- Genesis 4:14
- " . . . every one that findeth me shall slay me."
- In an attempt to reconcile the account of creation of Adam with evolutionary explanations, this passage is cited by the clergy of the United Church of Canada and of the Anglican Church to support the idea that pre-Adamites lived on the earth. It is argued that Cain alludes to these pre-Adamites.
- There were no pre-Adamites in the earth at the time of Adam. This is indicated from the following:
- "And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him." (Genesis 2:20). Two questions arise:
- Why only the mention of beasts which Adam named, if pre-Adamite humans existed?
- Why no mention of pre-Adamite women?
- Jesus, in reply to the Pharisees' question on divorce, said, "Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?" (Matt. 19:4-5). Jesus states that the "making" was from the "beginning of creation". (Mark 10:6). This is not the kind of language to describe the gradual evolution of man over a 30,000 year period.
- Until the creation of Adam, the narrative states: "there was not a man to till the ground". (Gen. 2:5). Would this be true if there were other man-like creatures?
- Adam and Eve "begat sons and daughters". (Gen. 5:4). Cain would, therefore, fear death at the hands of his brethren.