Adam naming all the living creatures

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Adam naming all the living creatures

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Post by hetfield » Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:30 pm

Simply put, I'm a christian, but if there are over a million different species then wouldn't Adam naming ALL of the species of different Animals takes well over a million years. After all in order to just Count to 1 million with no stop it will take man 32 years.

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Post by Gman » Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:40 am

hetfield wrote:Simply put, I'm a christian, but if there are over a million different species then wouldn't Adam naming ALL of the species of different Animals takes well over a million years. After all in order to just Count to 1 million with no stop it will take man 32 years.
That would be a good argument for the OEC than the YEC. Unfortunately the young earth creationist insist that God created the earth in six literal days..
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Post by Turgonian » Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:24 am

First, Adam didn't have to count the species, second, there were a lot less species than there are today. Take all of the horses you have today -- those descended from one variation of horses.
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Post by hetfield » Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:33 pm

Turgonian wrote:First, Adam didn't have to count the species, second, there were a lot less species than there are today. Take all of the horses you have today -- those descended from one variation of horses.
yes but when ever god said every living thing he meant every living thing, so therefore wouldn't Adam have to list off every animal even to date? i'm not sure how many animals there were to start, inform me please

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Post by Silvertusk » Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:52 am

The way I see it was that Adam (Man) was given the job of naming all the animals - and we have done that, and are still doing that today. God didn't say that he wanted it all done by a week on Tuesday :wink:

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Post by hetfield » Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:27 pm

Silvertusk wrote:The way I see it was that Adam (Man) was given the job of naming all the animals - and we have done that, and are still doing that today. God didn't say that he wanted it all done by a week on Tuesday :wink:
no but he left it up to adam, if were still listing the animals today then obviously Adam hasn't done his job, even thought he can't see into the future, I'd expect God to clarify that then or atleat man can clarify the verses
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Post by bizzt » Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:30 am

hetfield wrote:
Silvertusk wrote:The way I see it was that Adam (Man) was given the job of naming all the animals - and we have done that, and are still doing that today. God didn't say that he wanted it all done by a week on Tuesday :wink:
no but he left it up to adam, if were still listing the animals today then obviously Adam hasn't done his job, even thought he can't see into the future, I'd expect God to clarify that then or atleat man can clarify the verses
Question... Did God bring ALL the animals to Adam? What is the beasts of the Field and the Fowls of the Air. Are they all the Beasts and Fowls to encompass the whole Earth or just the Beasts and Fowl of the Region in which Adam lived?

Gen 2:19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
Gen 2:20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found a help meet for him.

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Post by Atticus Finch » Sun Dec 17, 2006 5:36 pm

You guys have missed the point entirely!

Adam didn't "name" everything! That's laughable.

What is meant by that is that Adam as man, a new creation in nature, had the expanded consciousness and intellect in that he could recognize the qualities of everything and understand their fundamental being. How dry is the interpretation that he simply named everything as literal names!

Adam: Hmmm, I think I'll name this cute fella' a "turtle".
God: Eh... go with "cow" instead.
Eve: Who wants some fruit?


It means that he had the ability to contemplate on the nature of life. Only humans do this! All other animals are simply concerned with their physical survival in life and feeding their new-born and such things. They don't sit around thinking about things like we do. This is the enormous gap between us and every other species.

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