Do you really believe in Adam and Eve ?
Answer by Robert Brow (www.brow.on.ca) Kingston, Ontario February 2008
Various species of hominids walked upright for two or three million
years. But in the Bible the first true humans are distinguished from
other animals by being created "in the image of God" (Genesis
1:26-27). At least this means that they were moral beings and could
know and converse with God. Something went badly wrong
second Person of the Trinity wanted to go for a walk with Adam and
Eve, and "they hid themselves from the presence of Yahweh" (the LORD
God, Genesis 3:8). As a result humans without faith are characterized
by hiding from God, blaming each other (Genesis 3:12), finding their
work unsatisfying (Genesis 3:17-19), and hating like Cain the first
murderer (Genesis 4:8; see Romans 1:29-31). The perfect love of our
original image of God state cannot be recovered by trying to tame our
flesh (natural instincts) but only by setting our mind on the spirit
of God (Romans 7:14-8:6).