The interesting thing in all of this is that the spirit of man did not evolve. It's source is not even within this universe, the universe created by God. The spirit of man does not originate in the procreation process of the human being. The spirit of man, each man individually and uniquely, comes directly and only from God.
Zec 12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD concerning Israel: Thus declares the LORD, who stretched out the heavens and founded the earth and formed the spirit of man within him:
Jesus declared that same thing in his conversation with Nicodemus in John 3. Jesus said,
John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
The spirit of man is wholly and completely disconnected from the parents of the man.
Spirits don't evolve. Comes directly from God.
Souls don't evolve. They come directly from God.
I don't think we know for sure, but it's very clear that neither our souls nor our spirits are the result of natural processes.
The spirit of man does not
originate in the procreation process of the human being. The spirit of man, each man individually and uniquely, comes directly and only from God.
Barbaian... DefinitelySpirits don't evolve.
Comes directly from God.Souls don't evolve
. They come directly from God.
We seem to all be on the same page on this........
But this is where our agreement will part.
Now, I am not going to debate the validity of Genesis. We have all been told it is believed Moses wrote the first five books of the OT, but we also have been told it may be someone else.
Too much has been written as to when Genesis actually was written and there seems to be little consensus.
Too much has been written in support of Moses being the author. Or Moses not being the author as there are a couple events that happened after Moses' death. And even suggestions of Moses being the author and it being added to
after his death.
I frankly don't care.
One thing certain is someone did it. And under the inspiration from God.
At least that is my belief.
But I also do believe that as things are inspired , short of having a one on one conversation with God as Moses did on the Mount, then transcriptions of inspiration may well come under the inadequacies of man and misinterpretations of man and misunderstanding of man, or incompleteness of man...... Interpretation of inspiration can, will and most likely did allow for
areas of incomplete explanation.
Yes it is true... God told Moses in person
Exodus 34:27 (NKJV)
27 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write these words, for according to the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.”
But it is certain He did not dictate all of the first five book of the bible to Moses or whomever wrote them
That being said in support of your statements I agree with can be further shored up with
Gen 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 being.
Gen 2:8 The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed.
God formed a man. We know him as Aam and God breathed life into him.
I believe this would be spirit and soul.
Now, another question:
Why could Adam not have been created... formed by God.... for a purpose totally separate from His creation of the universe and what was created before?
While you can argue that in spots Genesis is vague, and there is no explanation of how anything was made, we are specifically told that God formed man of the dust of the ground and even more specific in Gen 2: 21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. 22 Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.
Not this nonspecific Gen 1: 6 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness;.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
said of Adam... the one placed in the Garden of Eden... “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness;
We are specifically told He did...form man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
said of Adam's woman.... in the image of God He created him; male and female
We are told He did .... "the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman,"Never forget.
This man Adam, who God formed from the ground was created then place in Eden. The woman came into existence after Adam was in Eden. Adam and Eve were to be in eden. Not tending the entire earth.
This is very specific.... not ... Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
So I repeat my question: Why could Adam not have been created... formed by God.... for a purpose totally separate from His creation of the universe and what was created before?
Even if you are adamant that Adam was an evolution product, which makes Genesis out to be a lie.... ( And brings the rest of the Holy book into question) Even if Adam was the product of evolution, he was singled out for God to instill spirit and soul into..... AND was originally only to live in the Garden of Eden.....
That begs the question of Why?