Plant Kinds in Scripture

Genesis 1:11 - herb, grass, tree, seed, after his kind

Genesis 1:11 – The Creation of Plants

During the Creation Week, our wonderful Creator made plants, animals, and man. The plants are quite different from animals and man on many levels. When the plants were formed on day three, He was designing something that would be used for food, produce oxygen, capture and store energy, and so many other things.

Understanding Grasses, Herbs, and Trees

There are many ways that man can classify or group plants together. However, within the Creation account, there are three major types of plants given: grasses, herbs, and trees. At first glance, this may not seem significant, but each of these types of plants have unique characteristics which demonstrate the great planning of our Creator and distinguish one from another.

Are Plants Alive?

Because it contrasts with the modern evolutionary concepts of biology so much, the point that plants are not considered alive within a scriptural viewpoint should be clarified.

The Purpose of Plants is Primarily Food

During the Creation Week, our wonderful Creator made plants, animals, and man. As one explores each of these categories, it becomes obvious and clear that plants are more basic than animals and man and that they serve a different purpose. When the plants were formed on day three, He was designing something unique that would be useful for man on many levels including producing food, oxygen, building materials, and even stored energy.

And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. Genesis 1:11 KJV

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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