Q. Please explain about the caveman. Were they on earth before Adam was created? Or did they come along afterward?
A. The so-called cave men were introduced by non-believers in a attempt to connect apes with mankind in the evolutionary chain. Personally, I don’t buy the idea that man has evolved from the ape, with the caveman being some early model. The Bible says Adam was the first man God created (Genesis 1:26-27). He walked and talked with God and was created in God’s image. He was the prototype for the human race, more attractive, more intelligent, and more spiritually connected to God than anyone since, because he didn’t have a sin nature. We might have advanced technologically since Adam’s day, but spiritually, intellectually, and physically we’ve gone the other direction entirely.
It’s important to remember that there was only one witness to the creation, and that’s the One who created it. He told us how He did it in Genesis 1. Since then men, who were not present and didn’t witness the creation, have tried to come up with alternative explanations. They want us to think that the very first thing God told us about Himself was untrue. But if we don’t believe that God was being honest with us about the creation, how can we be sure He’s being honest with us about our salvation? After all we only have His word for it. Would you take someone’s word for something that important if you knew He had lied to you in the past?
Numbers 23:19 says, “God is not a man that He should lie, nor the son of a man that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and then not fulfill?
It seems to me that if we’re going to take Him at His word where our salvation is concerned, we ought to be willing to take Him at His word for everything else too.