Originally posted by 667joe
So, in your view, Enoch was a product of incest. If incest was OK then, why is it not OK now. (Of course my view is god did not create Adam and Eve or talking snakes!) People might have lived 800 moons, but it is highly unlikely that any human being ever lived 800 years. Six thousand years ago, if people lived to be 35 or 40, they were doing very well.
oh Jo Jo, its a very old argument, and i was gonna put a clause in just in case you decided to broach the subject.
WAS CAIN’S MARRIAGE “INCEST”?
Was God fostering what is now called “incest” by arranging matters so that the first children of Adam would marry one another—brothers marrying sisters? No. For, in Adam’s original perfect state his children would have been born in perfection. (Deut. 32:4) There would have been no family weaknesses to be passed on and accentuated by the marriage of near relatives, as is the case today, when the sinful human race has greatly deteriorated and many genetic defects exist. Even after Adam had sinned, his descendants lived as long as 969 years in the days before the Flood.—Gen. 5:27.
Accordingly, it took a long time for genetic defects to become so numerous and so grouped in family lines that it became dangerous to the offspring for close relatives to marry. Even Abraham, some 2,000 years after the creation of Adam, married his half sister. (Gen. 20:12) Not until God gave the Mosaic law (about 500 years later) did He prohibit close family marriage unions among the people of Israel.—Lev. 18:6-18.
It is a wonderful arrangement of God that he made mankind one race, with one origin. All can have the same benefits from the atonement sacrifice of Jesus Christ. (1 Tim. 2:5, 6) All can approach God through this One as their “Eternal Father” and can come to have the same relationship as “children of God.” (Isa. 9:6; Rom. 8:21) Under Christ’s rulership humankind will again be one. (Eph. 1:9, 10) All national, ethnic, political and social barriers or boundaries will be permanently wiped out, bringing about the purpose that God had from the very beginning.—1 Cor. 15:24, 28.
Also as your failure highlights one must understand that being closer to perfection, genetic defects such as ageing did not occur as rapidly as they do today, thus answering your other question , and lastly Jo Jo, snakes do not talk, it was merely an illusion, as when a ventriloquist throws his voice to make it appear that an inanimate 'dummy', is speaking. i really thought that this was understood, apparently not.
Give up the way of the Sith, become a Jedi, Jo Jo, it is your destiny!