The Adam and Eve Story And What It Means To Be Born Again
To really understand how we all got here, what it really means to be “born again,” and why there is so much death and destruction in the world we live in – you have to go back to the very beginning to the Adam and Eve story as told to us in the Bible.
To truly understand our roots and beginnings as Christians, we have to fully understand exactly what had occurred in this story. I will go ahead and break the story of Adam and Eve down under the following captions.
God Sets The Stage
1. As Christians, we have to believe in the literal interpretation of the Bible. There are many secular and atheistic teachers and professors who are teaching in our high schools and colleges that man gradually evolved rather than actually being created by our Lord. However, the Bible tells us otherwise.
The account in Genesis tells us very specifically, and without any other possible interpretation, that both man, the heavens, the earth, and all the creatures on the earth were all CREATED by the Lord – that they did not progressively evolve over some period of time. The very first verse in the Bible tells us that God created the heavens and the earth. Here it is:
“In the beginning God CREATED the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)
The Bible then goes on to tell us that God then proceeds to create light, night and day, the seas, the stars, creatures to live in the seas, creatures to live on the dry land, and then finally the man Adam – all in 6 days. Adam was created on the 6th day.
Here is the verse that tells us that the very first man, Adam, was also created by God, and that he did not progressively evolve over any type of period of time:
“And the Lord FORMED MAN of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.” (Genesis 2:7)
Then God plants Adam in the Garden of Eden and gives him total dominion over everything in it – including all of the fish, the birds, and every living thing that moved on the earth at that time. After a certain period of time, God then sees that it is not good that Adam continue to remain alone – so He then creates the first woman Eve by causing a deep sleep to fall on Adam and then takes out one of his ribs.
God literally creates the first woman from the rib of Adam. God meant for Eve to be a helper comparable to him and He then tells the both of them to be fruitful and multiply and to fill the earth and subdue it. Here is the verse that specifically tells us that Eve was also created just like Adam was, and that she too was not a product of some type of evolutionary process.
“And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from the man HE MADE INTO A WOMAN, and He brought her to the man.” (Genesis 2:21)
Again, both of these accounts show that both Adam and Eve were created by God and that they did not evolve from any kind of evolutionary process or any kind of primates.
2. After God brings Eve to Adam to be his helper, Adam makes a very powerful statement that has future implications for all married people. Here is what he says in reference to Eve:
- “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh …” (Genesis 2:22)
- “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24)
Right at the beginning of creation, with the creation of the first man and the first woman, God tells us how powerful and how holy the marriage union is going to be. Bone of my bones, flesh of my flesh – two people becoming one flesh! These words right there tell you why divorce and marital breakups are so painful. It’s like flesh ripping from flesh when two married people try to dissolve the marriage union.
This is why divorce is so painful when one or both of the partners try to break it off. There is a spiritual union that occurs when two people marry for true love. And when one or both want out of the marriage for whatever reason, the pain can literally be excruciating because of the spiritual union that has taken place within the love and bonds of that marriage.
Then the Bible says that God now puts man in the Garden of Eden to tend and keep it. The stage is now set. God has now given this first man and first woman everything they could possibly need to be happy and fulfilled.
They have both been made in the image and likeness of God. They now have each other as marriage mates. God has given them total dominion over everything on the earth. He has told them that they are free to be fruitful and multiply – which means they are free to start having children within the marriage union. And then to really top it off, they both have direct contact and fellowship with God Himself, as this account says that God walked in the Garden of Eden where they were now living. They literally had it all!
However, there was just one small catch! – The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil
I’ll break the rest of this article into the following 3 parts and come back to read my conclusion.
To really understand what it means to be saved and born again, each Christian needs to fully understand what had occurred in the Adam and Eve story. The story of Adam and Eve, and then the story of Jesus coming down to our earth in the flesh to be crucified for all of our sins in order to bring us back to God Himself, are like two puzzle pieces that perfectly fit side by side with one another.
The Adam and Eve story tells us how everything began and why things are the way they are today – all because we are still living under the curse they had brought upon this earth as a result of their one transgression against the Lord.
The Adam and Eve story then sets the stage for the greatest story that will ever be told – the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to our earth in the flesh to save us and deliver us from our sins and our lost condition that arose out of the story of Adam and Eve.
Had God the Father not sent His Son Jesus down to our earth to be crucified for all of our sins and our lost condition – we would all still be living in this lost condition with no chance of ever being able to make it into heaven after we die and cross over.
With Jesus literally being willing to die on a cross in order to get us back to Himself and His Father – we not only get to go to heaven when we die and cross over, but we also get our inside spiritual connection once more fully restored back to both God and Jesus since we all receive the Holy Spirit at the moment of our salvation.
This is something we get immediately. We do not have to wait until we get to heaven before we can receive the Holy Spirit. We receive the Holy Spirit at the exact moment we are saved and born again – and it is by, in, and through the Holy Spirit that we all now have a direct access and a direct spiritual connection back to both God and Jesus.
However, what we do not get is the stoppage of the aging process and the eventual deaths of our physical bodies. The Bible tells us that the last enemy that will be conquered will be death.
1. The Bible tells us that Eve became the mother of all the living. So if Adam and Eve were the first man and first woman to get the ball rolling in reference to starting the world’s population – how did they do this?
Most Bible scholars are in agreement that the only way this could have occurred is if the sons and daughters that Adam and Eve initially had were allowed to have sexual relations with one another. There is absolutely no other way that this could have occurred. The gene pool would not have been contaminated at this early stage.
However, as you get further into the Old Testament, God then ends up prohibiting any incestuous relations among any family members. However, in order to get the ball rolling off this one man and woman, God had to initially allow the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve to have sexual relations with one another in order to get things going.
2. The Bible then says that Adam lived to a ripe old age of 930 years. However, the Bible does not tell us how long Eve had lived for.
Bottom line – the Adam and Eve story needs to be fully understood by every Christian in order to understand who we really are in Christ and why things are the way they are in the world we now live in. Like to hear your thoughts below…
Well articulated and explained!
I shall translate this in Chinese and give this race of people the opportunity to read and receive a clearest possible understanding of who he or she is and why mankind needs Jesus, the Son of God, and His finished works on earth in order to be restored back to our Heavenly Father.
God's design is wonderful -- one man and one woman in a marriage designed by God!
Because there is a bad side simply as that.
People deny there existence, by doing this. This allow's them to do what wicked way's they possess.
There teachnique is slowly to be surely.
Very detailed article. Thanks for sharing
The Adam and Eve Story And What It Means To Be Born Again
Now, brothers and sisters in Christ, do NOT be dismayed or heartbroken when the false religions make funny comments about Christ, Forgive and Pray for them them. (i) We do not read from the same Script- judge for yourselves by looking at the origins of the HOLY BIBLE and the other books, which came first? (ii) The HOLY BIBLE is the only God breathed WORDS that retain their POWER when interpreted in ANY language because it is the POWER of God unto salvation. Certain purported words of the said god(s) do not have power once interpreted.
Adam was told by God that He shall SURELY die if he eats of the fruit, so it means that he (Adam and Eve) were not meant to die in the first place..and this is where Christ Jesus comes in and not other purported prophet(s).Christ(read God) came to restore the status quo...that we may have life and have it in abundance. We inherited death through Adam and Eve as their offspring and Jesus (read the second Adam-the SON of Man)has enabled us to inherit life.
I have read the other books and "salvation" will come by doing "good deeds" such as Fasting and Praying among other "works"
Now...remember that the Devil is a deceiver he mixes the Truth(Christ) with lies...as he did with Eve, be on the look out brethren...
"I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep." John 10:9-11
Romans 3:24--and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
I rest my case with the One True God through Jesus Christ Our Lord and savior.
I am absolutely tired of Muslims stepping into any Christian conversation, and seizing the opportunity to verbally and emotionally abuse us with their beliefs. God provided free will and choice! That is Gods law! The attempt to prevent freedom of choice is nothing more than the adversary at work. Get off Christian web sites if you are only here to harass Christians with your chosen faith! We have our faith as well. It is solely in Jesus Christ ~ by which HE is our sole teacher! Which means you have absolutely nothing to offer us.
I am appalled on how articles like this can blame Adam and Eve for us being here on Earth today. Why do Christians put blame on Adam and Eve in explaining why we are here in this 'misery world'. First of all, a Christian, Muslim or Jew believes that God is The All-Knowing. God knows all things. God knows what will happen in the future. Therefore, it was God's plan in the beginning to create this Earth because He knew Adam and Eve would eat from that tree. In Islam we believe that every human being is responsible for his or her actions and is born pure and free from sin. Adam and Eve committed a mistake, they repented sincerely and God in His infinite wisdom forgave them. God tested Adam so that he could learn and gain experience. In this way God prepared Adam for his role on earth as a caretaker and a Prophet of God. From this experience, Adam learned the great lesson that Satan is cunning, ungrateful and the avowed enemy of mankind. Adam, Eve and their descendants learned that Satan caused their expulsion from heaven. Obedience to God and enmity towards Satan is the only path back to Heaven.
Also, why does this article portray Earth as we know it was an evil place. Do you not know who created this Earth? God did. Yes, there are negative things that happen here all the time but that does not mean it is a bad place. Look at the beauty God has created on this planet for our eyes to enjoy. The sea, the mountains, the green landscapes, the list could go on. These were all God's creations given to us for us to use, understand and be thankful for.
I'd like to conclude that no human being is born of sin as a result of the actions of Adam and Eve. All persons commit sin one time in their life, this is normal, but one must not forget that God is The All-Knowing, and the All-Forgiving. This article tends to say that Jesus was the saviour of all time and that people born after the time of Jesus are born free of sin because he died for our sins. Um..what about all the previous prophets? Moses, Noah, Abraham...? Are you trying to say that they preached for no reason because people at that time were sinned anyways.
What did god do to Adam's rib to make Eve?
i am only 11 and i do not understand alot of this but i try . today i heard a story about pa aliens that look human but are not.here is the story.my friend saw 5 big firey orbs and a big airplane was chaseing them. they left and came back.then there where only 3 left and went into outer space so fast.pa aliens are really itellagent and created us because evil and good went into war soo good made human for backup.2012 december21 pa aliens are going to come and unlock the part of your brain that is in the center of your brain that does nothing. maybe myans made a calender for the return date of pa aliens. usa does not belive aliens because the government will not tell us. if you go to othere contries they will say yea because they see them all the time.there are 60000000000000000 planets that can hold life in the universe times that by 1000 and that is about all the planets.what are the odds that earth is the only planet with life. the universe is so big. i seen a alien orb in real life in hawaii army base scholfield bharracks. my dad said it was a camera but hje did not look but it was floating. if anybody that reads this is in the army tell them to be nice to the aliens in 2012. in the uk they said an electonic bill boards we come in peace your planet is dieing wich is really true.so be really nice to god and always be nice to others and yourself.