Introduction to the Third Day of Creation
Genesis 1:6-13 states: “And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. 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. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day.” In this post, I will discuss the third day of creation.
Gathering of Waters
First, we see where God gathered the waters under the heaven unto one place. In the last post (second day), we discussed the difference between the waters under the heaven and above. Science teaches us about plate tectonics. In the study of plate tectonics, we know that the dry land was all one continent many years ago. This continent was called “Pangaea”. At the time of the great flood, we know the earth was torn apart as it’s seams. The continents began to drift apart. However, at the time of creation, the dry land was all on one side.
On this third day, God created plant life. This did not happen naturally, because plant life contains information on reproduction, energy, growth, etc. Imagine the complexity of even plant life. God had already created the atmosphere on the second day. Plant life was designed to be able to thrive, reproduce, and grow with the air in the atmosphere, and to make it’s own energy.
Plant life would also be necessary for food for the animals that God was to create later. Many scientist are in the search for the origin of life, but as Christians, we already know the origin. Life cannot be reproduced from dirt or other materials. This matter does not contain the information needed for life to exist. Life had to be created by God and God only. If life is so complicated that it can’t even be created in a laboratory, how could it come about accidentally?
When we look at the Mars missions, secular scientists are always looking for signs of life. They always claim to be closer and closer. Of course, they have to keep people excited about the Mars missions to keep their funding! It wouldn’t surprise me if they claim someday to have found some basic form of life. It’s impossible for any equipment we send to be completely sanitary, so whatever they find surely came from contamination.
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— Ricky Bryce