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Adam, Eve and The Talking Snake

Adam and Eve Story

Adam and Eve Story makes no sense?

An Atheist writes:

Why it doesn’t make sense

  1. For starters Eve was created from Adam’s rib. Yeah right! If that were true then it makes sense that they are at least relatives.
  2. And not only that, their children would’ve reproduced with another sibling. Today we refer to this type of reproduction as incest. It is scientifically proven that reproduction between blood relatives leads to a higher probability of congenital birth defects.
  3. How can two people of the same race (probably) create the main four races we have nowadays?

Quite interesting questions indeed. First let's look at the Genesis account of creation from the Word of God.

Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth." So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth." And God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food." And it was so. And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day. (Genesis 1:26-31 RSV)

Why it does make sense!

Answering all the objections posed by this Free Thinker : For starters Eve was created from Adam’s rib. Yeah right! If that were true then it makes sense that they are at least relatives. And not only that, their children would’ve reproduced with another sibling. Today we refer to this type of reproduction as incest. It is scientifically proven that reproduction between blood relatives leads to a higher probability of congenital birth defects. How can two people of the same race (probably) create the main four races we have nowadays?

It's a fact that all knowledge including scientific ones on which these assumptions are based all comes from God who is the Giver of knowledge, wisdom and understanding. It is also correct that humanly speaking it seems impossible for relatives to give birth to healthy children without congenital birth defects. However, we are dealing with issues about the First Cause of everything, the Uncreated Creator who in His infinite knowledge and wisdom knows all these risks perfectly before he made man and also as part of his creation plan made a way out for Adam and his wife Eve to give birth to healthy children without any traces of genetic related deficiencies. God is beyond any limited discovery of man be it from Darwin or any of the so-called Modern scientists who doubt their Makers existence.

The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, "You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die." Then the LORD God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him." So out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for the man there was not found a helper fit for him. So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh; and the rib which the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said, "This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man." Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked, and were not ashamed. (Genesis 2:15-25 RSV)

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Marcella Glenn 5 years ago from PA

Inspirational hub.


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apologetics 5 years ago Author

Thank you Marcella.


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Sun-Girl 5 years ago from Nigeria

Great stuff you shared in here which i found so interesting.


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glassvisage 5 years ago from Northern California

Very good Hub. Some of the points you mentioned about them being related, etc. I've thought about myself!


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apologetics 5 years ago Author

Thanks a lot for stopping by.

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