reply to post by intrptr
God made the world and it was good?
first things god doesn't do things half assed as we humans do
when created everything and saw that it was good he didn't see any need to change how things worked,
from the physics of the universe, to the biology of all the cells in the human body to the environment to live and thrive in.
the cells in the human body do a whole lot which we are barely able to understand in our current age,
but when left alone in the environment which they were meant to exist (in the pre-flood world) they would excel. From increased regeneration, to
longevity *i'll refer you to the Hyperbolic Chamber which is used by NASA, just sayin'*
Thats your proof of pure genetics?
yes, inbred animals carry defects *can't be denied* which are passed on to the next gen.
but *in a Hyperbolic Chamber which mimics the pre-flood worlds atmosphere* those genetic defects are reduced, and sometimes removed.
the reason being is that the body/cells is placed in the environment that it was meant to be in, because it was good
for the cells health even
if they're inbred, because in this environment (and pre-world) those defects don't come up because the cells are designed
The reasons God brought the flood are listed in Genesis 6.
Verse 3 lists mans age at 120.
adam lived 930 years
this is before
the Sons of god came into the Daughters of man
it is also believed that the sons of god
mentioned in this chapter,
are the fallen angels.
Verse 3 lists mans age at 120
Gen ch6: v3: And the Lord said, "My Spirit shall not strive (abide in other translations) with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days
shall be one hundred and twenty years,"
does not mention mans age but at what age he will begin to die and then it mentions.
Gen ch6: v5: Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, an he was grieved in his heart.
but the wickedness was a choice they made not something which he created them with.
(think software not hardware, programmed not embedded).
Gen ch6: v8: But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
Verse 7 he is sorry about men and beast...
11 and 12 he specifically states that both man and beast are "corrupted".
13 states he will destroy all flesh.
Why does an all powerful God even need an ark?
people ask why doesn't he just fix all the illnesses, make everyone a wealthy, why doesn't he do this, that, and those things. the reason He's
not our slave
In the bible he's depicted as a King, Lord, Father, and a whole lot of things.
a lord has dominion over those people meaning his word is law, and can't be disobeyed, this is to keep order and discipline
a king leads his people to prosperity and protects them from danger *at least they're supposed to*
a father cares for his children and teaches them right from wrong, and dishes our discipline when needed
that being said, he's not going to do the work for us if we can do it ourselves.
he only steps in when it is something impossible for us.
He made the whole world (and the heavens for that matter).
How were the animals genetic purity determined before such a thing was even known?
i could answer that in a couple ways
1. after living for several centuries each person (between 100-900 years), the science would probably be stumbled into or developed. look at the tech
we've developed in the last 200 years. and look at the building around the world which have been around for thousands of years*Mayan, Egyptian,
Chinese, and many more*
2. Adam could've probably been created with that knowledge in the first place and handed down the information to his children.
3. in an environment specifically design for life, where everyone(beast and man) born is healthy, there wouldn't be difficulty finding a pure
specimen, unless soiled *sons of god come into daughters of man*
Why a flood? Why not just "fix" it. Poof the bad to good?
he wanted to recycle? you can't fix a choice unless you do it by force, but i'm guessing he wants people to do good of their own free will
when you do wrong knowing that you're doing wrong, you have to get punished *unless you're a banker i guess*
Please don't say the angels did it.
Not that the earth wasn't populated with life by God and his angels mind you, just the "magic wand" parts. Thats all
i don't know how he populated earth, i wasn't there, wish i was.
if he is an alien *as some theories have put out there* then a machine that handles genetic engineering
if he is a being that can control our universe at will and is all knowing and all powerful, then he can do as he wishe