A Riddle: Who is it?

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  1. Kidz-4-HIM

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    This riddle was written by a lady in California in response to an offer from a gentleman in Philadelphia, that he would pay anyone $1,000 who could write a puzzle he could not solve. He failed to solve it and paid the money.]


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    Adam, God made out of dust,
    But thought it best to make me first,
    So I was made before now,
    To answer God's most holy plan,
    A living being I became,
    And Adam gave to me my name,
    I from his presence then withdrew,
    And more of Adam I never knew.
    I did my Maker's law obey,
    Nor never went from it astray,
    Thousands of miles I go in fear,
    But seldom on earth appear,
    For purpose wise which God did see,
    He put a living soul in me,
    A soul from me God did claim,
    And took from me the soul had fled,
    I was the same as when first made,
    And without hands or feet or soul,
    I travel on from pale to pale,
    I labor hard by day, by night,
    To fallen man I give great light,
    Thousands of people, young and old,
    Will by my death great light behold,
    No right or wrong can I conceive,
    The Scripture I cannot believe
    Although my name therein is found,
    They are to me an empty sound,
    No fear of death doth trouble me,
    Real happiness I'll never see,
    To Heaven I shall never go, or to Hell below.
    Now when these lines you slowly read
    Go search your Bible with all speed,
    For that my name is written there,
    I do honestly to you declare,
    "The answer is ONE word."
     
  2. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    Do you want the answer, or should I wait?
     
  3. amixedupmom

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    I know this one
     
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    Beleive it or not - I figured it out by reading it the first time through years ago, then discovered that it was a difficult riddle later.
     
  5. amixedupmom

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    Same here [​IMG] It was a puzzle in my kids sunday school class one sunday ;)
     
  6. Kidz-4-HIM

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    I have no idea on two things here
    1. the answer
    2. how it got here in this forum i thought i put it in the games forum
     
  7. amixedupmom

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    -pist- Whale -pist-
     
  8. Kidz-4-HIM

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    i am pretty sure that i put this in the games forum, maybe the moderater could move it there for me.

    thank you
    cline
     
  9. amixedupmom

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    ;) My pleasure
     

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