If adam and eve were already here...

How did god take the credit for making life? If they were sitting under that apple tree they were already there. They already existed. So how does he claim to have made us all. Why did it take all that time in between to get mary and joseph pregnant? Sorry if this is confusing but I dont really understand it myself. Just try to explain any of it. Ta I like to learn !

Really dont have idea about religon at all and am interested.

Answer #1

lol, I’m no expert and there are inconsistencies in the bible but according to Genesis

1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

2:7: And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

2:9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

2:17: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

3:1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

3:6: And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

So first God created everything, then man (assuming you meant the tree of knowledge?)

So that was in the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) about the beginning of life

Now most of the rest of the Bible talks about the Hebrews (Jewish people) and their lives, the geneology and basic history… how they disobeyed God and were punished for it, but there is reference to the Messiah, the one who will come and save, well actually the Jewish people…

Then the Christians came along and wrote the New Testament, and Jesus is supposed to be the savior of all people. Why Mary and why that time… well it was God’s will

(this is my limited understanding, feel free to make corrections/additions)

Answer #2

lol, uhm yeah his sons and daughters may have been married, but at the end of the day they still came from adam and eve according to the bible, so not only were they distant cousins, but apparently their kids married their own cousins (so more inbreeding…)

Answer #3

Ok, find a bible, and read GENESIS. It’s all about the creation of the earth, and Humans ans animals.

Answer #4

Uh we wouldnt be dead were all very distant cusins. Plus after the flood there was noah and his family left..and im sure his sons and daughters were married.

Answer #5

If there was really an adam.. and an eve, we would not be living at all today because if we all came from two people, the gene pool would be so shallow because we would all be so imbred… leaving us after a while with deformities, weak immune systems, etc. Basically, we would all have been dead a LONG time ago if we all came from only two people..

Answer #6

GOD created Adam then took a lung from Adam to create Eve

Answer #7

That was “God created Adam, then took a RIB from Adam to create Eve”.

Anyway, Genesis is a story about WHY we are here. I’m a christian and I don’t take it literally. I told one of my atheist friends that when God was explaining the beginning to man, explaining amino acids, single celled organisms evolving to more complex organisms, man said “huh?”. Then God said, “never mind, just put down I created everything in 6 days and took a day off so we can enjoy the weekend.”

Anyway, I have come to believe that Genesis is like Jesus’ parables, explaining the meaning in a story that is easier to comprehend. God created us, he planted a seed (hence the analogy of the garden, God as the Gardener) and then pruned the plants now and again.

Answer #8

Well Adam and Eve was made by God. He also created Heaven and Earth.

Answer #9

Yeh I thought is was a rib lol

Answer #10

We look at Genesis without looking at what God revealed to Isiah, Ezekiel, Daniel and Jeremiah. One fourth of the bible is prophesy, which can work forwards but also backwards in time.

Once we understand prophesy, God reveals so much. Anyone trying to understand the beginning of the world by studying Genesis will make a real mess of it.

Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

In Hebrew this ‘beginning’ translates to the eternal past, when time didn’t exist.

Gen 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Any bible student would stop and wonder what went wrong. What happened?

Issiah 45:18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.

He did not create it to be a waste.

The bible does not contradict itself ever. So there must be more!

Deuteronomy 32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time.

So why would we find the world in the state it was in Genesis 1:2? In confusion ciaos and darkness? Sounds like a picture of Judgement!

Genesis 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

This sounds like God took away the light between verse one and two because in verse 3 He let it back in. ‘Let’ means allow, it is not creation. Therefore Genesis is not all about creation, it is more about restoration.

The bible further explains:

Jeremiah 4:23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.

(same as Genesis 1:2)

[24] I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly.

[25] I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled.

(No man! Before Adam and Eve!)

[26] I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger.

(before this destruction the earth had cities!)

[27] For thus hath the LORD said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end.

The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end. This is where Genesis 1:3 starts the restoration.

Therefore, there can be millions of years before Adam and Eve and yes there can be dinosaurs and coal seams, especially if the earth shook and parts of the earth’s crust was flipped over.

It may seem strange to have so much time between verse 1 and verse 2 of the first chapter of Genesis, however, the bible works like this for example in Isiah 61:2 it says - To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn. The day of vengeance has not come yet. That is a big time gap in just one sentence.

Earth is just 6000 years old from the time of restoration, but is obviously older as scientists show us.

Further to this argument in Job 9:4-7 He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered? [5] Which removeth the mountains, and they know not: which overturneth them in his anger. [6] Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble. [7] Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars. (as we find the earth in Genesis 1:2)

Never since Adam and Eve has he sealed off the stars!

Psalms 104:4-7 tells the same story.

Genesis 1:1 Creation happened Genesis 1:2 Something went wrong Genesis 1:3 He began to restore from here on

The big question is, what caused the world to become that desolate place? I will leave you with the scriptures below, which opens up a whole new topic for questions.

I hope you have enjoyed my interpretations of what I believe to be the truth about creation. I can will pray that you find contentment in this explanation and grown to know the Lord more for yourselves. God bless you.

Issiah chapter 14:12-17 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! [13] For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: [14] I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. [15] Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

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