Even evolutionary science has things to say in support of man as a living soul.
A few years ago I was in Davis-Kidd bookstore in Jackson, TN, just enjoying the presence of so many books. As was my occasional habit, I was browsing the science section, flipping through books.
That particular day I opened a science book to somewhere near its middle, and I read one of the most profound statements I've ever found:
Now this doesn't fit the time frame of the Bible, but then the Bible doesn't claim to meet time frames. Matthew, for example, gives 14 generations from Abraham to David, 14 from David to the captivity in Babylon, and 14 from the captivity to Christ. A simple walk through the Old Testament will show you that Matthew skipped some generations, probably on purpose.
So, ignoring the time frame, here was a science book giving a tribute—unknowingly—to the book of Genesis!
Genesis 2:7 says, "The Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul."
I've learned since I've looked at that book several years ago that this "sudden and unexplainable leap in the creativity of man" is known and accepted by science. In a BBC DVD on evolution, a scientist picked up two human skulls and said (paraphrased from memory):
Those of us who read the Bible know.
God had breathed into the nostrils of man the breath of life.
And he had become a living soul.
C.S. Lewis wrote:
One of the biggest problems Christians have with the insurmountable evidence for the evolution of man is that we believe we're different from animals. Jesus died for humans, and specifically for human souls, not for horses, dogs, or beetles; though all of these have brains.
The evidence is there; whether we like it or not, there is powerful, virtually undeniable evidence for human evolution from lower forms of life.
But that doesn't make us animals!
God breathed into our nostrils the breath of life, and we became living souls.
The Bible says so.
Now so does science, whether they realize it or not.
All Bible verses are taken from the King James Version and updated for language and grammar.
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