Have you wonder why God created different kind of animals? Have you wonder if animals have souls and would go to the Heaven with the rest of believers? Although there’s no reference if animals have souls or would enter the kingdom of God, God created them for us to enjoy with them while we are living in this temporary home.
Let’s read Genesis 1:20-25:
Then God said, "Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens." So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth." So the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind"; and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
The Bible gives us some information about animals. As we read in this passage, God created creatures on the fifth day of His creation (Genesis 1:20-23). These creatures are included the extraordinarily large one, included all sorts of fish and mammals, even dinosaurs. There are only few people who believe that the dinosaurs weren’t in the Noah’s ark when God brought rain for forty days and nights, so they concluded that the dinosaurs were not existed.
According Genesis 1:25, God created the beast or wild animals (NIV) on the fifth day. The word “beast” or “wild animal” can also refer to dinosaur. If we don’t see the exact word in the Bible, it doesn’t mean that God didn’t create the dinosaur.
Not only God created the living creatures for our enjoyment, He created them for our physical health. In Genesis 9:2 says, “And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be on every beast of the earth, on every bird of the air, on all that move on the earth, and on all the fish of the sea. They are given into your hand.” And in the next verse says, “Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things, even as the green herbs.”
God gives us which animals that we should eat or not to eat:
- Leviticus 11:9: These you may eat of all that are in the water: whatever in the water has fins and scales, whether in the seas or in the rivers--that you may eat.
- Leviticus 11:3: Among the animals, whatever divides the hoof, having cloven hooves and chewing the cud--that you may eat.
- Leviticus 11:21: Yet these you may eat of every flying insect that creeps on all fours: those which have jointed legs above their feet with which to leap on the earth.
- Leviticus 11:22: These you may eat: the locust after its kind, the destroying locust after its kind, the cricket after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind.
[If you are fan of Fear Factor TV show, eating insects, the contestants might know what they are doing.]
- Deuteronomy 14:11: All clean birds you may eat.
God blessed them to be fruitful and multiply on the earth, so every creature can live life with us and provide us food for our strength.
Are you saved? Are your love ones and friends saved in the grace of God through Jesus Christ? The purpose of this study is to help you to become closer relationship with Jesus Christ. As Jesus said, "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms, if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am." (John 14:1-3.)
If you are lukewarm in your relationship with Jesus Christ and want to know Him as your personal Savior and Lord of your life, please consider asking Him to forgive your sins and invite Him into your life. Paul says, “That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believed and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” (Romans 10:9-10.) If you have done in your private room or workplace, then you need to tell to your friends or love ones about what you have done, so they may rejoice with you and want to have that relationship with Christ in their own life. There are many occults in the world, which do not know the love of God and His great plan for those who believe in Him. As it is written in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”