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|Re: If Adam And Eve Were First Humans How Did Other Races Come About by DoctorAlien(m): 5:52pm On Jun 12|
I didn't say Cain was imagining. I said "it's not hard then (for you/one) to imagine...". Certainly Cain had no need to imagine anything because, apart from the fact that there could have been other people present at the time Cain killed Abel (i.e. daughters of Adam and Eve) who would have known of what Cain did, he knew that at least two people were certainly present, namely: Adam and Eve, and they certainly knew what Cain did. Adam and Eve would later have another son, named Seth. Guess what Seth's name meant? "And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth. For, said she, God hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel; for Cain slew him" Gen. 4:25. So, in Seth's name a knowledge of Cain's act was preserved. Seth himself also had a son named Enosh. Combine the whole thing with the long ages which men lived then, and you would find out that through the period of Cain's life he enough people came into the world.
What in the text though makes you believe that Cain referred to people existing at the time he was speaking?
I think you're the one who needs to go back and read the Bible more calmly.
|Re: If Adam And Eve Were First Humans How Did Other Races Come About by PrecisionFx(m): 8:31pm On Jun 12|
''I think you're the one who needs to go back and read the Bible more calmly."
U didn't read from the bible, u just woke up and ran assumptions of unborn children being who Cain was telling God that they will kill him.
There were no other people recorded on the bible to be in existence, Only Cain, Abel, Adam n Eve were on earth as at the time Cain killed Abel (this is what the bible said).
Cain told God that the people over there will kill him and God gave him a mark to prevent that......that confirms that Adam n Eve weren't the only ones on earth and even suggest they may not even be the first humans.
|Re: If Adam And Eve Were First Humans How Did Other Races Come About by DoctorAlien(m): 9:28pm On Jun 12|
PrecisionFx:I like the word recorded. Sure, up until the time that Cain killed Abel, the Bible had named only Adam, Eve, Cain and Abel. They may be the only ones in existence then. They may also not. In fact it is highly probable that a large number of people were living on earth at that time. That, however, is not a problem. But does the Bible claim to record the name of every single person in the early world and the time they appeared? No, the Bible does not claim such. But if you actually read the Bible calmly, you would find out that in that passage, many details were omitted. For example, the Bible was silent on how much time elapsed between the birth of Cain and the birth of Abel. The Bible was also silent on many things. In fact, the life of the whole family from the point of Cain's birth to the day they brought their offerings before God (when Cain and Abel were obviously adults) was summarized by the Bible in the following words: "And in process of time" Gen. 4:3. Plainly speaking, there is not even a reason to believe that Cain, Abel and Seth were the only Sons Adam and Eve had given birth to, as at the time Seth was born. The Bible has a character of naming only the people that are important to the narrative.
Only Cain, Abel, Adam n Eve were on earth as at the time Cain killed Abel (this is what the bible said).where did the Bible say this?
Cain told God that the people over there will kill him and God gave him a mark to prevent that......that confirms that Adam n Eve weren't the only ones on earth and even suggest they may not even be the first humans.Show me where Cain said "the people over there" in the Bible? I'm waiting.
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