Image OR Imagination
Ah, now today I want us to begin reading here in Genesis chapter 1, and verse 24. Genesis 1:24. And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind cattle and creeping things, and beast of the earth, after .his kind, and it was so." "And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and everything that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and God saw that it was good. 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. So God created man in his own image. In the image of God, created he him male and female, created he them." Now, man and the beast were created on the same day the sixth day. we're going to be thinking about man and the animals today. There is one question that is the supreme question. One question above all other questions. One question, if you answer it wrong, everything else is wrong. If you answer it right, everything may be right, if you follow it up with some other thinking. But, dear friend, it is the question of all questions. And here is the question. Is man created in the image of God, or is God created in the imagination of man? Is man created in the image of God or is God created in the imagination of man? Almost simply put, did God make man, or did man make God? That is the question of questions. And, if you answer that wrong, nothing else can be right. Now, of course, there are those who tell us that man just happened. And, uh, that he just came about by spontaneous generation. They call that evolution and we already paid our respects to that last Sunday. But, uh, there are those who believe that. An actually, as you think about the relationship of man and the animals, there are only three possible answers that I can see. First o ...
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