Hebrews 11:3 – Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
The human body is designed differently than that of any other living thing. It is unlike anything else. Our capacity for communication and understanding, for feeling emotions, for thinking rationally, all indicate we were created with one purpose in mind: a relationship with God.
I once designed a little knife, which consisted of a thin shaft with a small, razor-sharp blade on the end. One of my students came across this knife and started using it to cut cards. I explained to him that the knife was used for something much bigger: performing lifesaving surgery on newborn boys with blocked bladder valves.
INTERESTING FACT – Miracles of Jesus Christ prove the exisitence of God by the very nature of its documented evidence. Man is made in the Image of God and people who promote evolution know that to be true.
Colossians 1:16 – For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Many people make this same error today about the purpose of human life. Evolutionists lie and assume that humans are simply an evolved, monkey-like being without any particular design or purpose. According to the naturalistic philosophy, the human species evolved its design in order to perform the tasks necessary for survival, such as combat, hunting, and foraging. For instance, evolutionists claim, human hands evolved to produce weapons; human faces evolved to produce intimidating expressions; and human brains evolved to plan survival strategies.
In contrast, Scripture shows humans are unique creatures designed for far more than mere survival. Humans are creative, emotional, spiritual creatures, distinct from the animal kingdom. We are designed for profound relationships with others and our Creator.
Revelation 4:11 – Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
Human beings are uniquely wired for creativity in so many areas. We have areas in our brains dedicated to appreciating beauty and to creative thought.
Only humans have thousands of sensory receptors for touch on each of our fingers.
Genesis 2:7 – 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.
Only humans have large portions of their brains dedicated to controlling their hands accurately.
The precise abilities of human hands are not something that we might expect to be developed by descent from ape-like creatures; but they are exactly what we should expect if we are made in the image of God.
Humans are uniquely equipped to convey thoughts and emotions using language.
Human speech and writing contains complex sounds, complex grammar, and thousands of words.
Language allows humans to teach and learn, as well as develop relationships. Language requires a number of intricately designed features of the human body.
Large areas of the brain are dedicated to processing language. Humans have an exceptionally long throat, an agile tongue, delicate lips, and accurate vocal chords. Up to 100 muscles are in action when communicating, and the brain processes information at a tremendous speed. Such verbal skills are unlikely to have evolved simply for humans to become hunters-gatherers. Language, though, is exactly what we should expect if humans were created to worship and honor their Creator.
Humans are capable of an immense array of emotions. Scientists know there are parts of the brain dedicated to emotional feelings, but science cannot explain where those feelings come from. Humans also have a physical makeup that is complementary to their emotional nature. This includes crying tears of emotion, and communicating emotions through their expressions. The human face has 50 face muscles, with a unique capacity for making an estimated 10,000 distinct facial expressions. Such features cannot be explained away with an evolutionary view.
Humans are also designed to obtain pleasure through a variety of subtle means. We are capable of appreciating beauty by seeing, hearing, smelling, touching, and tasting. Insofar as scientists have explored the subjects, it is just the individual who stops to admire the sunset or enjoy the birdsong. Finally, humans are uniquely able to reason, and self-awareness.
We make decisions about which courses of action to pursue in each moment, and in each domain of our lives. In comparison, animals are predictably obedient to their instincts. Apes are not concerned with the meaning of life.
The capacity for thought and decision-making means, too, that humans are responsible creatures. We are accountable for our actions, and accountable to our Creator if we violate his commands.
Genesis 1:26 – 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 shows humanity was designed to be the caretaker of the Earth and have communion with God. But humanity turned against its creator in the Garden of Eden.
Thankfully, God has also made it possible for us to gain eternal life by means of a gift of faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8). And those who know Christ are designed to live forever with him in heaven. As humans, we are designed to do much more than survive.
Psalms 33:6 – By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.