by Jeff Strite

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Man, the Created (2 of 7)
Series: The Beginning and the End
Jeff Strite
Genesis 1:26 - 2:8

(Video ''Imago Dei'' on - play it through the 1:00 minute mark then fade out)

Psalm 8:3-4 asks an intriguing question:
''When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?''

What is man?
According to evolution, man (or Humans) are the end product of chance collision of molecules. Mankind came into existence purely because of a mindless and unplanned accident of nature.
Someone has referred to this kind of thinking as being
''From Goo To You by Way of the Zoo''

According to this kind of thinking you and I are not that much different that birds in the sky or fish in the sea, or the slug in the mud, or an amoeba in the waters. We're all pretty much the result of the same purposeless interaction of atoms.
Thus we really have no intrinsic value. No value to really speak of that sets us apart from the rest of the world.

And there may be times we might agree with that evaluation.
There are times we don't think we're worth very much.
Times we think that we've messed up so badly that no one could want us around.
Times when we wonder if anybody would even miss us if we were gone.
Sometimes we may even wonder if it matters that we even exist.

But the Bible doesn't agree with that.
The Bible teaches that you that you are NOT an accident
YOU were planned.
YOU have purpose
And YOU have value all because God says YOU do.

ILLUS: I once saw a poster with a cute little boy on it. And it had these words
''I know I'm special, 'cause God don't make no junk!'' (show poster on screen)

And Psalm 8 agrees.
It not only asks the question: ''what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? BUT it answers that question:
''You ma ...

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