Were There People Before Adam and Eve?
By Willie Martin

Jew Watch

 Bible Questions and Answers

 You are well aware, that the Bible has always been subject to attack by pagans, atheists and agnostics, but it was not until modern times that questions concerning its validity have been entertained by our so-called "Ministers" who profess to proclaim its message.

 It was about the middle of the nineteenth century that a "school" of higher criticism came into being and since that time its students, its adherents, have made militant advances in its Satanic efforts to discredit the Divine Revelation of the Scriptures. The results of their evil works have brought forth a harvest of unbelief that today infects the entire Christian Church.

 This, modernism, the monstrous offspring spawned by this so-called higher criticism, has succeeded in deceiving millions of Americans into believing the Bible to be of human origin and subject to many errors. Thus the faith that was once held by most Americans, who accepted without mistrust the authenticity of the Scriptures, has been all but destroyed.

 Much of this has been accomplished by asking questions, some hard, some ridiculous, some that are completely irrelevant, but all are questions Christians find hard to answer. Which is the reason for their presentation in the first place.

 Following are some of the most popular questions, which have been answered with the best possible explanation and confirmed by the Scriptures.

 Question: Were there people before Adam and Eve?

 Answer: This question is almost always asked whenever atheists and agnostics are trying to confound or confuse a New Christian! It comes from a reading of: "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them. Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth..." (Genesis 1:27-28) Men have theorized for years about the possibility of the co-existence of another race of human beings upon the earth during the time of Adam. It must be recognized that there is considerable evidence to show that the earth was not only inhabited by a race(s), but as a result of the earth becoming void and without form, that race or races were apparently destroyed. But first let's look at the word "Replenish":

 Replenish:
    1). to make full or complete again,  as by furnishing a new supply.
    2). to supply again...or the like.
    3). of people. (New World Dictionary of the American Language, Second Edition page 1205)

 Jeremiah the Prophet refers briefly to the existence of such a race(s), but he states that, as a result of the earth becoming void and without form, that race(s) were apparently destroyed. "I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. I beheld, and, lo, there was no man...I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the  cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the Lord, and by his fierce anger... For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black..." (Jeremiah 4:23-28)

 Job also makes reference to a past age, a former time: "For enquire... of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers." (Job 8:8) Job then relates: "For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste." (Job 30:3)

 Solomon relates: "There is no remembrance of former things..." (Exodus 1:11)

 David relates: "Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth. There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it. He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet. And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind. He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were darkwaters and thick clouds of the skies. At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire. The Lord also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice: hail stones and coals of fire. Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them. Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils." (Psalms 18:7-15)

 Isaiah said: "...let them shew the former things..." (Isaiah 41:22); Again: "Remember the former things of old...and from ancient times..." (Isaiah 46:9-10)

 Then Isaiah relates a most revealing statement from God: "For, behold, I create new heavens (NOTE: a plural heavens: more than one) and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind." (Isaiah 65:17) Then we have God's Law to confirm the existence of people other than Adam. Cain's wife, which is another question in itself. "And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord...And Cain knew his wife..." (Genesis 4:16-17)

 Now most "Ministers" will repeat that old, old, worn out statement, one which cannot stand a close inspection, hence the instincts of the atheists and agnostics to that fact, giving them more fuel for the consternation they are causing the New Christian: "Cain's wife was his 'sister.'" Choosing to completely ignore God's Law concerning this situation. "The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, whether she be born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover...The nakedness of thy father's wife's daughter, begotten of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness." (Leviticus 18:9, 11); "And if a man shall take his sister, his father's daughter, or his mother's daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people: he hath uncovered his sister's nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity." (Leviticus 20:17)

 I can just hear the atheists and agnostics cry out: "But Cain has already broken God's Law once, so why wouldn't he do so a second time." and well he might; and there is ample evidence that he did sin time and time again, But now a second, third and even a fourth person must consent to his' breaking of God's Law. His sister, his father (Adam) and his mother (Eve) must also consent to this violation of God's Law, not just Cain: Which would be consistent with the period of time involved, this would do violence to the Scriptures. Thus this answer is completely unacceptable. Thus, the only logical answer to the question is: Not only were there people on earth before, (Genesis 1:2) but there were others present when God, "formed" a "man" to till the ground, and who was first called "Adam" in Genesis 2:19.

 If God had allowed Cain to marry his sister, then He would have been guilty of violating His own laws that He gave which are listed in the Book of Deuteronomy and Leviticus. Thus making Him a liar and His word no good. But He is NOT a liar, like a man, but is always honest and tells the truth.
 

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