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September 29, 2012

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Q: What’s the difference between humans and animals?

A: The Bible clearly distinguishes between man and beast:

  • On the sixth day, Adam was created “in the image of God” and quite apart from the land animals through a clearly distinguished separate act of creation. The Hebrew word bara (create) is used three times in Genesis 1:27 to emphasize this act of creation.
  • Only man received the breath of God. In this way, he was given a spirit so that he transcends the world of the animals.
  • Only when Adam was created, did God “use his hands”: “The Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life” (Gen. 2:7). In the Old Testament, the Hebrew word yatsar is used to describe the actions of a potter who skillfully and imaginatively forms his vessels. In the same way, God used earthly matter for Adam’s physical parts.
  • Only man can actually communicate with God. Only he possesses the gift of speech and of prayer by means of which he can express all his thoughts before his Creator. Man was created to be near and close to God. He is dependent on communion with God.

Continue reading more biblical and scientific distinctions between people and animals.

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Today’s question is taken directly from this book written by information scientist Werner Gitt. In it, Gitt critically analyzes and rejects the assumptions and consequences of the doctrine of theistic evolution, examining both its biblical and scientific ramifications.

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