Thursday, August 20, 2015

Question 2 – Which was created first, animals or the human being?

Genesis 1:25-26 NKJV - "And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."[Man was made after the beasts.]           
Genesis 2:18-20 NKJV - "And the LORD God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him." Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him." [Man was made before the beasts.]
                Lord God intended that the man to be the ruler of all creation, so He created the man after creation of the all creatures.

                It is clearly informed in the first chapter of Genesis that how and when the Lord God created the sun, stars, sea, sea-creatures, earth, plants, birds, animals, etc. Besides, the one, whom the Lord God decided to create firstly, was the man only. If the Lord God did not decide to create the man then what is the necessity of creating the Garden of Eden? The forests and plain lands are sufficient for the birds and animals. This is said in Genesis 2:18-19, “Out of the ground the Lord God formed…” What is the meaning in this sentence? Here, the Lord God confirmed that every beast of the field and every bird of the air are formed out of the ground by the Lord God and these are necessary for man. Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground specially, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life.

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