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🙉 How did all the animals fit on Noah’s Ark? | Genesis 7:12-16

🙉 How did all the animals fit on Noah’s Ark? | Genesis 7:12-16


(Music plays) Hey It’s Rachel. Today on Crack Your Bible, I wanted to talk to you more about Genesis 7. Now I know that the last time we spoke,
we talked about Genesis 7, it was a few weeks ago. Because of course everyone
knows there were the terror attacks in Europe, so we were kind of diverted off
course to talk about that. Well, last night I got in from Dallas and what was
in my mail? (which was on hold) The new Creation magazine, not sponsored, and they had an article on what we were going to talk about today, which is Genesis 7. We
left off on verse 11, so if you want to open your Bible to Genesis 7 verse 12,
we’re going to be talking about the animals and their kind. Which, what do
you know? That’s what they’re talking about. Anyways. So what happened? When we left off, God wanted all the animals to come to the ark, He wanted Noah to
build the ark and this is where we’re at. (Genesis 7:12-16 on screen.) Noah and his family got into the ark and on the day that he got into the ark it says and it rained for 40 days and 40
nights, but it also talks about the animals that came into the ark. And it
says that there were seven pairs of clean animals – a male and its mate, and
then it says that there’s one pair of unclean animals – a male and its mate. The Bible mentions all the different types of animals that made it onto the ark. It
talks about the wild animals, so you’re basic land animals. It
talks about the livestock animals, so like cows or sheep. Then you have the birds of the air, you have the crawling animals, like bugs. But of course aquatic animals, such as dolphins or whales, those obviously did not make it
onto the ark. They had no need to. Even though the ark was gigantic, could you
really fit every single type of animal there? And the thing is, is the Bible
specifically mentions “kind” and when it talks about “kind,” for example you
wouldn’t have a golden retriever, a Rottweiler, a bulldog and a poodle all on
the ark and have all their kinds and their mates and all this other stuff. No.
You would have one pair that were the main dog pair or the wolf pair, since we
know that all of our dogs domesticated dogs come from wolves who have been bred down and different traits through recessive and dominant genes. That’s how we’ve gotten all of our different dog breeds so on the ark you will have all
of these dog breeds. You just have that one pair that God has put in them the
recessive and dominant genes so that their offspring will be able to make all
these other types of animals. And for example that’s how we get people who
look different. We’re all humans. We’re all the same species but we’re also the same
kind, even though we have great differences in how we look. For example
me – I’m super pale. My skin is really light and a lot of times I have to put on
makeup that’s way darker than my skin even though I look pale. My sisters, who we…
we all have the same parents, are much darker than I am. So through recessive
and dominant traits my parents, my sisters, have darker skin than I do. So same parents, same DNA, but we come out looking differently. I have blue eyes, my
sisters don’t have blue eyes. My husband has dark brown eyes. There’s zero chance
of him having a recessive trait for blue eyes, so if we ever have children,
we’ll never have blue-eyed children. So we can kind of assume that Noah and his family probably had lighter color eyes just they would have that recessive gene to
pass down to their family members. But God did that with all different types of
animals and that’s how you have not so many animals going on the ark, but
still having all the diversity that we have today in the animal kingdom.
So how would you figure out animals… if they’re of the same kind or if they’re
of a different kind? Well for example, the magazine actually talks about this. It
says if two animals can have babies or interbreed, then they are part of the
same created kind. For instance, lions and tigers can have offspring,
called “ligers” or “tygon.” Such mixed offspring are called “hybrids.” Some
animals are so different that they can’t have hybrids at all or their hybrids
can’t have babies of their own. These are often called “different species.” But if
two different species can interbreed with the same third species, all three are the
same kind. For example, lions can’t interbreed with pumas,
but both lions and pumas can interbreed with leopards, so they are all part of
the cat kind. Even though they look different. So for example, here’s one
where you have birds. Hummingbirds and ostriches cannot mate with each other.
But to the best of my knowledge, there is no animal, that is also a bird, that can
mate with both a hummingbird or an ostrich, therefore hummingbirds and
ostriches are not of the same kind in Bible terms. So you would have whatever
is their generic kind would be on board the ark. One of the other things that I
wanted to talk to you about is some people question, “how did the animals get
on the ark? How do they know where to go or what to do?” And I think we need to
look at examples in nature, because again, in this magazine, it talks about how
ants use the sun to navigate where they need to go. They’re not looking at their
surroundings. They’re not looking at, “oh I remember this tree or I remember this
rock here, so I needed to go three paces after this flower and then make a left.”
They don’t do that. What they do is they follow the sun’s path. And we all know
that the world used to be like Pangaea where you have one supercontinent, so all
the animals were able to make it to the ark. It’s not like, oh one is on Australia
so how are they going to make it over here? Even if even if it was all broken
up, God can make a way. So if the crawling animals, like ants, use the Sun to guide their paths. (Jeremiah 8:7 on screen) And we know that birds no matter… no matter what, with the changing of the seasons, they can go back south to the same spot year after year. We know
that monarch butterflies can go from the top of the United States all the way
down to Mexico and into South America. We know that fish like salmon will hatch
and then when they’re ready to spawn again, they’ll go back to the place that
they were born, having to go up river, upstream, to go to a specific place to
breed. And God can direct the steps of (Job 12:7-10 on screen) animals. If God wants the animals to go
in a certain place, He has the ability to do that. We see this with humans, with the Star of Bethlehem. God was able to navigate a heavenly body to fall over a
specific place, so that the Magi coming from the east, would find exactly where
the baby Jesus was. Likewise, that God could do that with the Magi, why couldn’t
He do that with animals? He’s already programmed the animals to go to specific
places during certain seasons. I hope that clears up some of the
questions about animal kinds, can they all fit on the ark? Well, you don’t really need
that many animals on the ark because they all have recessive and dominant
traits, so you just need that one initial pair and then their offspring will
create diversity. And then, how did the animals get to the ark? Well, God uses
heavenly bodies and the seasons to navigate animals to certain places that
He wants them. So if He wanted them to all go to a certain spot, which is where the
ark was, He was able to do that. And with Pangaea, the supercontinent, it would have been very easy for all the animals to make it to one spot, because the land
wasn’t all broken apart yet. So just something that I wanted to share with
you. And I think the on Wednesday or Friday, I haven’t decided which, we’re
going to be talking about what happens to pets and other animals when they die.
So I hope you will join me on Wednesday and Friday so we can talk then, but I
will see you guys on Wednesday and I would like you to like, subscribe and
share and I’ll talk to you later. Bye! (Music plays.)

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