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Relating to the biblical characters Adam and/or Eve, appearing in Genesis 1 - 3, and representing the first two created human beings

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What are the Biblical and theological problems with theistic evolution?

Theistic evolution holds that God used evolution to create mankind. It seems to follow then that this view must also hold the creation account in Genesis to be unhistorical. So, Adam and Eve may ...
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How can we reconcile the similarities between humans and animals?

If only humans are "created in His own image" (Genesis 1:27), then why are we so close in DNA to primates - why have we proved that dogs and primates have a theory of mind - among other ...
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In Mormonism, how is the doctrine of Adam & Eve inability to have children prior to the Fall explained?

Inspired by this answer to a previous question, in which the answerer stated: "For example, the Book of Mormon adds the belief that Adam and Eve could not have children before the Fall." ...
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For those who believe there was no historical Adam and Eve, how does Christianity make sense?

How can Christianity make sense without a literal Adam and Eve? I have heard many Christians (particularly Catholics) try and be conciliatory with modern science by claiming that Adam and Eve were not ...
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Was Adam blaming Eve?

Genesis 3:12 says: The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.” I've heard several people interpret this verse as Adam blaming God and / or ...
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How can the theory of Evolution be reconciled with passages in the New Testament that seem to refer to Adam and Eve as historical figures?

1 Timothy 2:11-14 11 Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. 13 For Adam was formed ...
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According to theistic evolutionists, did Adam and Eve's parents have souls?

Theistic evolution postulates that God employed the process of evolution to bring about the formation of the human species. In this view, Adam and Eve, like any other living organisms, are thought to ...
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Has the Catholic Church outlined specific Biblical passages which should not be taken literally?

I feel humiliated when I ask people to explain Adam and Eve, Noah's Ark, and the temptations of Christ in the desert and people say something like "I'm bored by questions about Adam and Eve and Noah's ...
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In what sense was mankind created in the image of a triune essence?

God created mankind in His image. Gen 1 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over ...
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Was the Garden of Eden created on the third or sixth day of Creation?

I am having serious problems interpreting this passage from Genesis involving the Garden of Eden. According to Genesis 2:8-17, where the creation of the Garden is described, it seems to say that the ...
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Did The Creator intend at first for Adam and Eve to have children?

We know that Adam and Eve had Cain and Abel and their 600 (I forgot the exact number) after Heaven was taken from them for consuming the fruit. But if hypothetically, if they hadn't sinned, would they ...
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Ignorance of Adam and Eve

Was the sin of Adam and Eve caused by partial ignorance? Before the fall they were ignorant about the shame of nakedness.
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How much time passes between Adam and Jesus?

According to Luke's genealogy Jesus is the 76th great grandchild of Adam. But in the holy bible how many years elapse between the creation of Adam and the birth of Jesus? I have googled the question, ...
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According to Christian ethical views other than Divine Command Theory, what exactly made Adam and Eve's eating the forbidden fruit evil?

For scoping purposes, let's assume that Divine Command Theory is false. This means that explanations of the form "X is evil because God said so" would be out of scope. Having clarified that, ...
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Did Adam and Eve ever practice animal sacrifice?

Genesis 8:20 (NIV) Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. Noah sacrificed burnt offerings. What about ...
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What is the scriptural basis for believing that animals talking was normal before the Fall?

In the book of Genesis, the serpent speaks to Eve at Genesis 3:1-5. 1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field that the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Did God really ...
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Was Adam really "alone" if God took 'Woman out of Man'? Is a woman alone if out of her womb 'a new one' comes? [closed]

Texts (from the Complete Jewish Bible translation): Genesis 2:18 (CJB): ADONAI, God, said, “It isn’t good that the person should be alone. I will make for him a companion suitable for helping him.” ...
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Adam and Eve Clothed in Light Before the Fall - Origin of this belief?

I've stumbled multiple times across the claim that Adam and Eve were clothed in light before the fall, and afterward they saw their nakedess not merely as a new form of enlightenment ("Suddenly I feel ...
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Are there any theories or traditions for dating how long after creation the Fall of Man occurred?

Apologies if this question is too speculative. The Bible does not explicitly state how long after Creation the Fall occurred. It can be argued to have occurred before the birth of Seth at the very ...
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How long did Adam stay in Eden?

Are there hints in the Bible or are there any hypotheses about the period of time Adam and Eve sojourned in Eden after their creation?
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What language did Adam speak?

Is it possible to know the language that Adam and Eve spoke? I am not interested in "how did Adam and then Eve, learned to speak", but rather is it possible to know the language that was ...
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How many, if any, denominations hold that Adam and Eve were perfect before the fall?

This question asks how Adam and Eve could choose to sin if they were perfect, and in a personal conversation recently someone stated "They were a little bit depraved. Even 'very good' is not ...
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What did Satan get out of deceiving Eve and Adam into sinning?

The devil deceived Eve into eating what was forbidden. She then persuaded Adam to do likewise. After eating, they gained knowledge of good and evil. It is my view that God's true intentions, his ...
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How many wives did Adam have?

Genesis 1:26 says: 26 Then God said, “And now we will make human beings; they will be like us and resemble us. They will have power over the fish, the birds, and all animals, domestic and wild, ...
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Were Adam and Eve ever given the permission by God to procreate?

If it was wrong to know that you were naked. How could it be right to procreate. Procreation is caused massive chaos in the world. It is also responsible for overpopulation of the universe. And also ...
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Do Christians believe that Adam and Eve were Christians?

I don't think I have ever heard either a Christian or a Jew or anyone else really refer to Adam and Eve by their race/religion. It appears as if they are considered "pre-race" or "pre-...
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Did Adam need to have faith for his salvation?

As ridiculous as this question may sound, I believe it has some point. Did Adam need to have faith for his salvation? If yes, what kind of faith? Definitely, he didn't need to have faith in the ...
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Genesis 2:17 and free will

One of the most flexible Christian answers to the Problem of evil (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Problem_of_evil) is that God must allow the possibility of evil for Men to be free (although I would ...
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In Genesis 2:17, is God telling a lie for a greater good?

Please be aware that my knowledge of theology is very limited, and thus can make my question naive I was under the impression that the end should not justify the means in the spirit of the Bible. ...
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Are there any Christian scholarly publications on the differences between the nature of humans pre-fall and post-resurrection?

What was the nature of humans (i.e., Adam and Eve) like before the fall? What will the nature of humans be like after the resurrection (when those who are saved receive glorified bodies)? Are there ...
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Should Adam’s and Eve’s death be regarded as a sacrifice?

Should Adam’s and Eve’s death(loss of immortality) be regarded as a sacrifice? In a similar way to Christ dying on the cross for our sins, I would assume Adam’s and Eve’s death contributes to their ...
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Does Catholicism or any church father make a connection between Eve and Mary in Genesis 2:18 and John 14:26?

"The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” - Genesis 2:18 (NIV) And here: "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will ...
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According to Calvinists, how could Adam and Eve fall? How could Satan fall?

Under Calvinism, men under grace are guaranteed to choose God and be saved. If God's holy influence is so convincing, that it is impossible for free thinking creations to choose against it, why did ...
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What is the Biblical Basis for teaching that Lucifer wanted to become the "firstborn son" of God through Eve? [closed]

In a recent article written by Peter Kwasniewski he wrote the following: The devil hates priestly celibacy because, like consecrated virginity, it is a charism and way of life most intrinsically ...
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Is there any Christian teaching as to where Adam and Eve were sent after their fall from the Garden of Eden?

In Islamic teachings, it is said that, after the fall from the Garden of Eden, Adam found himself on Mount Safa and Eve on Mount Marwa. (Of course, these locations are near enough so they found each ...
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If Adam and Eve have not sin, would there be any population on earth? [closed]

In the garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were innocent until they both ate the fruit of knowledge and evil and the curtain of their innocence were exposed and realised that they were naked. Having said ...
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What is the basis for the belief that Eve was created on the sixth day, like Adam?

I have always thought that Eve was created on the sixth day, a bit later in the day than Adam. However, I recently discovered that some believe Eve was created on a later day. What, then, is the ...
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Is the wages of sin our natural death? [closed]

Does anyone else believe that our natural deaths are not the punishment for sin? Id always thought it odd that if our natural deaths were the punishment for sin, then why would God raise everyone for ...
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Is Pre-Adamism considered heretical by any mainstream denominations?

I came across an article on the existence of Pre-Adamite beings. The article refutes their existence but claims it is a belief held by "many evangelicals". As far as I can find, no major ...
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If God know everything prior to its happen then was God unable to know that Adam and Eve will sin? If He knew then why did He kept that there? [duplicate]

God knows everything. He must have known that Adam and Eve will sin. So why did He knowing that they will sin made that situation to happen?
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From a Calvinist perspective, if Adam refused the fruit what would happen to their descendants?

And the woman saw that the tree was good to eat, and fair to the eyes, and delightful to behold: and she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave to her husband who did eat. Genesis 3:6 What ...
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According to Catholics were Adam and Eve aware that they possessed immortal souls before Satan told Eve that she would not die?

Eve's comment to Satan in Eden seems to indicate that she and Adam believed that eating of the forbidden tree would result in absolute death. They likely had witnessed the death of animals and would ...
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How do Christians who believe in evolution understand Original Sin?

As I understand, many Christians nowadays accept evolution. There are such Christians in most major denominations and inside these denominations exist different traditions and groups of believers, so ...
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According to the Catholic Church, are Adam and Eve in heaven?

According to this site As we have said elsewhere, Adam and Eve are not called saints in ordinary reference, historical or scriptural. But they may be called saints on their feast day, which is ...
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What Christian groups believe sex was the original sin, and not disobedience?

There is a story in the Bible that Adam and Eve ate the fruit and thus sinned against God. But other religions, including some Christians, describe that they were having intercourse and that's why God ...
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What place does Lilith have in Christianity?

There was a show on the History channel stating that some scholars believe Adam and Eve were alive with a third human, Lilith. Lilith disobeyed Adam and Eve, so God sent her to live on earth as a ...
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Do any denominations teach that Adam and Eve had children in the Garden of Eden?

In the Garden of Eden, God commands Adam and Eve to "Be fruitful and increase in number" Genesis 1:28 (NIV) Later, after the Fall in Genesis 3, we're told that "Adam made love to his wife Eve,...
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Are there any denominations that teach Adam and Eve did not have the opportunity to be saved?

Do any denominations officially teach that Adam and Eve did not have the opportunity to be saved after they sinned?
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According to Presbyterianism, is there salvation available for Adam and Eve?

Generally, when I talk to people from other denominations about Adam and Eve, I get the impression that they're not highly liked people. Do Presbyterians believe there's salvation available to Adam ...
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Why are Adam and Eve considered married?

It seems fairly common for Christians to refer to Adam and Eve has being husband and wife. In particular, when (in my experience, evangelical) Christians are discussing questions of sex and marriage, ...