08 January 2017

A Sunday School Lesson: "Let the Waters Bring Forth"-- The Fifth Day

Resuming a look at the biblical account of creation, God creates swarms of swimming creatures to inhabit the seas and swarms of flying creatures to inhabit the heavens.

"And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day". Genesis 1:20-23

The biblical author continues to provide a chronology out of sync with the understanding of modern science.

Moreover, these verses mark the beginning of the primitive biological classification system used by God . . .  or Moses. The Bible classifies animals according to their locomotion. Animals fall into the taxonomic categories of swimming things, flying things, and after day six, creeping things.

While the ancient Hebrews made their mark in history through their literary epic the Bible, these passages do not indicate much promise for any advances in natural science.

See more at the Bible Skeptic on YouTube.

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