Why do you take out of context, Read verses 14-17, It's not talking about the creation of man, In verse 9 we see a similar thing through 12,18,25, It seems that the organization of elements to form the earth was not instantaneous: rather, it took some time for the elements to organize as commanded. In verses 11,12, you see that Abraham places an emphasis on each plant's reproducing after its "own kind. "Whose seed could only bring forth the same in itself, after his kind." This tends to discredit theories in which God's creations evolve from one major species to another.
Thee is so much we do not know about how the earth and its inhabitants were created, and we will likely never know it all in this life. However, the evidence for evolution is very strong, although it does not necessarily deny the divine creation of man. Abraham 4:18 states: "And the Gods watched those things which they had ordered until they obeyed." This scripture allows me to believe that the physical bodies of men did evolve UNTIL THEY OBEYED (which means such evolution was complete), at which time the Lord placed the soul of man into the evolved body and Adam became.
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