Could it have been part of God's master plan that men evolved from apes?
Many Christians have tried to find a compromise between evolution and the Bible by suggesting that the creation of man involved an evolutionary process. The most liberal interpretation of Scripture cannot get around the fact that Adam and Eve were the first humans. The Book of Genesis says that Eve was created from Adam's rib. There is no way to reconcile the following passages with evolution:
"And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man" (Gen. 2:21-22).
"And God said," Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let him have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created he him; male and female created he them" (Genesis 2:26-27).