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Originally posted by undo
reply to post by evil incarnate
the current english translation says 7 clean and 2 unclean in pairs and 7 birds in pairs. no water animals, for the obvious reasons. lol so yeah, even the current english translation doesn't uphold the version told in sunday school. it's easy to see how it can be construed to be a fairy tale (which is your statment that i was addressing).
but since you don't want me to answer THAT question i'll take another look at your other questions and see if i can (rolls eyes) answer them with the current translation of the text. le mew, le sigh.
Originally posted by evil incarnate
Please leave me alone.
[edit on 7/23/10 by evil incarnate]
49. Jesus said,
“Blessed are the Solitary and Elect,
for you will find The Kingdom.
For you are from it, and to it you will return.”
50. Jesus said,
“If they say to you, “Where did you come from?”
say to them, “We came from The Light,
the place where The Light came into being on Its own accord
and established Itself and became manifest through their Image.”
If they say to you, “Is it you?”
say, “We are its children,
and we are the elect of The Living Father.”
If they ask you, “What is the sign of your Father in you?”
say to them,
“It is Movement and Repose.”
"Lets us make man in our image"
Originally posted by ACTS 2:38
Originally posted by evil incarnate
If any fundamentalist Christians out there have some answers, that would be just dandy. I have a bunch of questions but I feel I have to begin with one of the most basic. Where did Cain's wife come from?
Which came first, Adam or the animals and was Eve created at the same time or later?
What did God make the animals out of?
When did the plants show up?
Were their multiple Gods at first?
Just a couple off the top of my head. I am not slamming anyone, I am just asking for some clarity and I do have many more questions. I am sure I will not be the only person with some questions about these stories. I know there are enough members on ATS that believe the bible is a true account of things that have gone down so they are the ones I am really hoping can provide some answers.
If we read Genisis chapter 1 it appears that God created heaven and earth out of the very substance of himself.
He spoke most things into existence as the Bible says, "God said"
Now near the end of the sixth day God had placed Adam which he created from the dust of the earth after he had created everything else, in the Garden of Eden and he made every creature and plant before Adam so that he could see that He God was the creator of all the living things before him, and on that same day he created woman out of Adams rib.
All plants were created on the third day.
As for the ark we have not had physical evidence for all to see,
but the evidence that the flood happened is all over the earth.
The ground is mostly sedimentary rock, there are large fossil beds, there are thousand of polystrate fossils (a fossil that goes though many layers of supposed eras of sedimentary rock) all over the earth. I have personally seen river rock inside a hard rock mine several hundred feet in at an altitude of nearly 6000'.
These rock were larger then basket balls and you could clearly see that they were in a channel of some sort.
The Bible is not clear as to where Cain's wife came from, God could have created one for him, which I doubt as I believe when he quit creating on the sixth day, the law of physics that states that matter can not be created or destroyed went into effect.
So I believe that one of his sisters became his wife. Many will say that is incest, but that would have to be how God had planned for man. Also these people were near perfect in the beginning, so the quote inbreeding would have a great genetic defect.
If god is as powerful as the bible says...why would he create things in DAYS, why not all at one time?
as well "DAYS"...how were the days defined?
If god made the EARTH FIRST....then the earth had not started rotating around the sun, and thus a day couldn't easily been calculated.