Study of Great Bible Truths – Lesson 20

Lesson 20: The Creation of Man

In our last lesson we learned that people are responsible for their own sin.
Key points before we get into creation:

a. Let us remember that we have no knowledge of God apart from what He reveals to us in His Word.
b. The Scriptures have been given to us in order that we may arrive at a knowledge of the truth concerning ourselves and our relationship to God.
c. Based on Scripture (Genesis 1:26) the Trinity (God, the Father, Jesus, the Son and the Holy Spirit) held counsel together before man was created.
1. Man is made in the image of God. He was not created after any other kind of being.

2. God breathed into man’s nostrils the breath of life and make him lord over God’s whole creation ,i.e., over all nature, over all creatures, and over all beasts.

3. Certain things make man different from other created beings. Man has self–consciousness, moral freedom, is capable of abstract thought, and capable of religion and worship.

4. Evolution states man started LOW and grows into perfection over time. The Bible tells us man started at the TOP and fell from that.

5. The whole Biblical case for salvation rests upon the fact that man was made perfect, fell and became imperfect.

6. Scripture tells us that the human race is one . The whole of mankind has originated from two people. Adam and Eve Deut. 32:8, Genesis 11:1-9 and Acts 17:26

7. The human race is one, it has all come out of Adam, so when Adam fell, the whole human race fell with him. Romans 5:18, 1 Corinthians 15:21-22

8. Spirit is that which puts us in relationship with God and enables the Spirit of God to act upon us.

9. Soul is the part of the immaterial (invisible) element which animates the body. The soul makes us capable of thinking, willing and feeling. The soul is that part of us which links us to the body and enables us to communicate with other people.

10. Man has Spirit, but is a soul.

11. The soul can exist apart from the body. When the body is buried, the soul goes on and still exists. The soul is eternal.

12. Every soul born into the world is born into a fallen condition. That includes you, me and everybody else.
Thought: I am made by God and am made for God.
You are made by God and are made for God.

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