Farming is the Oldest Profession


Have you ever stopped to think where all those vegetables come from that you select with ease at the market? How about the hands that pull those carrots, potatoes, and many other vegetables from the ground, or from vines or from trees?

These are the farmers the ones who work all day long in the burning sun so we can sit down at the table in the evening and have a nice meal.

Yet there are many articles on the Internet that say Prostitution is the oldest profession on earth. One will find over fourteen million hits saying prostitution is number one, by just typing it into the search field.

Individuals who subscribe to this have little to no biblical knowledge. The truth is the oldest profession as God communicated this early in Genesis is agriculture, that is farming. Thus, a look at who was the first farmer is our objective in this article.

What is the Real Oldest Profession?

According to Scripture, the oldest profession is the farmer, not the prostitute, for many would try and have you accept this prostitution as truth when it is a lie. The first farmer was God Himself as He planted the first garden in Eden then God put Adam in the garden to care for it. Adam now becomes the first human farmer caring for and growing his own food.

In Genesis 2:8, it says,

8 The LORD God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed.

While Adam and Eve were in the garden, there was no sin in the world so the practice of prostitution could not be the oldest profession on earth.

After Sin Entered

Before prostitution could even take root, there had to be a population of people, and that was going to take time. Adam and Eve had to have children first, then for them to grow to adulthood after that one can say it was a free-for-all. No one can say when prostitution started, but one could say, however, that it was the number-one factor in the destruction of the moral values of humanity.

Prostitution falls under the category in Scripture as, adultery, or fornication, they are one in the same and committed by the prostitute. A prostitute is an immoral person, whether it is a man or a woman.

The Dirt Farmer

The next time you see a farmer and think he is on the bottom rung of the social ladder, stop, think again. Remember, it was God who was the first farmer and God greatly honored this profession by making it the first job for a man to do. There is no sin in being a farmer if your attitude is correct before God.


Farmers deserve our respect and thanks, bear in mind; they provide food for us. Farming is a hot, dirty job and all we do is go to the market and grab what we need off the shelf then go home. Be thankful for the farmer whom God has provided for us.

Sola Scriptura– By Scripture Alone

Sola Fide– By Faith Alone

Sola Gratia– By Grace Alone

Solus Christus– By Christ Alone

Soli Deo Gloria– Glory to God Alon

Copyright Dr. George L Gallant, ©2017

All quotes are from the:

New American Standard Bible, ©1995, Or King James 1611


About Dr. George Gallant

I have had the opportunity to work in many fields in my life, and excelled in all of them. I started as a mechanic in the Army then went to the Infantry in Vietnam. After returning to America, I worked as a mechanic for a few more years off and on until I found a position as a Dialysis Technician until I became a Chief specialist in a major Boston hospital. In 1981, I became a Police Office in a small town in Northeast Georgia and continued to work with law-enforcement for seven years. I also preached the Word of God in the Toccoa community and wished that I could have found a church that would have taken me on to preach every week. In 1993, I became a computer programmer for many years and loved that job much. In 2003, my wife came down with the worst breast cancer one could get, so I retired and took care of her until her passing in 2006. Then in 2007, I moved to China and started teaching both verbal English and American History to high-school students; this by far was the best job I ever had. Sola Scriptura– By Scripture alone Sola Fide– By Faith alone Sola Gratia– By Grace alone Solus Christus– By Christ alone Soli Deo Gloria– Glory to God alone
This entry was posted in Church, Creation, Faith, Farmer, Farming, God's Creative Act, History, Joy, Love, Population, Profession, Prostitution, Respect, Sin and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Farming is the Oldest Profession

  1. tpdrenoske says:

    Thank you for visiting my site, George. I visited your Gravitar and you’ve had quite an interesting and fruitful life. Thank you for this article, “Farming is the Oldest Profession”. It’s about time that somebody set people straight, and your article is very well-written and convincing. May God continue to bless your life and ministry, both in China and online. May I have your permission to share that article? I also write articles for, and, with your permission, I would like to see if they will reprint the article on their site.
    Tom Drenoske


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s