• Welcome to Christian Forums
  1. Welcome to Christian Forums, a forum to discuss Christianity in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to be able to join in fellowship with Christians all over the world.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

  2. The forums in the Christian Congregations category are now open only to Christian members. Please review our current Faith Groups list for information on which faith groups are considered to be Christian faiths. Christian members please remember to read the Statement of Purpose threads for each forum within Christian Congregations before posting in the forum.
  3. Please note there is a new rule regarding the posting of videos. It reads, "Post a summary of the videos you post . An exception can be made for music videos.". Unless you are simply sharing music, please post a summary, or the gist, of the video you wish to share.

Question about Adam and Eve

Discussion in 'Physical & Life Sciences' started by Ken-1122, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Ken-1122

    Ken-1122 Newbie

    +694
    Atheist
    Private
    For those who believe Adam and Eve were real people created by God, Did God create them with sex/reproductive organs? If not, did any of the animals have them? If not, did everybody immediately get them once Adam sinned?

    Because it seems to me if God created mankind and all the animals in a world where there was no death, if mankind or animals began to have offspring, it would only be a matter of time before the world becomes over populated. Your thoughts?
     
    We teamed up with Faith Counseling. Can they help you today?
  2. zippy2006

    zippy2006 Dragonsworn

    +1,657
    United States
    Catholic
    Single
    The general belief would be that they had reproductive abilities from the beginning per Genesis 1:28.

    As I understand it immortality is proper to human beings, not lower animals. If population became an issue then presumably human beings would have to stop reproducing. Another relevant teaching is that prior to the Fall the faculties, including the sexual faculty, were under the control of the intellect and will, and were not disordered.
     
  3. Daniel Marsh

    Daniel Marsh Well-Known Member

    +1,376
    United States
    Christian
    Married
    US-Republican
    Since Everyone in the world today can live in Michigan with space to spare overpopulation is not the problem. It is poor management of resources.
     
  4. Daniel Marsh

    Daniel Marsh Well-Known Member

    +1,376
    United States
    Christian
    Married
    US-Republican
    Also, Adam and Eve died spiritually. There could have been physical death before the fall. Bacteria in the gut for digestion had to die or it would have killed Adam and Eve.
     
  5. Maria Billingsley

    Maria Billingsley Well-Known Member Supporter

    +1,744
    United States
    Christian
    In Relationship
    Scripture does not tell us that Adam and Eve would never experience the end of one's life. After the fall all humanity would not only experience natural death but also the second death. This is what Jesus Christ of Nazareth accomplished on the cross. The restoration of the relationship with Him through His Holy Spirit once lost by Adam and Eve and put an end to the second death.
    This should clarify your first query.
     
  6. jahel

    jahel ~Cassia~

    570
    +216
    Canada
    Christian
    Private
    Where is thru His ascension that some would not experience second death?
     
  7. timothyu

    timothyu Well-Known Member

    +2,658
    Canada
    Non-Denom
    Private
    They were given two trees to chose from... death or life. So the future was as yet undetermined for this beta product. Odd part is once they had chosen death, they were removed from the Garden so they could not still access the tree of life and continue to live. Could they have over-ridden the death sentence and kept the knowledge of good and evil to become universal villains.?
     
  8. Bobber

    Bobber Well-Known Member

    +1,004
    Non-Denom
    How about the idea of man boldly going where no man has gone before....if you get my drift.
     
  9. timothyu

    timothyu Well-Known Member

    +2,658
    Canada
    Non-Denom
    Private
    Did He create them with navels? Why does man have nipples?
     
  10. pdudgeon

    pdudgeon Traditional Catholic Supporter

    +9,939
    United States
    Catholic
    Widowed
    US-Republican
    In Revelations Chapter 17.
    the two witnesses from the OT, who would testify to the Jews, who would accept Jesus as the Messiah. Also known in the OT/NT as Moses, and Enoch.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2020
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  11. Tinker Grey

    Tinker Grey Wanderer Supporter

    +2,184
    Atheist
    What? No love for Enoch?
     
  12. pdudgeon

    pdudgeon Traditional Catholic Supporter

    +9,939
    United States
    Catholic
    Widowed
    US-Republican
    Yes, they were created with reproductive organs, as were the animals.

    That's how Adam knew that the animals weren't made for him to mate with, and why God created Eve in the way that He did.
     
  13. Tinker Grey

    Tinker Grey Wanderer Supporter

    +2,184
    Atheist
    Never heard of bestiality? I would think it take more than genitalia to inform Adam on this point.
     
  14. pdudgeon

    pdudgeon Traditional Catholic Supporter

    +9,939
    United States
    Catholic
    Widowed
    US-Republican
    Thank you! Genesis 5:24 " He enjoyed a close relationship with God throughout his life. Then suddenly, he disappeared because God took him."
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2020
  15. Tinker Grey

    Tinker Grey Wanderer Supporter

    +2,184
    Atheist
    My pleasure.
     
  16. pdudgeon

    pdudgeon Traditional Catholic Supporter

    +9,939
    United States
    Catholic
    Widowed
    US-Republican
    Yes, that's how Adam knew that the beasts weren't for him when he mated (bestiality): no fruit.
     
  17. jahel

    jahel ~Cassia~

    570
    +216
    Canada
    Christian
    Private
    Maybe that really is where the rubber meets the road. Too much sheep counting coup.
     
  18. Strathos

    Strathos No one important

    +3,309
    Christian
    Single
    US-Democrat
    Are you saying that he tried to have sex with every single animal and only asked for Eve when none of them got pregnant?
     
  19. timothyu

    timothyu Well-Known Member

    +2,658
    Canada
    Non-Denom
    Private
    If he could ask for and receive a companion from God, why before eating of the apple would he even consider making a kid of his own? He could just order one.
     
  20. jahel

    jahel ~Cassia~

    570
    +216
    Canada
    Christian
    Private
    What difference does it make if the old Adam isn’t dead?
     
Loading...