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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Introduction of Life on the Earth

Genesis 1:12

The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

The early earth’s atmosphere was rich in carbon dioxide, which was produced by a great deal of volcanic activity, and water vapor created when a large asteroid crashed into the planet and vaporized the oceans. The same volcanic activity caused the creation of land at just the right time for plant life to take advantage of the perfect atmospheric conditions. Looking at the above passage you can see a description of God created plant life on earth. Abundant plant life created enough oxygen to support large bodied animal life.

Psalm 104:29-30

When you hide your face,
they (all living things) are terrified;
when you take away their breath,
they die and return to the dust.
When you send your Spirit,
they are created,
and you renew the face of the earth.

From the beginning of life on earth, creatures are introduced by God and removed in just the right sequence. Take a look at these verses from Psalm 104. The passage describes living things appearing on the earth and also disappearing. What science calls extinction we now know as necessary for the renewal of earth’s biology and the appearance of more sophisticated species. Humans could not have competed with the dinosaurs, and thus those enormous creatures died and were “return(ed) to the dust”.

Genesis 1:20

And God said, "Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky."

Roughly 500 million years ago the land and the oceans teemed with life. Upwards of 80 percent of all of the life that has ever lived on this planet existed during this remarkable period called the Cambrian explosion. As you can see God made it all and declared it good. And the Bible gave us a record of this amazing process long before science started to tease it out of the fossil record.

Pastor Bill

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