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Species versus created kinds


The term "species" is a man-made term used in Darwin's theory and is a evolutionary term for animals and plants that came about from a common ancestor over millions of years of change (macroevolution). Darwin believed that life came from non-life, or spontaneous generation and this life form that was produced by random chance descended into all others.

Creationist's beliefs center on the meaning of the Hebrew phrase "after his kind" which is used 8 times in Genesis 1 to describe the creation of various groups of living organisms.

Evolution says that all things originated and developed through time, chance, and natural processes based on the properties of matter. Basic types of organisms developed in stages from previously existing types. Basic types proliferated over time. Complexity increased over time. Living things were buried and fossilized by processes possible today (Uniformitarianism).

Creation says that all types originated abruptly through supernatural processes. Organisms diversified within limits from original "created kinds". Each kind experienced either stasis or extinction over time. Complexity was present from the start. Burial and fossilization occurred through extreme processes (Genesis worldwide flood) that are unlikely today.

Charles Darwin wrote a book in 1859 called, "On the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life". But God wrote a book through men who were moved by the Holy Spirit ( 2 Peter 1:19-21) called the Holy Bible (KJV) and in this Book of 66 books He wrote in Genesis about His "created kinds".

The fossil record's big picture does not support a evolutionary view of the past at all. Rather, it is fully compatible with the biblical teaching that in the beginning God created various kinds of plants and animals, and allowed them to vary within limits over time. The fossil record speaks eloquently of Creation, not evolution.