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Do you believe that Adam and Eve were the first humans ?

  1. LAURENS WRIGHT profile image52
    LAURENS WRIGHTposted 5 years ago

    Do you believe that Adam and Eve were the first humans ?

  2. lone77star profile image85
    lone77starposted 5 years ago

    No, I don't believe they were.

    I believe Genesis 2 and 3 talk in symbolic terms about a spiritual place long before Homo sapiens existed. Adam and Eve, there, were symbols for all of us as spiritual children of God.

    God said that Adam and Eve would die on the day they ate of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. But did they literally, physically die? No. In fact, they were escorted out of the Garden.

    I believe that Adam of the Garden was not the Adam of Genesis 5. In fact, Genesis 5:2 says that Adam was both male and female and plural (a "them").

    But the form of "Adam" in Genesis 5 means all of humanity -- the first tribe. And that first tribe gave birth to other tribes, like Cain, Abel and Seth.

    The seemingly outrageous longevity of the early patriarchs had always bothered me. How could Adam have lived to 930 years of age (after his supposedly instant death sentence in the Garden)? And how can the Genesis timeline be real if scientists find that humanity has been around for at least 200,000 years? The Genesis timeline is too short, and the ages of those patriarchs are already too long!

    Solution? The ages of those "patriarchs" need to be extended by some factor to be found in Genesis and the names and ages of those "patriarchs" apply to their eponymous tribes. The names may also apply to the founders of those tribes.

    I discuss this in more detail in my series on Genesis.

    1. MickeySr profile image81
      MickeySrposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I do - I believe God created all that exists and He had to start somewhere, He tells us of The creation of man and calls Him 'Adam' . . . there is much symbolism in the Genesis account of creation, but because something symbolizes something other tha

  3. Brian in Canada profile image60
    Brian in Canadaposted 5 years ago

    Well, there is zero evidence to support the existence of Adam and Eve. Actually there is as much evidence to support the existence of unicorns on earth as there is that childish myth about Adam and Eve.

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      Emile Rposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, there is growing evidence that we evolved from a single male and female. Whether they were naked friends of a snake is up to personal beliefs.

  4. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 5 years ago

    no i don't and i doubt in this day and age anyone really does. adam had a lady before adam according to the old testament i think it was , so....

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    hmartin1233posted 5 years ago

    I believe that we actually were created by something bigger, greater than ourselves, however to believe that one man and one woman populated the earth is way to laughable.  My feeling is back in the day we had to tell our children something, and we created "fables" to help us.  What is so wrong with believing in Evolution?  Couldn't God have had a part in this?  To believe Adam and Eve were the first humans you have to believe they existed, and I just can't.  But that doesn't mean I don't believe in something.  We have the science to back that Jesus walked on earth, were is the proof Adam and Eve existed? other than Genesis.

    So many of us get caught up in the Old Testament.  If you believe anything in the Old Testament, then my thought is you have to believe it all.  God was scary in the Old Testament, I prefer the God of the New Testament.  A comedian put it once this way; God was like an Alcoholic in the Old Testament, and a Pot head in the New Testament.  My sentiments exactly!

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    PoemWilliamposted 5 years ago

    Well, I cant assume anything since every mystery and  knowledge that mas has unraveled can be question by another man.

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    matama ellieposted 5 years ago

    Personally i do, based on my faith. I do understand skepticism though, because it requires a level of faith and not everyone is ready to take that leap.I do believe that we came from one man and one woman although the information in between in the Bible is a bit scanty.

  8. myday2012 profile image39
    myday2012posted 5 years ago

    No I do not... wouldn't that make us ridiculously inbred?

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    Colin Garrowposted 5 years ago

    Of course not - like everything else in the Bible, it's just a story.

 
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