“And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.”
According to man’s history as presented in the Bible, farming and shepherding were among the first occupations. Genesis specifically tells us that in the second generation of human beings there was a shepherd, Abel, and a farmer, Cain. Evolutionists disagree and tell us the first men were hunters and gatherers.
Scientists have sometimes eagerly reported the discovery of primitive tribes that they think are not advanced enough to farm or keep their own animals. When they were first discovered in 1962, the Agta people of Luzon were introduced to the world as “living fossils.” Later, one researcher who lived with the Agta for some time so that he could study them, heard someone singing in English outside his tent one night. One of the Agta women was singing her baby to sleep with a religious song in English. So much for the innocent, primitive, “living fossil” theory! Similar long-term studies of other hunter-gatherer groups around the world have shown that the whole idea of “living fossil” hunter-gatherers is a myth. A 1989 issue of Science News carried an article on the subject with the interesting title, “A World that Never Existed.”
Man’s attempts to explain himself come and go, but what the Word of God says about man will stand forever. In fact, our eternal life itself is revealed in the Word of God!
Dear Lord Jesus, You took our form upon Yourself, a form that You created, to win our salvation. Help me to be better able to show those around me how excellent the Bible’s message about man truly is. Amen.
Bruce Bower. “A World that Never Existed.” Science News, vol. 135, p. 264. Photo: Agtas performing on stage at a shopping center. Courtesy of FoxLad. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.