Kurieuo wrote:I think you're overlooking such being conceived of "in" God. All kinds of creatures were planned prior to creation, even Christ was planned to come and redeem humanity. Yet, it doesn't mean such were yet actualised in the world. God conceived of many different kinds of animals, and it was according to such, according to the kind of creatures God planned, that they were brought into existence.abelcainsbrother wrote:Kurieuo wrote:If a valid insight, I think such actually doesn't pose much issue to the days being understood in parallel.abelcainsbrother wrote:As I read through your post it is something that I noticed so I thought I would mention it.I'm just trying to show how it points to former life that had existed,that is all.Kurieuo wrote: Confused how that is relevant to my post. And, I'm actually not quite sure what you're reasoning.
Yet, "according to" (as found in ESV) is more accurate since there doesn't seem to be time implied in "after their kind" any more then we're created "after" God's likeness. Nor is time implied in the "after" with Noah taking onto the ark animals after their kind. (Gen 6:20) It is just a particular idiom being used to convey similar in kind.
OK,but I think if you read it in context you'll see that "after their kind" is referring to the beasts of the field,the cattle,creeping things,the beasts of the earth they were made after their kind. It is not saying "after God's kind" and this means this life had to have existed before and this life is based on this kind of life that had existed before,this life was brought forth after their kind. The context seems clear to me. The english is clear. But I digress.It was just something that I noticed as I read through it.
Perhaps you can answer the old question, what gives a "cat" its catness or a dog its "dogness"? We have this ideal concept of what a cat or dog should be. Yet, when does it stop being such? If we cut off the whiskers, remove two legs trying to make them walk on two, or what is it exactly?
OK, But something to consider as a PC.I understand that PC's believe that at certian times God intervened over millions of years and created certian kinds of life at certian times. Now,would'nt it be good to have bible confirmation of it? By understanding that these beasts of the earth,etc were brought forth after their kind,you have biblical confirmation that life had existed before,instead of just claiming it happened that way.It actually helps you make a case for the idea that life had existed already before this life was brought forth based on life that had existed before and that God intervened at times and made other kinds of life based on former kinds of life. It works for both interpretations,by the way.Also the fossil record bears this out also,if you don't look at it from an evolution point of view. Like the rise of reptiles then mass exctinction and then the rise of mammals.