Bible 101

Session – 4

The Book of Genesis / Chapter 2: The Garden of Eden Con’t

Last week we covered the following: The creation of Adam and Eve together in chapter one, and then in chapter two, they’re created again but separately, along with Adam being created after the trees in chapter one and in chapter two before the trees.

This week will finish up chapter 2 with the creations of the animals.

And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof (Gen. 2:19).  Timeout! Let’s go back to chapter one for a moment:

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 in the open firmament of heaven (Gen. 1:20).  And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping things, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so (Gen. 1:20).

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness… (Gen. 1:26).  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them (Gen. 1:27).

So, what we have here is the following: In chapter one, the animals were created before Adam, and in chapter two, the animals were created after Adam.

A couple of observations I like to make here: (1). How does Adam name all the marine animals in the oceans and rivers? Does he invite them over to the Garden of Eden, or does he swim upstream to meet them halfway?   (2). All Christians believe that God created the universe and everything in it with speech.  If so, he must have been speaking a foreign language.

Why would a God who created the vast universe with all its complexities and individualities with over 200 billion galaxies and more stars than there are grains of sand on earth not use speech in the creation of man and woman with all their complexities and individualities along with every different individual animal on earth that could walk, fly or swim with all of their individualities and complexities that made them different from each other not to mention the millions of tiny insects with all of their individualities and complexities?

No, instead, we’re asked to believe that God formed all creatures, whether human, animal, bird, marine life or insect, from the ground, which leads me to the following question; how did he breathe the breath of life into a tiny insect?   Did he use a Straw?

Come-On Guys! There are 1189 chapters in the Bible with 31,173 verses and 773,692 words, and in just the first two chapters, we found more errors than you would find in an eraser. 

Who Wrote the Bible?

PS: There are more atoms in one’s eye—than there are stars in the universe. Really.

Ivan Peter Kovak