God is commanding the earth and the waters to bring forth...sounds like he is commanding the elements to do his bidding.
IMHO, these scriptures are wide open for an interpretation that allows for God to use an evolutionary process. Where we may diffier, is the time references. (day/age)
Your point is well taken. And the time thing is a good point also. But here is one thing you might want to consider. When God says to do something He does not expect the elements to do it based on their time table which would mean, "OK God. We will do it when we get around to it. But it may take three billion years." Remember Jesus cursed the fig tree? Why ? Because there was no fruit on it when He designed in the season he designed it to be there. Now is an accepted day of slavation to us Christians--not when we get around to it.
JesusÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ first public miracle was at a wedding where He turned water into wine. For us to bring wine into existence would require that we plant a vineyard, hope to have appropriate weather, patiently wait while the grapes matured, harvest them and then go through the rest of the process which from what I understand requires a certain amount of time for the grape juice to ferment. Jesus circumvented that process by performing a miracle. Of course what He did does not stop us from going through the regular process. It however, establishes Him as a very powerful beingÃ¢â‚¬â€who has qualities, and powers that we do not have. The reason for the miracle being written about was to teach us how powerful He is.
In the Bible God in the first chapters of Genesis essentially tells man that He has given man dominion over the environment and matter. In subsequent chapters God informs us about idolatry which is saying that we are not responsible to him but to the environment. God did not think much of the golden calf which the children of Israel constructed and worshipped claiming Ã¢â‚¬Å“itÃ¢â‚¬Â did things for them that God actually was responsible for doing.
Evolution is not true because it is simply a restatement of biogenesis that mutations (matter changing) can cause increased complexity and life. It is never observed that way. Jesus said He was the way the truth and the life. Biology did not create life. Jesus is life and He said He created the creatures on earth and gave them life.
Logically then energy and matter are controlled by God! Jesus said all power is in heaven and earth was given to Him. Matter can not of itself organize any way it wants as God has not given it that power or ability.
I am sure you have or have probably driven an automobile created by an intelligent bunch of people. Does the auto do what it is designed to do? Of course. If it was new and under warranty and if when a key was stuck in the ignition switch and it would not take you from point a to point b, you would call the warranty department and tell them the car that you paid upwards of thirty thousand dollars for would not do what it was designed to doÃ¢â‚¬â€now wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t you? Do you have dominion over the car or does it have dominion over you? Well, according to God He has dominion over the entirety of the universe and if He says to matter it does not have self organizational abilities then it doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have those abilities. The moon was designed to be the moon and I have observed it so all my life as such. It has not decided to be a star and shows no signs of evolving into one.
If God wanted to create a process called evolution He could. But, He said He created things based on the time constraints mentioned in Genesis.That apparently did not take 3.5 billion years as evos say. Now you and I have limited creative abilities as we are made in His image. Therefore, I conclude if I had the powers of God I would create things I wanted not cause them to evolve and take long periods of time as Jesus didn't do when he turned water into wine. And if you have a choice you would do the same given we are only promised three score and ten. If I designed a house that would take several hundred years to build, I would never get a chance to live in it. If I wanted to live in the house it would be stupid to do that--so I wouldn't. If Jesus would have taken conventional steps to make wine the wedding would have been long over. That proves that time is not an issue to God--he is not limited by time..
Evolution is an insult to GodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s power, His intelligence and sovereignty.It is not a Good idea to limit the Hoy One of Israel. He does not need Ã¢â‚¬Å“itÃ¢â‚¬Â (timea) to do anything for Him. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s also an insult to my intelligence as I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t cause anything to evolve. I can create things with the matter and energy God has given me. I observe others doing the same. As I said before creationism is more efficient than evolution any day.