RSS Feed

Tag Archives: Taxonomy

The Dominion Covenant

The Dominion Covenant is based upon teaching in the book of Genesis, the first book of the Holy Bible. The passage below introduces the covenant between God and mankind. Authority over the earth and all of it’s living creatures was given over to Adam in Genesis 2:8-9. Adam’s initial role was to serve as the caretaker of the Garden of Eden. Another responsibility was added in Genesis 2:20, performing taxonomy by classifying and naming animals.

God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth, Genesis 1:26.

Author Joseph Mattera writes about Twenty Amazing implications of the Dominion Covenant. The first is based upon the passage above: God made human kind in His Image which shows the sanctity of life. Mattera builds upon this in his second implication as God’s desire to create human beings in His own image shows creative potential and power for future caretakers of the earth. Unfortunately, modern governments and political leaders have forgotten about the Dominion Covenant.

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. And God blessed (spoke good of) the seventh day, set it apart as His own, and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all His work which He had created and done. This is the history of the heavens and of the earth when they were created. In the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens—Genesis 2:1-4.

Instead of trusting citizens and homeowners to do the right thing, law makers have turned the tables, given native animals, plants, and waterways more rights than human beings. As environmentalism has become a religion to liberals and progressives, the future of the Dominion Covenant is at risk. As plans for the Green New Deal expand, the natural resources within the earth which were once seen as a blessing, have now become politicized. May a spirit of common sense and a desire to be good stewards of the earth restore sanity and the Dominion Covenant can be restored.

by Jay Mankus

The Taxonomy of the Bible

Taxonomy is the branch of science concerned with the classification of organisms in a systematic manner. The origin of taxonomy comes from the Ancient Greek words τάξις and νομία. Taxis is where we get the word arrangement and method is the scientific study of naming. Unfortunately, the founder of taxonomy is often overlooked. According to Moses, Adam was the first human being to classify every wild animal and living creature on earth.

Now the Lord God said, It is not good (sufficient, satisfactory) that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper (suitable, adapted, complementary) for him, Genesis 2:18.

Following the creation story in Genesis 1:31, there was one thing missing, a suitable helper. Although modern pet lovers refer to dogs as man’s best friend, Adam became lonely and unfulfilled. Following the completion of Adam’s taxonomy project, the Lord came up with plan B. Like a patient prepped for surgery, Adam doses off before God does His magic. Genesis 2:21-22 tells the story of how Eve was formed.

And out of the ground the Lord God formed every [wild] beast and living creature of the field and every bird of the air and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them; and whatever Adam called every living creature, that was its name. 20 And Adam gave names to all the livestock and to the birds of the air and to every [wild] beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found a helper meet (suitable, adapted, complementary) for him, Genesis 2:19-20.

In this age of political correctness, Science is kept separate from the Bible. Rather than compliment one another, agnostics and atheists refuse to accept the fact that you can’t have Science without faith. This ignorance is the same stubbornness that Jewish religious displayed during Jesus’ earthly ministry. While the science of taxonomy continues today, no one has done more work in this field than Adam of the Bible.

by Jay Mankus

%d bloggers like this: