letters to surfers

 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 when the
 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).
 Robert Brow


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