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Impure

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Who is Adam
« on: April 17, 2012, 12:56:46 am »
Dr. WLC says that the earth is 13 billion years old, but the scripture talks of this man Adam as the first human being created by God. If we evolved from cave men and lesser primates over millions of years, who was this man Adam, who is referred to in the scripture as if he were as real as Abraham or David.  We now know that races are not divided into 3 ethnicities but that on the other side of the world eskimoes and pacific islanders were evolving on their own. Are they descendants of this Adam ? If we find that modern day europeans do not share a common ancestor with (for example) an eskimo for thousands of generations, does that mean that this message is local phenomenon?

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Nicholas Olsen

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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2012, 09:55:12 am »
http://biologos.org/resources/multimedia/n.t.-wright-and-pete-enns-pauls-perspective-on-adam
http://biologos.org/blog/adam-and-eve-literal-or-literary
http://biologos.org/topics/adam
http://biologos.org/questions/evolution-and-the-fall

http://reasonablefaith.org/defenders-1-podcast/s16
Parts 4-6 talk about genesis and evolution. Craig also goes through the Bible to show the pros and cons of some views.

The local phenomenon is a minor view within Christianity, because some see Adam as a depiction of Israel's glory and fall. It's suggested that Adam and Eve are only about Israel's origins. The topic of Adam or adam is a contextual and linguistic debate because at 1 point in Genesis you adam = man then in another you see Adam as a single individual in the garden with Eve. Whether Adam is symbolic or a single person taken from a large group seems to be knowledge that only the ancients knew.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyb7SQefYMA

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Impure

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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2012, 12:38:45 pm »
I read all those articles; thank you very much for your time in finding them for me. They essentially answered all my questions. Blessings upon you.

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evansp

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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2012, 08:50:29 pm »
"...but the scripture talks of this man Adam as the first human being created by God."

That is incorrect.

See here.
"My function is to probe for biological infestations. To destroy that which is NOT perfect. I am Nomad."

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Re: Who is Adam
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2012, 09:53:12 am »
For this, I would say that as far as history is concerned, it is certainly possible that Adam and Eve may have been actual historical people, but we simply cannot know. As for whether these historical people were the first human beings and were tempted by Satan to eat from the tree of knowledge, then I would say probably not. Even many atheists accept the existence of the historical Jesus, but they just deny his miraculous claims and activities. The difference, however, is that it seems to be more difficult when establishing historicity in the Old Testament than the New Testament.

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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2012, 03:10:39 pm »
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