and the morning? About 24 hours. With that being said, if God calls the evening and the morning one day. What world are other believers living in to think that it takes 1,000 years for the sun to rise and the darkness to fall?

 

Furthermore, if creation was 6,000 years, Adam would have been 1,000 or more years old when he married Eve. Remember, he was created before Eve. Nevertheless, he was only 130 years old when his son Seth was born. (Genesis 5:3)

 

Sep 18, 2018

Lastly, the mentioned verse of 2 Peter 3:8, which reads in part, one day with the Lord is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. This relates to the mercy of God, which is long-suffering, and He never forgets His promises.

 

Let us now expound how the phrase, one day with the Lord is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day, as to how it relates to God’s mercy as long-suffering and His faithfulness to fulfill His promises.

 

Illustration

You and I, if we had someone who is irritating to us, or doing the wrong thing over and over, sooner or later we will express disgust. Consequently, as humans, we will turn our backs on them. However, with God, if an individual sin one time and repent, God will accept them. On the contrary, if the other individual continues to sin, over and over, days to weeks, weeks to months and months to years and a lifetime, but when he or she repents from their wrongdoing, God will forgive and accept them just as He accepted the sinner who sinned a single day.

One day with the Lord is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

 

This also relates to God’s faithfulness to fulfill His promises. We as human, if we made a promise of which we cannot fulfill, with time, we feel we are no longer obligated to keep that promise. However, with God, even with the eclipse of a thousand years, His faithfulness to fulfill His promise is as new as the first day the promise was made.

 

This was the Holy Spirit's way of encouraging the early Church and us today, through the apostle Peter. Let us not lose hope in waiting for the Lord’s second return. Many years have come and gone, but return He will.

 

We can also apply this encouragement to our personal lives. Perhaps we asked the Lord to receive of Him and He promised through His words He will. However, time has passed, without seeing the fulfillment of the promise. Or He promised through His words to remove something from our lives, of which we don’t want it to be a part of us, yet there is little or no change in our condition. Let us not lose hope, though many years have passed, but His promise is as new as the day we cried onto Him, and He will fulfill His promise.

One day with the Lord is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

Feb 17

Thank you, Father for your mercy and long suffering.