Then the LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
(Genesis 2:15-17) ESV
During the time that we (that’s me and the Holy spirit) were at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill we were the teaching assistant for Biology 43, Local Flora, for two spring semesters.
He produced manuals on botany, describing every kind of plant, from the cedars of Lebanon to the hyssop that grows on walls. He also produced manuals on biology, describing animals, birds, insects, and fish.
(1 Kings 4:33) NET Bible
“Redistribution of floras reflecting advances and retreats of glaciers.” Glacial ice formed at the poles and around the equator as the waters of Noah’s flood evaporated.
It shall be that fishermen will stand by it from En Gedi to En Eglaim; they will be places for spreading their nets. Their fish will be of the same kinds as the fish of the Great Sea, exceedingly many. But its swamps and marshes will not be healed; they will be given over to salt.
(Ezekiel 47:10-11) NKJV
Most of the sedimentary deposits assigned to the Mississippian are coal beds in the Mississippi valley. The coal is the remains of swamp habitat that was buried in a world-wide flood.
And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
(Genesis 2:8-9) KJV
We have lots of questions and definitions today. I thought I’d share them.
IF God created a perfect world which got ruined by accident,
THEN why was the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the garden of Eden?
God didn’t create a perfect world.
WHY did God put the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the garden,
IF he knew that eating the fruit would ruin his creation?
Eating the fruit didn’t ruin God’s creation.
IF God’s perfect world wasn’t supposed to fall into corruption, Plan A,
THEN was Christ’s death on the cross Plan B?
God didn’t create a perfect world.
IF our soul is eternal,
WHY would we need a tree of life?
The tree of life is for healing the body, not the soul.
Abiogenesis is the creative will of God expressed as progressively more complex biological life over the course of the 6 days of creation.
– Abiogenesis, definition
Devolution is change in allele frequency in a population, combined with accumulated mutations and DNA replication errors, that causes genomic decay, sickness, and loss of variability over time. It includes both macro and micro evolution. It began at the fall of man in Genesis 3:16.
– Devolution, definition
Devolution is the process of genetic change over time by which the animals saved on Noah’s ark gave rise to the distribution of current biodiversity.
– Devolution, context
Evolution on the scale required in the SciPop paradigm requires death. There was no death before sin, therefore the evolutionary basis of the Phylogenetic Tree of Life is impossible.
And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
(Genesis 1:20-23) KJV
The biological definition of life and what the Bible describes as living aren’t the same thing. This is important to know as we see how the process of creation unfolded. Biology is the foundation of secular humanism.
7 Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. 8 You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
9 Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door! 10 My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and patience. 11 Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.
12 But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your “Yes” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No,” lest you fall into judgment.
( James 5:7-12 ) KJV
Fruit: καρπὸν – karpos
(a) fruit, generally vegetable, sometimes animal,
(b) met: fruit, deed, action, result,
(c) profit, gain.
karpós – properly, fruit; (figuratively) everything done in true partnership with Christ, i.e. a believer (a branch) lives in union with Christ (the Vine). By definition, fruit (2590/karpós) results from two life-streams – the Lord living His life through ours – to yield what is eternal (cf. 1 Jn 4:17).
Jn 15:1,2: “1I am the true vine, and My Father is the vine-dresser. 2Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit (2590/karpós), He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit” (NASU).
The Greek word karpos and its meaning “fruit” give us the word carpel in Botany. The carpel is the female reproductive organ of a plant composed of the stigma, style and ovary. Once fertilized by pollen it would become the fruit.
mid 19th century: from French carpelle or modern Latin carpellum, from Greek karpos ‘fruit’.
fruit results from two life-streams – the Lord living His life through ours – to yield what is eternal
The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted; Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.
(Psalms 104:16-17) KJV
We’re continuing our leisurely stroll through the periods of geological time, lead by our guide Wilson N. Stewart. We find once again that the period is question is really a collection of geographic locations where similar plant and animal communities, an ecosystem, occurs. The real similarity is the aspect and elevation of the original geography.
They went into the ark with Noah, two and two of all flesh in which there was the breath of life. And those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him. And the Lord shut him in.
(Genesis 7:15-16) ESV
There were two horses on Noah’s ark, a mating pair, now there are at least seven species in genus Equus. That’s macro-evolution. Christians need to stop whining about it.
To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? yet shalt thou be brought down with the trees of Eden unto the nether parts of the earth: thou shalt lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord GOD.
(Ezekiel 31:18) KJV
Yesterday we took a detour to slam dunk relativistic time dilation as proof of the Bible. Today we’re going back to our discussion of a possible transition in the internal structure of the Earth when tehom became sheol.
And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
(Genesis 2:8-9) ESV
We (that’s me and the Holy spirit) use deductive reasoning to resolve supposed conflicts between the Bible and what people refer to as “science” but which we’ve isolated and identified to be THE NARRATIVE (SciPop).