I have been contemplating whether or not I should expand our study a little further concerning the words "after their kind." Well, I guess one can only be double minded so long, until he has to make a decision one way or the other. So, I have decided to proceed by getting right to the point, without a lot of Biblical "jargon."
When "after their kind" is associated with the word "created" (Hebrew "bara") in Genesis One, it has different meaning in reference to the context, than it does when used with the word "made" (Hebrew "asah"). Let's look at Verse 21 which appears in reference to the fifth day of recreation.
"And God created (Hebrew "bara") great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, AFTER THEIR KIND, and every winged fowl AFTER HIS KIND: and God saw that it was good."
The word "created" let us know that whales, all creatures in the waters and fowl never existed on, about or with the original creation, but only came into existence on the fifth day. Since they never existed before; "after their kind" is referring to their reproduction and NOT to God making something that had previously existed, as he did on the sixth day concerning the beasts, cattle, and creeping things. This is the difference when "after their kind" is used with "created" (Hebrew "bara" as used in reference to the word "made" (Hebrew "asah").
Of the commentaries I possess, I have not found one that makes this distinction. I am not saying this in a critical manner; but, only as a fact. Maybe this little point will encourage the Bible student to study the Bible instead of just casually reading it. Joshua 1:8 says to "meditate" concerning the Word, i.e., digest what you have read. Psalm 1:2 says the same. Now let us recapitulate and summarize the two verses in context concerning "after their kind."
(1) When used with "created" in Genesis 1:21, this shows us that what was created on the fifth day never existed previously in the original creation; therefore, "after their kind" is in reference to these species reproducing offspring of the same species.
(2) When used with "made" in Genesis 1:25, this is referring to replenishing the renovated earth with the same animals and creatures God had created and placed on the original creation.
C. "Created" and "made" concerning Adam and Eve. Both "created" and "made" are used in reference to Adam and Ever being brought into existence. the question naturally arises as to how we can reconcile these two words as pertaining God's creation of Adam and Eve. Before we examine the verse that uses "created" and "made," let us again look at their respective meanings:
(1). "Created" - (Hebrew "bara") - Showing us that God created something that had never previously existed in any form whatsoever.
(2). "Made" - (Hebrew "asah") - This Hebrew word means to release from restraint, to make, to allow, or to assemble. In the making of Adam and Eve, this would apply in the material (physical) sense, as well as their spiritual makeup.
Now, let us examine the verses that contain both words in reference to Adam and Eve. They are found in Genesis 1:26,27 and Genesis 2:7,22.
"And God said, Let us MAKE man in our image, after our likeness... (Genesis 1:26)."
"So God CREATED man in his own image, in the image of God CREATED he him; male and female CREATED he them. (Genesis 1:27)."
"And the LORD God FORMED man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7)."
"And the rib, which the LORD god had taken from man, MADE he a woman, and brought her unto the man (Genesis 2:22)."
"CREATED" - Mankind has never existed before at any time prior to Adam and Eve. Notice Genesis 1:27 which reveals to us, by the use of the Hebrew "bara," (created) that God has never previously created anything in His likeness or in His image, such as a human being. The image of God that man possesses is not the physical appearance of God for "God is spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." Rather, therefore, they are the spiritual qualities that a thinking, intelligent, human being possesses, such as: mind, personality, will, emotions, conscience and etc. Other terminologies for these are labeled," heart," "soul," and "spirit."
(1). "Heart." - The seat of your conscience and reasoning. Romans 12:15, "Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience, also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another." Mark 2:6, "But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts."
(2). "Soul." - The seat of one's emotions and appetites. Our soul can hate (II Samuel 5:8); mourn (Job 14:22); rejoice (Isaiah 61:10); suffers (Genesis 42:21); sorrows (Mark 14:34); and desires (Deuteronomy 12:20).
(3). "Spirit." - is the seat of one's intelligence. I Corinthians 2:11 tells us, For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God." Also Verse 4).
Therefore it is made perfectly clear, bu the use of the Hebrew word "bara", that God has never previously created any species of homo sapiens. In Psalm 115:16, the Lord lets us know that, "The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S; but the earth hath he given to the children of men."
God has also made it clear to the evolutionists that mankind possesses something that animals do not possess, and never will! It is called, Mr. Evolutionist, SPIRIT, which is intelligence. Job 32:8 states:
"But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding."
We find in Psalm 32:9 that animals do not possess a spirit of intelligence and reasoning of understanding, such as humans possess. "Be ye not aas the horse, or as the mule, which hath no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee."
I am sorry, Mr. Evolutionist, but I just cannot buy into your pseudo-philosophy that "we slipped from slime or come from scum." I am sorry, your little rhyme does not impress me.
"Once I was a tadpole when I began to begin.
Then I became a frog with my tail tucked in.
Then I was a monkey in a coconut tree,
And now I am a professor with a Ph.D!
I am sorry, but, God says of the evolutionists in Psalm 14:1, "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God."