Teaching Notes for A is for Adam

A is for Adam;
God made him from dust.
He wasn't a monkey,
he looked just like us.
Although some scientists don't think it was so,
It was God who was there,
and He ought to know.

Job 38:4 reminds us that only God has always been there. I Corinthians 8:1-3 tells us that compared to what God knows, human beings know nothing. Therefore, the only way to find out where we came from is to read the Word of God. Our Creator is the One who knows everything because He has always been there.

The Bible tells us that all things were created by and for Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:16). Genesis 1:26, 27 and 2:7 instruct us that God made the first man from the dust of the Earth. God did not use any existing animal such as a monkey. He made it clear that the idea of evolution (that man evolved from some ape-like creature) does not fit with what the Bible tells us. Either the Bible is right-or evolution is right! Both cannot be true because what they say is so different.

Later, we will learn that because of sin Adam was told he would return to the dust from which he was made (Genesis 3:19). (When people die, their bodies return to dust-they do not return to some ape-like creature. Thus, the evolution story cannot be added to the Bible.)

Remember, the evolutionary scientists who tell us man evolved from some creature that looked like a monkey do not know everything, and were not there to see Creation happen. This is just their story - their belief.

Notice in the illustration that Adam is speaking, but the monkey is just thinking about a banana. The point is that Adam can speak - monkeys, apes and the like cannot speak. These creatures have no ability to speak. They were created very different from people.

Adam could speak as soon as he was created. In Genesis 1:28 we have the account of God speaking to Adam and Eve after they were created-they obviously understood every word. Genesis 2:20 tells us that Adam gave names to the animals. In Genesis 2:23, we read the first recorded words of Adam as he speaks about the woman God made for him.

One way to help children understand this is by using a computer. Explain to them that man makes a computer so that the finished product will carry out certain commands. Some computers even respond with words. For instance, you can now purchase a computer that reacts to your voice. You can say, “Windows please,” and it will bring up the program.

However, computers can't talk like humans - they will only do what man has programmed them to do. If man can do this, we should have no trouble understanding how the infinite Creator, God, could create the brains of Adam and Eve already programmed with a language. Remember, Adam and Eve were not born as babies and then learned a language like we do today. These first two people were made as mature human beings - they had to teach their children the language God had given them.

It may also be important at this stage to point out that Genesis Chapter 1 is actually a summary in chronological order (six sequential days of creation) of all that God created. Genesis Chapter 2 gives specific details - particularly in relation to how He made Adam and Eve. These chapters are not contradictory, but complementary accounts. As we go through these rhymes, it will become obvious that the detailed events of Genesis Chapter 2 will be used to explain the summary given in Genesis Chapter 1.

People are very special. God made man in his own image, and breathed into man the breath of life (Genesis 1:27; Genesis 2:7).

Student Excercise:

Evolutionists indoctrinate us to think that apes and monkeys are very similar to us. Actually, if we did not grow up with this type of brainwashing, we would not think them to be similar nearly as much as we do. They are very different in many respects, though more similar to us than other creatures.

Have the children work from photographs, or preferably, go to a zoo; have them write down all the differences they see between animals such as apes and themselves. Then emphasize these differences. You can also mention there are some things that are similar-which is what we would expect from a common Creator. Instead, tell them that the differences show us clearly that we are not related to them.

Hint: Look for differences such as: apes cannot speak; their feet are more like hands; they may use a stick as a sort of tool, but they never use a tool to make a tool like humans can; they walk differently, etc.