Does the Bible say anything about a pre-Adamic race?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The concept of a pre-Adamic race is the idea that God created a race of humans who lived on the Earth before He created Adam, the first man. This hypothesis has been promoted by various scholars at...

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Open uri20160825 6966 rhyaou John Matthews Retired Professional Singer, Conductor and Seeker
The Bible says nothing about a pre-Adamic race. To speculate about anything else is to question the Word of God.

Mankind has questioned the God of Abraham's method of creation for thousands of years and will continue for many more. 

Creation vs. Evolution vs. Big Bang vs. Play-Doh vs. Whatever. It all doesn't matter. However it was accomplished, it was God created and in the long run, isn't that the point? All of it leads to Jesus Christ sacrificing himself to save the world from sin. If you have embraced that, you have conquered both sin and death. If you haven't, you still have time.

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Mini Kenneth Heck
The bible has nothing to say about pre-Adamic races because it begins with the creation of "adam" (translated as "man") on the sixth day.

"adam" is defined in his characteristics in Gen 1:26 "Let us make man in our own image after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth on the earth."

Adam was to have full dominion over everything. No animal species has ever been given this office. The question is, because you walk upright and have a large brain, are you automatically given the adamic office? I believe the answer is no. We know of various species existing in the past which probably walked upright, such as the neanderthals, but there is no evidence they ever exercised full dominion (such as taming animals for human convenience).

The next question is did God suddenly create a species with full dominion, on the sixth day, or was it done gradually, step by step? I am of the opinion that it was a step by step process, since God is known to do things gradually in the fullness of time (Gal 4:4). For example, Christ didn't come immediately after the fall - it took thousands of years of development for his time to come.

Likewise, it may have taken thousands of years of development for the first 'adam' to be created from pre-adamic genetic material (from the dust of prior species). These species would not be fully human but represent the gradual process involved in arriving at the true point of creation - the adamic race. This is not an argument for evolution - no new species has ever appeared without a divine intervention.

The details of the Genesis account of creation were written to support the Mosaic revelation, not as a comprehensive commentary on the biosphere.This doesn't mean they aren't fully true - they are, but they leave out everything not needed to correctly practice the Jewish religion, such as pre-adamic races.

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