Adam and Eve – The Original Parents

Genesis 2:18-25 God brought all of the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air to Adam. Adam named them and found that none of them were suitable helpers for him. Once God had made Eve from Adam’s rib, in 3:20 “Adam named his wife Eve because she would become the mother of all the living.” This defeats the argument that there were other pre-Adamic races of people. Some old earth believers say that there were other groups of people with whom the line of Adam could inter-breed, but scripture clearly does not accommodate this view because Adam looked through all of the animals and found none of them suitable as companions. They were all animals that Adam named. In addition to this, the other groups of people would not be eligible to come under the redemption that Jesus provided. To the serpent in the garden, God said,

“And I will cause hostility between you and the woman,
    and between your offspring and her offspring.
He will strike your head,
    and you will strike his heel.”

 

The kinsman redeemer was promised to come from Eve’s descendants and redemption is tied to the blood. Other fictional tribes would not be blood descendants.

Acts 17:26 “From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.”

From that passage, you can see that not only does Luke see Adam as a real person, but he states explicitly that there were not pre-Adamic races of people with whom Adam’s family intermarried.

If we look at the words of Charles Darwin from The Descent of Man, we see the inherent racism of an evolutionary mindset:

At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilised races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace throughout the world the savage races. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes, as Professor Schaaffhausen has remarked, will no doubt be exterminated. The break will then be rendered wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilised state as we may hope, than the Caucasian and some ape as low as a baboon, instead of as at present between the negro or Australian and the gorilla.

Do we as Christians want to endorse this racist philosophy by incorporating evolution into our teachings?

 

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