Jehovah told Noah after he had completed the ark: “Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you are righteous before me in this generation. You shall take with you of every clean animal by sevens, a male and his female; and of the animals that are not clean two, the male and its mate.” (Genesis 7:1-2)
Who were “the sons of God” mentioned in Genesis 6:2, 4 that fathered the Nephilim, who lived before the Flood?
Every piece of information that is found in the Book of Genesis came before Moses was seen born: from the Creation account to Jacob’s funeral and Joseph’s remaining time in Egypt, up unto his death at one hundred and ten years old. So, how did Moses receive this information?
Genesis 5:24 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 4 Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.
“According to this verse, God “creates good and evil” (KJv, Cf. Jer. 18:11 and Lam. 3:38; Amos 3:6). But many other Scriptures inform us that God is not evil (1 John 1:5), cannot even look approvingly on evil (Hab. 1:13), and cannot even be tempted by evil (James 1:13).”—Norman L. Geisler
Critical scholars generally consider the first chapters of Genesis to be a myth, not history. Were Adam and Eve merely allegorical (fictional) persons? Does the Bible present Adam simply as an allegorical character representing all early humankind? Some argue, ‘Adam’s sin was God’s will, God’s plan.’ How do you respond to such claims?
The answer is yes and no, depending upon four different ways we can interpret this controversial question. But before we get to those four ways, let’s consider definitions of the term psychology.
The question “Why does God hide Himself?” is asked at times, not only by the atheist or agnostic seeking to cast doubt on God’s existence, but also by believers seeking a personal experience of God. It is therefore related to further questions. The doubter or skeptic may ask, “Is there a God?” or “If God exists, how can we know that He exists, and why doesn’t He reveal Himself more clearly?” The anxious seeker may ask, “Is God in control of the universe?” and “Is God concerned about my life and problems?” In times of trouble many wonder if God is there and if He cares. And finally the doubter, seeker, and follower alike may ask, “How can I know God?”
No, Scripture never specifically grants rights to animals. The Bible doesn’t assume that animals have intrinsic rights, even the right to life. Unlike humans, animals were not created in the image of God.