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No. Jesus may not be considered Adam re-incarnate. Yet it's not hard to figure out where somebody might have gotten that idea. This is just a case of not understanding the terminology being used. Somebody got some of the words cross-wired¹ without understanding the concept. In Christianity Jesus is known as the "Second Adam" or "Last Adam" but the naming ...


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Here's the relevant text: When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground, and a mist was going up from the land and was watering the whole face of the ground—then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ...


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The sin wasn't in eating the fruit, but in what it represented. It's interesting to examine the exact text of the commandment: 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou ...


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There was probably no power at all in the fruit. The issue was that God gave them a choice and they chose to disobey Him. And so sin, in this case disobedience, entered the world. I suspect that it could just as easily have been a, "Wet paint, do not touch!" sign.


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God created mankind. In that creation, He created one male and one female. Adam is the Hebrew word for man or human. The first man was named with the word for "man". Genesis 1 records the creation of the all things. Genesis 2 zooms in on the creation of mankind in particular and reveals that the man was created first and then the woman. However, both ...


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I didn't get to vote or have any say in my forebears leaving their homelands and emigrating to the United States (or, The New World, as it was then known in Europe); nor did I have any say in whether or not to participate in their bloodline. Yet they represented me when they did it. If we take the Bible to be God's word, and we believe that God cannot lie, ...


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I believe that you are referring to the theory that the original sin was sex. This, however, is not Biblically true. Before the fall, God said: And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every ...


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Genesis 3 answers this question pretty definitively: Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever” Genesis 3:22 NASB Adam and Eve were not created with the knowledge of good and evil. They were ...


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First, we must understand that only God is inherently immortal. The apostle Paulos states that God "alone has immortality" (ὁ μόνος ἔχων ἀθανασίαν) (1 Tim. 6:16), for He alone is uncreated. Everything else that is not God is a creature, and thus, not inherently immortal. Now, although many creatures are not inherently immortal, God gives them immortality as ...


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Paul outlines this a bit in Romans 5 in constrasting the role of Adam as representative vs. Christ as representative (emphasis mine). Romans 5:12-21 12Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— 13for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, ...


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Adam was charged with a responsibility1 and he had an obligation to fulfill (which included protecting his wife). Yet he did nothing. The account of the fall in the garden includes the detail that he was at Eve's side2 the whole time and failed to fulfill that responsibility. He broke a covenant3. Did Eve sin? Sure. Was Adam ultimately responsible? Yes. ...


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Genesis 3:6 (NIV) reveals that Adam was with Eve when she took the fruit. 6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Adam had the opportunity and authority to stop ...


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1 Cor. 15:22, 45 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. . . . 45 And so it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. The specific reference is to obedience; The first Adam was the father of all men through the Flesh and disobeyed, and through him all of his ...


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There's nothing in scripture that supports the idea of reincarnation, meaning that the soul of a deceased person begins anew in the body of another. Jesus is referred to as a "new Adam" here, which may be what you heard: 1 Corinthians 15:45 The first man Adam became a living being; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. Though this is plainly read as ...


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I Timothy 2:13-15 clarifies that Eve was deceived (the serpent deceived her into thinking she could draw closer to God by gaining knowledge, etc), but Adam knew full well what he was doing was wrong. I Timothy 2:13-15 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. See also II ...


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The answer can actually be found in the very next verse: 35 But only an account of this earth, and the inhabitants thereof, give I unto you. For behold, there are many worlds that have passed away by the word of my power. And there are many that now stand, and innumerable are they unto man; but all things are numbered unto me, for they are mine and I ...


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Doctrine and Covenants 105:53-56 53 Three years previous to the death of Adam, he called Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, and Methuselah, who were all high priests, with the residue of his posterity who were righteous, into the valley of Adam-ondi-Ahman, and there bestowed upon them his last blessing. 54 And the Lord appeared ...


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The Church Fathers referred to Jesus as the New Adam And one who is very bold might venture even to come to the New Adam, my God and Lord Jesus Christ, Who is counted the Seventy-seventh from the old Adam who fell under sin, in the backward genealogy according to Luke St. Gregory of Nanianzus (AD 325-389) - Oration 41 So the idea has been around ...


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Different groups of Christians resolve this in different ways. A young-earth creationist would say the earth isn't really 4.5 billion years old. Adam and Eve were created along with everything else around 6,000 years ago. An old-earth creationist would accept the 4.5 billion year age of the earth, but would deny that humans are descended from another ...


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Short answer - YES! Long answer - read below :) You will find many science based articles that answer this question at creation.com . I am a recently converted atheist who was unable to reconcile evolution with the bible as a literal account. I believed the evolution account for 40 years. The reason I no longer believe it is because I had an experience ...


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I think your interpretation depends on the translation that you are using. According to the New Revised Standard Version of Genesis 1:27, So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. In the annotations, "humankind" is translated from the Hebrew word adam, and "them" is translated from the ...


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The short answer No. The long(er) answer This is an instance where source criticism is helpful. The passage you quoted: So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. - Gen 1.27 It is widely accepted that this section comes from the so-called P source (P for 'Priestly') which gives ...


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There are a few places where Jesus and Adam are mentioned together. Two note-worthy passages are in 1 Corinthians and Romans: 1 Corinthians 15:22 (NIV) For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. Romans 5:12-21 (NIV) 12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came ...


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This idea spawns from a number of statements that Brigham Young purportedly made, either in public and in private. For example, he was recorded as having said something like this in the Journal of Discourses, but the LDS Church does not officially accept any of the Journal of Discourses or cite it for doctrine because of erroneous scribing and other things. ...


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The story of the Garden of Eden is only 3 chapters in Genesis. These should be read thoroughly, for as Walter Bruggeman said, one cannot over interpret them. In a plain reading, however, the sense is that there was no one other than Adam and Eve. The idea that there were others has no basis and nothing to suggest itself. Indeed, Adam was alone, and God ...


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This is not a complete answer, but thought it would be good to point out nonetheless. God had given Adam and Eve the dominion over the earth, the fish, birds... "And God blessed them. And God said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every ...


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H3br3wHamm3r81's answer is good, but it is maybe too well argued, and I think perhaps s/he is missing the forest for the trees. God told our first parents ". . . for in the day that you eat from [the tree of the knowledge of good and evil] you will surely die" (Genesis2:17b). I'll leave the Hebrew-to-English translation job to those who are ...


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Disclaimer: # 1 The question is a bit broad, and difficult to answer fully in this format. One of the reasons to close a question as "not a real question" is "Your questions should be reasonably scoped. If you can imagine an entire book that answers your question, you’re asking too much." Volumes of books have been written on this subject, and this site ...


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The controversy can be better understood by exploring the different views that Christians have held regarding how biblical revelation and science fit together. Theistic Evolution holds that God is the creator, but set up a universe in which humans would evolve. Genesis therefore contains allegorical truths about the spiritual relation between God and man. ...


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In fact, the passage quoted is too short to derive an answer. In my opinion, you have to read Genesis from the beginning up to chapter 3:19 in order to answer the question. Here is my interpretation: everything God created was good, so there was no way to know evil before the fall. modern readers, and probably even Eve, expect that by eating the fruit, ...



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