Who Are The Gentiles?
Welcome to Bible Question and Answer, our bi-weekly series where we provide Bible verses, answers and advice to the questions and concerns you have. During the course of the last two weeks readers have submitted their questions and today we are going to answer one of them.
Question: Sixth Day Creation:
God created men and women of all ethnic origins on the sixth day. Many men and women. Possibly hundreds and hundreds of different peoples.
Sixth Day of a thousand years. Then God rested on the Seventh Day for a thousand years. Then after 2000 years the world is populated into the millions of people.
On the Eighth Day God created another man by the name of Et Ha Adam. That is the closes I can come up with the spelling. Soon God took the sample from the Helix of Adam and Eve was created from this.
Who then are the Gentiles?
Kings and Queens of the ethnics??
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Chuck, thank you for the question. We can document in 2 Peter 3:8 that one day with the Lord is a thousand years to man for those who are not aware, (Psalms 90:4). So we have the six days of creation which equal 6,000 years. God rested the seventh day and on what we will call the eighth day He created the man Adam (‘eth-‘Ha’adam) as Genesis 2:7 documents.
Not any man, but specifically, the man Adam. That is a total of 8,000 years to be clear Chuck.
Here is a little more information on the usage of the word “man” in Genesis. This is a quote from our study, “As in the Days of Noah and the End Times Flood of Lies“
“The word “men” used in verse one and two has the “article” in the ancient Hebrew language meaning specifically “the man Adam,” (Appendix 14 I) not “mankind”. We are talking about Adam’s offspring multiplying on the face of the earth.
We should note, Adam was not formed until Genesis 2:7 where the word “man” has the “article” and “particle” meaning “this very, this same” man Adam on what we will call the eighth day. While “mankind” itself which includes all of the races were created on the sixth day where “man” is used without the “article” and “particle” (Genesis 1:26).
The Gentile nations are naturally those who do not believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. Many of these Gentile nations are comprised of the sixth-day creation.
God had not yet provided a way to spread his Word until He brought forward Adam and his bloodline into the world. This is how God intended to share His Word with the world and that is one of the purposes for the creation of Adam whom Christ would come through.
We would be wise to remember the words of Galatians 3:28-29. When we become believers we become a part of the body of Christ, grafted into that tree as Romans 11 would describe. “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” God loves all of His children, He is not a respecter of persons as Romans 2:11 documents. But He does use His Election to fulfill His will and that is what we are talking about here.
To answer your second question. We have a study titled, “The Saints and Their Role in the Tribulation“. There we read of the 144,000 comprised of the twelve Tribes of Israel (Adam’s children) and how they will be delivered up and allow the Holy Spirit to speak through them during the Tribulation. While not explicitly mentioned in that study, I believe the Kings and Queens of the Ethnos which is to say the ethnic peoples will play a role in this as well.
In Revelation 7:9 we read, (note: this occurs after the Tribulation)
“After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; “
Naturally, these people are of the sixth day creation along with Adam’s children. They were all found worthy to be standing before the Throne of our Father. They are the overcomers, those who overcame the Beast Government and Satan during the Tribulation.
I would like to note, Kings and Queens of the Ethnos does not mean the kings of this world, but rather a much greater Kingdom. The Kingdom of our Father who resigns forever and “whomsoever will” is welcome (Revelation 22:17)!