Genesis 202
Lesson Seven
Genesis 2:5,6
Mist and Rain

 

 

And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.


As we start this study, we need to remind the reader that we are not looking at a "different" account of creation as some will teach. There are not... Let me say that again.... There are not, three different accounts of creation in Genesis chapter 1-3. As I stated before, Genesis chapter one gives us a broad overview of all of creation with very little specific details. Starting in verse seven, God now zero's in on His creation of man and things surrounding Him, and then further on, in chapter three, God zero's in on Adam his fall, and His offspring. One account, just different levels of detail.

 

But, before we go into the more deeper account of mans creation, lets take a look at this last little nugget. We find this nugget in verses five and six.. Rain did not always fall on earth. In fact, the earth was watered by the process of evaporation and condensation. This is much the same as the process used in many greenhouses today. The warm air that is produced during the day starts to cool during the night, and the moisture that is caught up in the air, condenses and forms water droplets. 


This process would have been expected in a pre-flood world where there were no storm clouds, no rain, and the whole world was a tropical like place. This is evidenced by fossils of tropical animals being found in desert areas, and even at the North Pole. The fact is, rain does not even show up on earth for 1500 years when God is forced, due to the wickedness on earth, to destroy all life through the flood. It wasn't until that point that rain, snow, storms, wind, tornadoes, earth quacks and other such powers of nature came upon earth. You might say that rain is a product of sin upon the earth. God didn't need rain for 1500 years, a dewy mist upon the earth each morning was all that was needed. But, sin has a way of destroying all good things, and as man comes into being, so does sin, and thus it has been for seven thousand years
 

Answer the questions below.  If you miss a question, go back and study that portion of the class and then retake the test.  Once you have received a 100% you may proceed to the next class.  You DO NOT have to submit this test for grading.  Only the final test will be submitted.