Don't Try To Make A Monkey Out Of Me
Satan's greatest weakness (Satan has no strengths, only weaknesses that sicken and waste what others have created - Satan is a creative imbecile) is his ability to pervert and distort truth and reality. His hatred, his fear, of humans is based very much on knowing what their potential is (his pitch to Eve in Genesis 3:5, "you will be like God," was a baited perversion of truth - see One Is The Loneliest Number). So, very much in keeping with his way of doing things, Satan has been very busy convincing millions of gullible humans that they are somehow nothing more than genetic mutants of ancient ape-like creatures (with the same dead-end future) that were created along with all of the other varieties of animals. It's Satan's ultimate insult to humans, and ultimate blasphemy to God - attempting to replace Almighty God with an ape. Satan must be laughing with glee at those who have fallen for it.
Humans were created by God, in the image of God. Humans came up from the ground, not down from the trees. If Adam were around today, perhaps his primary message to many of his deceived children would be, "Don't let Satan make a monkey out of me. Or out of you."
The Creation Of Adam and Eve
The Hebrew for man is pronounced aw-dawm, from which Adam is derived. It's also related to aw-dawm-ah, which means red earth, or red clay - indicating the natural earth elements that composed Adam's body, and the body of every human being since (see also Ruddy).
"Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth." (Genesis 1:26 RSV)
"then The Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being." (Genesis 2:7 RSV)
"Then The Lord God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him."
"So out of the ground The Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, 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 cattle, and to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for the man there was not found a helper fit for him."
"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 which 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 leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh." (Genesis 2:18-24 RSV)
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