Men and women of the Bible

 

 

Adam was able to fly

 

 

 

Benny Hinn has affirmed: ‘Adam was a super being when God created him. I don't know whether people know this, but he was the first Superman that really ever lived. First of all, the Scriptures declare clearly that he had dominion over the fowls of the air, the fish of the sea - which means he used to fly. Of course, how can he have dominion over the birds and not be able to do what they do? The word "dominion" in the Hebrew clearly declares that if you have dominion over a subject, that you do everything that subject does. In other words, that subject, if it does something you cannot do, you don't have dominion over it. I'll prove it further. Adam not only flew, he flew to space. He was-with one thought he would be on the moon’ (Benny Hinn, Praise the Lord program on TBN, December 26, 1991)

 

Confutation

 

According to the Holy Scripture, Adam was not a super being when God created him, but a human being like us, therefore he was not able to fly. You may ask then, ‘How could he have dominion over the birds if he did not fly?’ The answer is this: he could have dominion over the birds of the air, even though he did not fly, because in order to have dominion over the birds of the air, he did not need to be able to do everything the birds of the air did, but he simply needed to have more power or more intelligence than them. And Adam was more powerful and intelligent than the birds of the air.

That’s why man is still able to have dominion over the birds of the air, even though he is not able to fly; because he is more powerful and intelligent than the birds of the air. Man, therefore, is able to rule over the birds of the air. He can catch them, he can kill them, he can tame them. Furthermore, remember that after the flood God said to Noah and his sons: “And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be on every beast of the earth, on every bird of the air, on all that move on the earth, and on all the fish of the sea. They are given into your hand” (Genesis 9:2 – NKJV). That’s why the birds of the air are afraid of man.

In the days of the apostles, men were not able to fly, yet James said: “Every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind” (James 3:7 – NKJV). This means that in the days of the apostles, even though men did not fly, men had dominion over the birds of the air for at that time every kind of bird was tamed by mankind.

 

 

 

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