Genesis 1:20-23 (NKJV) 20 Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.” 21 So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” 23 So the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
On the fifth day of Creation the waters were stocked with fish and the earth was stocked with birds. The Hebrew word for birds is ve·’o·vf which means flying creatures. So, it could include more than the birds of the air. Now, God made one of each creature, and they were to multiply according to its kind. The Hebrew word translated to “kind” is le·mi·ne·hu which can refer to species or phylum. Species is a group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding. The word phylum is used to describe a living organism’s direct line of descent to various species. These living organisms within a phylum such as Arthropoda which includes about 750,000 known species, retain few consistent features among themselves but not enough to group them as a self-contained species. Simply put, a phylum is a group of related species based on a few consistent features. Remember the Hebrew word for birds is ve·’o·vf which means flying creatures. So, this is the “kind” or phylum that God created, creatures that fly. What this means is that there is a certain amount of development among each group of living organisms. But this does not mean that everything came from one little cell. God made one of each “kind” of creature and there has been development from each “kind”. And these animals had to “bring forth”, they had to multiply. The Bible most certainly gets rid of “Big Bang” theory. “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens…And God saw that it was good.” When God does it, my friend, it is always good. “And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.”
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.