Greetings, I’m new to the forum, this is my first post. The diversity of opinions and the differing conclusions on information presented on this forum, reinforces in me that we need to know the Father and Jesus his son, for that is eternal life.
My topic is the first Adam. I know he has been discussed many times and being new to the forum I wasn’t sure if I should comment on an old post or start a new one, so forgive me if I took the incorrect path. I’ll will be using adam to mean mankind and Adam as the name of the first man. I have read on the forum that some think there were two adams, the adam (man) in Genesis 1 and the Adam (Name of a the first man) in Genesis 2. If I have understood properly there are those who also believe that there was no real Adam created, God just picked some evolutionized beast and breathed into him something special and that became Adam. And there are other opinions also I’m sure. The point I want to bring up is this; God first declared from his own voice, then Jesus confirmed it, and then from Paul, there was only one first adam and he was thee Adam.
Genesis 1:26 “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepiest upon the earth. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” So it is obvious that this first adam was made in the image of God.
Then you have God giving more details about the creation of the same man and woman. Genesis 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. Genesis 2:20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. 21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23 And Adam said,” This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” Now if as some suppose, that there were already some female evolutionized beasts from Gen 1 who were made in God’s image already, then why create a new female directly out of him? The reason being, but for Adam there was not found an help meet (helper suited) for him. God says the male came first and then he made woman from the male.
Then in Genesis 5 continues the account. Genesis 5:1 “This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; 2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created. 3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth.” This combines the Adam of Gen 2 with the adam of Gen 1 by reaffirming what he said in Gen 1:26,27. The adam of Genesis 1 was the Adam that was the father of Seth.
Now we go to what Jesus said. In Mark 10 when asked about divorce his reply was Mark 10:6 “But at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female (a quote form Gen 1). 7 ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, 8 and the two will become one flesh (a quote from Gen 2).’ So they are no longer two, but one.” Jesus combines the accounts of Gen 1 and 2 when he quotes from both those two scriptures; he knew they were the same account of the creation of mankind for by him where they created.
Now we go to Paul. 1 Corinthians 11:8 “For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. 9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.” Here he is talking about the first man and woman and Paul says woman was created for man and came from man; a real Adam and a real Eve created by God. And since Eve was the first woman she was the mother of all the living Gen 3:20.
And in 1 Timothy 2:12 “But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.” Again Paul points to the creation of mankind and when he does it is Adam and Eve.
When mankind’s limited knowledge and understanding of Gods creation that he has gained by his physical senses (science) contradicts what God has spoken and revealed by his son Jesus, then I cannot have faith-confidence or trust in mans understanding of those things. Jesus said “I am the way the truth and the life”, mankind should never consider our flawed knowledge of Gods creation as truth.
So when God made mankind, it was Adam and Eve. There were no separate evolved beasts before them so none they could merge with. But as Jesus said “But at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female, for this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” From these first two humans came all of humanity and also the Christ, the last Adam, the Son of the Living God. In light of this, faith-confidence-trust has been created in me that Adam was the first man, crafted and formed by God and made alive by his breath of life.
Who of you have that same faith?