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If you feel the warmth of the sun on your face you have evidence that the sun exists. Not proof but a bit of evidence. The same goes for God. Those that have experience have evidence. Those that have not do not.
You have to understand each book of the bible is written differently. It is obvious it has different authors because each author applies his point of view, writing style etc to the book he has authored.
.I was never indoctrinated into unscientific beliefs, so I feel like I understood this almost right away when I read the bible for the first time.
I don't think dinosaurs and man lived together. That would have to be proven and I don't really see that happening. I don't think dinosaurs were on the ark either.
I think they were extinct before man was created. Animals go extinct all the time.
Also, evolution agrees that sea life came first.
The term used in Genesis is "fish and other sea life" and the author does not say whale, he says "great sea creatures". Whale is a mistranslation.
Jonah was also swallowed by a great sea creature. What type is not specified. For that matter we don't even know if jonah lived. The account says his soul cried out from Sheol. So it's a debateable subject in theology if in fact Jonah died and was resurrected or actually lived through the ordeal.
He said: "In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry
He said, "I cried out to the LORD in my great trouble, and he answered me. I called to you from the land of the dead, and LORD, you heard me!
Nothing in that scripture rules that out.