A Whale of a Tale
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.
A whale got stuck in the middle of London, England, in 2006. The bottle-nosed whale swam up the River Thames. Attempts to rescue the confused animal led to its death, and an unusual outpouring of popular grief in the UK’s capital.
What do British whales and swans have in common? Under English law, all whales and swans belong to the Queen. Whales within 3 miles of the English coast were taken under Royal Patronage by a statute in 1324, under which they were classified as “fishes royal”. Edward II declared “The King shall have… whales and sturgeons taken in the sea, or elsewhere within the realm. Today, whales are classed as mammals, rather than fish, yet the other thing that whales, sturgeons and swans have in common is that they were all created on the 5th day of creation, whereas land animals were created on the 6th.
This reminds us that evolutionary theory cannot be “fitted in” to the true creation account in Genesis. Evolutionists suppose that whales evolved from land animals, whereas the Bible tells us that whales came before land animals. Both explanations cannot be true. The evolutionary order is refuted by the truth of God’s Word.
Prayer: Not only the whales and the swans, but all things in heaven and on Earth belong to You, Lord. Thank You that you made everything well. Amen.
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