Bible Riddle

This puzzle was written by a lady in California in response to an offer from a gentleman in Philadelphia, that he would pay anyone $1000.00 who could write a puzzle he could not solve. He failed to do so and paid the $1000.00.

Who Am I?

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 Maker's 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 on from pole to pole
I labor hard by day, by night
To fallen man I give great light
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
Nor to hell, down deep below
Now when these lines you slowly read
Go search your Bible with all speed
For that my name is written there
I do honestly to you declare.



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