Created Kinds in Scripture

Scribe Translating the Scriptures

The Scriptures, and it’s wealth of knowledge, have been translated into many languages.

As we begin studying created kinds, it quickly becomes apparent that there are many levels to examine both physically and spiritually. Working with the original languages of the Scriptures will yield surprising clarity on a number of issues regarding creation, created kinds, and life itself. Within the physical, there is a strong link with reproduction associated with kinds. This is shown through the commands to reproduce and fill the Earth as well as when the animals are taken aboard the ark to refill the Earth afterwards. Examining the levels of kinds will also help distinguish life from non-life and show the value of life.

Scripture is the authoritative and accurate word of Elohim to mankind. It is correct in describing the creation in both the physical and spiritual aspects of life.

Created Kinds in Hebrew and Greek

The Created Kinds are never used in relation to the things that mankind makes, but rather is only used in regards to the Almighty.

Living Beings

The modern concepts within Biology, the study of life, are based on secular views of life which are hidden in evolutionary terminology. Evolution considers plants, animals, and man to all be alive and related to one another. Within Scripture, a very different view of life is given. A simple look at the differences between the body, soul, and spirit shows that life is much more than just functions of the body which act as a response to a stimulus.

Fixity of Species

The Creator wanted the Earth filled with animals and set things in motion by having them reproduce ‘after their kind’. This phrase suggests that there is a limit to how different the descendants could be from the parents. One phrase used to describe this limited amount of change is ‘fixity of species’.

Heavenly Kinds

Although the Heavenly realm falls outside of science and little detail is given in Scripture for theological discussion, it is perhaps worth mentioning that there are probably different ‘kinds’ of spiritual beings. This probably should not be unexpected from an orderly Creator. However, the possibility of their reproducing is largely conjecture from non-Scriptural books and will not be dealt with here.

“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.” Genesis 1:20

Last Updated: 06 / 2017
Todd Elder

Todd Elder

Todd Elder has a deep desire to understand and experience Creation. As a Baraminologist, his current research includes developing the Katagenos Species Concept, the Natanzera Classification System, and the Floral Formula Method of determining Plant Kinds. As an author and speaker, his books and seminar materials are designed to encourage a growing relationship with the Creator.
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