Adam and Eve from the Bible
Adam and Eve were the first truly human creations of God, designed by God to have a relationship with Him in a special garden He created in Eden. The garden of Eden was probably in the Persian Gulf region of the Middle East. Although Adam was created as a mortal being, he could have become immortal by eating from the tree of life. Instead, while Adam was away, Eve was enticed by the serpent (Satan in disguise) and convinced to eat the forbidden fruit, disobeying God. This original sin led to our sin nature being passed down from one generation to the next, although we are still condemned by our own sin. Although young earth creationists claim that original sin ushered in a host of radical changes to the creation, the Bible is clear that "natural evil" is simply part of God's good creation—required for the existence of spiritual life on earth. You can discover more about Adam and Eve in the articles below.
- Was Adam With Eve When She was Deceived by the Serpent?
- Why Wouldn't God Want Adam and Eve to Have Knowledge of Good and Evil?
- Was Adam Created as an Immortal Being?
- Original Sin - Are We Condemned by the Sin of Adam and Eve?
- Was Evil and Suffering a Result of Adam's Sin?
- Out of Africa or Out of Eden: Does Science Contradict the Bible?
- Trouble in Paradise: Why the Young Earth Paradigm Fails the Test of the Biblical Worldview
- Flood Geology: Biblical Location of Garden of Eden Contradicts Young Earth Paradigm
- Does Genesis 3:17 Really Say That God Cursed the Ground of the Entire Earth?
- The Origin of Mankind and the Races
- Who Is Satan?: What Does the Bible Say About the Devil?
- God, Adam and Eve, and Your Kids (humor)
- Christian Theology
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- 03/24/2015 02:27 AM
The Resurrection: Christianity’s Most Dangerous Idea
Originally published in Reasons to Believe’s ezine, New Reasons to Believe, vol. 2, no. 3 (2010) “Who said anything about safe? ’Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”1 This line—from my favorite book in … Continue reading
- 03/17/2015 02:55 AM
More Deaths in the Name of God—or No Gods?
Originally published in Reasons to Believe’s ezine, New Reasons to Believe, vol. 2, no. 1 (2010) Great evil has been done in the name of Christ. This charge, a frequent objection to historic Christianity raised especially by the new atheist … Continue reading
- 03/10/2015 02:02 AM
God as the Source of Knowledge
Originally published in RTB’s ezine, New Reasons to Believe, vol. 1, no. 1 (2009) Does the Bible indicate where knowledge comes from? Since evolutionary processes can’t guarantee true beliefs naturalism as a worldview faces insurmountable problems. For its part, the … Continue reading
- 03/03/2015 02:08 AM
World Religions: The Sage and the Savior
Among the world’s great religious leaders, two became far-reaching moral instructors of humanity. Confucius (the sage) laid down the ethical foundation for much of Asian civilization. Jesus of Nazareth (the Savior) taught moral lessons that distinctly shaped the ethical nature … Continue reading
- 02/24/2015 02:31 AM
How We Got the Bible, Part 3
This week we’ll be finishing up a series on the biblical canon, a topic that has been a source of discussion, debate, and controversy since the beginning of Christianity. We’ve covered the doctrine of divine inspiration and standards for recognizing … Continue reading
- 02/18/2015 12:07 PM
How We Got the Bible, Part 2
Last week RTB editor Maureen Moser and I began a discussion of the biblical canon, including the doctrine of inspiration and the criteria for recognizing canon, particularly for the New Testament. But as we noted, the branches of Christendom view … Continue reading
- 02/10/2015 02:22 AM
How We Got the Bible, Part 1
Earlier this year, scholars announced the discovery of what might be the oldest known copy of the Gospel of Mark (see here and here). A fragment of Mark’s book was found on ancient papyrus used to create a mummy mask. … Continue reading
- 02/03/2015 02:14 AM
World Religions: The Prince and the Lord
Among the world’s great religious leaders, two came to be viewed as representing almighty God in human form. In traditional Hinduism, the god Vishnu appeared or descended into human form as Krishna. In historic Christianity, Jesus Christ entered human history … Continue reading
- 01/27/2015 02:22 AM
From the Archives: Understanding Islam in the Twenty-First Century
It’s one of the fastest growing religions in the world, it’s been around since the seventh century, and it is regularly in the news—often associated with atrocities committed by its most militant members (the Charlie Hebdo shooting and the Boko … Continue reading
- 01/20/2015 02:23 AM
An Elephant in the Resurrection Skeptic’s Room
Today, Reflections offers a guest article by Milt Chamberlain **** Skeptic Richard Carrier writes, “Many things could be said which cast doubt on the story of the Resurrection of Jesus by God…since I cannot rationally bring myself to believe this … Continue reading
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