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A Very Interesting Verse Of The Bible. by Zikdik(m): 3:03pm On Dec 29, 2013
Genesis 6:3:
And the LORD said, My spirit shall
not always strive with man, for
that he also is flesh: yet his days
shall be an hundred and twenty
years.
- King James Bible "Authorized
Version", Cambridge Edition
This is a very interesting verse of the Bible. Here, man is clearly given a limitation. He cannot live past the age of one hundred and twenty. Isn't it however remarkable that quite a number of people now live well past and above that age? Or, has god pushed that age limit a bit further? Hence, wouldn't it be logical to conclude that the current bible is archaic and needs updating? Is there any other christain interpretation of this verse that my carnal mind cannot comprehend? (even though it looks quite straight forward enough).
Do share your thoughts.
Re: A Very Interesting Verse Of The Bible. by akeemstunna(m): 3:33pm On Dec 29, 2013
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Re: A Very Interesting Verse Of The Bible. by Goshen360(m): 3:52pm On Dec 29, 2013
Why are the creatures trying to catch the creator by his words and ignoring the contextual statement?

The OP should have read a little down the passage before jumping to conclusions.

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Re: A Very Interesting Verse Of The Bible. by iamSi(m): 3:53pm On Dec 29, 2013
And what is really "LIFE" after age 90' ... I guess you dont wanna know... Well, I dont think the Bible is a mathematics textbook , its not logical... You just have to use your reasoning.... And have you read the bible from its first page till its end? Cos its then you can grasp the truest meaning of God's word
Re: A Very Interesting Verse Of The Bible. by Joagbaje(m): 4:04pm On Dec 29, 2013
Zikdik: Genesis 6:3:
And the LORD said, My spirit shall
not always strive with man, for
that he also is flesh: yet his days
shall be an hundred and twenty
years.
- King James Bible "Authorized
Version", Cambridge Edition
This is a very interesting verse of the Bible. Here, man is clearly given a limitation. He cannot live .

It's a matter of revelation and choice

Psalms 90:10
Seventy years are given us! And some may even live to eighty. But even the best of these years are often empty and filled with pain; soon they disappear, and we are gone
.
Re: A Very Interesting Verse Of The Bible. by PastorOluT(m): 4:29pm On Dec 29, 2013
Goshen360: Why are the creatures trying to catch the creator by his words and ignoring the contextual statement?

The OP should have read a little down the passage before jumping to conclusions.

Yeah, @ op if u had read further u will discover Noah was 600yrs when this statement was made, and lived 350yrs more after the flood. After then the yrs start reducing as the time for final restoratio/redemption of all things drew near!
Re: A Very Interesting Verse Of The Bible. by Goshen360(m): 4:50pm On Dec 29, 2013
Pastor Olu T:

Yeah, @ op if u had read further u will discover Noah was 600yrs when this statement was made, and lived 350yrs more after the flood. After then the yrs start reducing as the time for final restoratio/redemption of all things drew near!

Plus, the real issue is, the statement of Genesis 6:3 was the intended mind of God for punishment BUT (a negating conjunction) Noah found Grace in the sight of God. ...in the same context. Genesis 6:8.

What does that tell us?

When God tells a man he will die, like the case of the king Isaiah was sent to but when such find Grace in God's sight, will that make God's statement the man will die a lie?

Grace terminates God's wrath when found in Christ.
Re: A Very Interesting Verse Of The Bible. by Ranchhoddas: 4:50pm On Dec 29, 2013
There is so much confusion in the bible,u cant help but wonder if it's truly divine.
Re: A Very Interesting Verse Of The Bible. by Goshen360(m): 5:08pm On Dec 29, 2013
Ranchhoddas: There is so much confusion in the bible,u cant help but wonder if it's truly divine.

But God is NOT the author of confusion, yet he authored the word by His Spirit. Where then cometh confusion?

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Re: A Very Interesting Verse Of The Bible. by PastorOluT(m): 5:19pm On Dec 29, 2013
Goshen360:

But God is NOT the author of confusion, yet he authored the word by His Spirit. Where then cometh confusion?
Re: A Very Interesting Verse Of The Bible. by trustman: 5:22pm On Dec 29, 2013
Zikdik: Genesis 6:3:
And the LORD said, My spirit shall
not always strive with man, for
that he also is flesh: yet his days
shall be an hundred and twenty
years.
- King James Bible "Authorized
Version", Cambridge Edition
This is a very interesting verse of the Bible. Here, man is clearly given a limitation. He cannot live past the age of one hundred and twenty. Isn't it however remarkable that quite a number of people now live well past and above that age? Or, has god pushed that age limit a bit further? Hence, wouldn't it be logical to conclude that the current bible is archaic and needs updating? Is there any other christain interpretation of this verse that my carnal mind cannot comprehend? (even though it looks quite straight forward enough).
Do share your thoughts.

Read in context (starting from verse one and going a little after the portion you quoted) the portion you referred to means that God was giving mankind a period of 120 years before executing judgement on the earth. It was not referring to how long any man will live before dying.

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Re: A Very Interesting Verse Of The Bible. by Ranchhoddas: 12:17am On Dec 30, 2013
trustman:

Read in context (starting from verse one and going a little after the portion you quoted) the portion you referred to means that God was giving mankind a period of 120 years before executing judgement on the earth. It was not referring to how long any man will live before dying.
sophistry of the highest order

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