A BIBLE RIDDLE


        Adam, God made out of dust,
        But thought it best to make me first,
        So I was made before man,
        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 never knew,

        I did my Maker's law obey,
        Nor ever went from it astray,
        Thousands of miles I go in fear,
        But seldom do 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 again,

        So when 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 pole to pole,

        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 nor wrong can I conceive,
        The scripture I cannot believe,
        Although my name therein is found,
        They are to me an empty sound,

        No fact of death doth trouble me,
        Real happiness I'll never see,
        To Heaven I'll never go,
        Neither to Hell below,

        Now when these lines you slowly read,
        Go search your Bible with all speed,
        For that my name is written there,
        Four times! I honestly declare.

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      The answer appears only 4 times
      in the King James Bible.

      To give everyone a fair chance to guess,
      you'll have to
      confirm or request
      the answer by email.

      BibleRiddle@faithandfire.org

      ~

      Thank you to our dear sister Shirley
      who shared this riddle with us.

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      CHAMPION RIDDLERS!

      (those who got it right!)

      Pearle Rush - 10/3/99
      Bill Water - 10/14/99
      Angie and friends - 10/15/99
      Gerry - 10/15/99
      Trish Samples - 10/22/99
      Shannon Cross - 10/23/99
      Kay Cross - 10/24/99
      Donna Presley - 10/25/99
      Priscilla Rivera and Daryl Lane - 10/26/99
      Rick Ellis - 10/27/99
      Belle Parker - 10/28/99
      Christy Pack - 10/30/99
      John Mark Stout - 10/31/99
      Karen Pack - 10/31/99
      S.L.K. - 10/31/99
      Tena Coates - 11/1/99
      Carol Leary - 11/2/99
      Becky Foreman - 11/2/99
      Joyce (champaignsassy) - 11/2/99
      Quincey Murphy and Friends - 11/2/99
      Nels Angelin - 11/5/99
      Mike Wilson Jr. - 11/7/99
      Eliz Young - 11/9/99
      L.M.M. - 11/11/99
      Diane Carvajal - 11/11/99
      Ken R. - 11/13/99
      Lannessa Randall - 11/17/99
      Doug Blackweell - 12/23/99
      Mark & Joan McCool - 2/24/00
      Benji - 2/24/00
      Rix Tillman - 3/5/00
      Darlene Ohr - 3/9/00
      cathexis - 3/15/00
      Cheryl A. Roberts - 3/17/00
      Sheila L. Tanner - 3/22/00
      Keith Nett - 5/10/00
      Cindie Self - 8/30/00
      Lisa McGhan - 9/13/00
      Mary Buck - 6/7/01
      Estella Escobedo - 7/8/01
      Mazer Futrell - 7/27/01
      BMcKelvey - 7/27/01
      Tad Davis - 9/28/01
      Matt McMahan - 10/31/01
      Lola Dalton - 2/20/02
      Stephanie Embrey - 4/24/02
      Debbie Gutshall - 4/29/02
      Rosie - 3/30/02
      E. Hernandez - 7/29/02
      Hope Parks - 8/7/02
      Ron Denton - 10/2/02
      Hoffman - 10/10/02
      Amy - 11/5/02
      Sarah S. - 11/22/02
      Mark Huey - 12/9/02
      Pricilla Hood - 12/11/02
      Gary Clark - 12/29/02
      April Lia Dennis - 1/14/03
      Sara E. Sinclair - 1/24/03
      John Howle - 2/18/03
      Nelson Walker - 3/21/03
      Kelly Johnston - 4/1/03
      Bryan - 5/3/03
      Destry Bradley - 11/15/04
      Kimm M - 1/27/05
      Christopher Maze - 3/4/05
      Tabby Depoyster - 9/1/05
      Deanna Heale - 10/17/05
      Betty J. Moore - 3/10/06
      Lloyd Betar - 10/20/06
      Jessica Charo - 10/31/06
      Michael Lance - 12/20/06
      Doyle Hill - 12/26/06
      Theresa Ann Flora - 1/8/07
      Linda McGraw - 2/01/07
      Larry Baldwin - 3/29/07
      Landon Odle - 3/29/07
      Carrie - 5/04/07
      Julie McGraw - 7/19/07
      Kara Davis - 1/06/08
      John Schwanger - 3/20/08

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      All Champion Riddler's are on their honor not to have received the answer from any outside source, but have derived the answer solely on deliberation
      of their own or with a group.

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