Who Am I?

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?