How Could Man Live Hundreds of Years?

Let's continue with the questions the high school students asked me recently. How could man live hundreds of years?

Great question! First, let's take a look at a few of the biblical figures he's referring to:

Adam -- 930 years old (Gen 5:5)

Seth -- 912 years old (Gen 5:8)

Shem -- 600 years old (Gen. 11:10-11)

Abraham -- 175 years old (Gen. 25:7)

Methuselah -- 969 years old (Gen 5:27)

Moses -- 120 years old -(Deu. 34:7)

And there's a LOT more! Right about now I can hear the collective chuckle from the naysayers.

"How ridiculous, that's impossible! Man couldn't have lived that long!"

I know that we live in a world that likes to make excuses for what we can’t understand or explain using conventional wisdom. But, just because we don’t believe it or have an answer to it doesn't mean that it's not true!

[Read the rest of the article at Reasons for Hope.]