Man - His Creation
by Rev. Roderick MacEachen
"And God said: Let us make man to our image and likeness; and let him have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and the beasts, and the whole earth, and every creeping creature that moveth upon the earth! And God created man to his own image: to the image of God he created him; male and female he created them."
"And the Lord God formed man of the slime of the earth, and breathed into his face the breath of life, and man became a living soul." "And the Lord said: It is not good for man to be alone: let us make him a help like unto himself. . . . Then the Lord God cast a deep sleep upon Adam: and when he was fast asleep, he took one of his ribs and filled up flesh for it. And the Lord built the rib which he took from Adam into a woman." God formed Adam's body from the slime of the earth. At the same time endowed it with an immortal soul. By a direct act, God created man. He did not make man's body at one time and his soul at another. The nature of man is made up of both body and soul. So that to create man it was necessary to form the body and create soul at the same time.
Eve's body out of a rib from Adam's side. God also endowed Eve's body
with an immortal soul at the very moment in which He formed it. "God
created man to his own image . . . male and female he created them."
God could have formed Adam's body from the body of a brute and then endowed it with a human soul. This could not be in the course of nature or by natural process. There is nothing in Scripture to warrant this hypothesis. Evolutionists hold that man's body gradually developed from some lower animal form. Some even say that the human soul is merely an evolution of brute instinct.
Holy Scripture, however, declares: "And Adam called all the beasts . . . and all the fowls . . . and all the cattle . . . but for Adam there was not found a helper like himself." Had Adam been an evolution of a brute, surely he would have found some animal "like himself.: He would, undoubtedly, have found a close resemblance to himself in the last species from which he had evolved.
Then if God had allowed Adam to evolve from a brute, surely he would have permitted Eve to grow out of some female brute. Yet God formed Eve from a rib which He took from Adam.
God created woman to be the helpmate of man and then said to them: "Increase and multiply."
It is absurd to suppose that God created Adam sexless in the beginning or that He made him bi-sexual. For it is said: "God made THEM, male and female, and God blessed THEM." The reference is always in the plural number.