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Cattle Lead To Men To Keep Them

-- Click To Expand/Collapse Bible Verses -- Gen ch1:v24-25
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.
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.

Here we see that God again fills the fossil record with all manner of creatures, after he actually made them in the previous verses 20-23, these creatures actually fall into the category of "fowl" that survive into the present - We see that they are brought forth from the earth "after their kind", perhaps this would give the appearance of transitional forms to those creatures we see today.

The "whales" that were distinct from the "moving creature that hath life" are not created themselves to be brought forth "after their kind" or to be present in the "firmament" (present), but for all other life to be brought forth after their kind. So we relegate that "monster" to the fossil record as made in verse 22 (in the waters as in the seas) I.e. the dinosaurs relate to a first cause and not esssentially to the waters bringing them forth abundantly after their own kind - they were not created alive, but as part of what we draw the apparent past of the creatures we see today. Likewise we could within the term "whale" see not just the term "monster" but "aberration" or even "chimera". Again we can see the monsters that God created (without life) form what is assigned to the fossil record in the many bizzare forms we see which appear to be mutations of the familiar. (Or transitional forms)

Now if the waters brought forth life before the fossil record of that life was added, how did the waters bring them forth without the fossil record?

We are told in the text that these former creatures were "moving". Then they were created with time passing, and were moving in "space-time". As they moved, their frame of reference moved from some 'past' to some 'future', so in being created alive, the waters (future and past time) in which they were created, brought them forth. They were given life in the sense that "they were animate".

So, where does that leave us with whales, ie monsters? Well, they were qualified aside from the definition of "moving and living" that came next and qualified the subsequent list of creatures and fowl etc. But why make them if they never lived? Well, He had to test whether their first causes would permit their fossilised corpses to exist too, so it makes sense to make them as "plausible" as possible. There would be no point placing a promissory note in the fossil record, would there?

That these creatures existed in time but weren't moving or alive doesnt reflect poorly on God as a creator; He merely waited to insert them properly into the fossil record as in verse 24 to 25. They became God's greatest misdirection of creative sleight of hand.

Finishing day 6, we find a relatively large account of the creation of man. Please navigate on.


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