“Because the origin of man is a natural subject for human inquiry and speculation, those who have tried to answer the question apart from Scripture have made numerous attempts to explain the origin of man. These conflicting accounts demonstrate that man has no certain information about his origin apart from what the Bible can give, and only in Scripture can one expect to find a complete and accurate account.”
“The doctrine of man’s creation is clearly taught in Scripture. The first chapter of Genesis alone refers to God as the Creator about seventeen times, and about fifty other references may be found in the Bible.”
“The very concept of creation is that God created the world out of nothing, as no previous existence is mentioned in Genesis 1:1. As presented in Genesis, man is the crowning work of God in creation…”
The Bible says “by faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible” (Hebrews 11:3) which tells us that we did not evolve from pre-existing materials by presently observable processes. The Bible also tells us in Colossians 1:16 that “by Him all things were created: things in heaven and on the earth, visible and invisible….all things were created by Him and for Him.”
Source: Major Bible Themes, Chafer,1974, pages 165-166.
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