I have a multi-part question.
- Did Adam and Eve's Progeny Commit Incest?
Genesis, Chapter 4 tells us about Cain and Abel.
Genesis, Chapter 5 tells us about Seth and "other sons and daughters".
I highly doubt that our species began with many acts of incest (not just for religious/legal/moral reasons but biological reasons as well), so how did humanity continue?
As a Christian, am I obliged to accept one of the following?
- Adam and Eve's progeny mated with descendants from another lineage that the Bible (through no apparent malice) failed to describe.
- The story of Adam and Eve is just that - A story. It is a story that was passed down by way of oral tradition. It was never meant to describe actual historical events.