Did Adam and Eve love each other? Does the Bible mention it anywhere?
"Bone of my bones" and "flesh of my flesh" and "they shall become one flesh" is this LOVE?
Interesting question, it does seem that is more of a simbiotic partnership, based more on bonding and common experience strengthening that bond than a tale of what we think of a platonic or true emotional love. In fact, most of the tale seems very conditional circumstances bonded their relationship. And God seems to have arranged their bonding.
Don't discount that the Jewish Torah does not consider Eve Adam's first wife. Lilith was his first wife, whom abadoned him under circumstances that up to philosphic debate.
Not trying to argue the truth or myth of Lilith and Adam, but the Torah predates the Old / New testament versions of Genesis. Great question
Technically in this instant that ALONE could have been a problem, but if you read the Song of Solomon you will see exactly how God views LOVE between a man and a woman. You then look at what God allowed in the NT about love and Paul to print in the Book of Ephesians alone, the way a man is to love his spouse how would anyone then possibly think Adam and Eve didn't love each other. Upon creating man and woman "And God saw.................................IT was good" IF the Almighty was OK with his union of Adam and Eve why can't we be"? PLZ remember any scripture written can cause an argument or debate but when you have more than 3 different answers, your in good stead to know some of the Truth of what the Word teaches. THE rest is up to you and what YOU do with it. I honestly hope this helped your dilemna GOD Bless You
I don't know about each other. It seems eve liked to make her own decisions, even while under submission to her husband, (she didn't ask to eat the fruit she just went ahead and did so) while adam decided to partake because if not he would be alone again, (adam loved eve)
typical of today lol
You could call the uniting of Adam and Eve the ultimate union. They being matched together from the beginning by sharing flesh in the literal form. It can be said that they were allegiant to one another for how they stood through thick and thin, but I cannot say what we do not know. After all, God could have easily given us the basis for the first arranged marriage. This probably doesn’t answer your question, but its simply based upon our understanding the written word and nothing else.
The basis for an indivisible marriage is the same today as it was in the beginning, viz.: God's "life-giving breath", a.k.a., the Holy Spirit, outsourced from the "tree of life" long updated by Jesus’ Spirit-active, perfect and diacritical death.
Absolutely. Read the passage of Eve's presentation to Adam again. It's the first recorded poetry in the Bible. Notice also that Adam says "At last, bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh."
By the way, Genesis 2:23 is Adam's reaction. Genesis 2:24, "they shall become one flesh," is God speaking. That was HIS standard for marriage, not man's. Just like the requirements mentioned in the other answers to this question. Even in our current fallen, imperfect state, he expects the marriage bond to be closer than any other human relationship.
After all, "God is love." So you wouldn't expect him to create the only two people in the world in such a way as they could only tolerate each other.
Well, Eve was '...taken out man...' and even the "bone of my bones..." doesn't clearly state that they love each other. Since they were the only two around, what other options did they have? To be 'one flesh' means they had to work in unisons which also requires that they love each other.
I would say it's a safe bet. Each has to feel that the other is a "part" of them, which is deeper than simple lust, or the need to procreate. If you consider the Lilith myths, then one might easily assume that Adam didn't settle for the first girl he saw, and, since this rib thing isn't the usual way of making women, it means something deeper than what it has been perceived to mean, and so, could very well be a way to explain the connection between chosen mates.
The difference is between being directly in "the image of God", a.k.a., life-giving breath, viz.: the Holy Spirit rather than indirectly of each other. Such is the power of indivisible unity between spouses rejected by both Jews and Christians.
As soon as a single entrance of pleasure shuts, an alternative gets wide open; nevertheless most people continue to look rather long toward the closed doorway and thus we do not identify front door that's opened right now
I think Adam probably loved Eve more. He was her protector, her mentor, her guardian, and even shared a rib with her.
I think we still see this today. Studies have shown that men fall in love faster, stay in love longer, and, in general, grieve longer and deeper after a break-up.
It is said that those who give more in a relationship are probably more apt to have more invested in that relationship, therefore, tend to love more.
It seems Eve was not as happy with her lot in life and wanted to be something more...something God did not intend.
I think we can see the same kind of thing happening today. Woman has again reached for the forbidden fruit as the sons of Adam idly stand by, watching the daughters of Eve destroy themselves and their children.
There is no greater love than mutually sharing the same divine image, a.k.a., "life-giving breath", i.e., the Holy Spirit without whom man and woman cannot begin to live, love, serve and sacrifice themselves--all in the image of God!
Adam and Eve were both endowed with this priceless gift and it worked perfectly as it does today!
Well one thing is for sure, God didn't start by creating Adam and Steve or Evelyn and Eve. Even love wouldn't help in those scenarios. The creation of humanity would also have been the end of humanity.
We live in a fallen world which has long ago rejected God's love. In the beginning, before the fall, I doubt that Adam's love for Eve or hers for him resembled anything most people today call love.
I agree. Adam and Eve shared an indivisible unity for which we have misplaced the prescription.
Precisely TSAD! God's "intent for marriage" was for reproduction purposes & LOVE as "Christ is to the Church!" Not the church house but for "believers in Christ" ONLY! Eph 5:31-32 "A GREAT MYSTERY!"
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