Virtually every person on earth is attracted to flowers. They come in all kinds of sizes, shapes and colors. They come in singles and clusters. They can smell sweet and fragrant or stink worse than a campground outhouse.
One of my favorite types of flowers is daylilies. Currently, I have over seventy different varieties of daylilies planted around my house. We have white, yellow, pink, orange, red, violet, lavender and purple daylilies. Some are all one color and others are two or three tone. There are dark and light colored daylilies.
You can see flowers along roadways, in the mountains and the deserts. Many people today find their flowers in a flower store. But have you ever wondered where flowers came from to start with?
Evolutionists believe that the first flowering plants evolved about 150 million years ago. Somehow, non-flowering plants developed flower parts and beautiful color. But they have no idea of how it happened. Charles Darwin referred to the question of the origin of flowers as an abominable mystery.
A research team from the United States, Germany and France, have been working on the abominable mystery and believe they may have a possible explanation. They searched and studied the extensive fossil record of Europe. Their study focused on environmental changes that appeared in the fossil record in conjunction with the fossils of flowering plants.
From their study of the fossil record, the team concluded that the first flowering plants evolved about 150 million years ago along wetlands or lake. Between 120 to 100 million years ago, these primitive flowering plants worked their way into the understory of floodplains. Then about 100 to 84 million years ago, the flowering plants migrated to natural levees and swamps.
The one thing I noticed, that was obviously missing from their report, was an explanation for the origin of the flowering plants. All they did was theorize of how the plants spread over millions of years and nothing more.
They also didn’t address the problem that evolutionists have with the time difference between the evolution of plants and the insects that relied on them. According to evolutionary theory, flowering plants evolved about 150 million years ago, but insects evolved about 340 million years ago. Many of those insects rely on plants for their survival. The obvious question is how did the insects live for over 190 million years with the plants they needed?
So it seems that the origin of flowering plants remains an abominable mystery to those who believe in evolution.
However, the origin of flowering plants is not a mystery if you turn to the one book that contains the true history of the earth. In versus 11-13 of the first chapter of the first book contained in that history book, the Bible, we read:
And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.
God tells us about the origin of all plant life, including flowering plants and it all happened on the 3rd day of creation. Two days later on the 5th day of creation, God created everything that flew and swam and on the 6th day of creation, He created all land animals including the dinosaurs.
According to God’s Word, flowers were created before insects, not the other way around as evolutionists claim. All you have to do is decide whether to believe the word of men who constantly make mistakes and change their minds or God, who has never made a mistake and whose Word is unchanging. In my mind there isn’t any question who I believe and I pray there isn’t any question in your mind either.
Harper, Michael. Solving A Mystery: Where Did Flowers Come From?, Red Orbit, Dec. 6, 2012.
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