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Adam and Eve were not the first human beings that God Created

Updated on October 7, 2009

There was a sixth day creation!

I read a couple of comments on this subject and decided to write my own hub. I think a lot of people including a lot of christians are confused. A lot of people are just repeating what they heard and still others are just making up answers to this question.

Was Adam and Eve the first human beings? Some people would like to believe that they slept with their own brothers and sister to populate the cities. It just goes to show you that people need to really read the bible for understanding. You can't just go to church on sunday and think the preacher will tell you everything you need to know. There are a lot of preachers that are just as lost as you.

Anyway, I have the answer to that question straight from the bible. God does not hind anything from us. You do have to have eyes to see and hears to hear his word. It is not hard just read for yourself. What I am glad about is that everyone is interested in finding the truth. do yourselves a favor and read it for yourself as I did. The best bible to get is King James version which is the most accurate version of the bible. Get a bible dictionary concordiance.


Let me start by saying that Adam and Eve were not the first human beings that God created.

If you read Genesis 1:26-28, 1:31 states that God said let us make man in our image, after our likeness he created the first man in his own image. This explains that God created MAN

 Then in Genesis 1:31 And God saw everything that he made and behold it was very good. Meaning everything that he made at this time was very good he would not have been able to say it was good if he had not made man in his own image

Please note:  in Genesis 1:28 that God gave man dominion over the fish of the sea and the fowl of the air and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. These people were hunters and fisherman.

Also in Genesis 2:1:God states Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. It is clearly stated that the heavens and the earth were finished and all the host of them. (People)

Now look at Genesis 2:5, 2:7-8, 2:15 KJV Now this is where God created Adam and the reason he created Adam. Genesis 2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. 2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

Gensis 2:15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.As stated in Genesis

Gensis1:28, the sixth day creation of man were hunters and fisherman, this would most likely force many of them to be nomadic, to track game animals.

In Genesis 2:5 it is stated "there was not a man to till the ground." God had not created a man to be a farmer as of yet. At this time, in Genesis 2:7, God formed man (Adam) of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life. Thus creating the first farmer.

Also read Genesis 3:19-20Since God had created animals in  

Please research the bible and get understanding. Don't just listen to the preacher get understanding personally. Read it for yourselves.

I welcome your comments



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      ULISES 18 months ago

      i respect your mythological beliefs, you can believe in whatever shit you want, but it is a pity that you misunderstand and invent all those bull shit fancy because you cant stand for plain truth that is brothers fukcing with their sisters or their mothers, just read the bible and it is full of incest. typical christian retard

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      Tokunbo P 19 months ago

      This write up is heresies.You should understand that the Bible was not written in chronological order.All your arguments are not correct.

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      gepeTooRs 21 months ago

      Aricltes like this just make me want to visit your website even more.

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      Kwashedda ates 23 months ago

      It's really sad how we cannot get it together as a human race.How we cannot come together and realized how it really matter that it's too much of this God stuff written for us to realize that it can't be fake.Its sad how the devil is laughing at us each and every day.God know what he did from the beginning he had a plan For us you Know God could of stop the devil from deceiving them in the garden? It was a bad thing of them disobeyed God but a good thing for you and I That's something that we have to understand I just got into the Bible about 7 months ago and I'm thankful I have a clearer picture than a lot of people that wrote up here. It's sad that a lot of people don't get it you have to go read it's a test and I'm pretty sure God did not make this test easy for us to return back to him its will be hard you have to put things together everybody always blaming God for this God for that. God is a good God its only good and evil in this world that's the problem with this world nobody wants to take the blame for nothing that they do.We have to read understand ask him to open up our hearts our minds,ears ask him for knowledge to hold your hand and guide you teach you and show you the way he's here with us every step of the way he said he will stand by us and never leave us we leave him ask him to take your hand he will lead you to the understanding of what you need to know. He loves us all the same even if you're bad.People need to get it together because he's coming back and everybody will not get that gift eternal life.These are the things that I often wonder about why is people so caught up into why did the Bible been tampered with who wrote the Bible the Bible that the Bible this do it really matter if you really look at it is everything was put in the Bible how it was supposed to go and word for word the Bible will be taller than the average house may be taller than the Empire State Building you won't even be able to read it how many people actually read it anyway?That's what's wrong with society now they always listening to what everybody else say another thing Jesus Christ is a prophet if I was another prophet I will be so upset if a prophet was a prophet all the prophets should be able to do the same thing why was he just this amazing one.This really get me that you can ask someone that doesn't even believe they always say there somebody here but that higher power that they believe that made all of this made the world made you and I made the earth made the light why couldn't he put Jesus into Mary when she was a virgin why could that be so hard to believe and then so many years later it's happening now that women are getting pregnant without even having sex with a man the same thing we need to wake up. another thing kills me when handicapped children come out people always saying God did that this is what my theory is we know Adam and Eve children was having sex with each other time after time I'm sure They had pure genes.Years later they made a law no incest. So I really think that have something to do with it coming from our genes down the line and other reasons also and people need to take a good look mothers don't always tell what they have sexually!! I pray all of us find in of heart what the lord expect from us God bless

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      Andre Theron 2 years ago

      Sir ,

      God instructed us to keep on searching in feith.

      1) As reference the book of Jasher and the book of Enoch, extra biblical books and no proof exists that the books are real.

      2) In the book of Enoch the creation account also mentions other people on earth.

      3) It also tells the story of Angels , Giants, and the back ground.

      4) The book of Jasher tells us the biblical story with more detail, and I must say I found it very interesting. The creation the flood and how Abraham, Nimrod and Noa all live in the same time and what the dimension was between all the men .

      Please note : I mention all of this for reference, and the books can not be deemed Holy spirit inspired books as the origin of the books can not be determined.

      God also states that Everyone will be deceived by the anti christ.

      But if a person is deceived and they keep on searching, then the deception will become apparent.

      This is then that persons responsibility to share the findings with other people that are also searching to test the findings and Keep on flowing the The word of The Father, The Son, and the Holy spirit. Amen

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      i am 2 years ago

      now we understand why Muslims cut the heads off Christens and for all u devil haters ....please tell us all why is Satan in heaven at the time god questions him about job if god had allready cast him down from heaven to earth .god and satan are just puppets on higher strings .in this life do the best u can and leave the rest to us !hahaha give them free will and look at them now, they are all confused ...hahahaha!

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      unsure 2 years ago

      None of you can say for sure if there is a God or not. Like bigfoot you have never seen or heard from him. Does he text you? No? Must have bad cell service. Why don't you all call it how it is and say I'M NOT SURE, because there is no possible way you could know. The bible is a BOOK like many others except it was written by many people like me, just people nothing more. There is only one book to research jesus in, because it is the only book that mentions him from that time. I find that odd. What about people in countries that can not read or don't know about the bible? Are those people free of sin and did they go to heaven or hell? If you are sure there is a god why did he not think to tell everyone that he was here?

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      Chris 2 years ago

      Really why would Yahweh create different people for different things Adam in Hebrew means man.It tells us God created man and put him in a deep sleep took a rib and created woman, I guess he did that to all the other men he created before Adam too huh?God created man in his image in his own likeness which is what flesh and blood I think not.that doesn't even make sense. AND THERE WHERE NO HUNTER GATHERERS AT THIS TIME THATS WHY THEY LIVED IN THE GARDEN.It wasn't in ty I'll the fall of man that they were cursed to till the ground and grow food there was no work before then that was a curse God didn't create Adam to grow things

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      frank 2 years ago

      i think he made a man before adam. but the first man was not made in his image yet. another words the first man had no sole. it was an animal the look like a man. what do you think?

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      dude 2 years ago

      So since your saying human existed before Adam n Eve then had to be perfect too and live forever, right where r they at and dont you think if n when adam n eve messed things up for us, a couple of the other human would have took their place

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      Gus 2 years ago

      It sad to see this brother interprate the scripture this way.

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      T-Time 2 years ago

      I agree with almost all the points stated. The whole fisherman and hunter is all a theory made through speculation, rather than what's actually been revealed to us so I have no comment on that.

      Genesis never states that Adam and Eve were alone. The other chapters that mention them being alone are from Disciples who STUDIED the bible. That is their own view/points/opinions (doesn't make it fact).

      Adam and Eve were very much the main focus during the beginming of the world so I can understand the conclusion.

      Using all the other scriptures in the bible doesn't necessarily make it right, as they were all from studies made by great men of God. But even God himself never actually revealed that (please find it and let me know).

      The world would be a better place if people started seeking answers themselves and not rely on others to get their answers.

      The bible is very incomplete and there are a few contradictions made. This is not because of God, but rather human error (take a look at the history of the bible).

      In all honesty we can never really know the truth. A lot of Christian scholars, Scientists, priests, etc, have all come up with theories that aren't really well backed up in bible, just speculation (which people feed off). Even science can't prove much, only make sense of things through theory.

      It is all theories through speculation and we can only go by what is in front of us (until God decides to reveal it to us).

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      THE TRUTH 2 years ago

      Man thought the earth was flat,,and was wrong,,When God Created he created Adam and Eve being the first man the seed of Christ,etc,then it jumps back to God creating them male and female,a over all picture of creation,the Garden was Gods Garden,this is Jesus walking in the Garden in the cool of the evening,,[When they took of the fruit of the tree,they brought Sin upon all flesh,,and will become the seed of Christ,in which we are saved through,,because of Adam and Eve,][ When people get this right will they understand Revelations]...the beginning and the end,,it is so Sad man is so Stupid,,just because the bible said Adam was the first,it does not mean God did not create others,,,Wake up Church,,how foolish you are,not willing to learn,hard in the heart and stiff in the neck....they stick there nose in the air,,,and let the blind lead them,...

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      gardenwill 2 years ago

      Dear brothers and sisters in Christ. We can choose between eating of the tree of knowledge of good and evil ( tv, internet, books mags abd many other things that take your mind off of the one who loves you and has ask you to love Him with all your your mind. It's entertaining to sceculate all these questions and whats not made clear in the old testament is opened in the new testament. If not, leave it alone. How many people have we told about the love of Jesus and witnessed to them. Preached the gospel to. Jesus said " If you do my will you will know my doctrine." Go tell someone today that Jesus loves them. Give them a gospel of St. John. You can order them online. Luke 12:8 If you confess Jesus before men he will confess you before the father. Deny him and he will deny you. It' real. Whats in your heart will come out of your heart. What do you talk about all day. Spend time in your closet with Jesus and your questions will be answered. Will

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      go study the ant 2 years ago

      well done mate,someone with a brain if they were told the earth was flat they would believe,,the bible said God made them male and female,then God creates his garden where he put Adam,finding no suitable helper he creates Eve so they take care of Gods garden,and they bring sin upon all flesh,this is the fall of man,now because they took of the tree,so now they will be the seed the Lord will make all things right through.when people begin to understand this truth,then they will see the errors in there teaching of the bible,no wonder Christians are so confused,its like man is moving forward but his understanding of the bible is still in the dark ages.if you dig deep into it,you will find the garden was placed in side the earth making it one can put it together expect a few in the world.these insights are in other books,that were left out of the hide the truth,[the greats thing the devil ever did was to hide himself from the rest of the world,this takes great understanding.your on the right path many have been deceived ,kind regards.

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      Justin 2 years ago

      Why do we need to worry about how many people God created in the beginning. He's created each and every one of us in the likeness of his image. What we as Christians need to be focused on is winning souls for Christ and sharing the gospel (The Great Commission), not having a debate on the first people in the Bible. There is a season for that, but in case you haven't noticed the world is ending and the Lord is coming back. What will you do for Jesus today?

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      manny 2 years ago

      You are correct....keep in mind, that GOD spoke everything into existenc. in his six days of creation....and he rested on the seventh day...which means he was finished with his work. In the second chapter GOD FORMED ADAM with his hands... ( the potter )...GOD is not a god of confusion...He does not nor will ever conform or allow incest..EVER.... Anyone who believes this is foolish.. if adam and eve were the first and only humans, and father and mother of us all.....then why do we not have the same dna???? Also why so many different races and different colored skin in this world???? Should we not all be brown skinned? Remember that adam was made oug of dirt...dirt is and always will be brownish in matter what part of the world it is..

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      well done 2 years ago

      Yes,90% of people who believe in God,misunderstand that God created them male and female and blessed them meaning more than one,then God creates his Garden ,[the Garden of Eden] ,then this is the account of Adam and Eve in his Garden,this is the blood line of Christ through Eve,You will find that the Garden was placed in the middle of the earth, [not on top],.funny how the devil has twisted the truth about creation and what happen in the beginning, people will hang on a lie to justify there truth or there Church, but it is really simple when u get the big picture,The whole of Genesis is like a picture of God creating not a Word,You see if u cant get the beginning right u cant get the end right [revelations~it just wont come together for them and they come up with all kinds of strange ideas, people misreading the scriptures..Now u can see how Satan laughs at the Church of God,they will pull scriptures from anywhere they can to twist there truth and these are people of God,just to make u believe them,[they are so Wrong my friend and are lead away in a Error from the beginning] and it will take a prophet to set them straight not a teacher.God is good well done buddy

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      bent bad 2 years ago

      agree god created man first then Adam and Eve. then listed there genealogy. so that we could see that through this would come Mary, and all men would have both Cane and Abel with in them,

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      Ambrose 2 years ago

      forgot to add the last msg

      Is Adam and Eve is caveman/cavewoman? along with the dinosaur? in billions years back?

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      Ambrose 2 years ago

      as u said god create Adam and Eve so now who create God?

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      Conner 2 years ago

      You have tons of misspellings in your article, you might want to clean them up in order to make it more viable

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      sandra 2 years ago

      While reading these comments, I can boldly say thanks to God that we all agree with one thing and that is there is a God the creator of heaven and earth. Now before we read the Bible let us all ask the almighty God to allow the Holy Spirit to guide us and the voice of a stranger we will not follow. That stranger is the devil. Please let us be careful how we interpret God's word

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      Jerry the beast with winsome born 7-6-76 sign is 69 two sixes spinning 2 years ago

      first of all before you understand the bible you have to put your intelligence level back to about a third grade level so you can understand these indigenous civilization that wrote the bible, I understand Revelatios too, well n Genesis did create two sspecies. tree one that was created before Adam and Eve are reptile immortals that are three gods of this planet, listen in the beginning goods created the Atom and Electron witch fused together and created the first vertebrae that wad a spinal cord and brain witch later on evolved into the serpent and dragon, Cain the snake and abel the dragon, the meaning of then being make and female meant having both sex in one, more less able to impregnate themselves at first, then human beings were created as more food for them, we are the harvest the perfect crop that multiplies itself so when they're done molting and the celebration of the Eucharist beging they have plenty to eat, the rapture, we are the last supper... I know a lot more but people font gave the broad spectrum of a mind to believe other then what religion has brainwashed them with...

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      julia 2 years ago




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      Mat 3 years ago

      I think we should not focus so much on the past and live in the present. The fact is that the Bible will always be left up to interpretation and we will never really know the truth until we meet our maker. Let's focus on how we can lead a purpose driven life and make the world a better place to live.

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      3 years ago

      I think everyone should let everyone else interpret the Bible how ever they want as long as you believe in Jesus right. And the one who don't so what let them. and don't say nothing about it cause whenever someone puts their opinion out it just causes Aguments and make people mad. One person don't like what the other person said. That person don't agree with this person. People it don't matter all we can agree on is god will juge all. Belivers and unbelievers alike. The Bible say god the father will juge unbelivers and god the son which is Christ will juge the belivers. So we all will know the truth one day but until then it doesn't matter what anyone think I'm tired of finding years long arguments online. My god people these comments started 5 years ago.

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      Paul Chambers 3 years ago

      I also understand that Genesis speaks of God creating two lots of man.

      When God creates man on the sixth day we clearly see that he blesses them, telling them to go forth and multiply and replenish the earth. When Adam and Eve are cast out of the garden God curses them (Gen 3:15-19). If man on the sixth day is referring to Adam and Eve then both accounts contradict each other because the first account says God blesses them, but the second account we clearly see that he curses them. This is either a contradiction or it is referring to two different events

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      shirley kay baker 3 years ago

      the word HOST doesn't mean ppl. it is any organism whether it be a plant or wildlife or parasite....also, GOD made man in our image could be the angels, which were already in existence or a revelation of the image of his human beings which were not yet formed....because the bible says before the foundation of the world he loved us....john 17:24....for adam was first formed, then Eve...1st timothy 2:13 and Jeremiah 1:5 before I formed thee in the belly, I knew thee......I think you teaching is very confusing and is against what the word of GOD says

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      peter 3 years ago

      It is to me so troubling when people who call themself christians should so purposely miscontrude Gods word, Just because they have as is written ishing ears, looking for things in God word that is not there that they can look wise when they are foolish, now let me state some facts. According to the bible sin came into our world because of the disobdience of Adam and Eve

      and sin brought death now if God created hunters before Adam and they were killing and eating animals then there was death before adam and Eve . Has any of the bible writters mention of any people living on this earth before Adam. no, I can tell you if there were we would have known it from them other scripture not any of then ever mention of this no even Christ himself . when God finish his creation he said it was very good. can you imagine a God who look at people killing animals and so on and call it very good. This stament is also saying that all mankine did not come from adam a teaching well grounded in scripture

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      Brittany 3 years ago

      You obviously haven't read Genesis 3:20. It says that Adam named her Eve, which means mother of all living. You are taking things a bit far when you say that there were humans before Adam and Eve. While it is true that God mentioned making humans on the last day, and then stated in the next chapter that he made Adam and Eve, he was going more into detail about how he made them.

      If God gave Adam plants to eat, what did these people before Adam eat?

      On top of all this, all the Bibles say the exact same thing, just worded differently, so, to say the King James Version is best to research in, is a bunch of baloney.

      For those of you who claim Evolution to be true, I've read books of people going to Heaven, and they saw Jesus, as well as reported things mentioned in scripture about Heaven. Plus, there have been artifacts mentioned in the Bible that have been found, (They've found the ark) or places-like for a while some didn't believe there was really a place called Ninevah. Plus, if Evolution is true, there's no afterlife. Life seems kind of pointless to me from that perspective.

      Notice I didn't call anyone stupid, or other such names. Christians are called to love one another, including their enemies, in hopes that they will see a Godly life in us.

      If you have any other biblical questions rolling around in your head, I'd advise you to contact here.

      Mailing address:

      P.O. Box 510

      Hebron, Kentucky 41048

      United States of America

      I know they'd have an answer for you if you are wondering where Cain would of got his wife.

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      Johnnysynth 3 years ago

      Ehsan wants to know why we are not referencing the Q'uran. Probably because we don't want a fatwa thrown at us for getting something wrong or misrepresenting Allah in the wrong way. Islam represents nothing but fear to those outside of it. Nothing speaks more of a weak and tenuous faith than one that can't stand scrutiny and representation.

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      umair 3 years ago

      why you not belive the first human is adam A.S ?You have any evidance first human show as

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      Brandon 3 years ago

      You have verses 26,27,28 wrong! You clearly don't understand what it is that you read, nor what people, whether it's the pastor or whoever is teaching. It's obvious you don't read out of the King James Bible also which is your other mistake. There's a reason most people who do read out of the King James Bible instead, because it's more accurate being translated down the line from hebrew, Greek, Latin and King James got ahold of a group of men from the church in England to translate the Bibles and had people assigned over them to see that it was done right! It had been corrupted in translation by the idiots in this world so they can take the focus off of sin and God's rules and standards for living, like the Muslim people, Catholic, Buddhist, Mormon, on and on it goes.

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      syl 3 years ago

      All the "Hosts" of them is all the "array" of them. Not other people

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      Bill 3 years ago

      Nice try, but the word 'hosts' does not absolutely refer to people, which your argument is prefaced on. It can apply to a 'mass' of things. For instance, the 'hosts' of heaven refers to either angles or the observable objects in the sky. I suggest you may want to consider getting at a minimum a Strong's and researching things a little more. Good luck with your research.

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      Larry Blecha 3 years ago

      Just for the record I read the two entries and concluded there were two sets of Man created also. One was a man referred to by God as a beast of the field ( Gentile). The other was Adam and Eve God's chosen people made for the purpose of God's Tabernacle on Earth "The Garden of Eden. For My benefit when I substitute Gentiles ( Nations in Hebrew) and Jews as different creations of Man it makes the Bible make a whole lot more sense. Explains where the other people came from with Cain. Substitute Gentiles for the Egyptians/Greek and the Romans. For example :Abraham married an Egyptian (Gentile) hand maiden. I have met a number of Pastors in different domination's that concluded the same thing but would not promote it publicly.So this thought has been around a long time. But having said that and looking at all the comments you got. The only thing that really matters is to believe in and promote Jesus as Savior. That's something I know beyond doubt is an absolute truth . I have found that there are some issues in the Bible that have no shortage of opinions so you just stay away from them fore they subtract from the primary issue which is Jesus saves. But if you want to create a real fire storm of comments bring up the ten percent tithe. Thanks Larry. I respect your opinion and every one else that made a comment.

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      bryan morrison 3 years ago

      The name Eve means the mother of all living. So I believe that her and adam were the first of creation. Some say well then how did cain get a wife if there were only 4 people in the world at that time. First of all the bible does not say at what time in his life he got a wife. I believe that his wife was a descendant from his momma and poppa many years later for Cain lived hundreds of years before he died.

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      Brandon 3 years ago

      The creation of man in chapter 1 refers to God creating the spirit of man first. Chapter 2 speaks to him forming the body and then breathing life into to body which created a living soul.

      Man is made up of 3 parts:

      I - The Spirit which is the eternal part of man which is why it was created first. The Spirit is also the part of man that receives salvation. This is how we are made in his image for God is a Spirit.

      II - Then there is the body which is our flesh. This is simply the vehicle used to operate in the earth.

      II - Then there is the soul which is our personality, intellect, and way of thinking.

      The example given first about the plants being in the earth yet not coming forth before the rain is a depiction of how the core must first be created before the external can manifest. Somethings cannot be read and understood by only looking on the surface.

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      Jizzabel 3 years ago

      So let me get this straight: You believe that since the story of God creating man(kind) appears in both Chapter 1 and 2 of Genesis, it must have happened TWICE??! Hahaha, I guess that must mean that Jesus was crucified FOUR different times! {Matthew, Mark, Luke & John}

      The errors in spelling, bad grammar, and casual racism in this comment thread are a pretty telling and sad commentary on the state of today's Faithful... Count me out.

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      229255-7557 3 years ago

      In genesis God spoke to the man and woman ok! He wasn't alone. So give God his credit. He also blessed them!!!!! How simple so stay in denial.

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      Tony 3 years ago

      God created man on 6th day- After the creation he FORMED not created Adam because you can not create something twice - The verse "No man to till the earth" doesn't mean farmer but meant no man knew God or could teach his word - Adam was formed and given a spirit - He was immortal, isolated from the world in the Garden, to simply worship God - Once He and Eve sinned by eating from the tree of Knowledge he was made mortal and booted from Eden. Note, Cain was banished and left with his wife - Who was she, also When Seth was born the bible was specific to say Seth was created in Adam's own image and likeness, but did not specifically say this about Cain and Abel - Some say Cain and Abel were not of Adam's seed but of God and Satan - Does all this matter, not really, it doesn't change the way we need to live and to be saved but its fun to debate - Just read what the bible says, Adam wasn't created during the time of creation, Adam was FORMED, Another opinion is Adam and Eve is basically talking about the generations leading up to Jesus which is what the bible is all about, how to find salvation. The other man does not matter am I right, Its through Jesus that we find salvation.

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      Jerry 3 years ago

      First man = first civilized man

      First woman = first civilized woman

      Prior to this, people probably didn't even have names.

      Day 1: God creates Heaven and Earth. Makes day and night. It says the Earth was void, and without form. What we know about the primordial state of the universe is that it was a singularity: formless, infinite, and unknowable. If anyone knew anything about the world before the Big Bang, it was God (as physics tells us it literally could have been anything), and He clearly tells us how it was. Earth is the matter, and heaven is the space. If we take the command 'let there be light' to be the Big Bang, and then separation of day from night would be the formation of stars, which continue to shine as that original light, and includes the sun. (Fyi, the whole universe is expanding as though every point was center, so the Big Bang could've happened where Earth is now) Now, a day for God can be any amount of time for us. I personally think the first day was from the beginning up until oceans covered Earth. Oceans did once cover all of Earth, but it was long after it's molten formation (about 2 billion years ago). Thus day 1 is 12 billion years long. I can go on and on about how these geological timescales lineup with the events of Genesis, but the fact is, the reason there are still scientists who are Christians and Jews is that the stories line up with what actually happened as far as scientists can tell, and you shouldn't discredit the grace of God in the acts of nature. Which is more incredible- (which takes more craftsmanship) that God could make animals pop out of nowhere, or that He could carefully set the rules of the universe to make beings evolve just the way He wanted them to, as well as align all of the stars and galaxies perfectly, and spend billions upon billions of years to create one being (man) - and for this whole act to take only a week on His end? That's incredible. I think that requires more work and power from God, especially the creation and destruction of prior species like dinosaurs. That billions of years can be one week shows the true power of The Lord.

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      Jerry 3 years ago

      Ok, those of you who are still trying to say that Adam was the first man are idiots. The Bible clearly says that God created men, plural, on the sixth day, man and woman. It also says that animals and plants were created on the fifth day. It also says that Adam was one man, and Eve one woman. Eve is the mother of all living, but if we use logic here, it's clear it's talking about people, as there are clearly birds, plant, and stuff before she's made. Now, here's the interesting thing. This interpretation of Genesis actually lines up with what scientists agree actually happened. Mitochondrial Eve and Y chromosomal Adam lived so far apart in time and space, there'd be no way they'd be in the same garden. However, if we believe them to be among the other people, created before actual Adam and Eve, things start making sense. Anthropologists know that the first people were hunter-gatherers, and it wasn't until ~10000 BC that farming arose - in *gasp* the area around the Fertile Crescent. In other words, if we locate Eden in the the area we traditionally do, we see that it is the place where farming and civilization actually started. This is a new kind of man, and he tills the field unlike the others. He's lonely in doing this, until God provides him with a female companion. This man is far more intelligent than the other, uncivilized beasts, and he names all creatures and creates the first civilization. If we look at things this way, the Bible lines up with science, and atheists can no longer use rationality to challenge us here.

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      semperfi-88 3 years ago

      No one knows for sure, until we die. The bible has been manipulated throughout the centuries for control of populations, some added some books disappeared...anyone can interpret anyway they want. It's a circle, no one is right.... it's an unwinnable argument

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      Me 3 years ago

      You guys are just plain idiots. Read the Bible and talk to an actual certified theologian before coming up with assumptions and presumptions about what the Word of the Lord says. Does it say anywhere that Eve was not the first woman? Does it say anywhere that Adam was not the first man? God knew what He was doing when he inspired Moses to write the first few books of the Bible, and He knew that what Moses had written was correct about Genesis. There shouldn't be a discussion about this subject because God created Adam and Eve, as the Bible tells us, and He saw that it was very good.

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      mae 3 years ago

      Just wanted to add that even when you google the meaning of adam every source have it to say that he is the first man God created and eve the first woman

      Meaning & History

      This is the Hebrew word for "man". It could be ultimately derived from Hebrew אדם ('adam) meaning "to be red", referring to the ruddy colour of human skin, or from Akkadian adamu meaning "to make". According to Genesis in the Old Testament Adam was created from the earth by God (there is a word play on Hebrew אֲדָמָה('adamah) "earth"). He and Eve were the first humans, living happily in the Garden of Eden until Adam ate a forbidden fruit given to him by eve.

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      mae 3 years ago

      It is amazing how people can twist the bible to there own fancy and destruction, the Bible did say that Adam is the father of all living being and he is the first man to be created I am not going to give no bible text or nothing like that because it make no sense sometimes to quote text to some people who is only going to twist it to suit their own twisted theory anyway, i would suggest you go and study your bible for yourselves . As for Cain marrying his sister that used to happen all the time in those early days even abraham marry his sister sarah , and it still happens even today in some countries the royal families marry their family members .

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      david 3 years ago

      God made 2 races of people the first did not please him so he made one of his Devine bloodline to rule over them hints y royal blood line is so inner bread to keep the blood line pure its genetics that makes us special to God not our good deeds look at every profit they were great sinners but they were from the same blood line

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      Original 3 years ago

      Before you take the bible for what it"s worth try to find the original copy of the texts in Aramaic and Greek. As you translate them you will find little things like the word angel should be messenger. In other parts you will see certain stories in another light not seen in another light. Some books will take on a different meaning altogether. When you have finished the bible translate and read all the lost text you can find or the ones omitted by the church alot of your questions will be answered. Happy hunting and continue to seek the face of God.

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      Donald 3 years ago

      I haven't seen anything that shows me there was man before Adam.

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      charlene sharone barth 3 years ago

      I believe the bible cannot be taken as is and that some things are written in code to keep us from understanding fully,only people with insight and great communication and reverence for the lord know and to most keep it a secret knowing the fools of the earth persecute U for the truth just like a few of R r doing to this guy for showing some underrstanding be open minded but not gullable or rude and arrogant

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      Prime 3 years ago


      If you want to spread your BS evolution theory go on some stupid Atheist site and do it, you stupid immature bigot moron.

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      666 3 years ago

      so God created man in His image so we ended up being retarded cavemen!!

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      Dwayne Lofters 3 years ago

      The first man was made on the 6th day and all plants on the 3 rd. The creation account ends at Gen 2:4. Gen 2:5 State that before plants were grown as a result of no rain and before man was made, there was no man to till the soil. This is a recap of the creation account as trees were already mad from the 3 rd day. It then gives more detail as how man was formed. I have re-translated some parts of Genesis to give a clear picture of what the idioms means in relation to trees and fruits and eating. The actual Hebrew words meant a variety of similar words which you have to put into context to understand the language.

      The trees and fruits in relation to knowledge and life in the garden of genesis.

      The word fruit may be easy to understand because we use it in our everyday language to mean as a result of something, a reward, an end product of an action. Trees on the other-hand is a bit different because we don't use the word tree as a metaphor in our everyday life. For example. If the reward or the end result of your action is called fruit then the action is the tree which the fruit came from. The Hebrew language use the same words to represent similar things however you would have to put things into context. Trees were also raw material as a source and a symbol of manhood. Eg. The tree of life was the essence or source of life which was the garden itself. The garden had everything needed to live without working the ground. Adam and Eve's punishment was hard labour by working the ground to survive outside the garden. But being wise they would just go back in the garden and take what they want and have life easy so The Creator said in Gen 3:22 the man have become like one wise, perhaps he will stretch his hand and take from the source of life and be youthful. It is hard labour that causes men to age so having life easy you would be youthful for a longtime. Based on this realization by the Creator, he guarded the garden till it was destroyed. So there was no literal tree of life but the garden was the source of life.

      Eating the fruit of the tree in Genesis. To eat is to partake or indulge in a result of an action where result = fruit, action = tree and to eat = partake of or indulge in. Also good and evil relates to anything positive and negative. To know the difference you would have been considered to have knowledge in being wise.

      Eg. Gen 2:17. And of manhood(action of sex/tree) knowing beauty and displeasing to the eyes do not indulge(eat), being of limited time, being mortal, going to die.

      This is implying that Adam was to live forever but having sex in loosing energy for reproduction going to shorten life in his time and other generation because the quality of the dna will not be the same. So Adam died after passing 900 yrs old, Noah had children after reaching 500 yrs old. Then shortly after that man only live to 120 yrs and now the average is 70 yrs. May be another 1000 years it will be less until judgment day

      Gen 2:9 And made by YHWH Elohim out of the ground all essence we desire to see and good to take part of, and the source of life was also in the garden, and the source of knowing desirable and undesirable.

      The Creator was talking to Adam, and eve was elsewhere in the garden. Eve was the source of knowing what is beautiful and what is ugly. The original watered down version of this verse will have you only think food in the garden when everything was in the garden

      The Genesis soap opera vivid re translated from original Hebrew text

      Eve had heard about what not to do but was not sure. The person or thing described as a serpent being cunning came to seduced eve and eve said

      Gen 3:3 But from the result(fruit/erection) of

      his action(tree/touching self) within the garden Elohim said don't partake(eat) of his account, and don't be touched by his, otherwise our demise.

      The result is the fruit in getting an erection of the action(tree) from touching even though did not specifically state do not touching his fruit it said don't be touched by his. the original bible verse left out the pronoun his where it would have been directly pointing on the man's action and his result

      The serpent then encouraged her and

      Gen 3:6 And seen by the woman as good the act to partake of, and because seems pleasing herself, and they desired the act to make one wise, and took of their feelings and indulged, and will give herself (THE APPLE)also to the other, her man, and he partake

      Eve seemed to have touched herself and liked the feeling and could not stop and continued. The original bible verse indicate not to eat the fruit nor touch it

      YHWH then came and questioned all of them together including the serpent

      Gen 3:12 And the man said, the woman that you had given cause to erect, she is the one who make love to him, after the act we take part of it.

      The original bible verse here conveniently left out the word that means "cause to stand" which means cause to erect and just indicate that the woman that the Creator made gave the fruit to eat. The translators could not apply 'cause to stand' to the fruit or the woman and left it out.

      Gen 3:13 YHWH said to the woman, what have you done? And the woman said the serpent seduced(beguiled in the bible) me and I partake(eat) of it.

      The Hebrew word that means seduced is the same word that means beguiled, to be cunning. The Bible conveniently use the word beguiled.

      This is why the serpent and the woman got a harder punishment than Adam because Adam pointed finger at the woman and the woman pointed finger at the serpent. The serpent was cursed and legs and wings chopped off and the woman will feel pain and submit to man but the man only get thrown out of the garden to find his own food

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      John Russell 3 years ago

      So why can't it be that evolution and a much later creation of Adam and Eve both occurred? Afterall, the Bible reads as if there were two rounds of creation. Adam and Eve as the first humans was man's interpretation of the Bible a long time ago before man knew what evolution was. But then what was the purpose of a more recent creation of Adam and Eve? A new book out called To Adam about Adam does a great job of explaining why there were two creations. God had a purpose for both rounds of creation. The lesson learned is it doesn't have to be evolution versus creation.

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      Julio 3 years ago

      you lunatics. Are you serious, debating about how the world was made and using ideas such as this? Man came from dirt? eve came from the rib of the man? a talking snake screwed everything up? He the loving god couldn't forgive his children for taking an apple from the "forbidden tree". I mean even mankind has the capacity to forgive there children you wouldn't condemn them to hell and watch them suffer and struggle on earth, some kids starve and some die from aids or war where is the justice in this? what is god just watching in amusement? NO one living has ever seen this god or heard him you are taking faith in books written thousands of years ago that don't have any historical proof to the contrary. if some one told you they just talked to a burning bush and said it was god would you believe him? i hope not. we are human beings seem to want to be controlled you all enjoy authority over you, you want that daddy they will never go away never set you free even when you die. Anyways back to the point Its obvious evolution took place, even he top christian philosophers and sciences accept this now so you guys sound foolish. Open your minds the wonders of the universe and the truth is a lot more compelling then some old book written by sand dwellers in the middle east that claims to know everything and tries to explain things before science came in to play it was our first try. anyhow have a good day sheep.

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      mr curiosity 3 years ago

      gen 1:29 theres a farmer

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      Eden 3 years ago

      Hi, I am still fairly new to the bible, im still behind of much research, i accepted Christ and became born again before i read the bible properly.

      like 'other side of saturn' says, there where people before Adam and eve. The bible says there where people in Nod where Cain went. How did those people get there from Adam and eve? Where did those people come from?

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      Curtis Jones 3 years ago from Florida

      First thing first, Adam and Eve were created in someone else's image 6000-4000BC. Now, it is proven fact that there were people created before the record of Adam and Eve existence. Stop and think, who was before them? More people. What people? Now, just for reference, how many years did they say Ancient Egypt existed? Watch this. Thomas Henry Huxley (a white man) in 1870 documented 4 classifications of black human race including Austaloids which dated them back to 60,000 years ago. Why would a white man document this to other white men (because blacks was too busy being slaved at the time so they wasn't reading it) just out of the blue sky? The other three classifications were Xanthochroic, Mongoloid, and Negroid. So, if black people existed 60,000 yrs ago then why were more people being made in the bible around 6.000 - 4,000 BC? If you ever heard of the term "grafting white race", then it is evident that this is the period the bible speaks of. The grafting was around this time of Adam and Eve. Notice the bible only speak of cursing every black generation in the bible of the old testament. This is a pattern of a white other who obviously left the reader not knowing what race of Adam and Eve were to keep the reader from detecting the obvious through research. Why would God speak of cursing all black nations allowing white nations to survive in a heroic nature. Pictures of a white jesus and mary are depicted throughout the mentions of them. The bible was even used for black slaves in America to humble the slave. Nevertheless, the whole bible story was created and written by white Greek authors. Look these facts up, and then you decide who Adam and Eve were and what would benefit of the story of all creation of man made from Adam and Eve. The authors left errors because as they were writing, they were writing from a concept of knowledgeable facts at the same time trying to insert information to hide real facts. Every time we tell part of the truth, the real story tend to surface. In order to hide the truth, it's best not to tell any of it at all.

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      Onyameba 3 years ago

      My dear friend, if you have nothing better to say, please do not mislead people with your baseless assumptions

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      shanyang 3 years ago

      If the earlier part of this discussion can be agreeable, the 6th-day Man was made in His likeness. Adam was not. If one reads the bible in the flesh, there is no logic.

      The 6th-day Man were all over earth, then, God begin His story with Adam and Eve. What happened to Adam and Eve, happened to the 6th-day Man. All living spirits were with God, in His Kingdom. Why did we end up in this world? Look at Adam and Eve.

      Naked in spirits is opening oneself to judgement. This is not a punishment; it is a consequence. The plain truth.

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      Steve 3 years ago

      Has anyone considered its all a fairy tale? A fable. Told over time. The stories in the bible are so ridiculous. All of that happened thousands of years ago but nothing happens today?

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      Kevin 3 years ago

      My question is, Adam and Eve didn't realize they were naked until they ate from the forbidden tree, therefore after eating they were punished, or cast out of the garden. Did the other realize they were naked , were they sinners, and how come satan didn't temp them

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      johnson 3 years ago

      Prior to Adam(Born around 4008 BC) and Eve people are there. All were dead during Noah's flood (2452 BC) except Noah's family and the other living things with Noah. After the Floods, humans and other things are multiplied and the same we are witnessing now. Only Adam & Eve and their decedents have to face judgement, not others.

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      joe 3 years ago

      I completely disagree with what you have written in here. purely human opinion.To rule or to have dominion over doesn't mean you have to hunt and eat them. God didn't make Adam and Eve savage.

      It would help if you could study and use the original language (lexicon) to have better understanding on this issue.

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      Stacy 3 years ago

      Has anyone considered that chapter 1 man was homosapiens. Adam was the first Jew. God's chosen people that he chose to give eternal life. A race to have communion with. Also, the bible says that 1 day in Heaven is 1000 years on earth. That helps explain 7000 missing years. I know the Jewish calendar and the modern calendar are not exactly the same, but you get the gist of it. I think most people forget that the bible as we know it was given to us first by Constintine (roman political reasons to unite the people under their control) and then 'most popular' second by King James of Scottish and British influence. Why the noble verbiage? Control. Why let the peasants have the true knowledge of Jesus? The truth is still there, only the parts that were allowed by the 'powers to be'. Roman empower, known for crucifying Christians, suddenly accepting the King of the Jews? Really? Ever ask why Constintine suddenly have a change of heart? Or why they picked the books they did? What better way for Satan to sneak in. Pretend he's part of the flock, get high rank, and change the story. Sounds a little like modern government. I agree that you must study to show thy self approved. Quit drinking the milk and start eating meat.

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      Jason 4 years ago

      Finally. Someone who has read the Bible. You're right. Adam wasn't the first. Why else would Cain be scared of being killed by other men (Nomads) after God cast him out! Good for you. God Bless.

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      Gate420 4 years ago

      @dreamon49 I know this may be hard for you to understand but evolution has nothing to do with the big bang, evolution has nothing to do with not believing in god, you can believe in god and accept evolution.

      This also may be hard for you to understand but those of us who accept the evidence and the explanation of the Big Bang theory don't say that everything came from nothing. This is purely creationist propaganda.There are a couple ways of looking at where the BBT started one is called a singularity where everything that we know was condensed down to the size of a period and 13.5 billion years ago it became unstable and started to expand. Yet another way to think about it if you want to say there was nothing is if you take an equal amount of matter and combine it with dark matter then you essentially have nothing then 13.5 billion years ago it became unstable then matter started to expand. I am sure there are other way's or other hypothesis on how the BBT started, the important thing is that we don't believe that some thing got bored let out a giant fart then poof here we are. There is no evidence that points to some supernatural cause so many things were thought to be supernatural at one time from the sun rising to volcanoes erupting and each and every time it turned out to be a natural cause this is important this shows that man kind has created a god when they lacked knowledge, when these gods all dies when it was discovered to be nothing more then natural events.

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      dreamon49 4 years ago

      So one last comment, for all those evolutionist, if matter is made up of atoms, molecules and other sub-structures and we as humans are here as a result of a big bang. Where did the first atom or particle that formed a great mass, that then exploded come from in the first place? What, something created out of nothing, how is that done?

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      dreamon49 4 years ago

      So who are we descendants of? creations before Adam and Eve or Adam and Eve themselves. If its the former, why did God have to take a rib from Adam and make a women, so Adam could have a mate. Seems to me, that up until then, there were no available mates for Adam(hence the rib thing), that being said, incestuous relationships were likely the norm

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      ShanYang 4 years ago

      Amen. Worship in Spirit and in Truth. Know the Truth and the Truth sets you free. Live the Truth; everything is hearsay if one does not come to "life". And the Lord says, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life". Peace be with all who hear Him and turn around.

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      Cookie 4 years ago

      First I want to say thank you for shedding some light on what I had the blessed privilege of seeing with my own two eyes. It was during one of my personal study times that I believe the Holy Spirit opened my eyes to the truth you have exposed. At first, I debated in my own mind if what I had read was actually GOD endeavoring to lead me into truth, or some figment of my imagination. Since I am not the most intelligent human being, nor am I a biblical scholar by any stretch of the imagination, I had to rescind that GOD was trying to show me something. Thus, my concern became what was GODS purpose in doing so.

      I learned very early in my walk with GOD, that as HE is SPIRIT and HIS word is Spirit and Life. In other words, HIS word, the truth of his word will never cause division, but will activate our spirits to know HIM better and not just pursue knowledge for the sake of being superior in intellect to another. I further discovered that in order to accurately discern truth from error HIS SPIRIT is necessary. Therefore, my dependance upon understanding the scriptures is never based upon my intellectual ability, which has a way of screwing with our perception of SPIRITUAL truths.

      I believe it important to remember that our human intellect is no match for an OMNISCIENT GOD. Our best bet is to always ask GOD if the information (knowledge) we are gathering is truly a source of HIS desired intention for us, and then trust that HE will indeed show us...I do, trust HIM that is. In closing, thank you again...I believe GOD has used you to confirm what HE was showing me.

      GOD BLESS YOU...

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      SSG Whitney 4 years ago

      Concider this: If man sleeps with his sister in todays time what happens. A retardation happens correct. So it reasons to say that if the people of that time could see God and lived for 900+ years then to get to the Man of today would take alot of retarding!

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      JaMere 4 years ago

      I used to believe this. two simple rebuttals proved me wrong Gen 2:4, stating that chapter two is merely a in depth look at chapter one. Also, Adam names the woman eve because she will be the mother of all living. And Paul calls Adam the first man in 1 Cor 15:45.

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      Mia 4 years ago

      The bible was originally in Hebrew then translated to greek. I used to question this subject myself -until God gave me revelation on it and it was that Gen 2 is just a summary of gen 1! I think we have all let satan keep us so busy questioning ourselves, the bible, each other that we tend to forget why we were created to begin with. I want to challenge every single believer reading this--- Go home read the very first commandment- and after you read it---- FOLLOW THAT one- don't even read the other 9. because if you follow just the first one-- and actually follow it and live it out------ the other 9 would be a piece of cake.

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      Nogod 4 years ago

      I can not believe any of you people can still believe we came from dust. DIRT ?? A myth written thousands of years ago and you really believe the book ? No proof at all if it is true, none. No documented proof. Just a bunch of stories handed down by people who could not read or write and you all are so scared your going to hell if you don't believe. WOW The ignorance of you guys is truly freighting. NONE of the bile is true. Just a bunch of stupid stories passed down and believed by a bunch of people like you guys. People created from dirt. You really believe that ?? WOW I feel sorry for your children, you are teaching them fear. It is so wrong not to let your children live in freedom of thinking for themselves, but you teach them your ignorance and fear.

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      No god 4 years ago

      You and your "friends are scary people. To believe any of the words you have written as truth is frighting. WHO ? AT THAT TIME DOCUMENTED THESE "STORIES", OR FACTS AS YOU CALL THEM. These are myths that have been passed down from story teller to story teller. NONE are factual. It is frighting to think people can believe this "story" as true. WOW !! The bible, a book of fantasies and myth and you believe it ??

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      rod 4 years ago

      in Genesis 1:26, the "Us" is referring to the Trinity (God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit). It could NOT mean that there were other humans already present, otherwise, what would be the purpose of telling the story of Adam being created.

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      phil 4 years ago

      check out a web site called unseen love ministry they have some pages that deal with the first three chapters of Genesis agree or disagree it makes for a good read

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      ShanYang 4 years ago

      It isn't difficult for us to agree that all works were completed on the 6th Day. "Heavens and earth were completed in their vast arrays."

      God started to paint a story about Truth. If you can accept, Gen 2:4 is the beginning of a parable. All of Truth and His Kingdom are in parables.

      This "parable" has real figurines, Adam and Eve. Their spirits are different from the 6th Day Man, they are directly from God's breath. So, are the "sons of God", and Jews? (offspring of Adam?)

      Would it be acceptable to you to say 6th Day Man are Gentiles?

      Right or wrong? True or false? Look to Lord Jesus. He is the answer. He is Peace. He is my down payment for ticket into the 7th Day.

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      Brittony88 4 years ago

      You have not included the very beggining chapter 2:4 "these are the generations of the heavens and of the earth WHEN they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, 5 and every plant of the field (day 3) before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground." (First, notice that this is all one sentence. Second, verse 4 is the beggining of a new paragraph and sentence. It follows verse 2 and 3. 2 specifically which states, "2And on the seventh day God ENDED his work which he had made." He was finished. Sorry for skipping around, but back to verse 4 we see it starts with "4 These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created...) the word generations comes from the hebrew word toledoth which is also translated to accounts. So these are the accounts of creation when they were created. Not as they were created. So you see we are simply getting details in this section. Otherwise when we look at 2:19 below, God created all of the creatures again?

      Now jump to 2:19 "And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and what so ever Adam called EVERY living creature, that was the name thereof."

      So if what you are saying is correct what day are we on, and why is he recreating everything that he saw was good after he was finished?

      Now as far as incest goes, it is possible. But I urge you to study chapter 6 and focus on the "Sons of God", also it vaguely begins with "And it came to pass, WHEN men began to multiply..." when exactly is when? That was one of Gods first commandms, multiply. I believe the fall of satan and the angels may have taken place sometime during creation. Anyways, thats a whole other topic. it gives a whole new meaning as to why God destroyed the earth in the flood.

      God bless. Thank you for this, really had me studying. :)

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      pd 4 years ago

      The Portuguese bastards stolen this Ven. Sri Rahula Thera’s body in 1505 claiming it was the body of their St Francis Xavier and taken the body to Goa India. Look what they done

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      Pradeep 4 years ago

      Sri lanka and Asia had written history and evidence there were people and kings from 1700 000BC. Those books say there europe was like a jungle at this time. but according to bible god crated the world 4004BC.

      So think about the truth ???

      There was no one call Adam and eve,

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      pradeep 4 years ago

      Sri lanka and asia had wrriten history and evidance there were people and kings from 1700 000BC. Those books say there europe was like a jungle at this time. but accodring to biblle god crated the world 4004BC.

      So think about the truth ???

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      john 4 years ago

      On day 6, God said: And now we will make human beings; the will be like us and resemble us. They will have power over the fish, the birds, and all animals domestic and wild, large and small. So god created human beings, making them to be like himself. He created them male and female.

      He did not say he was going to create a man, he was going to create both male and female. so this is not the same female created in the story Garden of Eden were god creates a man, that could not find a suitable companion from the animals, then created a woman from his rib. this would have had to been Lilith

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      b. 4 years ago

      I have been waiting since 1988 for someone to see the two very different creations. Thank God. People, in your prayers ask God for the Holy Spirit and to give you understanding. Amen

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      ShanYang 4 years ago

      For all who seek God's Word but give different perceptions; we all look to Him, to the Truth, to Lord Jesus.

      It is God's intention that we are scattered in worldly understandings. His Salvation plan is based on faith and not knowledge. Faith turns us to Jesus but knowledge will manifest in fleshly minds. May I refer to the 'Tower Of Babel' to point out God's figurative ways of expressions.

      Praise God. That we are so different in our minds but we all praise God. Praise God for He makes me to lie down in green pastures... Peace!

      Definitely will check up on Brad's recommendation on Bullinger's. Names of people and places in Hebrew bears meanings. Thanks.

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      Brad 4 years ago

      It's unfortunate that most of us were brought up reading the KJV and were taught that this is the best we can do today to understand what has been passed down from a loving God through His word to His children.

      If anyone has a real intention to understand the bible, I would recommend getting a copy of Bullinger's Companion Bible in KJV. It actually tells you what the meaning is of the words used from the original language.

      For this discussion = Adam was not created before mankind. You see - the translators of the KJV rendered the word in Gen 1:26 to read "man", but the original language really states "mankind". In Gen 2:7, God created "the man Adam" which is a different word in the original language. In order to really understand what God is saying, you cannot depend on arguing the KJV by itself.

      Other examples are - Satan in the Garden was not a snake and not a literal serpent. The definition in the original language of the word used is "Shiny one" - not snake.

      I know it's easy to profess what you've learned and been told, but please study to show yourself approved.

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      ashbroom 4 years ago

      Hi, I read your theory, and have skimmed over several of the comments. I am sure that I will be restating a lot of what has already been mentioned, but here goes: Looking in your KJV Bible, you will se that before Genesis 2:4 there is a heading entitled THE CREATION OF MAN. The verses beforehand are a timetable for the creation of the entire Earth, while Genesis 2:4 details the specifics of the creation of the first man---WHICH WAS ADAM. It says, "These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day the Lord God made the Earth and the Heavens." After which The Garden of Eden is described, and God tells ADAM he may not eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Adam names all of the animals, so IF by your theory there were other people before him, they were a bunch of bumbling idiots who didn't even take notice of the rest of God's creations, and would probably have died of starvation or some other malady brought about by sheer stupidity. God creates Eve from one of Adam's ribs which is the reason Adam calls her WOman...That is all written very plainly. When you refer to God saying "Let us make man in our image" He is speaking to the angels in heaven, who are referred to as Heavenly Hosts. Your theory that Adam was the first farmer is somewhat correct, although the chronology is off. After Adam and Eve eat from the tree of knowledge, God curses Eve with childbirth, etc. Then he tells Adam, "Because thou has harkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee saying, thou shalt not eat of it, cursed is the ground for thy sake: in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life. Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken; for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.: (Gen. 3:17-19). So God cursed Adam as well...what he basically said was this: Since you listened to her instead of me, and you blatantly disobeyed me and ate the fruit, you will spend the rest of your life WORKING for your food. Here I had made you a garden, with a veritable cornucopia of anything you could ask for, and now your disobedient and unappreciative self can see what it's like not to have everything handed to you. It was after this that Adam named his wife Eve, because it was then he knew that SHE would be the mother of all the living. (Gen. 3:20) I truly do not mean to sound snide, or condescending, however, you stated that people should read the Bible and not rely solely on their preacher for understanding. While I agree that you should take it upon yourself to expand your knowledge of God's word, you must take your own advice and read further. Simply reading one or two chapters does not give you adequate understanding. Even your preacher still reads his Bible, because he still has more to learn. I have found that if I have trouble with understanding a passage, reading just a bit further I will usually find the answers. If something confuses you, pray that God will expand your understanding and enlighten you to what you are missing.

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      ShanYang 4 years ago

      But God loves us all. And Jesus died for all; both good and bad.

      We are one in His Spirit. We are gods; just that we don't know nor understand and are walking in darkness (Psalms 82:5-6).

      Creation is God's works to redeem OR to save our spirits. Our flesh and bodies are just vessels; 2 Corinthians 5:1-5 describes as "earthly tent". Take note verse 4; "so that what is mortal will swallowed up by life". Spirits are what matter; the creation will come to pass. Its purpose is in God's strange work.

      I can only throw a stone. If you are seeking the Truth; seek diligently and you will find. It's the "narrow gate"; many try to go through but only a few will make it. Humble before God is the key. Don't stop until you enter His rest, brother.

      I pray for brother newenglandsun:- may our Lord Jesus take his hand and show him God's love. Love that He willingly lay down His life for all sinners. May him be shown the shepherd's door. So that he will find pastures going in or out. Resting Peace is what he will find and he will praise your name. Amen.

      Don't know what spirit you are of... Hope you are His sheep. Just believe! Receive His Grace and continue seeking His Kingdom.

      God's Peace be with you.

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      newenglandsun 4 years ago

      If he only selects certain things of his creation to love then why create at all?

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      ShanYang 4 years ago

      Might as well ask why God created? He gives you answers but you have to ask, seek, and knock. And, you don't know what spirit you are of...

      At least you identified a godly relationship; God is Love. Otherwise, "creation" would take only one day. A sphere of formless, restless deep in darkness without light; completed with the "sky". Praise God for His lovingkindness and mercies, He provided us the return path.

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      newenglandsun 4 years ago

      When Genesis is shoehorned into science/history, we see bad things like racism coming to birth. For instance, why did God breathe an alleged soul into just certain humans? Why not all humans? Gen. 1-11 is about God's relationship with humanity. And the most important thing about it is that it's fiction.

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      ShanYang 4 years ago

      Hi Jim, my surname is Yeo.

      When you mentioned the earth being void, I think of the 1st day of creation. It appears plainly to me that we were in the form of spirits; day 1. The first living things with forms and shapes and types were the trees; day 3. Then came the rest but in between, there could be rounds of "end days" even before the destruction of Sodom and the Great Flood.

      God is going to shake Heavens and Earth again. His strange work? He has stated what He is doing in the Bible, in parables. All had been done in the six days. " Let us labor into His rest"; Lord Jesus's final work on the cross. The Sabbath, His rest, is the "ark". I don't what is on God's mind, but I am going to guard my Peace and hold my position in the 7th day as He instructs and He constantly reminds me. Amen.

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      Jack Hazen 4 years ago from Blitzburgh area

      Rev Jim Persinger,

      So if Adam, the first farmer, was created 6-10,000 years ago, that corresponds somewhat to the beginning of civilization in places like Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, and India. And Cain and his descendants went where, exactly?

      I'm just speculating here, but maybe that was part of God's plan. Create a farmer, which leads to civilization. Civilization promotes other things such as language and writing.

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      Rev. Jim Persinger 4 years ago from Galax, VA

      @ShanYang Sorry you're having trouble. If you'd like, you could post your email address or message me on facebook:

      and I could send you copies.

      @Blackandgoldjack I believe there were some type of human on Earth prior to it's destruction and like with any catastrophe, there may have been some survivors but since the Earth was "void", I suspect that's not the case. The other humans; Cro-Magnon, Neanderthal, whatever, were probably wiped out. Of course, we have no way of knowing how much time elapsed between "Day 6" and the creation of Adam. Adam could have been created on "Day 8" or maybe a hundred thousand years later.

      And yes, evolution is a mute point. I believe in adaptation. All birds, for example, may have adapted from a single, or handful, of bird species but I have trouble believing that humans, clams and spiders all came from the same ancient ancestors.

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      Jack Hazen 4 years ago from Blitzburgh area

      There is a difference between civilization and hunters and gatherers, in terms of dating their existence.

      Civilizations began to exist in the vicinity of the time of Adam, if you are talking 6,000 to 10,000 years ago. The bones of humans have been found that have been dated as well over 100,000 years old.

      Agriculture is one of principal factors that led to civilization. Growing one's own food led to people staying in the same place rather than continually moving about to search for food.