Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate.  Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach.  For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.


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Did The Animals Talk?

Pastor John,

I have been reading little stories with Jacob, and he had a question last night about the animals talking. He asked me why the serpent was talking to Eve, and if the animals talked to Noah on the Ark. I just wanted to make sure I am telling him the right thing from the beginning. I told him before the flood, the animals did talk [with people], but now I am not sure if that was right. Thanks for your time.



Hi Jammie and Jacob -- and Paul!

The animals did talk to people before the flood, and maybe on the ark, too, but I don’t know about that. The serpent certainly talked with Eve in the garden of Eden, and she did not seem surprised by that at all. In fact, she carried on a conversation with the serpent!

The animals may have talked while in the ark, but then, God may well have made them all hibernate during that year and ten days they were with Noah within the ark.

Pastor John

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