If I have told you earthly things, and you believe not, how shall you believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

The person I spoke with below put forward the idea that the word “ground” used in the Genesis narrative of the creation of the man means “cultivated earth.” She posited this idea so that it would allow for the harmonization of Genesis with the theory of Evolution.

When I think about how our dialogue went, the first verse from the Bible that comes to mind is:

If I have told you earthly things, and you believe not, how shall you believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
(John 3:12)

James:

When you have spare time:

And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

(Genesis 2:7)

The word that you are referring to is either: dust or ground Continue reading