X-Message-Number: 16046
From: "john grigg" <>
Subject: what the Bible says about human lifespan...
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 06:34:06 

Hello everyone,

A person explained to me:
While Psalms 90:10 refers to lifespans of seventy years and
sometimes more in the vein of being a rule of thumb,I think
the verse radical mortalists will brandish when demanding
that people die will be Genesis 6:3,where God appears to be
setting a hard limit of a hundred and twenty years.(Of course,
this is just before the Flood,and patriarchs as late as Jacob
are then represented as living substantially longer than that).

Psalms 90:10
10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of 
strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; 
for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

Genesis 6:1-3
1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, 
and daughters were born unto them, 2 That the sons of God saw the daughters 
of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they 
chose. 3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for 
that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

It seems to me the Genesis scripture is saying God declared that the light 
of Christ would not always be among humanity(or at least groups of it) to 
provide conscience.  This would be due to their wickedness and hardness of 
heart.  And so the lifespan was cut short so humans would not be quite so 
likely to delay the day of their repentance.

I am very thankful for having this shared with me.  If the individual would 
like to share more with us on cryonet or through me I would be very 

best wishes,


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