christians I need your help w/ this one, why did god let cavemen and wooly mammoths go extinct and dinos, and siber tooth cats, and all the others, were they not worthy of god or mistakes and didnt he make the snakes since they were cursed lizards to walk on there belly why didnt he make them go extinct instead of the innocent, did it say in the bible
"Why does God let things go extinct?"
God doesn't let things go extinct. God is not active in the continuation of the universe. God caused the creation of the universe and time at the instant of the "Big Bang" but exists outside of both and exercises no control over current events.
It is Nature and evolution that allows things to change. It is the inability to adapt and survive change within the environment that causes things to go extinct.
"Is God actively involved?"
in my opinion
1. God created/caused our spirits (entities) along with the universe to come into being. God established the purpose for it all but doesn't involve Its self in the continuance or activities of same.
2. "Sin" is man's concept and is utilized by men to control other men. The human caused "negative events" that take place are circumstances that are considered by us in the non-life experience between incarnations as we evaluate the successes and failures we made as we attempted to achieve our goals during our incarnations.
3. The Bible (and similar religious books) is a necessary concoction created by man to control man and his environment. It was necessary because mankind, in its infancy, did not have the medical and technological knowledge to conquer and understand its environment so had to be controlled by superstitions which were found to save lives and further the survivability of the various human societies.
Why did God make the world?
in my opinion, God diversified Itself into Its many parts and charged those parts (entities) to go forth and acquire knowledge and experience and to then return to the Oneness of God.
The entities caused the creation of the universe and everything therein and individually choose to inhabit the physical bodies.
The entities may incarnate/reincarnate many times before gravitating back into the Oneness of God.
Speculation: 1 Is God necessary?
There has to be a Source from which the "big bang" sprang forth Creating the universe.
Speculation: 2 What is God?
God is the ultimate Cause.
God is the Creative Entity, Energy or Force from which all is derived.
Speculation: 3 Where is God?
God is in a state of awareness that is outside the universe.
God has morphed part of Itself into those entities (spirits) that inhabit the universe and the physical bodies within.
Speculation: 4 Why is God?
God Is because God Is.
God is eternal, existing independent of time or the universe.
Speculation: 5 Is God concerned?
God is not concerned with the daily functioning of the universe or matters within it. That is our domain and subject to our whim.
Speculation: 6 What are we?
We are the spirits (entities) of God.
God morphed into Us and we continue to create according to God's purpose.
Our physical bodies are simply the means we use to experience and function in the physical dimension.
Speculation: 7 Why are we?
We are for the purpose of gaining knowledge and experience.
In the end, we gravitate back into the Oneness of God allowing for the fulfillment of God.
Speculation: 8 Evolution
Evolution is simply a tool of Creation.
The entities often influence the direction of evolution along desired paths.
From my chosen path I stray,
Yet my God any'er turns away;
For I have learned -- and understand,
That where God is -- is where I am!
God created nature and extinction are a part of the natural order. The extinct species weren't bad or anything, the just had evolved to fit environments which changed, and they could not survive in their changed habitats. Or in some cases a natural disaster occured which led to mass extinction.
As toadaly and silverwings say, these aren't Biblical answers, but science can answer them in a way which would seem to match God's will in the Bible.
The big question today is why are more species going extinct than ever before? The action of humans is leading to extinctions all over the world. How does God feel about one of His creations destroying many other creations?
well all things happen for a reason whether we understand it or not that is why we are instructed to trust in the Lord with all our heart and lean not on our own understanding. our mind capacity is like nothing compared to the infinite knowledge and understanding of God. God knows what's best, He knows what we don't know and can see what we can't see, so there is a reason these things go extinct. We just dont know it! But all things work together for the good of those that love God, so you never know, I mean who's to say we would be able to control dinosaurs if they were still alive, they mighta killed us all
you give lousy advice bastrdassinjun and you obviousley think way to highly of yourself. As for the question I have to say that I dont really no. And I dont think that dinos and things like that are real. Most people jjust take what science tells us no questions asked but the scientists cannot prove their were dinos. I do know that God dosent just let things happen for no reson. He always has a purpose that we cannot see. I dont no if I've been much help but I figured anything was better than what the other guy said. H e just said it because he is ignorant of such things.
bahah...that has nothing to do with god.
animals need to die out. to make way for change...people are animals such as that could not have lived together for very long. the inviroment changed as well which took great part in the changes.they died out of ivolved into some of the more common animals you know of today. dont be so simple minded
Yeahh, why did God create an iceage where the Neanderthals died out and went extinct? Where they not good enough , they were almost like humans.. or maybe God doesn't create anything because he doesn't exist and things evolve.
Scarlet, you're a great one to talk about lousy advice. You don't believe in dinosaurs? You say scientists can't prove dinosaurs ever existed?? You need to read Silverwings' post and rethink your response.
It's because God left us humans in charge of taking care of his earth, and since we really haven't done a very good job of that then plants, animals, and other things have gone extinct.
God created the Heavens and the earth, and everything that is within, however, he did not make anything go extinct. Science, evolution and history can give you those facts.
Because god is punishing all the christians for believing in him so he figures 'maybe if I make all the pretty animals go away they will leave me alone.' There you have it.
All things do not happen for a reason, when will people stop believing in such bullshit? The reason these things happen are by pure chance.
scientists have provern dinosaurs existed!
The Bible does not address extinct species.
Jesus was a Jewish Zombie so get over it