On #7: That God created life, and used already-created things to bring forth new kinds.QuoteMichael:
I agree that God created life. But I'd say further that God created life according to its kind, as described in Genesis.
Kinds. In one sense, since all known life on Earth has more in common genetically than ways by which it differs, there is one kind. However, God says that from that initial creation, nature produced all sorts of life, as He commanded.
"kinds" it is then. Sorry for the error.
Initial creation? Where do you get this? Not in scriptures, to be sure. It's coming from your scientific mind I guess.
You said "God says that from that initial creation, nature produced all sorts of life, as He commanded."
Well, that is what you say, according only to your interpretation.