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The Creation Theory and the Evolution Theory are interdependent - Part II
The Answer to: Where did Cain get that wife of his?
Originally published on  August 15, 2005



PURPOSE

The purpose of this document, a follow up of three earlier and related ones: Biblical Literalism - Part I  (1) and Part II (2) and Creation vs. Evolution - Part I (3), is to further disarm: (a) the enemies of God who may use what is known as the "Theory of Evolution" to finally reduce the Holy Scriptures to the category of "old wives tales"; and (b) the enemies of science who may use what is known as the "Theory of Creationism" to discredit objective scientific work.

We will do this in broad brush strokes - not trying to explain every apparent inconsistency in the Holy Scriptures and in scientific research results,  nor attempting to clarify every mystery within the Holy Scriptures.  That would be presumptuous and would defeat a secondary purpose of this document.

We do this now because there is very little time left before we enter into what will seem to be total global chaos 
- as we have explained elsewhere (4) .   


BACKGROUND

In our Creation vs Evolution document (3) we stated:

With their Scientific basis - Evolutionists proceed to "create" living things from chemical elements that came from nowhere (as scientifically proven). This is a problem that man cannot begin to even fathom - "nowhere" is a term defined by a Created environment, an environment which did not exist before creation. Thus, this "nowhere" cannot even be grasped by the very feeble human mind.


With their Biblical basis
-  Creationists proceed to "create" living things from the literal interpretation of Genesis. The problem is that their version starts falling apart at the seams before even getting to Chapter Three of the Book of Genesis. We read in Genesis two different stories about the Creation of man: (a) the simultaneous creation of Adam and Eve [Genesis 1: 26-28], and (b) the Adam first  and Eve from Adam's rib [Genesis 2: 7-24]. [Note, we are not questioning that if God, for example, said "There it be light," light came into being. We are just highlighting two different Biblical versions of a single reality which cannot be sustained by literalism.] 

Now, this difference could possibly be smoothed over by a fast talking fundamentalist preacher. The real problem comes when we read:

"And the Lord said unto him (Cain), Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him. And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.  And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of  his son, Enoch." [Genesis 4: 15-17]

By whom is Cain afraid of being killed? According to our literal population census there are only three individuals in the world so far: Adam, Eve and Cain. As if this situation were not enough, we must ask:  Where did Cain get that wife? etc.

Now, this real problem can only be resolved with additional Divine illumination, and, it is the Will of God that we now share with the world some of the Lights given to us about this apparently impenetrable mystery.


INTRODUCTION


The clues to the answer to this apparent riddle are found precisely in the Book of Genesis, to be later confirmed in the New Testament, as well as in the Anthropological findings of the 19th and 20th Centuries.

BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE

Imagine the Word of God going forth to command Creation.  From that single point (which even the Big Bang theorists admit was so small that its size could not even be mathematically established) - i.e. from "nothing" - Creation starts to "unfurl" (5) in a pre planned and protracted manner under the guidance of the Perfect Wisdom of God. 

What we now know as "Man" evolves under such guidance through a number of species transitions and transformations until the stage where God Wills to make the "Man" of that stage into His (Spiritual) Image:

 And he said: Let us make man to our image and likeness: and let him have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and the beasts, and the whole earth, and every creeping creature that moveth upon the earth. And God created man to his own image: to the image of God he created him: male and female he created them. [Genesis 1: 26-27]

He really did; period!

But if we scroll down to the second Chapter of Genesis we see another version of Creation - or is it? In this version we read:

1 So the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the furniture of them. 2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made: and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had done. 3 And he blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. 4 These are the generations of the heaven and the earth, when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the heaven and the earth: 5 And every plant of the field before it sprung up in the earth, and every herb of the ground before it grew: for the Lord God had not rained upon the earth; and there was not a man to till the earth.

6 But a spring rose out of the earth, watering all the surface of the earth. 7 And the Lord God formed man of the slime of the earth: and breathed into his face the breath of life, and man became a living soul.  [Genesis 2: 1-7]

Now, let us superimpose both Biblical versions of Creation and see what we have. Could we perhaps find out who Cain married and who could have possibly killed Cain?

We certainly can, thus, let us proceed...


ANTHROPOLOGICAL
PERSPECTIVE (6)

Let us first define to key terms:

Mitochondrial Eve: The name given by researchers to the woman species, who is the matrilineal most recent common ancestor for all living humans, from whom all mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in living humans is descended. Mitochondrial Eve is the female counterpart of the Y-chromosomal Adam, the patrilinear most recent common ancestor.

She is believed by some to have lived about 150,000 years ago in what is now Ethiopia, Kenya or Tanzania However, this age estimate of 150,000 years can change if tomorrow, an earlier-dated female's remains (with the same genetic coding) is found.

Naming Mitochondrial Eve after the Eve of Genesis has led to some misunderstandings among the general public. A common misconception is that Mitochondrial Eve was the only living female of her time — she was not (indeed, had she been, humanity would have probably become extinct). Many women alive at the same time as Mitochondrial Eve have descendants alive today. However, only Mitochondrial Eve produced an unbroken line of mitochondria that persists today.

Y-chromosomal Adam:  The name given by researchers to the patrilinear human man species most recent common ancestor, from whom all Y chromosomes in living humans are descended. Y-chromosomal Adam is thus the male counterpart of Mitochondrial Eve.

They are named after the "Adam" and "Eve" in Genesis as a metaphor only.

The Y-chromosomal Adam for living humans probably lived between 60,000 and 90,000 years ago, judging from molecular clock and genetic marker studies.  Of course, as in the case of "Eve", this is always subject to another find with an earlier date.

Single Origin Concept: According to the single-origin concept, every species of the genus Homo but one, Homo sapiens, was driven extinct. This species had evolved in Eastern Africa between 100,000 and 200,000 years ago and, in a relatively recent exodus, began colonizing the rest of the world. According to the single-origin model, these more recent migrants did not interbreed with the scattered descendants of earlier exoduses. In support of it, advocates have drawn from both fossil and DNA evidence, in particular from mitochondrial and Y-chromosome DNA sequences.


DETAILS



Man seems to have evolved essentially as all other species (7)  as we have explained above. When God deemed that "man" had reached "the right point" in its evolution,  He breathed His Spirit into a select group of them. Up until now, this group of "men" had been an animal species, like other animals . Now, they became totally different creatures. They were now the Image of God, "...male and female He created them."

Now God relocated this select group of "Adams and Eves" to a special place we know as Paradise or the Garden of  Eden. The rest of "mankind," whom God had not selected to receive His Spirit, remained outside the Garden.

Once Adam and Eve broke their covenant with God by falling into satan's trap, they were thrown out from Paradise to live among those from whom they had been selected. Nonetheless, they were truly and uniquely different - they had been given the Spirit of God and had become living souls. As we read in Genesis Chapter 3:

21 And the Lord God made for Adam and his wife, garments of skins, and clothed them. 22 And he said: Behold Adam is become as one of us, knowing good and evil: now, therefore, lest perhaps he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever. 23 And the Lord God sent him out of the paradise of pleasure, to till the earth from which he was taken. 24 And he cast out Adam; and placed before the paradise of pleasure Cherubims, and a flaming sword, turning every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

God continued to look after His remnant, since they carried His Spirit.  (Even after their fall, they bore His Image within themselves). Then, the colonization of the rest of the world commenced through migratory waves of the "Adams and Eves" expelled from Paradise.

Over time, mankind proved to God, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that it simply could not understand what God wanted it to do so that the "man Created in the Image of God" would get back to a paradise-like state. Perhaps living amongst (but not genetically mixing with) the non-selected "mankind" was hampering His people (the descendants of the exiles from Paradise) from fulfilling His Will.


Perhaps it was time to purge the world of the non-select ones. Noah, and what his story truly symbolizes, enters in the picture.

Regarding the Great Flood on an archeological/cultural context....  (6)

The story of a Great Flood sent by God or the local deities to destroy civilization as an act of divine retribution is a widespread theme in myths. The stories of Noah and his ark in Genesis, Matsya in the Puranas scriptures of Hinduism, and Utnapishtim in the Epic of Gilgamesh are among the most familiar versions of these myths. A large percentage of the world's cultures past and present have stories of a "great flood" that devastated earlier civilization.

No, we are not denying that the Noah we read about in the Holy Scriptures ever existed. What we are proposing  is that perhaps there were a "number of Noahs" all over the world where the select had migrated and lived amongst the non select. Those other Noah-equivalents had the same God-given function of the Noah we know: to protect His elect while He was purging the world of the non elect through a Great Flood.

After the Flood, God had rid the planet of the non-elect humans. All surviving mankind everywhere were now descended, via their local Noah-equivalent ancestor, from those into whom God had breathed the Spirit of Life originally.

Eventually, God made a covenant with Abraham.   In essence, God now carved out a group from the original elect, and made Abraham's children His Chosen ones; i.e. the group which became known as God's Chosen People.

Unfortunately, the Chosen People continued to rebel against God.  Therefore, he started sending them Prophet after Prophet in an effort to call his Chosen People to order. However, no matter how many Prophets God sent, the Chosen Ones remained blind and deaf.

At  the beginning of the End of These Times, as a last ditch effort, God sent His Word Made Flesh - Jesus Christ - to explain to His Chosen Ones  "the road map to Paradise" with words and examples.

As The Word was rejected by the Religious Leaders of the original Chosen People, others, from the non chosen group, but certainly possessing the Spirit of God, (Samaritans, Roman Centurions, etc. - all of those who would accept Him (8) ) were included in the now expanded ranks of the "Chosen People".

This all-inclusive Divine Decision posed a symbolism challenge. All of those from the previously Chosen group were part of the covenant with Abraham; a group  which was marked by the circumcision - something externally visible.

Regarding circumcision on a non-Abrahamic context.... (6)

The practice of circumcision predates recorded human history, with depiction found in stone-age cave drawings and Egyptian tombs. The origins of the practice are lost in antiquity. Theories include that circumcision is a form of ritual sacrifice or offering, a sign of submission to a deity, a rite of passage to adulthood, a mark of defeat or slavery, or an attempt to alter esthetics or sexuality. Circumcision continues to be performed as a religious requirement on members of the Muslim and Jewish faiths, and also the majority of Americans, South Koreans and Filipinos.

The new Covenant sign became the Baptism which was and is, in essence, a public sign of repentance for one's sins; an act which, when undertaken with a sincere and contrite heart, opens the doors of the soul to the guidance of the Holy Spirit of God - a condition which is not physically visible.  This Baptism - sign of the New and Universal Covenant -  is so important that it was announced through the prophet Isaiah [Matthew 12:17-18] and even Jesus insisted to He be Baptized as a matter of example [Matthew 3:16].

[This does not mean in any way that those who have not been baptized will go to eternal damnation.  God has provided for such eventuality but that is beyond the scope of this revelation.]


CONCLUSION


Now, as you review our previous and related documents (1) (2) and (3) , with the additional Light given in this document, the relationship between the Creation and Evolution theories will become clearer and whatever faith the reader may profess will be strengthened. The more that faith grows, the more He will reveal to you as you continue to drink from the Living Waters manifested in the Sacred Scriptures.

Obviously there is more, much more, light that would explain the many apparent discrepancies and inconsistencies in the Sacred Scriptures.  However, what we have published so far should be more than enough to encourage the readers to take the Sacred Scriptures very seriously - with great trust and poise, and devoid of any fanaticism.

 

EPILOGUE

It is interesting to note that if we view the First Coming of Jesus Christ as the entering into a New Creation - call it a period of re-Creation of mankind - the Baptism symbol (the Holy Sprit of God descending upon an individual) appears to be an equivalent to when the Creator "breathed into his face the breath of life". 

May those who Eyes, See and Ears, Hear!

NOTES                                                          

(1) Biblical Literalism - Part I
(2)  Biblical Literalism - Part II
(3) Creation vs Evolution - Part I
(4)
In summary:

 "We are facing a short, but very severe, time of trouble for the entire world. It will be like 1914-1945, but much shorter in duration and affecting every part of the world. This time, the US will not escape with little harm as we did in the two previous World Wars.

 There will be massive natural disasters - which have already commenced - and man-made disasters: a very brief world war, followed by a totalitarian regime of the left, immediately followed (as the last act) by a religious-totalitarian regime of the right which may be topped off by a falsification of the Second Coming of Christ.

Only Divine intervention will pull us back from the edge of destruction."

(5)  "Unfurl" as the opposite of  "And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together...." [Rev. 6:14]
(6)  From Wikipedia  On-Line
(7) "Made from slime of the earth" symbolizes "nothing" as the basic raw materials from which all of Creation came from.
(8) A history of the four Gospels - Written: by whom,  when, where and under what circumstances



All Documents of This Series

The Time Line of the Creation Story

Biblical Literalism - Part I
Biblical Literalism - Part II

Creation vs Evolution - Part I
Creation vs Evolution - Part II

The Book of Enoch
The Selection of the Elect



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