The Third Day


Gen. 1:9-13 – 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.


Importance of the study of creation.

Evolution is the very basis of all ungodliness.


From BEREA BAPTIST BANNER August 15, 1982 - page 12

Calling Darwin, "one of my scientific heroes," a Baylor University religion professor put creationism under a theological microscope and diagnosed the theory as both bad religion and bad science.

Bob Patterson detailed his objections to Arkansas Law 590 -- declared unconstitutional by a federal judge last month -- in a lecture sponsored by the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission of Southern Baptists.  "If creation is allowed equal time in our classroom, it will destroy all of science," he informed participants in a three-day conference at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Patterson's theory is that the first two chapters of Book of Genesis are not scientific statements but religious and political tracts.  (Adapted from a UPI release.)


Two Parts to this day's work:


I.   Verses 9 and 10 - Waters gathered together in one place: only one sea and one land mass.  Didn't break apart for 1755 years, 99 years after the flood in the life of Peleg - Gen. 10:25.

A.     Waters under the firmament - the Bible principle of "scripture interpreting scripture" II Peter 1:20.

B.     This is different from the flood in Noah's day: the flood is disruptive, but the creation is organizational.


II.   Verses 11 and 12 - The earth (dry land) called to produce:

A.     Grass, herb and fruit tree.

1.      Grass, herb yielding seed - having a seed outside of itself, with no fruit.  Yet this is a type of food, for cows and horses eat the grass itself.  Also they eat the seeds.

2.      Fruit tree - all others are fruit trees, with the seed inside the fruit.  Like apple and oranges.  Some of the fruit is not good for human consumption (pine cones), but it's fruit nevertheless.  Probably created with fruit already ripe - for beasts (created on the 4th and 5th day) and man (created on the 6th day).  Remember that the grass and herb is also created for the food of the animals.

B.     After its kind - no changing from one kind of tree or fruit to another kind.  You can graft an apple tree branch onto a peach tree and grow apples on that branch of the peach tree, but you won't get 1/2 peach and 1/2 apple.

C.     Evolution teaches production by chromosome mutations.

1.      Look at Chromosomes in humans and animals.  Define Chromosomes:

a.       Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - They carry the genes that convey hereditary characteristics, and are constant in number for each species.

b.      Encyclopedia International - Chromosomes are found in pairs.  The number of chromosomes in a cell is constant for any particular species.

2.      But  -- The mutations of chromosomes is the very heart of evolution.

a.       Medical science told me (1982) that a child could not live 3 days with just one chromosome too many.

b.      Mutations of chromosomes are degenerative.