God and the Whistling Train page 15

Genesis 1:20-25 (NKJV) Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.” So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 

And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” So the evening and the morning were the fifth day. Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creatures according to its kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so. And God made the beasts of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind.

In the passage above we find the  word ‘let’ in each section. For example God says “let the waters abound with abundance of living creatures.”  This sounds like God's really supervising what the waters are doing. But, the creative processes of God are underlined by the next verse." God created the great sea creatures and every living thing that moves. "

Another issue that arises in the with words ‘let’ and the change, is that there appears to be, three set levels of creation. The first being the creation of the key functionality and facilities of the earth. The second, utilising and filling what has been created that comes with the ‘let’s’ and thirdly the creation of mankind.

There is one another phrase that occurs in the descriptions of creation in these last verses. It is the phrase " according to its kind.” This has real implications. It means that while we may believe in micro evolution, macro evolution is not allowed. In other words you can have dogs that change into the many types we have today (micro-evolution), but you don’t have them turning into cats. So monkeys to man is not plausible. Within ‘the kind’ breeding is possible, that is, micro evolution is plausible but macro-evolution is not. Or that which is produced, if it lives, is sterile like a mule.