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Author Topic:   Why, if god limited man's life to 120 years, did people live longer?
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Message 73 of 230 (368682)
12-09-2006 3:40 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by thestickman
12-05-2002 10:00 AM

TheStickman (original poster),
You wrote:
In Genesis 6:3 'The the Lord said "I will not allow people to live for ever; they are mortal. From now on they will live no longer that 120 years"'. Now, after this there are examples of people living longer than 120 years (genesis 23:1 'Sarah lived to be 127 years old' being one of them). Now i know there are many believed contradictions in the bible and they are continually refuted (although not always with proper reasoning and fact) and I tried to find reasoning for this seemingly massive contradiction, but couldn't find any. So, any help?
I do have some help I can offer.
Here is something I recently read on the issue:
God does not say that the shortening life span will be immediate. Despite this, many have read Genesis 6:3 and expect that God would have implemented that decision at that time. We read further on into Genesis and notice that people continued to live much longer than 120 years after the flood. Some would see this obvious contradiction in the Bible as a rational to deny that God exists, but our God does not lie.
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