God created humans
God created our souls in his own image then breathed us into our earthly vessels or what we call bodies.
Genesis 1: 27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female….”
God formed the body from raw materials found on earth. He did it in an exceedingly clever way. Every part of our body comes from some element found on earth. He formed our bodies literally from dust.
Genesis 2:7 (NIV) Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
Man and the Continuing Creation
Genesis 1:28 (NLT) …”Be fruitful and multiply..”
Instead of forming new bodies from the dust every time that God wanted to make another human, God made the living bodies have the seeds (gametes) to create brand new bodies! He made sure that both man and woman make the body so that they can co-own the growing young body. They became co-caretakers of His most precious creation’s body. Its a clever combination of all factors involved.
Creation of a new human body starts when the gametes from both male and female come together merging their DNA’s into one DNA and form a single cell that has it’s own identity ready to multiply, that is Egg + Sperm = (becomes a) Zygote. This is the process of fertilization.
After fertilization, the baby’s body is formed and starts growing, somewhere in the embryonic stage, God breaths in the soul so that the body becomes a living person. This is quoted by among other scriptures, in Genesis 2:7 above and Jeremiah 1:5(NIV) “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you...”. Jeremiah reveals that the soul was known to God before. Meaning that it was put in the young body as it formed in the womb.
Maintaining the body healthy and functional is our main business today. Its clear from the scriptures that God had initially intended to directly provide for our physical bodies while we lived in the paradise.
Genesis:2:9 (NIV) The LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground–trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food…
After Adams and Eve rebelled against Him, God passed that responsibility to us.
Genesis 3:19 (NIV) By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return
I hear people say that a person has died! We don’t die we go back home but our bodies die. When the body dies, the soul goes back to God who gave it in the first place. Ecclesiastes 12:7 (NIV) and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
When the soul leaves the body, life in the body ends. The body decays and returns to the earth (dust).
Science is a human’s way of trying to understand God’s vast knowledge and creation. We know very little through our human brain. Man has tried to imitate the Creator in nearly everything, from flying birds to swimming fish, from brain logic to blood flow in veins and arteries! Even the best medication for our bodies is provided for by the Creator naturally!
Those who think that a human being should be held in high esteem above the Creator or the work of our own hands should be held in owe and worshiped, live in deception! Their mindset trigger doubt, fear or rebellion in their hearts towards the true origin of humans. They do it through stupidity brought about by deception and inborn rebellion that comes from their fallen nature! Let’s listen to our spirit, we are really not works of an accident but planned for beings by very very intelligent God.
Isaiah 2:22 (NIV) Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem?
Humans are nothing but a breath caged in a body. These bodies are subject to getting diseased, deformed, decay, stink and selfish. If you make a human or other creation your overall authority, then there is something very wrong with you! It doesn’t matter if the subject has papers from Harvard, they live in the international space station, they work in NASA or can operate your brain, they are nothing but a proud mass of decaying or sometimes stinking flesh!
On the other hand, your soul in its purity is a lovable, cherished and precious entity created in the image of God and has no fault (you can see this in a young baby). The world defiles us in all ways as we grow up and we end up losing that purity and innocence we were born with. If our soul embraces the Creator, the purity and innocence can come back , ending in an everlasting love from the presence of God! This will give us peace, joy and confidence in our lives!
May God richly bless you!
[Article Author: Joseph GM]