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Genesis 2:18-20 ESV

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him.

God brought all the animals to the man, to name them and to choose a helper. None of the animals were a fit helper for him (although the dog probably came close in some ways).

Man was (and is) not a mere animal. He was created in God’s image: a spiritual, rational, moral being capable of language and creating art. No other animal bore the Imago Dei.

Even the chimanzee, which is supposed by Darwinists to be closely related to us, is not a suitable helper. Although in some ways genetically similar, the way those genes are expressed is radically different. In spite of what some scientists tell us, we know intuitively humans and chimpanzees are very different. No normal, mentally stable human male would ever want to make love to a chimpanzee female.

In light of the fact that the evidence for evolution is poor, while the evidence for intelligent design is abundant, wouldn’t the more likely explanation for genetic similarity between humans and primates be a common Designer?

At any rate, there was no animal that met the qualifications to be Adam’s helper.

Genesis 2:21-25 ESV

So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said,

“This at last is bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called Woman,
because she was taken out of Man.”

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.

God made a woman for the man, and from the man. The woman was the only one who was capable of helping the man because, like him, she bore the Imago Dei.

God knows, men need women to help them!

DNA evidence supports the biblical account. Scientists have traced human lineage back to one man and one woman, about 100,000 years ago in east Africa.

+Jared+

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