WHAT HAS RELIGION DONE FOR MANKIND?
of the creatures that are in the sea which have souls died, . . . and every living soul died, yes, the things in the sea ." (Revelation 8 :9; 16 :3, NW; Ro) Man's creation toward the end of the sixth creative day was separate absolutely from that of the lower earthly creatures. God breathed into the created human body the principle of life which is sustained by breathing and man became a living soul. Being God's perfect workmanship, with no parts lacking and with no useless, unnecessary parts, the first man was no product of a supposed law of human evolution . Human souls cannot mix with the lower animal souls . Not such animals, but man alone on earth was made in the image and likeness of God . 13 The loving Creator gave man a perfect home . He put him in the paradise of pleasure or garden of Eden . That man might not be alone in Eden God created for him a human counterpart, in this way : "Jehovah God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept ; and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof : and the rib, which Jehovah God had taken from the man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And the man said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh : she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man ." (Genesis 2 :21-23, AS) Jesus Christ, who in heaven had served as God's agent in creating man and woman, confirmed this account as true by quoting from it. He showed that it set out God's law 1 3. How did God give the first man a human counterpart?
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