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.
( Genesis 2:17 )
Evolution on the scale required in the popular science paradigm requires death. There was no death before sin, therefore the evolutionary basis of the Phylogenetic Tree of Life is impossible.
And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
( Matthew 13:7 )
I went to BEZA International Church expecting a blessing.
My ears tingled as I strained to hear every word.
God was going to tell me what to do.
This is what I heard:
There is a book in you that only YOU can write!
And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
( Genesis 2:8 )
The probability that four habits evolved in 620 plant families is a number too big to display in Google Sheets. The probability that four habits were created with 620 flower types is not that big. Occam’s razor that.
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. But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
( Genesis 2:5-6 )
On the 3rd day there was no rain upon the earth and there was not a man to till the ground. On the 6th day there was a man in the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it, logically there was also rain.
Then was the iron, the clay, the
brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became
like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them
away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the
image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
( Daniel 2:35 )
When we consider the similarities between the 3rd day and the Millennial Kingdom we should realize that, if flat earth is Biblical, then maps of the supposed flat earth should have Jerusalem at the center. They don’t.
To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.
( Psalms 136:6 )
On the 3rd day the dry land was stretched out above the waters of the deep in a manner which may be visualized as a potter making a hollow vessel out of a solid lump of clay.
Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.
( Psalm 42:7 )
Why were there no Cherubim or flaming swords necessary on the North, West and South of Eden? Eden was surrounded on three sides by unscalable cliffs over which four rivers flowed as waterfalls.
While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
( Proverbs 8:26 )
We have closed the loop on the idea that the topography of the dry land on the 3rd day was a mountain that filled the whole earth. The summit: Eden. We are also beginning to deduce earth’s original hydrological cycle.
circle, sphere: ח֣וּג
- ח֣וּג to draw a circle, to circumscribe, Job 26:10.
- masc. circle, sphere,
- fem. compass, compasses, Is 44:13.
Davidson Analytical Chaldee and Hebrew Lexicon page CCXLIX
to sink, in water: מֵכִ֥ין – mê·ḵîn
- מֵכִ֥ין to waste, pine away, Ps 106:43
- Niph. to decay, or sink, Ec 10:18
- Hoph. to decay, perish, Jon 24:24
Davidson Analytical Chaldee and Hebrew Lexicon page CCCCLXXXVI