Hi Sam, As requested, Iv’e been re-reading your email of the 14th March, thinking on what you’ve said in the light of what I believe.
quote ” If all species popped into existence the same time as written in Genesis:
1. “They would be unique”
Yes, thats right, and thats how they were and are, they are complete, ” each after their kind” each different, unique as quoted “all flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of animals, another of fish and another of birds ” 1 corinthians 15:39. So , yes, each created for their different environment, land, sea, air, not having evolved, but fully grown and complete.
2. No mistakes !
Before the fall of man, everything “was good” ” behold, it was very good” Genesis 1:31. However, after Adam relinquished his place of authority over all that God had placed into his hands, by conceding with the devil, not only humanity lost its former state “glory” and eternal state, death infiltrated that former form and also all of creation suffered as he forsook; through his choice; the abundant pure life given him by his loving Father creator.He even already prophesied the way out for all humanity, by becoming flesh in the form of the seed of the woman ( Jesus) He would destroy the power of sin ,death & hell placed over humanity by the devil, setting us totally free, right there in Genesis 3: 15 ” And I will put enmity between you and the woman. and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.” ( you’ll find the consequences of this choice effecting the earth in the last few verses of Gen 3 ) God made no mistakes, He simply gave us a “free will” because He loves us. He’s no dictator, ” Oh taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed (happy) is the man who trusts in Him” thats what the psalmist David said out of his relationship with God his Heavenly Father, no one made him say this at gun point, he wrote love songs to his Father out of his experiences very young, while minding his sheep , out in the country.
3. Humans , as Gods favourite of all His creation,
Yes, have different characteristics, but not neceserally “most genes” we have been created as we are, we dont need extra genes, we have nothing to prove, bigger or more doesnt mean its better !
1. Animals are created without understanding. ” Do not be like the horse, or like the mule, which have no understanding, which must be harnessed with bit and bridle, else they will not come near you.” Psalm 32 : 9. As human beings we are aware of our “being” . God is “I AM”, and we know that “we are”, we have understanding that we exist.
2. We have an inner ability to “appreciate things”. what animal gazes with awe at a sunset? What animal obtains joy from the sound of music, or takes time to form itself into an orchestra to create music? what animal sets up a court system of justice to its fellow creatures? We are moral beings.
While birds and other creatures have instinct to create nests etc. We have the ability to uncover the hidden laws of electricity, to appreciate the value of creation. to unearth the hidden treasures of gold, silver, diamonds, oil, and make use of them for our own benefit. And I could go on and on and on, but you must understand what I’m saying.
I’ve only time to share this response at present, but I will continue.
Your loving Mum xxxx
With love, reason and understanding xx