Friday, July 15, 2011

Adam and Eve and the Other People?

 A daughter asked her mother a question the one day, which was interesting and hadn’t really occurred to her before.
Totally out of the blue, she asked, “mommy, who were the other people?”
What other people? And she said that since Adam and Eve were the first people, who did their kids marry?
So…who ARE the “other people”? Stumped she had no idea what to tell the girl! The bible states that when God booted them out of the garden, that they came into contact with other people somewhere?
This is a very good question and one that many people have asked before.
First the Bible does not tell us who they were or where they came from only that they were there. This is one of those few missing details the bible does not give. There are a lot of theories but no proofs.
1.     On the eighth day after creation – remember God rested on the seventh day – God got back to work creating and made more people in various parts of the earth.
2.     Adam and Eve had more children than we are told and there was necessary incest going on.
3.     They just showed up and no one knows from where.
I like number one best ---- Remember how many thousands of years that story was passed down by word of mouth from one generation to the next so some confusion is bound to slip in.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Road Side Crosses

There are several places around Louisville where I see small white crosses by the side of the road. They often have a name and plastic flowers attached as a memorial to some one who died in an auto accident at that site.

If you travel much you will note that these memorials can be found along the highways all across the country. Sometimes there are places where the road is so dangerous that you see many crosses in the same place.

If nothing else those road side crosses should slow us down and help us think of our own safety.
Pray about it be fore you have a cross with your name one it by the side of the road.