Why Are Chimps and Humans Similar?
Mark 7:37: And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.
Why are chimps so similar to humans? They have five fingers on each hand, like we do, and five toes on each foot. They have facial expressions a bit like us.
Chimps are probably the animals most similar in appearance to us. However, there are many other similarities among animals. Many animals, for example, have five sets of bones in their hands, front paws, flippers, or, in the case of bats, their wings. Why do these similarities occur? Is it because we have evolved from a common ancestor, as the evolutionists suggest?
Suppose you see two cars in a parking lot, and they were both made by the same auto manufacturer. Even though they are different models, they may have a lot of things in common. They will have the same logo or badge. They may have similar shaped bodies or hoods. And these similarities extend to other vehicles from other manufacturers, as most cars will have four wheels and a steering wheel. Have they all evolved from a common ancestor? Of course not. They have been made by the same design team, or by similar designers, for similar conditions. We do not assume that they have evolved.
In the same way, chimps and humans have not evolved from a common ancestor. They were created by a common designer, as were all the other animals. If chimps look more similar to us than other animals, it is because the purpose for which they were designed by God requires them to have such similarities.
Prayer: We love the way You have created all the other creatures of the world, Father. Thank You for making chimpanzees, as a reminder that all we have comes from You, and was created for Your Glory.
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