Creation Day 5: Swimmers and Flyers

On Creation Day 5, God filled the new oceans with fish, whales, and other swimmers, and filled the skies with flying creatures. This was the first part of another two-day process to put animals on the earth.

The evolution model: from sea to land

The classic model of animal evolution says that animal life began in the sea and then invaded the land. The model further says that birds “evolved” from other animals (reptiles) that already roamed the land.

Whenever anyone tries to explain how scientists know this, they usually point to the fossil record. In that record you typically see marine animals buried deepest, and land animals buried in more “shallow” layers. (Whales are the exception: they are air-breathers. Most paleontologists suggest that the ancestors of whales went back into the sea, for unclear reasons.)

Those who conclude the above, assume that eroded sand and mud buries creatures in the order of their life or death. Hence, creatures in the deeper fossil layers lived and died earlier than creatures more “shallow” to them. For that reason, those who try to reconcile the Bible with conventional models have a serious problem. Whales are swimmers, too, and the Bible says that God made all swimmers earlier than He made the “walkers” and “crawlers” of the land. Yet one finds whales in the shallow parts of the “geological column,” hence the conventional idea that whales “evolved,” and derived, from walkers. “Theistic evolutionists” cannot resolve this.

Aristotle famously said that when one part of your argument contradicts another, you need to check your premises. You will invariably find that one or more of them is/are false.

Creation Day Five: the alternative

Kronosaurus, the giant crocodile-like creature of Creation Day Five

Kronosaurus queenslandicus. Note the crocodile-like jaw. Photo: User ????? (Vikipyediya Russkaya); released into public domain.

The Bible, and specifically Genesis 1:20-23, says that God formed all swimmers at once, and also formed the flyers. The swimmers include a class of very large swimmers. The Royal Commission under King James I of the UK called them “great whales,” but the whales of today are a subset of these giant swimmers. The New American Standard Bible calls them “sea monsters,” but that description is as inexact as it is incomplete. (A monster, from the Latin verb moneo meaning “I warn,” is a creature that someone must warn you about, or a creature that is itself a warning to you.) The original Hebrew says that these creatures were like giant crocodiles. Job gave further details of a creature that he called Leviathan, and that modern man calls “Predator X” (see video below) or kronosaurus. This is a swimming reptile, and was the largest predator that ever lived.

The word rendered bird in the Hebrew text is a broader term. It means any creature having wings (or literally, covered with wings). That would include flying mammals (bats) and flying reptiles as well as true birds.

As with Creation Day Two, God does not “see that it is good.” God is not finished with the animals. He will finish on the next day, Creation Day Six.

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Reprinted from Conservative News and Views

3 thoughts on “Creation Day 5: Swimmers and Flyers

  1. This is good!
    Here’s how the Hebrew reads:

    1:20 & He says Elohim teams/swarms the 2-waters aquatic-animals breathing living
    & birds fly upon the earth upon face raqia/expanse the heavens

    1:21 & He-creates Elohim et [Alpha & Omega!] the taniynim / stretching-out-or-extending-ones the big ones [[We know them as various sea monsters, but when God first made them they weren’t evil. They became violent only after Adam sinned.]]
    & et [Alpha & Omega!] all breathing the living the moving that teams/swarms the 2-waters to their-kinds
    & et [Alpha & Omega!] all birds wing to its-kind & He-sees Elohim that good

    1:22 & He blesses them Elohim says-to be-fruitful & multiply
    & fill et [Alpha & Omega!] the 2-waters in seas
    & the birds multiply in earth
    1:23 & he-is dusk(singular) & he-is dawn(singular) day(singular) fifth

    [[ The 2-waters would include animals that lived in the ocean below the pre-flood land mass (based on the Hydroplate Theory). We now know that there are certain types of animals that can live in extremely hot water in the deepest darkest oceans where there is no light.]]

    [[ ‘et’ is an untranslatable word. It’s the first & last letters of the Hebrew alphabet. It’s equivalent is the Alpha & the Omega of the Greek alphabet, which in the book of Revelation we all recognize as Christ. But in Hebrew there is more depth because the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet (‘Aleph’) is a literal picture of an ox/bull that is used as an offering (example: like the one the High Priest offered on the Day of Atonement) & it literally means the leader, & the first, & the most important one. The last letter in the Hebrew alphabet (‘Tav’) was originally written like a cross, & it literally means to seal a covenant. So, in other words, ‘Aleph Tav’ means ‘THE SACRIFICE that seals the covenant!’. In our Messianic Jewish congregation when we read ‘et’ in Genesis chapter one, we translate ‘et’ as ‘through Yeshua!’]]

    The Hebrew Text is beautiful!!

    • In other words, the word transliterated “et” or “eth” would be like our writing “AZ” in English. Or any other language that uses the Roman alphabet.

      John the Revelator uses the quote, “I am Alpha and Omega” at least twice.

  2. That’s right.
    Remember the verse in John chapter 1 ‘In the beginning was the Word, & the Word was with God & the Word was God’?
    & in Colossians 1:16 ‘ For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, & that are in earth, visible & invisible’ ( & see the rest of Col 1:14-19)
    Notice how the untranslatable word ‘et’(aleph-tav) is used in Genesis 1:1 in the Hebrew Text…
    ‘In-beginning He-creates Elohim et the 2-heavens and et the earth
    Then down in Genesis 1:4 it reads ‘& He-sees Elohim et the light that good’
    Verse 7 ‘& He-makes Elohim et the raqia/expanse’
    Verse 16 ‘& He-makes Elohim et two the lights the big-ones,
    et the light the large-one to rule the day(to-be-hot)
    & et the light the small-one to rule the night (to-twist)
    & et the stars’
    & verses 21 & 22 and so on… Every time something new is mentioned that God creates, the signature of Yeshua is there!

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