It seems that there has been for many years a debate over the origins of the human race. I have never made any secret of my personal belief that we are created in the image of God, both male and female. I have also never made it a secret that I believe what the Bible says concerning the order, means, and days of creation.
When the Bible tells us God created the stars, planets, moons, the plants, the animals, then the man and woman in six days, then I believe that is what God meant. I know some view me as being of lesser intelligence because of that, but the non-theist who holds to the theory of evolution seems to be of lesser intelligence in my mind.
I have written on the matter of Creation in previous articles on this blog. If you desire to read them you may go to Fire and Hammer and click on the category Creation, or click on either of these links to find days 1-4 of Creation.
The reason I am writing this article is because I received the weekly email from Answers in Gensis (AiG), and they had read an article from “Answers” magazine dealing with the book by Darwin, “Origin of the Species”. In the book he gives reference to the “Inferiority of women”. Darwin, as many of you know supported the view of “Survival of the fittest” and women are not the fittest according to Darwin. They have apparently survived because the men have always protected them. From what I have read, that seems to be his implication.
According to the article:
“According to Charles Darwin, the central mechanism of evolution is survival of the fittest. In this concept, inferior animals are more likely to become extinct while the superior ones are more likely to thrive.1 The racism that this idea has produced has now been both well-documented and widely publicized.2 Less widely known is the fact that many evolutionists, including Darwin, taught that women were both biologically and intellectually inferior to men.”
And the reason “women are inferior to men”?
“women were less evolved than men, and because of their smaller brains, they were “eternally primitive,” childlike, less spiritual, more materialistic, and “a real danger to contemporary civilization.”3“
Why do many women support the idea of evolution when the “father of their faith” believed women to be inferior. The Bible begins by putting the woman [Eve] on equal par with the man [Adam]. Both made in the image of God. Adam was the head of the woman because he was created first, and that is what God ordained. It in no way makes man superior, and the woman inferior no more than, as a man, the General is superior to the private. Only in order of rank is the General superior.
Like men, there are many women who are very intelligent; and there are some men and women who need much help when it comes to intelligence. When it comes to God and Creation, anyone who believes all we see, touch, hear, feel, smell and taste “just happened”, needs help. Anyone who believes that those things which cannot be seen, touched, heard, felt, smelled and tasted, such as the atom, “just happened” needs help in the area of intelligence as well.
I am not the most intelligent man, but I have enough to know that anything that has order, design, and purpose had a designer. I also know that Designer to be God when it comes to the Creation. I also know that there are many women, most of them as a matter of fact, who can survive quite well without a man. However, where would the world be without the two loving and caring for each other? Especially as God has designed it.
-Tim A. Blankenship