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Thursday, April 12 2018
Creation Day 5: Creatures Of The Sea And Air
"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"
The orderly, logical sequence of Creation (see Creation Day 1: Let There Be Light and Creation Day 2: The Heaven Above, The Waters Below and Creation Day 3: Continents And Oceans and Creation Day 4: The Calendar) continued on the fifth day with the first sea creatures and birds.
Plants were the first life form on Earth (see the study for Day 3), while water creatures and birds, together, were the second.
"1:20 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.
One of the most ironic aspects of atheists who deny the biology of the Creation is that the very word "biology" identifies the LORD God who was sent by the Father to do the actual work of Creation.
The English-language word "biology" originated from a compound Greek word, bios, meaning life, and logos, meaning word. "Logos" is also recorded in the Holy Bible, as an identity of Jesus Christ when He "was made flesh," where it is translated as "word." It's no coincidence that the identity of Jesus Christ, the Creator of life, is found right in the word biology, which literally means life word.
"1:1 In the beginning was the Word [logos], and the Word [logos] was with God, and the Word [logos] was God. 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God. 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. ... 1:14 And the Word [logos] was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." (John 1:1-3,14 KJV)
All physical living creatures were made living by the Spirit of God from the "dust" of the Earth. When humans and animals die, they are both dead - "as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast" - until the LORD does something about it. Resurrection of the dead will be done in the same way as life was originally created, with the same Spirit of God, from the same "dust" (see the Fact Finder question below).
"2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." (Genesis 2:7 KJV)
Fact Finder: How will biology be involved in the first resurrection of humans - just as it was in the Creation of all physical life on Earth?
This Day In History, April 12
238: After the end of the three Punic Wars between the budding empire of Rome and Carthage in north Africa from 264 BC to 146 BC, the Battle of Carthage between victorious Rome's own military. The forces of Gordian II were defeated by Numidian forces of Maximinus Thrax. Gordian II was killed in the battle and his father, Gordian I, committed suicide.
240: Shapur I became king of the Sasanian Empire - the last Iranian empire prior to the invention of the Islamic religion in the fifth century.
467: Anthemius was proclaimed Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
1204: During the Fourth Crusade, Constantinople was taken from the Muslims by the Crusaders (see A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad). Constantinople was founded in 330 by the Roman Emperor Constantine, after whom the city is named (see Emperor Constantine's Sun Dogs and Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy). Centuries later, the city became the capital of the Ottoman Empire (listen to our Sermon The Ottoman Empire).
1606: King James of England (after whom the King James Bible is named) ordered a "Union Flag" combining the crosses of St. George of England and St. Andrew of Scotland. The origin of the Union Jack.
1654: The Ordinance of Union came into effect, uniting Ireland and Scotland with England.
1782: The British, under Admiral Sir George Rodney, won a naval victory in the West Indies over the French off Dominica.
1796: Napoleon Bonaparte's forces defeated the Austrian and Sardinian armies at the end of the Battle of Montenotte. It was Napoleon's first significant victory (see Russia Or Europe - Who Has Been The Invader?).
1861: The U.S. Civil War began when Confederate forces fired on Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina.
1877: The United Kingdom annexed the Transvaal of South Africa.
1917: During the First World War (1914-1918; see also The Assassination That Triggered Two World Wars), four divisions of the Canadian Army captured Vimy Ridge (France) from the German Sixth Army.
1928: The Bremen, a German Junkers W33, departed on the first successful transatlantic flight from east to west.
1945: U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt died at age 63. In his last weeks, he had reportedly turned "anti-Zionist" after a meeting with Arabian King Ibn Saud after the Yalta Conference. The "pro-Zionist" Presidential assistant, David Niles, later asserted: "There are serious doubts in my mind that Israel would have come into being if Roosevelt had lived" (Mr. Niles overestimated Roosevelt and the late-comers who became involved in what others had built - nothing or no one could stop the fulfillment of the prophecy of Judah's return; see A History Of Jerusalem: The British Mandate, A History Of Jerusalem: Zionism and A History Of Jerusalem: War And Peace).
1955: The polio vaccine, which was developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, was declared safe and effective.
1955: German-born Albert Einstein collapsed at home in Princeton, New Jersey from a ruptured aortic aneurysm; he died in hospital 3 days later (see also Einstein's Holy Spirit Formula).
1961: Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in outer space when he completed the first manned orbital flight aboard Vostok 1.
1981: The first U.S. space shuttle launch, the Columbia. The vehicle completed 27 missions before disintegrating during re-entry on its 28th flight, on February 1, 2003. Seven astronauts, including the first Israeli astronaut, were killed.
The U.S. often sought to overshadow important dates of Russia's space accomplishments by choosing specific "cover up" dates whenever possible - there are too many for it to have been mere coincidence. Examples: the first U.S. space shuttle launch was deliberately chosen to be on the same date as Russia's putting Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, 20 years earlier (see entry of 1961, above) and Sally Ride was made the first U.S. woman in space on June 18, 1983 - exactly 20 years to the day after the Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space on June 16-19 1963.
"3:27 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it." (Proverbs 3:27 KJV)
1999: U.S. President Bill Clinton was cited for contempt of court for testifying "intentionally false statements" in a sexual harassment civil lawsuit (see also The Impeachment Of The President).
2002: A 17 year old Palestinian (see Where Is Palestine?) female suicide bomber murdered 7 people and wounded 104 at Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda open-air market.