Question: Who was the first human on planet Earth?
Answer: There is no indication anywhere in the Bible that God created any humans other than Adam and Eve. In Genesis 2 we read, “This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made earth and heaven. Now no shrub of the field was yet in the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the LORD God had not sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground. But a mist used to rise from the earth and water the whole surface of the ground. Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. The LORD God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed… Then the LORD God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.’ …So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. The LORD God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man” (Genesis 2:4-8, 18, 21-22).
Notice that the passage says, “There He placed the man whom He had formed.” Not the “men,” just the one “man.” And this man was alone (v. 18) so God made a woman out of his rib to be his companion. All other human beings have descended from these two original people.
Resources in both audio and text Creation Day 6, Part 1
Satan is the archenemy of God. Satan is an incurable liar and a deceiver, and the Bible says he is the father of lies. Satan hates the truth of God and he dominates the world that he rules with falsehood. In fact, Romans 1 says that civilization in general has exchanged the truth of God for the lie. In other words, the world lives under pervasive deception and falsehood. And Satan’s lies literally pervade all human thought governing all intellectual work, all science, all philosophy, all sociology, all psychology, and everything else.
But there are two lies in particular that provide the basic paradigm for modern culture. Two lies. Lie number one is that life is random. That is that the way things are is just the way they kind of happened with nobody planning and nobody carrying it off, it just sort of evolved that way. Life is random. There is no purpose to it. There is no reason for it. There is no sovereign unfolding plan being carried out by a designing and powerful creator. Life is just random. To put it another way, the universe, as it exists, was not created by God, nor is God the authority over this creation. It’s just a matter of chance, random chance.
Second lie. First one: Life is random. Second lie: Truth is relative. Truth is relative. The Bible is not the Word of God. The Bible does not give us the truth about right and wrong, life and death, morality and immorality in the past and the future. There is no authority beyond yourself. Life is random. Truth is relative. Review full study click here.
Resources in both audio and text Creation Day 6, Part 2
The pinnacle of God’s creative work, creation of man:
For about a hundred years, the world was led to believe that Neanderthal man was stooped and apelike. Recent studies show that this erroneous belief was based upon some Neanderthals who were crippled with bone disease such as arthritis and rickets. Neanderthal Man, Heidelberg man, and Cro-Magnon man were completely human. Artists’ depictions of them, especially of their fleshy portions, are quite imaginative and not at all supported by the evidence. And so it goes.
And furthermore, as we’ve been saying all along, the dating methods of evolutionists are grossly in error as well, so bottom line, they don’t have any transitional forms, they don’t have any proof for the evolution of anything, certainly no proof for the evolution of man, and the reason they’re having a hard time proving it is because it didn’t happen and, therefore, it can’t be proven.
What did happen is recorded for us in the Bible. Let’s go back to Genesis chapter 1. On the first day, according to verses 24 and – on the sixth day, I should say, according to verses 24 and 25, day six featured the creation of land animals. Cattle, I mentioned this last time, would be domestic and tame. Creeping things, all the creatures low to the ground. Beasts, four-legged, non-domesticated animals. Having done that, we then come to verses 26 and 27, and here we find the creation of man. It occurred immediately ex nihilo, as it were. God brought man into existence in his immense complexity instantaneously. Created Adam full-grown and then as chapter 2 indicates, later on created a helper, Eve, full-grown, fully functioning as well. Review full study click here.
Resources in both audio and text Creation Day 6, Part 3
Man is made in the image of God. It’s repeated again in Chapter 5, it says in verse one, “This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day when God created man, He made him in the likeness of God.” Now what does it mean to be made in the image of God? It means you’re not an animal, it means you’re not a higher animal, it means you didn’t evolve from a monkey or a Gibbon or a baboon or any other thing. From the very outset man was created on a divine pattern, made on a divine pattern rather than a material, earthy pattern only. By the way he is the only living being in the time space universe made on the divine pattern.
Man is transcendent, the truest part of man cannot be reduced to any chemical formula. The truest part of man cannot be seen in DNA, it cannot be found in the chromosomes, it cannot be found by dissecting his brain, it cannot be found by cutting open his heart, it cannot be found by tinkering with his nervous system. You can take all of the scientific experiments you want on the anatomy of a human being and never will you discover the true part of man, which is that intangible reality that he is a transcendent being which has no chemical constituents. Man is distinct from every other created creature. Review full study click here.