Man: The Missing Years
Genesis 2:15: "And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it."
According to the evolutionary timetable, mankind has been on Earth for about 100,000 years. Archeologists and Paleo-archeologists claim that 100,000 years ago the earliest true men began to bury their dead, often with flowers and other trinkets, suggesting that he was capable of abstract thought. Paintings on cave walls and ceilings show that early man was capable of creating exquisite art. Other excavations have yielded scale models, toys and jewelry. It is strange, then, that for these 95,000 years, man left no written record of himself.
We are also told that, according to the evolutionary timetable, that it was only about 5,000 years ago that man discovered agriculture. Why would it have taken at least 95,000 years for man to have discovered that when seeds are planted in the ground, they sprout and produce more food? The truth is, even the most lush jungle on Earth today cannot produce enough plant material to feed people. Anywhere you find people in the jungle, you will also find gardens to supplement their diet.
The answer to this mystery is simple. Those first 95,000 years never happened. The written record we have of man and our knowledge of his agriculture can be easily accounted for within a literal understanding of the biblical history. And the Bible tells us that Adam was the first to engage in agriculture.
Prayer: Father, I thank You for the blessings of the fruit of the earth, and of the written word, especially the Bible. Amen.
Notes: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Creationism, vol. 1, pp. 73-78, James O. Dritt, "Man's Earliest Beginnings: Discrepancies in Evolutionary Timetables."
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