posted on Apr, 5 2004 @ 07:17 AM
I have a couple of questions that I would like to raise. The first one is in regards to the belief that Jesus is the one we should pray to, as
opposed to God. It is true that Jesus says that he is the manifestation of God, and is doing God's will, but he also says that he is not better than
Mark 10:17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I
may inherit eternal life?
Mark 10:18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? [there is] none good but one, [that is], God.
He also says that men are all gods in the same sense that he is.
John 10:33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself
John 10:34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
John 10:35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
John 10:36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
My point on this is that Jesus was meant to represent God to those that saw him, so that they would follow the new laws according to God's wishes. I
don't believe that Jesus is supposed to be worshipped as God, but rather recognized as a sanctioned messenger and example for mankind to emulate.
The main question I have for you is regarding Adam in Genesis. According to Genesis 1:
26: And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the
fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28: And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have
dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Notice that God created man, male and female, at the same time, and also that God didn't name either of them. It also did not place
them in Eden, but instead gave them dominion over all the earth.
Now continue on to the 2nd chapter and notice that some very subtle but significant changes take place.
4: These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the
5: And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it
to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man[singular] to till the ground.
6: But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
7: And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a
8: And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed
15: And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
18: And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
21: And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22: And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23: And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
See where this is going? God made man (general term) as male and female, before the LORD God made Man (specifies individual) to be the caretaker of
the garden in Eden. This is also where Woman becomes the counterpart to Man. Before this they were male and female only. I have my own explanation
for these differences, but I would like to know what you think about it. Does this depict the creation of an inferior race of humans, perhaps
neanderthal men, prior to the creation of Adam by the LORD God? Why do you think the first chapter refers to God making the heaven and earth "and
all the host of them" but the second chapter tells about the generations of the "heavens and earth" in the day that the LORD God created the
"earth and the heavens"? This seems to be more than just going back over details, to me.
Now if you take the above questions and consider them in light of the banishment of Cain and the mark he was given to protect him from being killed as
he wandered the earth, it is pretty clear that there were other people living outside of Eden, while Adam and Eve were first starting to have
1: And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
2: And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
Cain and Abel were the first born of Adam and Eve, so anyone living apart from them in another land, must have been unrelated entirely. That is who
Cain is afraid of when he's punished for killing his brother.
13: And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear.
14: Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond
in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.
15: And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain,
lest any finding him should kill him.
16: And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
17: And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his