The original question was: I watched your video of the Creation Conference 2014 about the fossil snake with legs. Genesis 3:14 says: So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat […]
INSECT LIFE: Insect blood carries no oxygen. Do insects fit the Biblical term Nephesh, which means breath?
The original question was: I’ve been fascinated by insects since I can remember and one thing that always bothered me is that most (if not all) Christians believe that insects are either not alive in the biblical sense or that they are not animals. One thing that they use to point that out is the […]
Answer by Diane Eager Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. Many bats live in the town and surrounding district, but do the residents of Charters Towers need to fear catching Ebola from them? For this to happen the bats would first have to harbour the Ebola virus, and then pass it onto […]
Answer by John Mackay The hidden assumption within this question is that animal reproduction is both natural and autonomous: male plus female = offspring. The Biblical picture is quite different. So let us take into consideration what God who made animals, plants and all life says about how creatures multiply and fill the earth. Let’s […]
The original question was: If man was separately created, how come apes have the same broken gene for making vitamin C as humans do? Surely this could only come about by man evolving from chimpanzees. To claim God made the same mutant in both stretches credulity. Answer by John Mackay To argue that the same […]
Answer by John Mackay At our Jurassic Ark Outdoor Creation Museum, we have a mural of the Genesis 3 account of Eve being tempted by a serpent which has legs. (see below) Most books for children printed by Christian authors about Genesis 3, show a legless snake crawling through the trees. The text says: “So the […]
Answer by John Mackay You may have heard media reports of the Adelaide school teacher killed by a shark at South Australia’s Goldsmith Beach recently. The media has widely reported his family’s statement “he would not want the animal hunted down”. Tie that to the outrage of many “Greens” and their supporters in Western Australia, […]
Answer by Simon Terry Personally I think slugs are an awesome part of God’s creation, so when I refer to them as pests I am using the term as it is applied to any species that has a detrimental effect on our gardens, farms, etc. Yet by this very definition we credit the creature as […]
DEATH: Genesis doesn’t explicitly state there was no animal death before the Fall. Why do you insist on it?
This question arose in response to our answer to the question: ANIMAL DEATH: Dr Lane Craig says animals died before Adam’s sin. Is this correct? Read our original answer here. Answer by Diane Eager It is important to know what Scripture explicitly says, but that does not mean we cannot draw logical conclusions based on […]
The original question was: How did Australian animals walk to Noah’s Ark in the Middle East when most of them can’t swim very far? Answer by John Mackay Genesis 1:9 tells us the water that had surrounded the whole globe on Days One and Two was gathered by God into ‘one place’ on the Third […]