Is the story of Adam and Eve real?

The statement was made, ” I don’t believe the creation story is real.”

God believes in the Adam and Eve story.
Hosea 6:7

Like Adam, they have broken the covenant – they were unfaithful to me there.

Moses believed in the Adam and Eve story.
Genesis 5:5

Altogether, Adam lived 930 years, and then he died.

Luke believed in the Adam and Eve story.
Luke 3:38

the son of Kenan, the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.

Paul believed in the Adam and Eve story.
1 Timothy 2:13

For Adam was formed first, then Eve.

Jude believed in the Adam and Eve story,
Jude 1:14

Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men: “See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones

Paul wrote repeatedly about Adam.

1 Corinthians 15:45

So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.

Romans 5:12-17

12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned- 13 for before the law was given, sin was in the world. But sin is not taken into account when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who was a pattern of the one to come. 15 But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! 16 Again, the gift of God is not like the result of the one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. 17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.

The people used by God to write the Bible believed the story of Adam and Eve. If you can’t trust God, who can you trust? So yes, the story of Adam and Eve is real.

For those who do not believe the story of Adam and Eve is real, consider the following. I suggest that if you do not believe God can create man from dust and woman from his rib, then you have God in too small a box. How big is your God?

By deciding you don’t believe in the story of Adam and Eve, you are placing yourself in God’s place. This is exactly what happened in Romans 1. People are created things. When we put our thoughts in the place of God’s then we put ourselves in the place of God in our lives. 

Romans 1:22-25

22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. 24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator – who is forever praised. Amen.

By not believing the story of Adam and Eve, you pick and choose what to believe. Anyone who does not believe the Adam and Eve story does not believe God. If you don’t believe God, what makes you think the Gospels are accurate? If you don’t believe God, you have no basis for belief in Christ. 

If someone does not believe any part of the Bible, then to claim to trust the Bible is intellectually dishonest and inconsistent. You can not have it both ways. This demonstrates a disconnect in the thinking process, this is classic post-modern thinking.

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