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Who told Eve about the fruit?

It may not be clearly represented that God instructed Eve, but it is clear that she knew: 1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LORD God had made. He said to ...
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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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is Adam no longer the son of God?

This is an artifact of the translation you are using. There is no verb in the Greek text of the verse. Consider this version: the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of ...
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Do Mormons believe that Jesus was not begotten by Holy Spirit but by Adam?

No, Mormons do not believe that. The doctrine was never submitted to the councils of the Priesthood nor to the church for approval or ratification, and was never formally or otherwise accepted by ...
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Do Protestants understand Jesus to be both "the son of Adam" and "the son of God"?

Protestants believe that Mary was a virgin when she conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, but they do not go along with the Catholic view that Mary herself was without sin. The Bible says ...
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Why is the "serpent" in the Fall believed to be literal by many?

The Bible employs animals as descriptions of character, as we do also. In the verse that you allude to, it expressly says "the" Serpent and draws a distinction from the beasts of the field. Now the ...
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Did Jesus come to restore the immortality that Adam and Eve lost?

The Bible nowhere states that Adam and Eve were created immortal, or that they had immortality granted to them before they sinned. This is often assumed, but there is nothing in Genesis (or elsewhere) ...
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What is Adam, if he isn't literally the first human?

If Adam was not literally created by God, and if the Genesis account of creation is allegorical, then everything written in the Bible about sin, death and the need for Christ Jesus to come to earth to ...
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Why is the "serpent" in the Fall believed to be literal by many?

I think that the reason so many see the serpent to be a literal entity is because that is the way the bible treats of the entity throughout the old and new testament scriptures. Particularly, John ...
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Do Mormons believe that Jesus was not begotten by Holy Spirit but by Adam?

First off, you are correct. The Journal of Discourses is not canonized scripture and not considered doctrine: The Journal of Discourses is not an official publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of ...
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Do Christians believe that Adam and Eve were Christians?

"Christian" is a term that was invented by non-Christians, and later accepted by Christians:: … So it was that for a whole year they assembled with the church and taught a great many people....
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is Adam no longer the son of God?

The answer onto your question is exactly in your question. Following your logic, we should ask also: does it mean, that Enos is not son of Seth, and Seth is not son of Adam anymore, because the past ...
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Prior to the scientific consensus regarding the age of mankind, were there any theologians who argued that the date of Adam's creation was unknowable?

Between AD 389-417 Augustine wrote three commentaries on Genesis and discussed the early chapters of Genesis in The City of God. Augustine believed the genealogies given in Genesis to be literal ...
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How do proponents of Original Sin support a strictly literal interpretation of Genesis

We are only as good as our nature The reason we have sinful inclinations, suffering etc. to begin with is due to our nature as fallen human beings. We are fallen and not 'perfect' human beings because ...
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What is Adam, if he isn't literally the first human?

First a couple of disclaimers: (1) Personally I'm skeptical of motives & specifics of "theistic evolution" as it's called, and (2) though I'm a great admirer of C. S. Lewis I don't agree with or ...
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Do Protestants understand Jesus to be both "the son of Adam" and "the son of God"?

Just to be clear, I am answering the question : Do Protestants understand Jesus to be both "the son of Adam" and "the son of God"? ================================================...
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Is Pre-Adamism considered heretical by any mainstream denominations?

I guess that, for any denomination, the answer depends on whether those Pre-Adamite beings are posited to be human in a metaphysical and theological sense, i.e. with an infused spiritual soul, or only ...
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What does the Bible say about giving worship to a created being?

The source you are quoting is "The Life of Adam and Eve", which is a Jewish Apocryphal writing. This means that it is not accepted as authoritative by either Christians or Jews. There is widespread ...
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Did Adam need to tend the Garden of Eden because the biocycle a sinful process?

God first prepared a garden, in the east of an area called Eden, and then placed the man in it. He was commissioned with spreading that garden outside and beyond the existing area of the garden. This ...
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Did Adam need to tend the Garden of Eden because the biocycle a sinful process?

is the biocycle (for example composting) death? No. The bible makes a clear distinction between organisms containing "the breath of life" (reference), which many Christians believe excludes ...
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Looking at Matthew 23:34-36 can we interpret this to mean the end of the old Adamic creation with the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD?

The New Creation is spiritual, for now ; and shall be substantial upon the creation of new heavens and new earth appropriate to that spiritual life, begotten of the Father who 'brings many sons unto ...
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Is Pre-Adamism considered heretical by any mainstream denominations?

Is Pre-Adamism considered heretical by any mainstream denominations? The answer is yes! Not only is it considered heresy by some, it is rejected by the majority of Protestant evangelicals on several ...
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Is Pre-Adamism considered heretical by any mainstream denominations?

The question of "Pre-Adamite beings" arises from an approach taken by some Christians to reconcile the Genesis creation story with the fossil and archeological records that shows human or ...
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What is Adam, if he isn't literally the first human?

I hope I understand your question correctly, in that you find confusion in the part about Adam introducing sin into the World; and the part about death reigning over all people until Moses introduced ...
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According to the Bible where exactly did God create Adam?

Where was Adam created, according to the Scriptures? In the Book of Geneses, we can find a little indication as to where Adam was created. 7then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground ...
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Repetition of "and he begat sons and daughters:"

Even though we cannot be sure why that phrase is repeated, we can certainly deduce that it's inclusion serves to illustrate that the World was being rapidly filled. This may have also been used to ...
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Repetition of "and he begat sons and daughters:"

That repetition is called epistrophe which is an optional repetition to make a point. This comes in a context where humans were expelled from paradise (where they were given a clear command we can ...
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Why is the "serpent" in the Fall believed to be literal by many?

We know that before the serpent was introduced, the Bible describes the beasts of the field being created, which are literal animals. Therefore when the Bible introduces the serpent as a beast of the ...
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Why is the "serpent" in the Fall believed to be literal by many?

This truly is a interesting question and one that we as humans can let our imaginations run wild. As we read Gods word, our own mind can see many strange images and lead us to believe some things ...
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