God designed mankind and the animals to live on the dry land of the earth, so once again he provides that environment for them.
The human race can be divided into two classes: the godly who listen to God and the ungodly who reject God.
This historical narrative provides the background to God’s decision to curse wicked mankind, the sons of God who rebelled, and the Nephilim with an earth-wide flood.
After the creation of Adam, God informed him, “And God went on to say, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.” (Gen 1:29) However, meat was not on the human diet. Therefore, some are confused by God’s words to Noah after he came out of the ark, “Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.” (Gen. 9:3) Is this a contradiction of God’s earlier command to Adam?
This would seem to conflict with other texts that say God knows everything. (Ps. 139:2-4; Jer. 17:10; Heb. 4:13) Furthermore, Isaiah 49:15 has God Himself saying that He will not forget his holy ones. Therefore, how are we to reconcile what appears to be God temporarily forgetting Noah?
Genesis 7:24 and 8:3 say the floodwaters lasted for 150 days, yet; Genesis 7:4, 12 and 17 say it was only forty days. The difference is solved with a simple explanation. Each is referring to two different periods of time. Let us look at these verses again (italics mine): Genesis 7:12 Updated American Standard Version... Continue Reading →