Sexual intercourse was not a sin at all (for Adam and Eve in the context of their marriage). In fact, God commanded them to be fruitful and multiply:
"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
There is a third option -
The prohibition on incest didn't come about until the covenant in Leviticus & Deuteronomy, and to accuse Cain, Abel, and Seth of incest is to accuse them ex post facto.
As an aside, a Young Earth Creationist would date the Creation to 4004 BC, and the Exodus (and hence the Covenant) to about 1440BC. As such, you would be ...
This is not necessarily a Catholic perspective, but I suspect the exegesis would pass muster. (Feel free to ignore if you wish)
Faulty Premise #1: God is lying
God did not lie. In the day she ate of it, she became subject to death. Her body (and Adam's) began to decay, and went from immortality to mortality.
Additionally, she and Adam were, in fact, ...
Mormons believe both passages,
That Adam and Eve were commanded to multiply (Genesis 1:28).
Unless these partook of the fruit of the tree of knowledge Adam and Eve could not have children (2 Nephi 2:23).
God commanded them not to partake of the tree of knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:17).
So really, the contradiction in Mormon belief seems to ...
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According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word apple has, until recently, always meant simply "fruit" in English. This was certainly the case at the time of the earliest English Bible translations in the 1600s.
In Middle English and as late as 17c., it was a generic term for all fruit other than berries but including nuts (e.g. Old English ...
The Bible actually indicates that Adam and Eve did, in fact, have daughters.
This is the book of the generations of Adam. When God created man, he
made him in the likeness of God. 2 Male and female he created them,
and he blessed them and named them Man when they were created. 3
When Adam had lived 130 years, he fathered a son in his own likeness, ...
Answers in Genesis writes about this topic a lot. Their primary arguments are:
The Genesis narrative seems to be written as a historical one, and not allegorical. Adam and Eve are treated as historical figures, having offspring, a genealogy, and death. Thus treating it otherwise would be poor hermeneutics.
The Genesis account of the order of things ...
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Before addressing the question, it seems appropriate to address the proper spirit in which such answers should be sought. There is a very important principle in Scripture which we need to remember;
You will say to me then, “Why does [God] still find fault? For who resists His will?” On the contrary, who are you, O man, ...
When Adam and Eve sinned in the garden, God gave them skins to cover up with (Genesis 3:21). To get those skins, some animal had to die. In other words, God sacrificed an animal to cover their sin1. From the beginning, God has declared the payment for sin is death, and so blood must be shed to cover sin:
Leviticus 17:11: “For the life of a creature is in ...
Catholics reconcile the two beliefs by being allowed to believe in evolution, but required to believe in the existence of Adam and Eve.
For the purposes of this discussion, evolution is the scientific hypothesis that the physical bodies of various living beings have developed from those of other living beings of different species. To believe in evolution ...
Most traditions agree that the original sin was disobedience to God. God specifically told them not to eat of the tree in the middle of the garden, and they did it anyway.
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).
Eating of the fruit, in direct contradiction ...
St Thomas Aquinas asks in Summa Theologica 3.1.3, "If man had not sinned, would God nevertheless have become incarnate?" (Latin: Si homo non peccasset, nihilominus Deus incarnatum fuisset?). His answer is "no", while acknowledging that God could have still chosen to become incarnate for other reasons; although he recognizes a diversity of thought on the ...
Good question because that scripture screams that question every time it is read.
I don't believe that Adam and Eve successfully hid from God. How could they if God is omniscient?
And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all
things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give
I don't have enough information to speak about the Southern Baptist Convention, where each congregation is a separate entity, and some could accept what the OP cites as the "serpent seed" doctrine, nor can I address the issues of the Assemblies of God.
I do have some familiarity with the beliefs of the Methodist and Presbyterian Churches, and am a ...
I took away from reading Theology of the Body for Beginners, which is a entry-level explanation of Pope John Paul's Theology of the Body talks aimed primarily at married couples or those interested in Catholic teaching on sexuality, that Adam and Eve could have had some great sex in the garden of Eden. I may have been misreading it or reading between the ...
As there was nobody except Adam and Eve after he killed Abel.
Some source of this claim? Because Genesis says:
And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters (Gen 5, 4).
According to apocryphal Book of Jubilees, Cain's wife's name was Awan.
Less than 1011. More than 7.
Adam only had one wife (Eve), which is an argument based strictly on a lack of evidence
That Eve's normal gestational period was 9 months and had twins no more than average (1 in 86).
That Eve lived approximately the same amount of time as Adam (again an argument from lack of evidence),
then we can say:
On the surface, the teaching that 'the original sin' was Eve having sex with the serpent/Satan and that this resulted in Cain could seem to most Protestants to be bizarre, nonsensical and offensive. They may think that someone promoting such a line would be mocking the scriptures and Christianity and not be in any way serious.
On further investigation, ...
Augustine's concept of defining all sin in terms of disordered love is certainly applicable:
for Augustine, rightly ordered love was virtue (City of God 15. 22) and disordered love was vice... the depravity created by disordered love was so deep that no one could extricate or heal him or herself from it. - David K. Naugle, source
He applies this concept ...
In order to interpret what Jesus is saying in Matthew 19:4, you must first understand the reference he is making.
From Matthew 19:4:
4 He answered, "Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female,
5 and said, 'Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall ...
Adam (and presumably Eve) simply died of old age.
Genesis 5:5 (NIV)
5 Altogether, Adam lived a total of 930 years, and then he died.
As for where they're buried, I don't think that's recorded anywhere in the Bible. Who died first certainly isn't recorded; that bit of trivia likely wouldn't have been important to people of the time.
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
We cannot conclusively say that Adam and Eve performed the any sacrifices, but the evidence is very heavy that they did and it was ordained by God and likely that He instructed them in it or even did the first one Himself.
It is definitely clear that sacrifice was instituted very early.
Abel and Cain apparently performed sacrifices, Abel bringing ...
Yes, according to those that hold a literal view of Genesis, they did commit incest, but it wasn't a problem at the time.
The reason why incest is medically bad is because it makes genetic birth defects more likely. Most genetic defects are recessive. If two people who both have the gene have children, the childrenm may inherit the gene from both parents, ...
It must be noted that the Bible never explicitly answers this question, so our answer has to come from related observations we make from the text. However, we must admit that these observations are not explicitly taught from the Scriptures, so we must not be emphatic where the Scriptures are not. It is important, then, to identify what it is that we do ...
Genesis 5:3 says:
When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth.
By virtue of this, we know that Cain killed Abel within 130 years of Adam being created, because Seth was not born until after that occurred. This means that the Fall had to occur within that time. Other than that, the Bible is ...
The theological problem with holding this view stems from Gen 1:26 & 27 (NLT)
26 Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be
like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the
sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small
animals that scurry along the ground.”
27 So God created human ...
St. Paul assumes the quote to be talking about the intercourse in 1 Kor 6, 16
16 Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, "The two will become one flesh"
I like the Pulpit Commentary on this. It says that God called Adam because God wanted to bring him to confession.
Adam's absence was a clear proof
that something was wrong. Hitherto he had always welcomed the Divine
approach. "And said unto him, Where art thou?" Not as if ignorant of
Adam's hiding-place, but to bring him to confession.
You can't ...