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10 Things You Should Know About Adam and Eve
For sure, you know that Adam and Eve are our grandparents. Perhaps, you learn them from Bible reading or study, a Bible game, or other people.
However, there are ten other essential things you need to know. Let’s discover them.
THE BEGINNING OF TIME
At the beginning of time, there was nothing except God and His hosts. For this reason, He did not want to be alone. He wanted to share the life He had. Hence, He created heaven, earth, and living beings ready to worship and live with Him.
Completing the earth in five days, He created man on the sixth day. According to Genesis 2:7, He formed him out of dust from the ground and breathed life into his nostrils.
Then, he named him Adam. Later, He created a woman to be his companion, naming her Eve.
Among all others that God has made, human beings are the most special. He created them in no other than His image and tasked them to rule and dominate the earth (Genesis 1:26-27).
On this note, our grandparents were the first to exemplify this mission in the Garden of Eden.
The garden was a paradise – perfect in every aspect and detail. According to Driskell (n.d.), it had an ideal temperature and humidity and innocent living creatures.
Also, it had no diseases or harmful organisms and no shame or guilt. That is, nothing could draw anyone away from enjoying the daily experience with the Creator.
WHO IS ADAM?
Adam was the first human God created – our grandest forefather. Crowned with glory and honor, Psalm 8:5 describes him as a created being little lower than angels.
With this, God appointed him ruler over all creation. Genesis 1:28 uses the terms “subdue” and “rule” to express the kingship God entrusted him.
WHO IS EVE?
Eve was the first woman God created on earth to be with Adam. Genesis 2:21 reports, “He took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh.” It was out of this that God conceived Eve and gave her to Adam, verse 22 continues.
ADAM AND EVE LIVING IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN
Soon as they met after their creation, God united them. They became one flesh, naked as they were (Genesis 2:24-25).
Since then, this Adam and Eve lived in the garden exploring its beauty. They also spent time with the Creator in praise and worship. Meanwhile, God entrusted them with a particular task.
Specifically, they were to govern every moving creature under the sea, air, and land (Genesis 1:28). God gave them this divine stewardship to serve and glorify Him.
THE DISRUPTION AND CURSE
Indeed, everything was pleasant in this paradise until something happened – the disruption that has changed the world’s fate. Before the creation, sin began with Satan (formerly Lucifer) in heaven after committing rebellion against God.
Now that he was in the garden, he took the opportunity, disguises himself as a serpent. Specifically, he chose to be in the most dangerous place – the tree of good and evil knowledge.
In Genesis 3, the serpent called Eve’s attention one day and tempted her to eat the tree’s fruit. The woman tried to resist mentioning that God warned them to avoid it. However, the devil won her by arguing that she would not die doing so. Soon as she gave in and shared it with Adam, sin infected the earth.
All of a sudden, life became difficult. In Genesis 3:16-19, the Lord made a curse on Eve that He would “multiply her sorrow” and “conception.” Likewise, Adam would work hard to sustain his family.
Indeed, such suffering would pass on to all their descendants. It would include the animals and the rest of creation.
THE PROMISE OF HOPE
Nevertheless, God, through an angel, gave them a promise of hope in Genesis 3:15. Specifically, He would establish an “enmity” between the obedient and the sinners.
This curse would result in the Great Controversy, the cosmic war between good and evil. Fortunately, the Lord “shall crush your head.” That is, the Redeemer would come to earth to deliver humanity from sin.
10 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ADAM AND EVE
1) ADAM GOT HIS NAME FROM THE ELEMENTS OF CREATION.
Genesis 2:7 mentions dust, an element of the earth God used in forming man’s body.
2) EVE’S NAME MEANS “TO GIVE LIFFE.”
We can read from Genesis 2:21-22 that God conceived her out of Adam’s own body, giving her life.
3) ADAM AND EVE DID NOT UNDERGO BIOLOGICAL BIRTH.
God raised the former from the earth’s dust (Psalm 139:15) from whose body He made the latter (Genesis 2:21-22).
4) ADAM WAS SINGLE AT FIRST.
In Genesis 2:8-17, he was with nature and animals before God made Eve.
5) GOD CREATED EVE TO SERVE AS ADAM’S COMPANION.
In Genesis 2:18, the Lord said it was not good for him to be alone. Thus, he created a helper.
6) ADAM DIED AT THE AGE OF 930.
“Thus all the days that Adam lived were 930 years, and he died.” (Genesis 5:5).
7) NO ONE KNOWS WHEN EVE DIED.
While the Bible says she died, it does not specify her age.
8) THE FRUIT THEY ATE MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN AN APPLE.
Genesis 2:17 only refers to it as the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
9) THE ANIMAL THAT TEMPTED EVE WAS NOT A SNAKE.
Chapter 3 of Genesis identifies it as a serpent.
10) ADAM AND EVE HAD 3 CHILDREN.
Various sources claim they had more, but Genesis mentioned only Abel, Cain, and Seth.
WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM ADAM AND EVE’S STORY?
From this experience of Adam and Eve, we can learn the value of choice. That is, God has given us the freedom to choose between good and evil. Whatever decision we make affects our eternal destiny. Hence, obedience to God is essential.
Besides, it protects us from sinning and leads us to salvation. Therefore, let us always choose to do what is right.