do you believe in man existence before adam creation?

Philippines
September 19, 2008 5:48pm CST
with the development researches like archaelogy and anthropology who make some fascinating discoveries unearthing different bones and fossils pointing to the origin of man..what can you say about the idea that man already exist before adam period..
4 responses
@psalmist (109)
• Philippines
22 Sep 08
long before i became a believer, out of my curiosity i used to ask some bible readers and theologist,the same question. It was not written in the bible if there were human before adam and eve. but on my mind i think there are. how could it be that abel and cain multiply if they were the only or first family created by GOD. where did the wife of abel and cain came from.. bible tells us they came from other tribe... but i find the answer in the book of deuteronomy 29:29. the secrt things belongs to god..somehow i stop my querry..but still i am looking for the concrete answer..
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• Philippines
22 Sep 08
i believe this question with regards to other people living alongside with adam create a little or big question in our mind, and we all do crave for clear answer..yet in our curiosity the only thing that we have is the written record of the bible with the recent archaeological findings telling bizarre things that could be the missing link in our quest for the appropriate answer we do long for...and if not then it is not pertain to us to know them...
• India
20 Sep 08
As of now I'm not sure. But it seems quite likely that there was human-like creatures. They are generally called homonids. They are smaller than us. There was also this Neanderthals who of course lived alongside our forefathers, but somehow perished in a rather mysterious way. Adam means mankind, and Eve means womankind. The Bible uses adam in this sense in the beginning, but later Adam was referred to a person. So the biblical text is little unclear. Perhaps Archaelogy and Anthropology will makes things clearer later just as Science helped us understand the Solar system clearer.
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• Philippines
22 Sep 08
i think this issue is soon to be answered by science itself that if we just know really to harmonized it with records in the bible then we may soon come up with the conclusion of this issue...
@efc872 (1078)
• Jamaica
20 Sep 08
The Adam and Eve story is just an introduction in the bible. The good book had to start somewhere.
• Philippines
20 Sep 08
good point there you have in your mind actually there is a theory that before the time of adam and of the creation days in the beginning stated in the bible there are creatures seems to be like man..but not man actually and was inhabitting the earth and they were destroyed because of their sinfullness..
@Ronrich (27)
• Singapore
20 Sep 08
And what about dinousaurs in bibles. Didn't god created man first? From the fossils discovery, it can be seen that dinosaurs exist billion of years before man. Does this show that dinosaurs came before god?
• Philippines
20 Sep 08
i think dinosours are creatures that live on earth many years before man was created..i dont know if man co exist with them but if they exist pity for them they have no match for this gigantic creatures no matter how intelligent they are...