Polytheism and Creation

Did the first humans knew of their creation in the image of God?Did early humans were “aware” of God?If so why did they worshiped idols?

So the third question doesn’t arise.

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Outside of Adam and Eve, I believe no, Adam and Eve were the first humans to make contact with God in the garden/oasis.
Early humanity was animistic/nature worship, pantheistic, ancestor worship, and in the early stages of polytheism.

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If by “the first humans,” you mean Adam and Eve, then they were aware of God. But even much later humans who were aware of God still worshiped idols, so I don’t think awareness of God is the key. Probably they felt their particular idols would give them more control over what might happen to them.


Genesis 6:1-3

In time, when men began to multiply on earth, and daughters were born to them,
2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were attractive; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose.
3 Adonai said, “My Spirit will not live in human beings forever, for they too are flesh; therefore their life span is to be 120 years.”

Men in a spiritual dead state lived among the sons of God. These sons of God were like Adam, but were not spiritually dead. They knew God. They saw the daughters who descended from Adam. They turned their backs on God and lusted after sinful flesh. These who turned against God were destroyed. Their fallen offspring after the Flood, worshipped images of their alleged forefathers. They were trying to communicate with any force that their fathers before the Flood had from God. They did not know God, just stories passed down orally. One of the first written accounts was of Gilgamesh who thought he could go back in time. Religious thought grew up around these tales. But even some interaction with Satan and evil forces were allowed, because even the earliest vidas wrote of powerful battles in the skies over the fate of humanity.

Yes, earliest humans knew God, and were in God’s image. They turned their back on God many times. Even when God called out certain men, their descendants soon forgot who God was over and over. Even the Hebrews at Mt. Sinai, with God on the mount talking to Moses, they still built a golden calf to remember the gods from whence they just came.

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