Does God Make Us, or Do We?

Recently, I was asked the question by a friend in the ministry, “Does God make our flesh, or do our parents?” The explanation behind his question was as follows;

John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. I know God places an individual and unique spirit in each of us. We call it a soul. But does God actually create the flesh, or is it the combination of male and female genes? Would it make a difference either way?

My thoughts are that God created once “in the beginning”, and stopped. He created everything to bring forth in its own kind, including vegetation, animals and human beings. God is the only true, “creator”, and any attempt by humanity is nothing more than facilitating the continuation, or propagation, of His creation. Everything humanity will ever make will be “made” from God’s creation. Watches, houses, roads, automobiles… even babies. Watches made from metal and glass… houses from wood and metal… roads from stones and mortar… and babies from eggs and seed. The primary difference between human conception and all other things that are “made” is that God places within the conceived humanity an inseparable union of soul and spirit (which only the sharp Word of God is able to separate). Man can take no credit for the “creation”, only the “making”.

Psalm 100:3
Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

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