Who am I?
by Unsure of Author
This puzzle was written by a lady in California in response to an offer by a gentleman in Philadelphia saying he would pay $1000 to anyone who could write a puzzle he could not solve. He failed to solve this puzzle and paid the $1000. The answer is one word and it appears only FOUR times in the Bible (I guess he didn’t know his Bible).
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 Makers law obey,
Nor ever went from it astray.
Thousands of miles I go in fear,
But seldom 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 from pole to pole.
Thousands of people young and old,
Will by my death great light behold.
No right or wrong can I conceive,
The scripture I cannot believe.
Although my name therein is found,
They are to me an empty sound.
No fear of death doth trouble me,
Real happiness I’ll never see.
To heaven I shall never go,
Neither to hell below.
Now when these lines you read,
Go search your Bible with all speed.
For that my name is written there,
I do honestly declare.
Who Am I?