• There you go, rocking th boat of all the creationists out there. You aren't supposed to think about that.
  • Adam and Eve were not the only humans created by God, just the first ones! Otherwise, you would be right, and we'd all be descendants of some form of imbreeding which God strictly forbids and describes as abominable.
    • Jewels Vern
      Chapter and verse, please.
    • dorat
      "Adam" is actually a translation from the Hebrew word for "a man." It is not a literal proper name. Theologians have extrapolated that this suggests that there were other men. The reference being that it indicates one man among many. (Of course, fundamentalist churches tend to resist this understanding.) The point of the story of Genesis - according to the Roman Catholic Church and certain other Christian churches - is to explain not the literal story but rather to serve as a philosophical explanation for how sin entered the world. To wit, "If ye eat of the fruit of the Tree, ye shall be as gods, knowing good from evil." In this context "knowing good from evil" translates that man took upon himself the right to decide what is good and what is evil, a decision that is reserved to God alone. Certainly, as we have seen with figures throughout history - Hitler, Napoleon, Stalin, etc. - man has suffered much from those who affect to be gods. Hope that helps.
  • 2-2-2017 Yep. You don't even have to go back that far: We are all descended from Noah. European royal family members have always been so randy that almost anybody with white skin is probably related to one or all of them. Genghis Khan laid so many woman that any random stranger has 1 chance in 200 of being his descendant. That is not usually a problem.
  • Because we all have descended from Adam, we have inherited the tendency to sin. According to Romans 5:12 "That is why, just as through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because they had all sinned
  • Adam and Eve were created perfect without genetic problems so everyone who was descended from them the first few centuries were not affected. It was only after the Law was handed down did it become morally wrong for relatives to marry.

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