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Who is Man?

The psalmist asked, “What is man that You are mindful of him?” (Psalm 8:4). Yet, mankind is very special to God. The pinnacle of God’s creative work is His creation of human beings. God created both male and female to be more like Him than anything else in all creation. “Then . . . Read more ›
God did not need us. Some people have said, “After creating our world and the animal life, God found Himself lonely, so He created man!” That’s a sweet and heart-warming sentiment, but it’s simply not true. God is independent of mankind. God does not need the rest of creation . . . Read more ›
We stand apart from all of God’s creation, for we have been uniquely created in the very image of God Himself (Genesis 1:26). We are the highest of all earthly creations. Just contrast the human race to the animal kingdom, and you will see the difference. Regarding the soul Humans have a moral . . . Read more ›
We all have a desire to rise above the ordinary to distinguish ourselves. We want our lives to count for something bigger and greater than ourselves. Yet, there is a right way and a wrong way we can pursue this goal. God has essentially put a desire for eternity in our hearts. (Ecclesiastes 3:11 . . . Read more ›
One day, a scorpion wanted to cross a certain pond. He asked the turtle to give him a lift across the pond. The turtle exclaimed, “Are you joking? You will sting me while I’m swimming and I will drown.” “My dear turtle,” laughed the scorpion, “if I were to sting . . . Read more ›
We all would like to believe that man is basically good. That belief is reinforced by many psychologists, counselors, and even religious leaders. Yet, we still find ourselves doing things that we know are wrong to do, thinking thoughts that we shouldn’t think, and saying things that we . . . Read more ›
When God says, “There is none who does good, no, not one” (Romans 3:12), He is not saying that there is no good in humans in general. We all know some people—even nonbelievers—who have done some commendable things. God is saying that there is no good in us that can satisfy God. When the . . . Read more ›