The Bible says Eve “would become the mother of all the living“. I take that to mean that everyone who has ever lived, or ever will live, is a descendant of Eve.
But the Bible also says there was a guy named Melchizedek who had no ancestors at all. He was “without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life”. If that’s true, he certainly didn’t descend from Eve. He didn’t descend from anybody!
Oh, and there’s also Adam. He didn’t descend from Eve either.
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The Bible says after Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, they heard God coming, and hid behind trees. Adam said the reason he was afraid to be seen was that he was naked. So clearly they were naked when God found them. Afterward, God made them garments out of skin and clothed them.
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When God asked Eve why she and Adam had
Eden eaten the forbidden fruit, she said the serpent had deceived her. God accepted her explanation and punished the serpent. Paul described the event the same way, saying Eve became a sinner because she was deceived by the serpent.
But if you look at what the serpent said would happen and compare it with what the Bible says actually happened, you’ll find that every single statement the serpent made was true:
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- The serpent said eating the fruit wouldn’t kill them, and it didn’t.
- The serpent said their eyes would be opened when they ate the fruit, and they were.
- The serpent said the fruit would give them knowledge of good and evil, and it did.
- The serpent said this new knowledge would make them become like God, and God said it had.
In the beginning, there was nothing but a perfect God. Everything that existed was perfect. So God decided to create the world, which he knew would turn out to be imperfect. Now everything is no longer perfect. Good job, God.
Continue reading The Story of Adam and Eve—
The Garden of Eden