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THE SIXTH DAY

The creative work of the "Sixth Day" was twofold, that of land animals and of man.

FIRST WORK
Gen. 1:24-25
"And God said, Let the earth bring forth the LIVING CREATURE AFTER HIS KIND, cattie, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth AFTER HIS KIND; and it was 50. And God made (created) the beast of the earth AFTER HIS KIND, and cattie AFTER THEIR KIND, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth AFTER HIS KIND; and God saw that it was good."

These land animals were doubtless the same kind as we have today. The fact that they were created,

"AFTER THEIR KIND,"
which is 5 times repeated, shows that they were not "evolved" from one common specie. That ali the different species of animals were created "separately" is proven from the fact that when species are crossed their offspring are sterile. The crossing of the jackass and a mare is the mule, and a mule is a hybrid and is sterile. If the SIXTH DAY TWO WORKS OF ANIMALS IN CREATION "Evolutionary Theory" of the development of animal and vegetable life was true, we should expect to find evidence to that effect in fossil remains of the intermediate links, and we should also see "evolutionary processes" at work now whereby higher orders of animal and plant life are coming into being. But we see nothing of the kind. Animal and plant life exists today in the same form that it has existed in the knowledge of man. The birds build their nests and raise their young as they always did. The beaver builds his dam, and the bee constructs his honeycomb as they have always done. Man alone has the faculty of improving his mode of construction. This is seen in the development of farming instruments from the crude plow and winnowing fan to the complex plow and cultivator, and the combined reaper, binder, and thresher. But here we can trace the vanous steps by the obsolete specimens of farming implements. This is not true in the animal and vegetable kingdoms,for there we find no intermediary links. If the Evolutionary Theory is correct, it should apply to man as well as animals, and we should see by the crossing of th~ best specimens of the human race the evolution of a SUPERMAN~ but the history of the race disproves this.

SECOND WORK
Gen. 1:26-28
"And God said, Let U5 make man in OUR IMAGE, after OUR LIKENESS: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God CREATED (Bara) man in His OWN IMAGE, in the IMAGE OF GOD CREATED (Bara) He him; male and female created He them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and REPLENISH THE EARTH, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth."

That man also was "CREATED" (Bara) shows that he has not descended from an ape. Man was made in the "IMAGE OF GOD," not in the image of an "Ape," and was not formed from a brute, but of the "Dust of the Earth." There is an "Impassable Gulf" between the lowest order of man and the highest type of beast that science has failed to bridge. The "Missing Link" has never been found. That the whole human race is of "One specie" and had a common origin (Acts 17: 26) is dear from the fact that, when the different races of the earth's inhabitants marry, their offspring are not sterile but fertile. This nullifies the argument that the white and colored races are of different origin, and that the white race alone is the Adamic race.
There is no contradiction between the first and second chapters of Genesis as to the creation of man. The first chapter (Gen. 1: 26-28) gives the FACT of his creation, the second, the MANNER OF IT. Gen. 2:7. One is supplementary to the other. In chapter one God is spoken of as "ELOHIM," the Creator; in chapter two, He is called "JEHOVAH" (The Lord) because He there enters into covenant relations with man. At first the name "Jehovah" is joined with "Elohim" to remove all doubt as to the identity of the Being desig nated by the compound word. Now while either of these names would suit some passages, in others one would be more suitable than the other. This accounts for the discriminating use of these two names by the sacred writers and is an answer to those critics who daim that the Scriptures are a clumsy compilation of incongruous and diverse documents which they call Elohistic and Jehovistic.
In Gen. 2:7 we are told that-"The LORD God formed (Yatsar, fashioned) man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the 'Breath of Life;' and man became a living soul."
This may mean that the Lord God fashioned man out of the "dust of the ground" as a sculptor fashions the statue out of clay, and then breathed into the earthy form the "Breath of Life." However it was done we know the work was threefold:
1. The formation of the "BODY"-"And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground."
2. The gift of the "SPIRIT"-"And breathed into his nostrils the 'Breath of Life'." By this is not meant the "Holy Spirit," but the "Spirit" of the "natural man"-that part of man that must be indwelt by the Holy Spirit before he can be born again. It is the "God Conscious" nature of man.
3. The SOULISH part of man-"And man became a 'Living Soul'." This is the seat of the "Self-Conscious" nature, of memory, the affections, etc.
The two principal parts of man are the BODY and the SPIRIT, but as the functions of these are separate, one being physical and the other spiritual, a third part had to be suppued called the SOUL, intermediate between them, and through which they may communicate. Thus man became a "'Threefold Being." I Thess. 5 : 23. Heb. 4:12. See the Chapter on "The Spirit World." Section, "The Threefold Nature of Man."
In Adam, as originally created, the Soul was such a perfect medium of communication between the Body and the Spirit that there was no conflict between them. The three blended together in one harmonious whole. When man fell the soul became the "battlefield" of the Body and the Spirit, and the conflict began that Paul so graphically describes in Rom. 7: 7-24.
Eve was not fashioned in the same way as Adam. She was "made" sometime later. Adam had not found among all the creatures God had made a suitable companion, and God saw that it was not good for him to be alone, so He proceeded to make him an "help-meet." To this end "The Lord God caused a 'deep sleep' to fall upon Adam and he slept; and He took one of his 'RIBS', and closed up the flesh instead thereof; and the 'RIB,' which the Lord God had taken from man, made (builded) He a WOMAN, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called WOMAN, because she was taken OUT OF MAN." Gen. 2:21-23.

While Adam and Eve were not both fashioned in the same way, they were not evolved from some lower creature, but were direct creations of God, "male and female created He them." Gen. 1: 27. The reason why Eve was not fashioned separately from Adam, but was taken out of Adam's side, was to show that in their relation to each other as man and wife they were to be ONE FLESH. That is their interests and sympathies, etc., were to be one, and physically they were to be counterparts of each 6ther. Adam and Eve in their physical relation to each other are a type of Christ and the Church. When Eve was presented to Adam he said-"This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh;" and the Apostle Paul in speaking of the Church says-"we are members of His BODY, and of His FLESH, and of His BONES. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great 'mystery;' but I speak concerning Christ and the Church." Eph. 5: 3~32.

Adam was not created a baby or a primitive savage, but a fullgrown man perfect in intellect and knowledge, else he could not have named the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air. And the fact that his descendants had such skill in the invention of musical instruments and mechanical devices and could build cities and towers and such a vessel as the Ark, proves that the men of Antediluvian times were men of gigantic intellect and attainments, and that instead of man having "evolved upward" he has "degenerated downward."
We see from Gen. 1: 29-30, that animals and man were originally is given only vegetable food, and that it was not until after the Fall that animals became carnivorous. And it was not until after the Flood that man was permitted to eat "flesh." "Every moving thing that liveth (animals) shall be meat for you; even as the green herb (which had been their food) have I given you all things. But 'flesh' with the life thereof, which is the BLOOD THEREOF, shall ye not eat." Gen. 9: 34.
That is, that in eating "flesh" they must first dram the "blood" from it, because the "blood" is the LIFE of the animal. It was not until after the Exodus, when the Law was given from Mt. Sinai, that God's chosen people the Jews were restricted as to the kind of creeping things, flying fowl, and beasts they should eat. Lev. 11:1-47.
Note that all that God created was GOOD. "And God saw everything that He had made, and, behold it was VERY GOOD.
And the evening and the morning were the Sixth Day." Gen. 1: 31. God is not the author of evil. Evil is the fruit of sin and disobedience. Thorns, thistles, poisonous vines, weeds, floxious beasts, as the serpent, are all the results of sin. Thus the heaven and the earth were restored and repopulated during the six days or periods of "Restoration Week".
The Bible and Science are in exact accord as to the order of the 8 works of the Restoration Week. The following Diagram shows how these 8 works could be arranged in a different order 40,320 times (1X2X3X4X5X6X7X8=40,320) without any two lines being alike. Surely Moses must have been inspired, for there was only ONE chance in 40,320, that he would have recorded them in the order that science claims they occurred. This is one of the proofs of the Divine Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures.

DIAGRAM OF THE EIGHT WORKS OF THE SIX DAYS
LIGHT FIRMAMENT LAND VEGETATION SUN FISH BEASTS MAN
FIRMAMENT LAND VEGETATION SUN FISH BEASTS MAN LIGHT
LAND VEGETATION SUN FISH BEASTS MAN LIGHT FIRMAMENT
VEGETATION SUN FISH BEASTS MAN LIGHT FIRMAMENT LAND
SUN FISH BEASTS MAN LIGHT FIRMAMENT LAND VEGETATION
FISH BEASTS MAN LIGHT FIRMAMENT LAND VEGETATION SUN
BEASTS MAN LIGHT FIRMAMENT LAND VEGETATION SUN FISH
MAN LIGHT FIRMAMENT LAND VEGETATION SUN FISH BEASTS


Used with permission of the Rev. Clarence Larkin Estate, P.O. Box 334, Glenside, PA 19038, U.S.A., 215-576-5590



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