Earlier today, I was on the phone with Comcast trying to get the cost of my monthly cable and internet service lowered now that I’m retired and the customer service representative asked me what channels I watched. I sort of struggled, answering that, since I don’t watch a lot of cable TV anymore since most of my time is spent writing or taking care of relatives and On Demand has lost a lot of its appeal now that Comcast charges for almost everything interesting.
So, after I got off the phone with her, I went into my living room, the only room in which I have cable, and sat down and started writing down the channels I do watch, (A&E, AMC, BBC, HGTV, SYFY, OWN, and when my grandnephew visits, NIK, and Cartoon Network.)
But while taking care of that, I noticed the History Chanel is having a free preview. Ummh? What can I learn, today, I thought.
I selected to watch Bible 101 and its sub-chapter, ‘Books Banned From The Bible’. One of them was, ‘The First Book of Adam and Eve.‘
It was while watching, ‘Books Banned From The Bible,’ that the question was asked, “If Adam, Eve, Cain, and Able were the only people on the planet, ‘Where did Cain get his wife?’”
I believe the Bible answers that question, but in such a way that it is confusing.
The Bible clearly states that God removed Adam and Eve from the Garden, Genesis 3:24. We assume that he removed them to someplace else on the same planet. But what if it wasn’t the same planet? What if it was another planet? It makes sense that they weren’t on the same planet. If they had been, they would have just walked back.
And what about the children Eve had before God banned them from the Garden? Are they still there? The scripture doesn’t say those children were banned along with their parents. It says only Adam and Eve were put out.
So, now Adam and Eve are relocated to a new place or planet, their second home, and Adam knows (has sex with) Eve, his wife and she conceives Cain and Able.
And later on, down the road, Cain slays Able. And when God finds out, he banishes Cain to the Land of Nod. A third place or planet.
But this excerpt from The Lives of Adam and Eve states that Adam and Eve went on to conceive sixty more children. Are these children us? Or, are we descendants of Cain living on the third planet?
“xxiv 1 And Adam said to Eve, ‘Behold, I have begotten a son, in place of Abel, whom Cain slew.’
2 And after Adam had begotten Seth, he lived eight hundred years and begat thirty sons and thirty daughters; in all sixty-three children. And they were increased over the face of the earth in their nations.”
No matter how you read it, the Bible suggests, we are not alone in either our Solar System or the Universe.
So, enjoy this Independence Day!
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