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 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 on the 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 a 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 men I give great light.
Thousands of people young and old,
Will by my death great light behold.
No right, no wrong can I conceive,
The Scriptures I cannot believe.
Although my name is therein found,
They are to me an empty sound.
No fear of death does trouble me,
Real happiness I’ll never see.
To heaven I shall never go,
Or down to hell below.
For when these lines you slowly read,
Go search your Bibles with all speed.
For that my name is written there,
I honestly to you declare.
Who Am I?
The answer to this puzzle is mentioned only four times in the Bible.
This puzzle was written by a woman in California on a challenge by a man who offered a $1,000 prize to the person who created a puzzle he could not solve. The man did not solve the puzzle. Can you?