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Adam and Eve were created as nearly perfect human specimens. Go back and read the first few chapters of Genesis and you'll see that people used to live to be over 900 years old. There was no problem with Cain or Abel marrying one of their sisters at this point. Since there were no genetic defects, there was no risk or issue with marrying such a close relative. Today we don't marry so close into the family out of fear of genetic defects. If you have a genetic disorder and marry your sister/cousin, there's a good chance your children will have the same problem. That wasn't an issue at the time.
TextAll right so what happen to the guys in the first chapter? Could it be that this is the start of another creation? Two verses down it says...
TextGen 2:7 "And the Lord formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul."
TextA special kind of man perhaps?Who's family line is suppose to produce a long line of prophets and blessed wise men?A man who's job is to take care of a specific part of the land called Eden?
TextGen 2:15 'And the Lord took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to dress and keep it."
TextThen God creates woman Eve and you know the rest.Ok say there was creation of man before Adam and Eve.Men who where pure spirit at first.Who had the ability to manipulate matter on a small level like the one or ones that created them."In our image and "likeness".Keyword "likeness". Appearance was already covered with the word "image".And perhaps this happen millions of years before Adam and Eve.
TextPerhaps Edward Cayce was on to something about how the first humans were spirits or thought projections that projected them selfs in the material world.
TextIf that's the case then Cain meet his wife about lets say 6,000 years ago and she was just a woman he met and not his sister.I'm not saying this is how it happen.The first two chapters of Genesis may just be the same story with more details.
TextJust one of the many ways it can be looked at
yup, but since there weren't very many I guess the sin was spread by intermarrying with adam/eve lineage. Kind of like STD that is also inherited.
Originally posted by monkey_descendant
Someone once told me the answer to the adam and eve problem was that they were the first people created, but others where also being created around the earth. I'd like to know why all people are born sinners if only adam and eve ate the apple while there were other people being created