Genesis 1, Romans 1
The number “ONE” is one of those numbers that stands by itself; you can only use it to increase or decrease any other number. No two numbers add up to one. It is represented and interpreted using the first mention, the progressive mention, full mention and symbolic principles of interpretation as the number associated with God. God exists and has always existed on His own; nothing needs to be added to God to make Him more or less of who He is; He is God all by Himself. It also represents the beginning, the source, the commencement, the first, and the number of compound unity. The number “Six” according to biblical numerology is the number associated with Man going by the day man was created, the six generations of Cain (or six thousand years).
God had finished His work on the fifth day, five representing the number of Grace – all living creatures were generated by God to fill the two newly restored earthly habitats, the crystalline ocean depths and the luminous and brilliant atmosphere. At the command of God the waters instantly hovered with all manner of aquatic life, referring to an array of water-dwelling creatures from plankton, reptiles, quadruplets to whales. The plants and the plant life became a preface to the appearance of animal life. The plant did not evolve from the organic chemicals of the soil, which nourish them; neither did the plant-life evolve into the animal life that it sustains. They were all created out of nothing – ex-nihilo in the Hebrew language.
The animals created on the fifth day were each given their means of procreation: God having blessed their generative ability by commanding them to reproduce and multiply within their own species. They were to populate the sea and the air with their offspring. Everything was ready on planet earth for the next phase of creation. Having separated the seas and the waters from land, and the heavens also separated from the earth, the trees and plants were put in place to procreate after their own kind and likewise, the sea and water animals were allowed to procreate within their own specie.
The next phase of God’s creation was dotting the lush landscape with animals separate from the ones He created on the fifth day (water and sea animals). The land He separated from the sea had to have its own animals and that was what God did. Animals were created according to their specie and also to reproduce according to their kind. The different creatures produced (ranging from the domestic, reptiles and wild animals) preceded its offspring just as the tree preceded its fruits. The divine command to reproduce after their kind precludes or disqualifies any type of evolution from one specie of animal to the other. For example, the dogs were never allowed to cross breed with the goats to bring about an unknown creature and the animals responded to that simple command of God.
After the first part of creation, God then decided to create human being/mankind. Mankind had to be created in the image and likeness of God, BUT, God isn’t human; He does not have the kind of bodies (earth-suit) that we possess today. There must be something more to this creation by almighty God.
Looking more closely, one would discover that mankind was created in the image of God – the image in the scripture refers to a spiritual rather than a body facsimile. The soul is the invisible part of man that associates man with God because as the image of God, human beings are the only creatures who uniquely reflects God. God has an essence which is real but invisible and defined only by its characteristics, which includes: Self-Consciousness, Mentality, Volition, Conscience and Emotions. Mankind is not a duplication of God but has an inferior, finite correspondence to God.
Sometimes the word SOUL is used interchangeably with SPIRIT, but Man is first a SOUL.
When MANKIND fell in the Garden of Eden, we were told that God was not pleased with us and therefore He sent us out of the Garden (where He came down regularly to consult with Adam) and from there He made our bodies (BIOLOGICAL BODIES – conceived as a result of copulation and undergoes development in the uterus) which houses the SOUL. It’s the biological expression of MANKIND – our SOUL is housed in our bodies. The human soul is perfect in it’s creation but when linked with the Sin Nature, it functions imperfectly.
The SOUL is that element that establishes man’s superiority over other creatures. Every individual has an identical essence of the SOUL, but each person has a different personality reflecting the combination of the facets (mentioned above) in the SOUL.
Mankind therefore cannot be described individually as SOUL or the BIOLOGICAL but a combination of both in the male and the female species. Mathematically speaking, MANKIND = SOUL + BIOLOGICAL BODY. God commanded we should multiply and procreate in the way we were created.
The Human Life cannot exist on earth without the union of the body and soul. The mystery of the formation and function of the body, the material part of mankind continues to be unlocked through scientific and medical study. The SOUL, which is the invisible and the immaterial part, cannot be examined through scientific negotiations or observations. The origin, structure and activity of the soul traditionally fall to the realm of theology or philosophy.
The Sin Nature is therefore passed biologically or genetically through biological life and resides in the cell structure of the human body. That is why this inherent corrupter of humanity is called the FLESH. Therefore at the fall of MANKIND, we became the opposite of the creation of God. We refused to know God and failed to obey His command. So much so that we didn’t know how to be human either—women didn’t know how to be women, and men didn’t know how to be men. Sexually confused, they abused and defiled one another, women with women, men with men—all lust, there was no love. And then they paid for it, oh, how they paid for it—emptied of God and love, became godless and loveless wretches.
Since we didn’t bother to acknowledge God, God quit bothering us and let us run loose. And then all hell broke loose: rampant evil, grabbing and grasping, vicious backstabbing. They made life hell on earth with their envy, wanton killing, bickering, and cheating. We became mean-spirited, venomous, fork-tongued, God-bashers, bullies, swaggerers, and insufferable windbags! We kept inventing new ways of wrecking lives. We ditched our parents when they get in the way. We became stupid, slimy, cruel, cold-blooded; and it’s not as if we didn’t know better. We knew perfectly well that we were spitting in God’s face. And we didn’t care—worse; we handed out prizes to those who do the worst things as the best.
To tamper with the effects of creation and nature is to indirectly say that God made a blunder and to tamper with the effects of procreation at this point is to be in error. C.H. Spurgeon said, “I shall not go into further details; but I am sure that he who is acquainted with the works of God sees at once that the sea is God’s creature, and in its ever-changing sameness, in its awe-inspiring majesty, in its tremendous force, and unsearchable mystery, its waves and caverns, its calms and storms, it tells of a hand invisible, a mind unsearchable.”