come before Jesus?
Q. Did cavemen or Jesus exist first? Also, who created man? Was it God the Father?
(Submitted by: Renee)
A. For the first question I take it that you are asking if Jesus Christ, born of the virgin Mary, came before the caveman (he existed as a Being before his physical birth through Mary) or vice versa. The caveman theory is not biblical at all. Evolutionists, who do not believe in Creation, theorize that man came from the apes and in millions of years they evolved into a primitive man, such as the caveman.
Man's creation, from the Biblical account in Genesis, simply EXCLUDES the evolutionary theory with all its beliefs, including the supposed evolution of man. God preserved for us a written record of His Creation of man in Genesis 1:
"Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
"Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth." And God said, "See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food"; and it was so." (Genesis 1:26-30, NKJV throughout)
In the second chapter of Genesis we see Adam and Eve placed in the Garden of Eden. It was an IDEAL living condition for the first couple of humans to live. It was actually an idyllic living, with God instructing them in the way to live and in His laws. It was nothing like the caveman's state pictured by man's imagination.