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THE BIBLE AND BIOGENESIS

Bible Miracles: The Bible and Biogenesis

Chicken and EggsBiogenesis is the production of new living organisms or organelles. Biogenesis is fundamentally attributed to Louis Pasteur and comprises the belief that complex living things come only from other living things, by means of reproduction. That is, life does not automatically arise from non-living material, which was the position held by spontaneous generation. This is summarized in the phrase Omne vivum ex vivo, a Latin phrase meaning for “all life is from life.” A related statement is Omnis cellula e cellula, “all cells from cells” this conclusion is one of the central assertions of cell theory.

The Bible clearly describes biogenesis and the stability of each kind of living organism almost 4000 years ago in the following verses:

Red Flower Genesis 1:11,12: Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:21: And God created 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. KJV

Genesis 1:25: And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and everything that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. KJV

The phrase “according to its kind” repeatedly occurs, emphasizing the reproductive integrity of each kind of animal and plant. Now we understand that this happens because all of these reproductive systems are programmed by their genetic codes.

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