Genesis 1:9-13 Earth and Seas CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO
According to Ps. 95:5, God created the earth and the seas, no matter what evolutionists teach. He made the waters under the heaven and called them Seas, and He formed the dry land and called it Earth.
The seas are “gathered together into one place,” (Gen. 1:9) which simply means that they are all connected. For instance, the Baltic Sea is connected to the North Sea, which is connected to the Atlantic Ocean. The Black Sea is connected to the Aegean Sea, which is connected to the Mediterranean Sea. The Adriatic Sea also joins the Mediterranean Sea, which is connected to the Atlantic Ocean. The Atlantic Ocean is connected to the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean and the Arctic Ocean. And on and on this goes around the world, with bays and gulfs connected to seas, which are connected to oceans, which are connected to each other, because that’s the way God made them.
On the Earth, God made grass, herbs and fruit trees. The notable words “after his kind” are placed in the text to show you why there are missing links in the evolutionary chain (and more importantly, why there is no such thing as evolution). You can produce hybrids and mutations within a species, but you can’t get a man from a fish. You can plant squash too close to zucchini and get green and yellow squash. But you won’t get bananas; although you may go bananas if you believe the evolutionary lie (or you might go “ape.” How’s that for reverse evolution?). Grass, herbs and fruit trees produce after their kind. Notice, herbs yield seed and fruit has the seed in itself.
This third day of creation is a literal 24-hour day, as are the other days of creation. These are not the 1000-year days spoken of in 2 Pet. 3:8. There are two obvious ways you can tell this is so. First, the vegetation was in the earth before the sun was even created. If the third day were 1000 years long, the vegetation would have been in the dark 1000 years. It would not have survived. Second, the Bible says, “the evening and the morning were the third day.” An evening and a morning constitute 24 hours.
Evening is mentioned first in the Jewish day because Jews start each new day at 6 pm. Gentiles start each day at 12:00 am. So, the order of David’s prayer life was, “Evening, and morning, and at noon will I pray,” (Ps. 55:17).