The first man, as depicted in the book of Genesis.

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Why did God make it a sin to eat an apple?

Eating a fruit* is not even a real wicked deed like killing somebody or something. Why did this whole sin thing get started with something so innocuous that by today's standard it wouldn't even be ...
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How is it that someone who lived thousands of years ago can “represent” me?

The assertion that all of humanity "sinned" when Adam sinned, or "through Adam" is often made as a foundation to other Christian doctrines. What specific doctrine points to Adam being a representative ...
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Why is Adam considered the original sinner?

In the Biblical account, Eve is the first to eat the forbidden fruit. Yet still the blame gets put on Adam and later on in the Bible it states that sin entered the world through one man. Why is Adam ...
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Was Adam mortal before he partook of the tree of knowledge of good and evil?

Was Adam mortal before he partook of the tree of knowledge of good and evil? Has this matter been considered in Christianity? I believe there could be only two possible options here: "Yes, he was" and ...
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Controversy regarding the birth of man [closed]

Scientists say that humans are from apes. But the Bible says that God created adam and eve Can somebody explain this controversy ?
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What does it mean that Jesus was the “second Adam”?

I often hear Jesus referred to as the "second Adam" or sometimes as the "last Adam". What meaning does this title carry? Does it mean that things didn't work out so well for Adam and so God had to try ...
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Who nurtured Adam when he was an infant?

Assuming that Adam was placed on Earth as an infant... Who nurtured Adam when he was an infant?