JESUS ALSO said that people who heard his words would still be alive when the end came.
Interesting, dear HB (peace to you!). I've never read... nor heard my Lord say... such a thing. From where/whom do you get your information on this?
Have you ever watched a python eat a rat? Dusty aint it.
No, I have not, but I've seen other snakes eat a rabbit, a kitten, and a piglet. And I'm not sure I agree that it "ain't dusty"; that which I saw was (as well as frightening, sickening, and disgusting). Indeed, there was quite a LOT of dust because it was on my grandfather's farm... the kitten in the barn, the rabbit underneath the chicken coop, and the piglet just outside the pen. Dust, straw, fodder... abounded. But a rat... nope. Never saw that. It could be, though, that that's because there usually isn't any "dust" in a python's [human constructed] container...
Id like to see a cat fed on grass and turnips for at least six months before I would stop calling you a liar.
How about dear WS and TD's responses (peace to you, both!). Will that suffice? Although, I would respond to dear TD's comment, that:
there are no wild forms of vegetation that in any way approximate what these zoo cats were fed.
Today, perhaps not, dear one. Surely, though, not all forms of ancient vegetation still exist today...
Two things are required to do this: First, the chemical and mechanical breakdown must be performed for them (e.g. the food must be ground and processed) as they are unable to do it themselves
and second, the amino acid taurine must be added as cats are unable to synthesize it from vegetable material.
Mammal bile contains taurine, dear TD. I won't elaborate on why I've posted that but I think you get the picture. Also, though, we're talking ancestral animals. All it would take is for an herbivore to evolve into a carnivore is for their digestive systems to adapt to processing meat and fat. True, there may have been some "heartburn" early on... but it would have become easier and easier with each passing generation. Especially if they went from milk... to meat... due to the lack of adeqate vegetation.
ok but hibernantion while on board the ark still does not solve the problem that when the animals got out they would have had no vegetation to eat and the carnivores would have eaten the remaining animals.
That's assuming there was no food left on the ark, dear HD (peace to you, as well!). Even so, once the land began to dry out, vegetation would have been quick... and abundant. The land was well-watered, saturated. Add sun and... voila! Grass... shrubs... plants... trees (resprouting foliage).
And what about the humans in all this?? What did they eat? The animals they were supposed to be preserving? If you take the view that they took aboard grains then you have another problem in that grain rots. By the end of it all the would have run out of food long before the flood waters went.
During the event, Noah and his family lived on nothing but grain... roots, tubers, stalks, leaves/foliage, berries, fruit [mostly dried], etc.. Which shouldn't be all that surprising - people in Africa do that today... and have been doing it for millenia. Grain rots only if not stored properly (kept dry, out of directly sunlight, but with sufficient aeration). They were granted to eat meat once they left the ark. Since they took sires and their mates in many instances there would have been more animals leaving the ark than entered it. Eggs, too.
Do i recall right that when noah got out of the ark he sacrificed somthing as thanks to god?
Now where did that animal sacrifice come from? Surely not one of the animals he was supposed to be preserving??
Not necessarily one of the originals but more likely an offspring and a male. Since sacrifices were almost always male... about a year old... and they were in the ark about a year... well, you get my drift. One each, for all of the "clean" animals.
I hope this helps, dear ones. Again, if you're looking for a reason not to believe... you will find many. Contrastly, there are just as many reasons... and reasonable explanations... so as TO believe. All about what one is looking for... and WHOM one is looking TO.
Peace to you all!
A slave of Christ,