An orange tree is a lot different than a date-palm tree. They each bear different kinds of fruit and they each have a different kind of look. They are, in fact, two different kinds of trees. Let’s consider the word “kind” today.
When God created plant life on the third day, the Bible says that He created three types of plants:
- He created grass plants, which includes all spreading ground-covering vegetation;
- Then there were herb plants, including all bushes and shrubs; and finally,
- He created trees, which included all large, woody plants.
Genesis 1:11,12 says, “Then God said, ‘Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit after their kind, with seed in them, on the earth’; and it was so. And the earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good.” Notice that each of these plants yielded seed after its kind.
The word “kind” comes from a root that means “to portion out.” So, the idea is that of sorting things by the fact that they are different from each other—one kind of thing being different from another kind of thing. Each plant was to reproduce after its kind, not after some other kind.
Dr. Henry Morris makes this comment: “The modern understanding of the extreme complexities of the so-called DNA molecule and the genetic code contained in it has reinforced the Biblical teaching of the stability of kinds. Each type of organism has its own unique structure of the DNA and can only specify the reproduction of that same kind.” So, God made things to reproduce after their own kind.
Now you know the real meaning of the word.
Hey – Evolution from kind to kind is a myth! It just doesn’t happen.