#7──第三天 – 綠化──The Greening

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第一部分:創世記的記載

二、最初的日子:第七章 第三天 – 綠化

創世記 1:11-13涉及到地球的綠化。從字面上看,就是草、藥草、水果和地球上的每一種植物的「發芽」或「變綠」。我們似乎從我們精簡的宇宙學探索中稍微繞了一下,但我們必須在這裡繞一下,因為它是在創造週的兩個非常重要的日子之間。如前所述,上帝還沒有創造太陽和月亮,所以我們發現第三天的奧秘是相當重要的。《以西結書》說,上帝至少和太陽一樣亮,甚至比太陽更亮。82 哈巴谷也說了同樣的話。83上帝使天發出光來照亮了大地。很明顯,由於上帝沒有84每天明顯地把祂的光照到地上,祂創造了一個實物來代替祂統治。

創世記1:12說,土地(或大地)85要長出草、結籽的植物和結果的樹木。這是一個包羅萬象的清單,這個詞不是yabbashah,指的是乾地86,而是整個大 地都被種下並長出了綠色植物。在這裡,理解、認識和反思這一切發生的日子是非常重要的。記住,這是第三天,也就是太陽、月亮和星星被創造的前一天。人在自己的理智範圍內否認 耶和華 (YHVH) 的創造能力,這是沒有理由的。上帝確實一舉種植和培育了地球上的全部植物87,使祂自己成為所有植物的父親,不,是祖先,是合法的。自稱是「聖經信徒」的人把目光投向「創造週」的熔爐,而否認全能的上帝的能力,祂能夠在一天內無中生有地創造出各種形式的植物生命,這是沒有理由的。他們說:「呸!這是上帝和進化論的混合物。」88今天,科學界已知的維管束植物 (vascular plant) 多達39.1萬種,甚至超過39.1萬種。隨著植物學家和其他人的發現,這個數字每年都會增加2000個新品種。 89

自稱相信聖經的男人或女人的內心應該意識到用上帝的真理換取謊言的愚蠢。保羅在給羅馬人的整個書信中以這個勸告開始。那就是「因為自從創世以來,他那不能看見的屬性,就是他的永能和神性,在所造之物上,都是明明可知的。所以他們是沒有理由的。因為他們雖然知道神,卻不尊他為神,也不感謝他,反倒是在思想上變得虛妄,愚昧的心也黑暗起來。他們自稱有智慧,卻成了愚拙,把不朽之神的榮耀換成凡人和飛禽走獸及爬蟲的形像。所以神把他們心裡的私慾交給他們,使他們的身體在他們中間受辱,因為他們把關於神的真理換成了謊言,敬拜和侍奉被造物,而不敬拜造物主,造物主是永遠可稱頌的!阿們。」90

保羅是否想到在這些最後的日子裡,男人和女人都會相信達爾文的謊言,並宣稱他們不受性約束?按照邏輯,答案是否就是:「是的?」因為如果我們相信達爾文,黑人是從人猿進化而來的,而人猿後來又變成了高加索人 ;我們的頭腦確實被燒壞了。我個人認為,這一點在《美利堅合眾國獨立宣言》中有明確規定:「我們認為這些真理是不言而喻的,人人生而平等, 造物主賦予他們某些不可剝奪的權利,其中包括生命、自由和對幸福的追求。」那就是所有的人首先確實是人,其次是平等地被創造出來的,而這是在所有其他的人被91創造出來之後才發生的。黑人、蒙古人、高加索人和澳大利亞人在各方面都是平等的、均衡的、平坦的。人類作為一個整體(通過亞當的兩面人來看),是 以羅欣 (Elohim) 耶和華 (YHVH) 創造的最高成就,而不是意外留下的一些混亂的結果。我們應該知道,上帝愛我們,我們是有價值的,而不是毫無價值的。保羅是對的…知道上帝對我們表現出的無可爭議的愛, 會使我們放棄偶像崇拜,最終放棄性變態的行為。 92

耶穌也引用了自然界來描述與神的純潔和正確。「風隨著意思吹、你聽見風的響聲、卻不曉得從那裡來、往那裡去.凡從聖靈生的、也是如此。」93因此,朋友們,不要驚歎上帝創造了世界或樹木或灌木,而要驚歎祂創造了我們來照管它。至少,祂創造了人去照料花園。可以肯定的是,這是人類照管地球的一個類型和影子。「耶和華神帶著那人,把他放在伊甸園裡,要他作工,看顧園子。」 94

82 以西結書43:2 「 以色列 神的榮光從東而來.他的聲音如同多水的聲音.地就因他的榮耀發光。」

83 哈巴谷書3:4 HCSB 「他的光輝像光;光芒從他的手中閃現。這是他的能力所隱藏的地方。」

84見第五章的論證。

85從 字面上看,”haares “來自原始的 “erets”──大地。

86 創世記1:10 「神稱旱地為地、稱水的聚處為海. 神看著是好的。」

87 植物區系,1.某地區或某時期的植物,按種類列出,作為一個整體考慮。詞典網

88 這裡 “Bah “這個詞的用法代表了我對守財奴一類人的看法,他們忘記了律法的精神(帶來愛與和平),只顧自己遵守律法的文字……. 只是他們所遵守的字母本身是腐敗的,因為他們把達爾文混入了摩西。

89 “世界植物狀況”,英國皇家植物園,邱,英國

90 羅馬書1:20-25, ESV

91 Archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript

92 這來自於對《羅馬書》第1章的學習

93 約翰福音3:8

94 創世記2:15 ESV

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Part One: The Genesis Account

II: First Days──Chapter 7: Day 3 – The Greening

Genesis 1:11-13 deals with the greening of the earth. Literally the “sprouting” or the “turning green” of the grasses, herbs, fruits, and every plant that is on the face of the earth. It seems that we are taking a slight detour from our streamlined Cosmological quest., but we have to take somewhat of a detour here since it falls in between two very important days in the creation week. As mentioned before, God has not created the sun or the moon yet, so it is quite important that we discover the mystery of the third day. Ezekiel says that God is at least as bright or brighter than the sun.1 Habakkuk says the same thing.2 God gives off a heavenly light that illuminates the earth.3 Obviously, since God does not shine His light on earth on a daily basis visibly, He created a physical object to rule in His stead.

The Word says in Genesis 1:12 that the land (or earth)4 was to produce grass, seed bearing plants, and trees who had fruit. That was an all-inclusive list, the word not being yabbashah, for dry ground5, but the totality of the earth was planted and sprouted with greenery. It is very important here to understand and recognize and reflect on the day that all this took place.

Remember, this is day three, the day before the sun and the moon and the stars are created. It is without excuse that men deny Elohim YHVH the power to create within their scope of reason. God indeed planted and grew the entirety of the earth’s vegetation6 in one swoop, legitimizing Himself as the paterfamilias, nay, the progenitor, of all plants. It is without excuse that self-professing “Bible believers” look to the crucible of the creation week and deny the power of God almighty, who was able to make, out of nothing, every form of plant life there is, in one day: They say: “Bah. It’s a mixture of God and evolution.7” There are up to, if not over 391,000 species of vascular plant known by science today. That number grows by 2,000 new species every year, as botanists and others discover them.8 It should be within the mind of the man or woman who professes to believe the Bible that they realize the folly of exchanging the truth of God for a lie. Paul begins his entire epistle to the Romans with this exhortation. That: “For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.”9

Did Paul have in mind these last days, where man and woman would buy into the Darwinian lie, and proclaim themselves free of sexual restraints? Does it follow logic that the answer is: “Yes?” For if we are to believe Darwin, that the Negro man evolved from hominid who evolved from ape, only later to become the Caucasian; Our minds are indeed seared. I personally believe that this is expressly stated in the United States of America Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self- evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”10 That all of mankind was indeed men first of all, and secondly, are equally created, and that didn’t happen until all else was created. Negroid, Mongoloid, Caucasoid, and Australoid man are equal, even, and level in all respects. Mankind as a whole (seen through the person of the two sides of Adam), is the crowning achievement of the creation of Elohim YHVH, not the result of some mess that an accident left behind. We should know that God loves us and that we are worthwhile, and not worthless. Paul is right… Knowing the indubitable love that God shows for us would cause us to forgo idol worship, and ultimately, sexual deviancy.11

Jesus, references nature as well to describe being pure and right with God. “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”12 So then friends, do not marvel that God created the world or the trees or the bushes, marvel instead that He created us to tend it. At least, He created the man to tend the garden. A type and shadow of mankind tending the earth, to be sure. “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.”13

Footnotes

1 Ezekiel 43:2 CSB “and I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east. His voice sounded like the roar of a huge torrent, and the earth shone with his glory.”

2 Habakkuk 3:4 HCSB “His brilliance is like light; rays are flashing from His hand. This is where His power is hidden.”

3 See the argument in Chapter 5.

4 Literally, “haares” from the original “erets” – earth.

5 Genesis 1:10 NLT “God called the dry ground “land” and the waters “seas.” And God saw that it was good.”

6 Flora, 1. the plants of a particular region or period, listed by species and considered as a whole. Dictionary.com

7 The usage of the word: “Bah” here represents my idea of a Scrooge type of person who has forgotten the spirit of the law (which brings love and peace) and taken it upon themselves to abide by the letter of the law only… Except that the letter they abide by is corrupt itself, as they mingle Darwin into Moses.

8 “State of the World’s Plants”, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom

9 Romans 1:20-25, ESV

10 Archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript

11 This comes from a study of Romans chapter 1

12 John 3:8, ESV

13 Genesis 2:15 ESV

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