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 ashamed.
Genesis pretty clearly views them as husband and wife, even giving their union as foundational to all other marriages.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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 as a ceremony of marrying:
God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful ..."
This has both core elements we associate today with a marriage: The ...
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 ...
Ok, I did some searching, and there seems to be some tradition that alleges Adam and Eve and 33 sons and 23 daughters.
This is actually mentioned in one of the answers to a question on this site regarding how the world got populated. The answer references this page.
Another page suggests that it is a footnote in the works of Josephus, whom I like to ...
It seems this interpretative tradition goes back millennia to the ancient Jews. BioLogos has a short article on the development of the tradition that Adam and Eve "wore" garments of light, attributing it to the Jewish squeamishness regarding the naked body, then exacerbated by Greek culture, rampant with nudity, flooding the Jewish populations at the time of ...
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 Spirit. However, it is at least hinted at in Chrysostom, when he compares the Old Testament man to the New Testament man:
Then [i.e., OT times] He said, “Let ...
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 wild animals,[a] and over all the
creatures that move along the ground.”
27 So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he ...
While I can see a certain level of applicability to the first two points you mention, I think the most meaningful and relevant answer is something else entirely.
If you look at the at-one-ment of Jesus Christ, in terms of what Jesus taught in the intercessory prayer (John 17:20-23), you can see that he is calling for union to take place between those who ...
According to the Bible, God created no other people besides Adam and Eve. Adam was created from the dust of the earth, while Eve was created from Adam (perhaps his rib).
Genesis 5 indicates that Adam and Eve had quite a few children. We have names for Cain, Abel, Seth, other sons (plural) and daughters (plural). So, at a minimum, they had seven ...
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 innocent--...
By being made in the image of God, God granted man one of his attributes- namely the ability to communicate. As a God in communion and relationship with himself ("let us create man in our image Gen 1.26) the power of speech and language would have been understood to merely be part of that Imago Dei.
Furthermore, the fact that Adam was given the job of ...
They became "wise" in that they now knew (the difference of) Good and Evil. The tree is explicitly called Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, so we should assume it is right that eating the fruit conferred that knowledge. This is also confirmed by them having a different view on their nakedness after eating the fruit.
So, yes, that fruit did confer ...
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 the detail of the events of the sixth day of creation.
In Chapter 1 we are told that God, after creating all the animals, created man and woman. In Chapter 2 ...
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. (Genesis 2: 18-24)
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With that in mind, most of your question is off-topic, but I believe that the core concept from your question can be addressed if we phrase it as follows:
Do any Christian groups believe ...
Yes, provided we are don't interpret ancestral sin as something that's physically transmitted from parent to child. Instead, it can be viewed as sin due to human nature. It is true that if we don't believe in a single historical Adam, then we have departed from the "literalist" Bible reading. This answer describes a theological viewpoint where that departure ...
Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), whose teachings are accepted in the various "New Church" or Swedenborgian denominations, stated that all of the early stories of Genesis up to the point of Eber in Genesis 11:14-16 are purely symbolic.
In the introduction to his interpretation of Genesis 11 he states:
The historical events mentioned up to now, apart ...