This one is really exciting, dear reader. The creation scientists at Answers in Genesis (AIG) — the creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — have answered one of the greatest questions plaguing mankind in this new post: Why Did God Create Apes with Human Features?
It was written by Karin Viet and Darius Viet. We can’t find any information about them, but they write for ol’ Hambo’s website, and that tells us all we need to know. Here are some excerpts from their article, with bold font added by us:
They begin with this question, which allegedly was asked by the son of someone named Peter, who then wrote to AIG seeking help:
If God knew that apes and the like would be used so passionately by evolutionists to support their theory, why did he create them?
Peter sent his question to the right place. Here’s how AIG answers it:
Your son has likely encountered evolutionary drawings of the supposed evolution of man from an ape-like ancestor. While the artist adds the imaginary “missing links,” similarities between apes and humans are striking. Since God knew these similarities would be misused by evolutionists, why did he create apes?
AIG provides a detailed, three-part answer:
First, similarities between organisms — like those between humans and apes — cannot be used to prove evolution. All living creatures down to bacteria share similarities … . We can argue that the similarities are actually evidence for a common Designer. Why wouldn’t God create living things using similar principles? After all, an artist or builder will often create different works with a similar design.
Whether one interprets similarities as evidence for evolution from a common ancestor or evidence for the Designer depends on one’s presuppositions. The evolutionary idea of homology — inferring common descent from structure similarity — is an assumption by those who reject the Creator’s account in the Bible.
Okay! That’s a good start. Let’s read on:
Second, God designed apes to show His creative power, but belief in man as a highly evolved ape may become a sign of judgment when man honors the creature rather than the Creator [scripture reference]. Although man was created to know and glorify God, the first man and woman rebelled against Him for a satanic lie. Satan, the “father of lies,” deceived Eve by distorting the truth and leading her to doubt God’s Word [scripture reference]. Eve was deceived, and Adam willfully ate the forbidden fruit. Their sin brought death and suffering into the world [scripture reference]. Ever since the Fall, Satan continues to employ his insidious method: taking God’s truth and twisting it to deceive sinful man.
This is great! Similarities merely demonstrate a common designer, and Satan always lies to us. The explanation continues:
One of those lies is evolution. Atheists use evolution to deny the truth of God’s Word, relying instead on man’s fallible reasoning alone to explain the origin and design of the world. They replace God, purpose, and morality with nature, chance, and relativism. Man pretends as if God does not exist.
Yeah — don’t listen to that ol’ devil! Here comes the final part of AIG’s answer:
Since the all-knowing God knew evolution would deceive many people, why did He create creatures like apes, which evolutionists would use to support their dogma? If God had not created apes, however, evolutionists would just find another “common ancestor.”
That’s right! There are all kinds of candidates out there — birds, frogs, insects, worms, etc. The list is endless, and those evolutionists will grasp at anything! Moving along:
The problem is not the evidence, but sinful man’s faulty interpretation of the evidence made in a futile attempt to avoid recognizing the Creator, Law Giver, and Judge. Instead of not creating things Satan would warp for evil, God sent the remedy for the deadly disease of sin: the Lord Jesus Christ.
Perfect response — absolutely perfect! Here’s the last paragraph, and this is the best part:
In conclusion, our pastor often gets tough “why” questions from his daughter, but he says the answer is ultimately easy: “Because God wanted to.” Knowing God’s infinite wisdom and holy nature, we should trust His will and ways [scripture reference].
Your Curmudgeon has never been more impressed. Of course that’s the answer — “Because God wanted to.”
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