THE SIXTH DAY
The creative work of
the "Sixth Day" was twofold, that of land animals and of man.
"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."
animals were doubtless the same kind as we have today. The fact that they were
"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.
"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
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
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."
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:
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.
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
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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