if adam and eve were the only people wouldnt we all be related?
September 6, 2008 8:19am CST
i was asked this the other day and just want to get your thoughts. if god made adam and eve and well we know what happened etc then we would all be related right? wouldnt that be insest and against the rules too? what would you respond to this person?
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9 Sep 08
First let me say that I am a non-Christian and mean to offend nobody. Now, even I know of the story of the evolution and have read much on it and its exactly my thoughts too that if Adam and Eve were the first humans and our parents, then were does that leave us except for incest? And then again after Cain and Abel and the murder of Abel by Cain, if Cain was indeed banished by God and he lived in the Land of Nod and fathered a lineage, it automatically shows that apart from Adam and Eve (or contemporary to them at least) there were other people on this earth. Or else, if Cain were to have married his sister (considering that Adam and Eve were the first humans and no other humans apart from them were on the earth) then that again is incest. Quite confusing!
10 Sep 08
This question is very common and it has a simple answer. In that time there was no law against incest, as the only way the humans could multiply in the very beginning was a marriage between a sister and a brother. If we do some research, we will find out that even the scientists believe that all humans are the same family and come from one couple. At that time Adam and Eve were so close to perfection that there were no genetic problems that could have been inherited by their children so it was possible for Cain to marry a sister or maybe a niece and take her with him to the land of Nod. The Bible shows clearly that Adam and Eve had sons and daughters. If you wish to read more about this subject, I found an article that this thing is explained among other questions that many people have. http://www.watchtower.org/e/t13/article_01.htm
6 Sep 08
Adam and eve are the first human being created by God and we are a descendant of them. But it doesnt mean we are incest. At that time God wanted them to breed more children and multiply for the generations to come. At that time God didnt yet imposed the 10 commandments. When the world start to get sinful that is the time God decided to make the 10 commandments. It is true that we are brothers and sister in christ. But it doesnt mean we are incest. At that time they just really need to breed and multiply since there is still no other people living on earth except Adam and Eve.
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6 Sep 08
As much as i'm not a religious person let alone a Christian I have to say that no its not or wouldnt be considered incest since the blood lines would be at this point SO diluted AND if he didnt want us to mate because of incest I figure the smart thing to do would have been to to create more than just adam and eve..