Introduction to Created Kinds and Baraminology

Studying the Created Kinds in Scripture brings an understanding to the basic concepts of life. The concept of Created Kinds includes a basic understanding of the Creator, the Genesis Kinds found in the Garden of Eden, the Ark Kinds found during Noah’s flood, and the plants and animals found alive today.

Baraminology is defined as the study of Created Kinds and more generally refers to the classification of plants and animals from a Creationist viewpoint. The field of Baraminology makes an attempt to determine what the original created kinds were as well as connect different species within a kind today.

Introduction to Created Kinds in Scripture

Adam Naming the Animals

Adam Naming the Animals

The book of Genesis states that The Creator made the Heavens and the Earth including plants, animals, and man. The plants and animals made during the Creation Week are often referred to as the genesis kinds. Although the focus is on the relationship with mankind, the Scriptures continue to describe the genesis kinds in both the physical and spiritual aspects of life. Unlike the secular views of modern biology which defines life by functions of the body, the Scriptures state that life is much more.

The Ark Kinds are the creatures that were alive and gathered together on board Noah’s ark during the time of the flood. At the time of the flood, the pairs of animals were gathered together to keep the different kinds alive. These pairs were obviously able to mate and reproduce. This breeding ability is sometimes referred to as the ‘Noah Test’ for kinds. If they are able to have offspring, they are of the same kind.

Introduction to the Science of Baraminology


Human Evolution or Mixture of Ape and Human Skulls?

The topic of Creationism is not a salvation issue. However, anything, like Evolutionism, that causes doubt or difficulty with understanding or believing Scripture is yet another stumbling block that inhibits a person from becoming a believer or a stronger believer. Evolutionism has spread rapidly in the last several decades. At the same time, Creationism has been slow in responding. Baraminology, the scientific study of created kinds, is one of the responses that is now forming and challenging the Theory of Evolution. The more we study kinds, the more evidence is discovered to show that science supports Creationism.

Introduction to Creationism’s Worldview

Choices Between Good and Evil

Choices Between Good and Evil

Believers want to build their relationship with the One Most High and grow closer to Him. The relationship with the Almighty grows the same way as any relationship, by spending time together and getting to know each other better. One of the best ways to do this is to read His words that are written to His people, which are recorded in the Scriptures. There are many philosophies, cultures, and ideas that want to take attention away from the Almighty and have believer’s forget the truth about creation and life. By knowing and understanding His word, believers can stand strongly in the truth and resist what is false.

Introduction to Creation Taxonomy and Classification

The Creation Orchard ( Segment )

The Creation Orchard ( Segment )

The field of Baraminology works to determine and define sets of Basic Kinds. Much of the work examines reproduction with an emphasis on hybridization. When this information is not available (such as for fossils) statistical analysis of characteristics is used to determine similarity and discontinuity between kinds. A classification system, built on the concept of basic kinds, is being produced by Todd Elder.
Evolution bases on similarity, but things are distinct. CK bases on reproduction – observable.

Introduction to Baraminology Quest

The way to fight evil and falsehood that attacks Scripture is to know what Scripture states. Even the Messiah battled Satan by quoting the written Word (Mat. 4). Therefore, the main goal of this website is to look at the scriptural and scientific aspects of Created Kinds. To examine what the written Word has to say about life and man’s relationship with the world around him. By understanding the basic concepts of creation and life, believers will be able to move forward confidently in building a closer relationship with their Creator.

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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