Scripture supporting Man's origins

"And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul".

Genesis 2:7

    In the second chapter of Genesis, in the seventh verse, we find the story of how after creating all other forms of life on Earth, God creates the very first human. Adam. God sculpts the form of Adam from the earth itself and breathes the breath of life into him. This is how the very first human being came to be. Our origins are the result of God almighty creating us for a purpose and with love and grace. We humans did not arrive here on Earth several million years ago as the result of random chemical and biological errors that kept occuring and defying the laws of every field of science until we became what we are now.

"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth".

Genesis 1:26

    In Gensis 1:26 we see where God, the Trinity (God the Father, God the Son [Jesus Christ], and God the Holy Spirit), decides to create mankind in His own image. We are made to reflect Gods' image and resemble him inside and out, not copies but comparisons. We are childrren of God, not children of apelike creatures in the distant past.

    As an interesting note, this verse and Genesis 2:7 are often used as examples of the Bible being contradictory, saying that in both verses God creates man for the first time. While it is true that these verses both refer to the creation of humans, they are not contradictory. Genesis 1:26 refers to the timeline of mankind's creation, the sixth day of Creation week, after the animals and before the Sabbath. This verse is putting man's creation in the context of the timeline. Genesis 2:7 tells us HOW God created Adam. This verse simply gives more detail on the event, not a seperate contradictory story of man's origin at the hands of God. In short these verses serve to expand our knowledge of our origins, not for the Bible to contradict itself. The two verses actually help make things clearer, not fuzzier.