Man did not evolve from a lower creature such as a monkey or ape but was created in God's image and that image is a man. "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them" (Genesis 1:27).
The concept that we are just animals, only slightly removed from apes, means that there are no moral standards, no laws worth obeying, no future, and no hope. The realization of this terrible truth even penetrated the gloom of Darwin's mind at times. "With me the horrid doubt always arises whether the convictions of man's mind, which has been developed from the minds of the lower animals, are of any value or at all trustworthy. Would anyone trust in the convictions of a monkey's mind, if there are any convictions in such a mind?" (Charles Darwin, quoted in Francis Darwin's, "Life and letters of Charles Darwin (1903; 1971 reprint), vol. 1, p.285)
"The search for the proverbial "missing link" in man's evolution, that holy grail of a never-dying sect of anatomists and biologists, allows speculation and myth to flourish as happily today as they did fifty years ago and more" (Sir Solly Zukerman, "Myth and method in Anatomy" in the Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (1966), vol 11, pp. 87-114).
Did man descend from apes? A definite "no". Our DNA is different from that of each of the apes, monkeys, and all the rest of the primates. The number of vertebrae in our backbone is different from that of the apes. Our cranial (brain) capacity is totally different from the great apes. Man's brain capacity is 1100-1700 cc, while the Orangutan is 275-500 cc, Chimpanzee's is 275-500 cc, and Gorilla's are 340-752 cc. Cranial capacity is, by itself, an important test of whether a skull is from a man or an ape. The shape and arrangement of the teeth are quite different for apes and man. The feet of apes and man are different. The ape foot looks like their hand, with the thumb toe coming off the side of the foot. Man's foot does not look like that.
From grade school on up, children are taught (brainwashed) about "cavemen" and are gradually conditioned to the idea that we evolved from lower forms of life. They are also taught that the bones and skulls are their "ancestors". First of all, there was no prehistoric cavemen, but there was people who lived in caves. Second, we did not evolve from Hominids, are so called ancestors.
"Amid the bewildering array of early fossil hominids, is there one whose morphology marks it as man's hominid ancestor? If the factor of genetic variability is considered, the answer appears to be no" (Robert B. Eckhart, Ph.D. human genetics and anthropology, Scientific American, vol. 226, January 1972, p.94).
"We're not just evolving slowly. For all practical purposes we're not evolving. There's no reason to think we're going to get bigger brains or smaller toes or whatever, we are what we are" (Stephen jay Gould, professor of Geology and Paleontology, Harvard University).
The Bible says in Romans 1:22, "Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools." These men who believe we come from apes are in need of a Saviour! "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16)(King James Version).