The world was to be rendered Consisting or formed of land and water, and this was effected by a volcanic convulsion on its surface, the upheaving of some parts, the sinking of others, and the formation of vast hollows, into which the waters quickly rushed, as is graphically described (Psalm 104:6-9).
Thus a large part of the earth was left “dry land,” and thus were formed oceans, seas, lakes, and rivers which, though each having its own bed, or channel, are all connected with the sea.
Genesis 1:9-13 KJV
 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
- The gathering of the waters . . . unto one place refers to the seas on the surface of the earth. The result is that land-forms appear. Again, the account does not say how, or how quickly, God does this. It simply happens at His command.
- Now there is a horizontal division made of the waters.
- First the waters above were separated from the waters beneath.
- Now the water is separated from the land, from the earth.
- May I say to you, there is nothing unscientific about this.
- They tell us that every spot on topside of this earth on which we live today was covered with water at one time.
- That was evidently a judgment that had come upon the earth way back sometime in the distant eternity of the past, and we know practically nothing about it.
- Anything we say is speculation. God has really told us very little here. But He has told us enough so that we can believe Him, that’s all.
And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called He Seas: and God saw that it was good.
- One of the deities of the ancient world was Yam, a name equivalent to the Hebrew word for seas.
- The verse before us stands in sharp contrast with such a myth as it credits the one, true God as Creator of the seas.
- The seas are simply inanimate water, neither sentient nor divine.
- “God called the dry land Earth.” What is He getting ready to do?
- Well, it looks like He is getting ready to make a place where He can put man, a place that is habitable.
- Man is not a water creature, even though there are evolutionists who think we came from the sea and from seaweed, as we mentioned, and others who think we came out of a slop bucket!
- How absurd can they possibly be?
And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
- Various kinds of plant life appear.
- This continues the preparation of the earth for human habitation, for now there is renewable sustenance of the earth necessary for survival of humans and animals.
- Now God is putting plant life here because man, until the Flood, was a vegetarian. Man will eat nothing but fruit and nuts.
- The bare soil was clothed with lush green vegetation, and it is noticeable that the trees, plants, and grasses – the three great divisions of the vegetable kingdom here mentioned – were not called into existence in the same way as the light and the air.
- They were made to grow, and they grew as they do still out of the ground – not, however, by the slow process of vegetation, but through the divine power, without rain, dew, or any process of labor – sprouting up and flourishing in a single day.
- The forming of the plant life completed the third day.
And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
- The phrase after his kind is important and remarkable in indicating that watermelon seeds result in watermelons, etc. If we pause to consider the consistency of this, it is remarkable yet today.
And God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day.
- The account of the third day concludes with a refrain found throughout the first chapter of Genesis: God approves of what He has created.
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