Was looking up ‘baptism’ and came across this story (click to read)
Looks like Baptists are triggered. And it looks like I need to check out this episode of ‘2 Broke Girls’. Having been brought up a fundamentalist Baptist, and having been baptized myself, I can tell you, it was mildly traumatic. Looking forward to finding and watching this episode.
1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;
2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth: – Note that at the age of 130, Adam had produced enough children to populate Nod so that Cain could flee there and marry his sister. Now, don’t forget that at 130, Adam and Eve could have been reproducing at mere months or days old. (In this myth, the first ever married couple were infants.)
4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters: – …right.
5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died. – “…and he died”? Really? I would have thought that after 930 years he’d have gone skiing.
6 And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos:
7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:
8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died.
9 And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:
10 And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:
11 And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he died.
12 And Cainan lived seventy years and begat Mahalaleel:
13 And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:
14 And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died.
15 And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared:
16 And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:
17 And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died.
18 And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch:
19 And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.
21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:
22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:
24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. – ?
25 And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech.
26 And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:
27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.
28 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:
29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed.
30 And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters:
31 And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.
32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth. – To all the Christians who believe this, please tell me why.
There really was not a lot to criticize in Vol 7. There is no confirmed evidence of people having lived over 150 years. This chapter just gives a very vague idea of how many people were on Earth before God comes in and drowns everyone alive. So how many people exist by the end of chapter 5? I have no clue.