Review by Greg Neyman
© Old Earth Ministries
Review Published April 2006
Morris explains the thought concerning this question, based on evidence in the last hundred years. Morris presents more of a summary than an argument, with no challenges to old age or evolution. The important difference between man and ape is listed by Morris...that we are created in the image of God, with an eternal spirit.
On a side issue, young earth creationists fit all the animals on the ark by saying that God used "kinds." In other words, Noah did not take a dog, wolf, coyote, hyena, etc, on the ark. He only took one pair of dogs, and all the dog species evolved from the one dog kind. According to the definitions used, man and apes would all be one "kind," therefore Noah would not have to take apes, monkeys, etc, on the ark, as they would all be descended from Noah after he departed the ark! To read more, see this article.
If you are not a Christian, and you have been holding out on making a decision for Christ because the Church always preached a message that was contrary to what you saw in the scientific world, then rest assured that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God, and you can believe in Christ and receive salvation, while still believing in an old earth. Click here for more.
Are you a Christian who believes in young earth creationism? Now that we have shown the many difficulties of the young earth creation science model in this and many other articles, how does this impact your Christian life? If you are a young earth creationism believer, click here.
Section 4 - Geology, The Flood, The Young Earth
Q62 - Man / Ape Differences
Section 2 - Biology (15 Questions)
Section 3 - Creation Questions (8 Questions)
Section 5 - Physical Science (10 Questions)
Section 6 - Impact on Society (20 Questions)
Section 7 - Personal Application (11 Questions)
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