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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 137 of 230 (494809)
01-18-2009 8:55 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by thestickman
12-05-2002 10:00 AM

the only thing i can think of is that Gods decrees didnt always take place immediately
for example, it was 100 years before the flood arrived after it being decreed. In Gen 5, we see the generations of Adam - Noah, and Noah was 500 years old.
then in Gen 6 we get the decree that God would limit mans age, then he also decrees that the deluge would come. The deluge was said to come in the 600th year of Noahs life. Thats a gap of 100 years from the time of the decree to the time of the event
So, it just shows that a decree does not have to take effect immediately. I think you will find that after the sons of Noah began to have children, those life spans were somewhere around the 120 year old mark ... Sarah for instance considered herself to be of 'old age' at the age of 127 as you mention
she probably died not long after that
Its also noteworthy to think that, before the flood, humans probably didnt have the disease and illnesses and we have today...many of which are passed along genetically. This could have contributed to their longevity

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Message 140 of 230 (494823)
01-19-2009 1:05 AM
Reply to: Message 138 by Coyote
01-18-2009 9:32 PM

Re: What about Neanderthal? Don't they count for anything?
coyote writes:
If that is the case, how do you explain these details concerning the Neanderthal (from Wikipedia):
If this is the case, you need to explain how these creationists can claim that this type of macro-evolution, which they normally claim is impossible, suddenly occurred several hundred times faster than evolutionists claim, and in reverse!
i have no idea as i've never looked at it and dont know what their claim is
but weren't we talking about pre flood humans??? im not sure why your asking about neanderthals

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