Today’s Scripture: Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive. Genesis 6:20
A common argument used to show that the Bible is not reliable is the idea that Noah could not have fit two of every species of animal on the Ark. If he did, there would have been billions of animals onboard. This can’t possibly happen, so the global flood never happened. If the global flood never happened, then the Bible is not true.
The problem is not that the Bible can’t be true, but that people don’t have an accurate understanding of the Scriptures. The book of Genesis gives very detailed instructions on how big to build the Ark. Most people don’t comprehend how big the Ark was. Also, people don’t realize that the numbers critics use include creatures that Noah would not have had to put on the Ark (sea creatures for example). The Bible is very clear about which animals would have to go on the Ark. Finally, people confuse what man calls species with what Genesis calls kinds.
I encourage you to watch our Moments In Grace video, “Did All the Animals Fit on the Ark?” Ken Ham answers these questions very well in the interview. The Ark was enormous and, at the most, needed to house only 1,700 kinds. A species which breeds with another species is part of the same kind. Noah only had to bring two of each kind on to the Ark.
These attacks on the Bible are just a few of several that can easily be explained by understanding what God said, not what man says.
We know that the Bible is 100% reliable, God never lies, and that He offers everlasting life to whosoever believes. The next time someone claims that something in the Bible is not true, remember who is more reliable: God or man.
Devotional by Jim Scudder Jr.