Originally posted by Ghost in the Machine
Would you say this religion was closest to the creator? and if so, why would he let it die. If it was the first religion, then it must have been the
correct one, God must have had a certain way to achieve the rewards that await after death.
The question was a good one to investigate, and the questions here would seem most fitting to respond to in light of the Original Post.
The problem is we have to ASSUME things inorder to become specific in a desire to understand this line of questioning.
Biblically, there are some various interpetations of what the Bible is suggesting. Despite any of those concerns, one thing is clear. The Bible is
relating a story which PREDATES any and all "Religions" regardless of what the general population may think.
With that offered, I would say with confidence, YES, at one time there was only 1 (ONE) religious practice occuring on this planet.
You see, when the Adam, (The Gardening Adam which was created sometime after the day of rest to tend the Garden) became flesh, no where from that
point on is anything expressed as to the Holy Days. Cain and Abel practiced the Sacraficial Ceramonies, which led to Cain ultimate fall, but why are
these not expressed specifically?
Well that would mean the practises where already occuring! The Sixth Day Adam, (Mankind as a Spieces), was already practising the "Religious Rites"
that Adam (The Gardener) followed after his creation.
Now to step outside of "Biblically Speaking" anyone can look at some of the Oldest Peoples and see similiar events occured in the "Begining". The
Aborigines of Austrailia, have a oral and pictorial history dating back to some 14000 years ago. Their "Creation" Story is not very different nor is
their Flood Tale, from what a Christian may believe occured. The Names seem changed, but the events reflect a likeness to each other.
This would also offer some explaination of what obviously took place at some point in our History of Man. Globally we see replicas of Temples over and
over again. What is the similairity between them?
An attempt to be closer to GOD. They all are elevated with the Area of Sacrafice near the peak.
Now some could argue, (and may well), that none of these are relative to each other, and they have nothing in common, but I am simply suggesting they
may well be sharing a common origin (In respects to why they where constructed) and a common expression of those Religous activities, (The ones Cain
and Abel followed)
As for rewards after death, I may suggest, there was none. I believe the Spieces (6th Day Man) and those who descended from Adam, where to be
immortal. Death was the result of Sin, which unfortunately gets directed towards Eve (Biblically) in response to her romp with that Serpent and the
Seed which followed, Cain.
The Days of Man, in the past, were not "NUMBERED" prior to the Original Sin concept. After this, the days of man where numbered and not to exceed a
1000 Years. From there these days where lowered to 120 Years, (Following the days of Noah) and further reduced to some 70 or 60 years, again after
some failings the Israelites had in following GOD's Commandments.
So I think the matter of personal rewards and such are a "Recent" or "More Recent" concern rather than something that was "Built" into the
Religous Practises taking place PRIOR to the Creation of ADAM (The Gardener), by the 6TH Day Races
Also, You asked why GOD would let this religion die. I would offer this. The Religious practise NEVER DIED. They were CORRUPTED and PERVERTED by the
Fallen, who's sole intent was to take the daughters of man (The Spieces) and to act as gods inplace of GOD. They twisted the Practises. They
reinvented the Holy Days. They altered the acceptable Sacrafice.
But they maintianed the same basic template that already was present prior to Their Fall.
Assuming we all came from the same parents, the first two humans, then migrated throughout the globe.
Assuming this would be wrong. Certainly some on this planet could trace their ancestory back to Adam through Seth, or to Eve through Seth and Cain.
This is quite obvious, since the Bible is a Geneology Record from Adam to Christ, but this in no ways means ALL can trace that ancestory.
The Sixth Day Man was here, on this planet for thousands of years prior to the Creation of Adam (The Gardener) and Eve. At least 7000 Years according
to the Aboriginies.
Interesting topic. Like to see where it goes.