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Why are Adam and Eve considered married?

Genesis 2:24–25 (ESV): Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. 25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ...
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Why are Adam and Eve considered married?

There were no priests then who could marry them. But given that priests are only God's representatives on Earth, God clearly could marry them. Genesis 1:28, already quoted by others, can be understood ...
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Were Adam and Eve ever given the permission by God to procreate?

It says in Genesis: 26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the ...
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How many wives did Adam have?

Adam had only ONE wife, Eve. The simple answer is that Genesis chapter 1 is like an overview of the events of creation. It can be seen as the introduction. Then Genesis chapter 2 goes on to provide ...
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Do any of the Church Fathers draw a connection between Eve and the Holy Spirit?

Perhaps not surprisingly, in light of Ephesians 5, church fathers widely connect Eve with Christ's Church. This seems to displace other interpretations, like a connection between Eve and the Holy ...
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Why are Adam and Eve considered married?

In Mark 10:9 Jesus says, in the context of marriage, "What God has joined together, let not man separate." Clearly, when you read of the beginnings in Genesis, God brought Adam and Eve together. (...
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Do Christians believe that Adam and Eve were Christians?

Abraham was the first Hebrew. 'Jews' come from Judah, the son of Jacob, Abraham's grandson. Disciples were first called 'Christians' in Antioch during the first century. God revealed himself to Adam ...
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According to the Bible narrative, who was the second descendant of Adam to die?

The second death recorded in the Bible story, in the lineage of Cain, first son of Adam The second death recorded in the Bible story is an unnamed man killed by Lamech son of Methushael (not to be ...
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The fall was part of God's plan?

So the latter day saints are saying that God planned for Adam and Eve to fall from grace and bringing sin into the world? Yes, basically. The Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi chapter 2, explains this. The ...
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Since Mormons believe in multiple earth-like planets, do they believe that the "fall" was likewise needed on each of them?

Do Mormons believe that the fall was likewise needed on each inhabited planet? No authoritative LDS doctrine on this subject, except that the first man and woman on other worlds had the name Adam and ...
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Why are Adam and Eve considered married?

The Catechism of the Catholic Church, in the section about the sacrament of marriage, states: 1604 God who created man out of love also calls him to love the fundamental and innate vocation of every ...
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What are the Biblical and theological problems with theistic evolution?

Introduction This answer will examine the theological implications of theistic evolution within a Reformed theological framework. This will not include matters of hermeneutics, that is, ...
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Is there any Denomination which think that the "serpent" at the beginning of his existence in Eden is not a bad being?

The consensus of the first millennium Church Fathers was that the serpent of Genesis 3:1 (Masoretic נָחָשׁ - nā·ḥāš; Greek ὄφις - ophis) was a simple creature that was used as a tool by the devil. ...
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According to the Catholic Church, are Adam and Eve in heaven?

What Catholic tradition speaks of them to be in heaven? This is the doctrine known as the Harrowing of Hell. It says that, after his crucifixion, Jesus descended to the realm of the dead, in order to ...
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Where in the Bible did God tell Adam and Eve that they have sinned?

Sin is described in the Bible as transgression of the law of God (1 John 3:4) and rebellion against God (Deuteronomy 9:7; Joshua 1:18). After creating Adam, God issued only one prohibition in His ...
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How many wives did Adam have?

According to Scriptures, the only wife that Adam had was Eve. Notwithstanding the biblical sources, that Adam had only one wife, there is a legend that Adam had a Wife named Lilith. Lilith is the ...
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Do any Christian traditions exist as to what type of animal skin did God clothe Adam and Eve with?

I have yet to find any satisfactory 'tradition' which adequately explains the absence of designation of the actual animal used by God in this instance. There is a lot of conjecture expressed about the ...
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Eating a specific fruit that God didn't permit was an act of disobedience, agreed, but?

Let's untangle this conundrum. First, according to Genesis, Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden on Earth. It says that God in some form walked in the garden and talked with Adam and Eve. People ...
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Why did God banish Adam and Eve for eating fruit?

You've missed exactly what Adam and Eve missed - the tree of Life. There it was in the midst of the garden. And there it was - the Word of Life - 'the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou ...
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Ignorance of Adam and Eve

"Before the fall they were ignorant about the shame of nakedness." could better be described as innocent. Compare it with the situation of a young baby for instance. But as for their first ...
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From a Calvinist perspective, if Adam refused the fruit what would happen to their descendants?

The question of the descendants of Adam if there had been no fall has actually be discussed a great deal among Calvinists in the disciplines of Biblical and Covenant theology. This question is a lot ...
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What does it mean that Eve was beguiled?

The Masoretic Hebrew word being used here is נָשָׁא (nā·šā), which means to deceive or delude. Another example where it is used is: 2 Kings 18:29 Thus saith the king, Let not Hezekiah ...
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Does the word "touch" in Genesis 3:3 orginate from Eve or Satan?

The words originate with Eve. Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which YHVH God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of ...
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According to Eastern Orthodoxy why did we inherit the sin of Adam and Eve?

The sin is a damage we do to ourselves. Adam and Eve damaged themselves and we inherited this sin, like child inherits damage if his mother smokes or drinks alcohol during pregnancy.
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Why are Adam and Eve considered married?

Genesis 2:24 says a husband should be “joined” to his wife. Other translations say he should cling or cleave to her. Today we would say he should bond with her. Besides God, she should be his highest ...
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Why are Adam and Eve considered married?

This can only be answered when one defines what it means to be married, and how one becomes married. (For a long long time in rural areas where there was no permanently stationed local priest, many ...
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According to Presbyterianism, is there salvation available for Adam and Eve?

According to Presbyterianism, is there salvation available for Adam and Eve? The short response is that it is probable that Adam and Eve were saved. The Bible does not explicitly state whether Adam ...
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Genesis 2:17 and free will

He is trying in a “soft” way (i.e. not with absolute impossibility) to suppress freedom of choice by prohibiting to obtain the required knowledge to choose. There was no suppression of the freedom of ...
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Did Adam need to have faith for his salvation?

Just accepting that God is, is not faith. James makes this clear in his epistle : Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. [James 2:19 KJV] But it ...
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