Order of Creation?

Question:
 If the Bible is true, then whom did God create first, the animals (as it says in Genesis 1) or humans (as it says in Genesis 2)?

My Reply:
Actually, the Bible IS Truth, and I've heard this argument before.  Basically, you're reading the scriptures for the wrong purposes if you think they're different.  Let me explain:  God created the animals first, as Genesis 1 says.  But you have to understand the purposes for the writings of each, and the order of the animals' creation isn't for Genesis 1 nor 2:

Genesis 1 focuses on the creation story and the first mention of the Holy Spirit, but most of all, the Sabbath. In the same way that God worked 6 days and rested on the 7th, so it should be also for us.

Genesis 2 focuses on the uniting of opposite genders, and the reason for creating the female.

 ---Pastor Andy

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