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Genesis 2--the eighth day

BIBLICAL CREATION-- PART 2

In the previous part, we were introduced to the beginning of creation according to the WORD OF GOD. For most, the truth is totally different than they have been taught; yet when one accepts God's word as written, much begins to fall into place. The only prerequisite to understanding is the unerring faith that God's word is true. Many fail to realize that when the word was written, there was no English language. We are accustomed to reading (and thinking) in English. As any student of language can tell you, all early languages had words and phrases which require complete sentences, or in some cases paragraphs to properly express their meaning in the English language. I have been and will continue to refrain as much as possible from relying on this fact, since it will not be necessary to accomplish the main purpose for which this is set forth, namely, to expose the myth of evolution as the completelie that it is.

In the first section, we used the WORD OF GOD as written to establish the truth of the first three verses of Genesis; That the world was not created destroyed, but became that way. (Isaiah 45:18 & Jere.4:23-27).

This is the 'world that then was' of 2 Pet.3:5-6. Beginning in verse 3 we see the beginning of the 'Heavens and Earth that are now' (2Pet.3:7).

It is important to remember that we are not talking of a separate physical earth, but of an earth era, or age. Even the evolutionists, who recognize and admit the continuity and the great age of the physical earth realize that archaeology confirms the fact of the great catyclysm which befell the earth, and destroyed the early animal and plant life.

It should be no fact of amazement that it is indeed written in God's WORD--the Bible.

We left off in the first section at Gen.1:3, where light was restored to the world after the destruction described in Jere.4:25-29 and Gen.1:2.

There has been much discussion and argument about the 'days' of Gen 1, whether they were literal 24 hour days or not. For what follows and indeed for all practical purposes it does not matter in the least. The obvious truth is that everything God created in those times still exist and still bring forth kind after kind as stated in each verse. Peach trees do not produce apples or pears, and frogs do not occasionally produce snakes or snails.

Much of the problem some people have with God's creation arises from not understanding the literal truth of the written word. By denying the creation by God, people separate themselves (they think) from any obligation to follow God's law. After all, if people came from monkies we certainly dont owe any allegiance to a Creator. Anyone with half a brain should be able to determine that people are of different races: there are brown, black, red, yellow and white races for example. They have not changed (or "evolved") over all recorded history, and in spite of some mixed marriages, each racial strain is separate and preserved. Is there some mysterious rule that forces peoples of any race to seek marriages for the main within their own race? If not then why is it so?

Only for the reason that God said for them to do it this way! We will shortly see where this is written for animals, trees and men.

THE HEAVENS AND EARTH WHICH ARE NOW (2 Pet 3:7)

First Day-- Genesis 1:2-5: Darkness and Light. Night and Day: Second Day-- Genesis 1:6-8: The Waters-- Division between hem: Third Day-- Genesis 1:9-13 The Earth-- Fruit from it: Fourth Day-- Genesis 1:14-19 Day and Night-- Sun and Moon: Fifth Day-- Genesis 1:20-23 Waters-- Life from them: Sixth Day-- Genesis 1:24-31 Earth-- Life from it:

Although there is a wealth of information in the Word between verses 4 and 23, we will for the sake of brevity dive into the main contention points of the evolutionary lie, that of animal life, including man. First, however we will quote the verses where God instructed all life, plant and animal to produce kind after kind. By the way, science has never been able to cross any animal or plant that is not the same kind (or genus), and have it reproduce! Why? Because they cant break God's law--THAT IS WHY!! Hybrid corn, tomatoes, etc, produce seed which either does not sprout at all, or reverts back to it's original strain.

A mule, the cross between an ass and a horse, is sterile, and so forth. Gen 1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. (KJV)

Gen 1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. (KJV)

Gen 1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. (KJV)

Gen 1:25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. (KJV)

Gen 1:26-31 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them 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.

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. (KJV)

Man has caused a problem in the acceptance of God's word by not believing the truth with which it is written. The problem I refer to is the common belief that Adam was the first man, and that all peoples came from him and Eve. THE BIBLE DOES NOT STATE THIS!!!

We have just reviewed Gen. chapter one. Adam was not formed until chapter two, and not on the sixth day, BUT THE EIGHTH DAY. Look at the first 6 verses of Chapter 2.

Gen 2:1-7 1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,

5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.

6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.(KJV)

Now the Word plainly says that God rested on the seventh day from his creative works, but there is apparently a conflict because verse 2:5 says there was no man to till the ground. further, you will find that the order of creation is different between chapters 1 and 2. In 2:7 he made Adam, in 2:9 he made plants, and in 2:19 he made animals, and he didn't make a female for Adam until last, 2:22. What's going on here?

If we listen to God's word we can obviously tell that chapters 1 and 2 are not describing the same creation. We know that the Word is true, thus we must realize that he is describing the creation of the many races in Gen 1. Lets prove this by looking up the word Adam in the Strong's Concordance.

Strong's # 119 'adam (aw-dam'); to show blood (in the face), i.e. flush or turn rosy: KJV-- be (dyed, made) red (ruddy). (DIC)

Strong's # 120 'adam (aw-dawm'); from 119; ruddy i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.): KJV-- X another, + hypocrite, + common sort, X low, man (mean, of low degree), person. (DIC)

The Hebrew word # 120 is translated MAN in every occurrance, up to Gen 2:19, where the first use of 'Adam' appears. In the Green's text this is notated by the Hebrew article 'eth or ha-Adam, which literally means "the Man". This "Adamic Man" was thus a separate race which was given different instructions than the sixth day men. Notice the instrutions given to sixth day creation in verses 1:28-30. He gave them the whole world of animals and ALL trees and herbs for food. But to Adam he said

Gen 2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: (KJV)

17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it:for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.(KJV)

Now what of Gen 2:5, where God says, "there was not a man to till the ground?" If we look up 'till' in the Strong's, we have the answer.

There is a two-fold meaning to this word. Note the way it is used: Strong's # 5647 `abad (aw-bad'); a primitive root; to work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc.: KJV-- X be, keep in bondage, be bondmen, bond-service, compel, do, dress, ear, execute, + husbandman, keep, labour (-ing man, bring to pass, (cause to, make to) serve (-ingself,), (be, become) servant (-s), do (use) service, till (-er), transgress [from margin], (set a) work, be wrought, worshipper, (DIC)

Thus God did not have a man to serve him, or to be his sower of the seed of His truth. The sixth day creation of the races we know in history as the primitive peoples which were the hunter-gatherers and even "science" traces them through history. Even when the Pilgrims came to America, the Indian knew little about farming or most food crops, nor had they even horses or other domesticated animals such as chickens.

We can derive much more out of Adam the Eighth day man. God didn't just create him as in 1:27, He formed him, a very different word.

Strong's # 1254 bara' (baw-raw'); a primitive root; (absolutely) to create; (qualified) "created (1:27)" to cut down (a wood), select, feed (as formative processes): -choose, create (creator), cut down, dispatch, do, make (fat). (DIC)

Strong's # 3335 yatsar (yaw-tsar'); probably identical with 3334 (through the squeezing into shape); ([compare 3331]); to mould into a form; "formed (2:7)" especially as a potter; figuratively, to determine (i.e. form a resolution): KJV-- X earthen, fashion, form, frame, make (-r), potter, purpose. (DIC)

God made him for a special purpose. God gave ha-Adam a wonderful and special habitation EDEN (2:8). God made him special food crops to be farmed (2:9), and he made him the farm animals (2:19). Finally to insure the completeness of this man's progeny, he took of Adams own body to make a female for him. Notice especially that the creation acounts in Gen chapters one and two are different. In ch 1, God made trees and herbs, then animals, then man and woman at the same time. In His special creation after the seventh day, He FORMED ha-Adam (literally THE man), made a garden with special trees and herbs, made animals, and finally made Eve. If both accounts are truly the WORD of God, as I believe they are, then they cannot be describing the same events, because the order is obviously different. God even gave the men of His creation different instructions. In ch. 1, (v29) they were given every tree for food. But in ch. 2,(vv 16-17), ha-Adam was told not to partake of one particular tree. The offspring of this particular couple (the eighth day creation of Adam and Eve) provided the line of Noah, Abraham, Jacob, and finally the Son of God, Jesus the Messiah, who provides salvation for all mankind.

The sixth day creation of man is that known as the Ethnos or Gentiles. These are the hunter-gatherers, and knew little if anything about farming. It was these races that Cain obviously feared would kill him when God expelled Him from the garden. (Gen 4:14). It was also from these that cain took His wife, (Gen 4:17) since there would be no one to marry if there were no other people.

But God didn't forget the Gentiles. We can see this by the promises made to Abraham in Gen 12:3.

"And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed." (KJV)

The meaning is clear. Salvation for the whole of mankind is through Jesus for all who believe.

There will be additional studies in the next four chapters of Genesis.

For if one does not understand God's purpose as outlined in the first 6 chapters of Genesis, they will never understand God's word. They will be held captive to the traditions and interpretations of man. Get out your Bible, and get the recommended references. Pray for help from the HOLY SPIRIT, and he will guide you into truth.

Blessings in Yashua's Name

Bob

 

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