Wednesday, April 19, 2006

How could Noah round up so many animals?

“Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.” (emphasis added)
GENESIS 6:20

This verse tells us that Noah didn’t have to search for the animals, or travel to far away places to bring them on board. And, on the basis of Genesis 1, many creationists believe there was only one continent before the Flood.

The animals simply arrived at the Ark and marched up the ramp, all by themselves. Though this is a supernatural event, one that cannot be explained by our understanding of nature, it is certainly within God’s ability. Even today, we are far from understanding all of the marvelous animal behaviors exhibited in God’s creation: The migration of Canadian geese and other birds, the amazing flights of Monarch butterflies, the annual travels of whales and fish, hibernation instincts, earthquake sensitivity, and countless other fascinating capabilities of God’s animal kingdom.


Sign of Design: I [Carl Wieland] think it’s misleading to talk about any “evolution of language.” Changes in language come about mostly from humanity’s inventiveness, innate creativity, and flexibility, not from random genetic mutations filtered by selection. And languages studied today in the process of change appear mostly to be getting simpler, not more complex.

4 comments:

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

Zachary,

Great job!

Noah’s contemporaries should have started to believe after seeing the arrival of all the animals, but it demonstrates the stubbornness of man. They were probably so much in the habit of mocking Noah that they couldn’t stop.

Elizabeth

MVB said...

Yeah, I always wondered that too, Elizabeth. If such an incredible event- every type of animal marching into the ark- took place, why aren't the unbelievers paying attention!?! But when man's heart is against God, he won't listen to reason.

T. Suzanne Eller said...

I love the fact that you compared it to the everyday miracles many people overlook.

Suzanne Eller

Wholesome Works said...

Elizabeth,
Thank you for the comment. The bible says that the thoughts of men's hearts was evil continually, the bible also indicates that animals were not afraid of people before the flood. It's possible they mocked Noah and his big boat on land, without giving any thought to the animals.
Who knows? :)

MVB,
Thanks for stopping by. :)

Suzanne,
Thank you for the wonderful comment.

Zachary