Did Adam and Eve exist? Does science say otherwise? The human genome project has produced voluminous data about the information contained in human DNA. Various news media and scientists tell us that this information demonstrates our ape ancestry. How do we evaluate these claims?
Evaluation is important for theological reasons. As the claims based on genetics have mounted, the theological discussion about Adam has heated up. From people with biblical and theological training we hear the argument that we must revise our understanding of the Bible and theology because we have to accept that evolution is an established fact. In response, we hear the opposing argument that the Bible and theology call on us to retain the conviction that Adam was a historical individual whose fall into sin resulted in guilt and sin for all his descendants. On both sides, people with training in biblical studies have...
Christopher000 wrote: I might learn that I take some things too literally. ..time will tell. I believe that there really were giants as well; the Nephelim, who were the offspring of the Angels that sinned, not the sons of Seth because their intermingling wouldn't produce giants.
I tend to think that the Nephelim were nothing more than human celebrities of their day since the Bible calls them "heroes of old" and "MEN (not angels or hybrids) of renown". Not unlike so many of our current celebrities raised in "Christian" homes and churches but are now all but completely secular in their mindsets. Many of whom are also the result of intermarriage between "sons of God" (believers) and "daughters of men" (unbelievers) whose end tends more toward the latter than the former. Just like in Genesis leading up to the great flood.
SF from TX Wrote: "If you can't believe in a literal Adam and eve and a literal 6day creation then you might as well throw the rest of the Bible away too."
That's how I feel and one of the reasons I have a hard time thinking that the 1000 years is allegorical. I might learn that I take some things too literally. ..time will tell. I believe that there really were giants as well; the Nephelim, who were the offspring of the Angels that sinned, not the sons of Seth because their intermingling wouldn't produce giants. But, I know...I'm a nut. Anyway, I don't need science to prove the Bible, but I do consider it a bonus when scientific and archeological facts come to light...that's pretty exciting. Heck, the Bible describes things that science only learned in more recent times. They all think they're oh so intelligent.
When an unbelievable Posession is promised to anyone upon Repentance and Faith in Jesus Christ & is a testified fact in millions of lives I personally have no doubt that the rest of the Bible, even it`s most fantastic claims are pure & simple FACT, & if we disbelieve God`s record we will have to give an account, at the Last Day, for making Him a Liar.
If you can't believe in a literal Adam and eve and a literal 6day creation then you might as well throw the rest of the Bible away too. After all it's just as hard to believe that a virgin was pregnant and that Jesus rose from the grave. Science proves these things wrong too. I'm reminder of 1 Timothy 6:20 KJV. Ad evidence for evolution? Really? The missing link is still missing! Evolution is a theory. One man made in order to replace God. On the other hand evidence for a Creator is all around us. Romans 1;20-23. Basically though it boils down to faith. Either you have child like faith in believe what the Lord has wrote in His word (KJV) or you doubt it.