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Adam & Eve's Children Did Not Marry Each Other

Summary:

Strong Bible references confirming that God created other people, and that the children of Adam & Eve did not marry each other! God would never be the cause for people to sin, and then "tolerate" it!

CONTENT:

1. Incest marriages are against God's instructions!!

2. God "Created Mankind, Created Them Male and Female"!
3. "Eve, the mother of all the living"

4. Who were the “sons of God” that Married from Humans?
5. Cain's Wife Is Not His Sister!!!
 

1. Incest marriages are against God's instructions!!

Here is what God said about brother and sister marrying each other:

Leviticus 20:17

If a man marries his sister, the daughter of either his father or his mother, and they have sexual relations, it is a disgrace. They are to be publicly removed from their people. He has dishonored his sister and will be held responsible.

You may say this scripture is in Leviticus, long after Adam & Eve. Are you saying God allowed it at first, then changed later?! Why? Is He not capable of creating others to avoid this disgrace?!

Would you want your son and daughter to marry each other? Would they want to, for any higher-call reason?!! How much more our Holy God would not want that for His creation!!

Was it too difficult for God to create more people? Of course not! Would He create others to avoid breaking His rules and disgraceful incest marriages?! Of course He would!!! There is no evidence against it! Although the Bible only described the creation details of Adam & Eve, it does not mean God did not create other people! No need to speculate about the children of Adam and Eve marrying each other! It is likely that Adam and Eve were the first couple, and were the only ones subjected to the tree-test.

Abraham Married His Half-Sister

This was not the norm at that time. It was an exception in that culture, and an offense to God. It was Abraham that decided to take the wrong action, not God that caused it! But God looked the other way while focusing on His bigger objective. This was not the only offense from Abraham that God had to disregard. Example, he got with their maid Hagar to have a child, knowing well that it was wrong. All humans are sinners by their choice.

 

 

2. God "Created Mankind, Created Them Male and Female"

This Genesis1 description sounded a lot more like many, than just 2!

Genesis 1:27-28

So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it...”

This Bible reference was in the 1st chapter of Genesis, the part of Genesis where creation was being described in general terms. The specific details of creating Adam and Eve came later in Genesis 2.

So based on this "scripture in general terms" in Genesis 1, examples, "Created mankind", "created them male and female", "blessed them", and "told them to be fruitful and multiply...", He created others the same way as Adam & Eve. It is just that the Bible only provided the details of the Adam & Eve account because they were the ancestors of the Jews and the Messiah Jesus Christ. The answer is simply that the Bible did not get into the details of creating the others.

3. "Eve, the mother of all the living"

This Genesis 3:20 verse below has been the source of confusion. We all know that the Bible is not a complete "encyclopedia"; God purposely left vagueness in it for His awesome reasons. Example, Old Testament prophesies, Jesus’ parables, and the book of Revelation. God wants us to seek Him! I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me, Proverbs 8:17.

I've been praying for wisdom on this subject for a few weeks now. And finally the Holy Spirit guided me to the answers through the proper interpretation of His scripture. It is not new revelation; it is only proper interpretation.

Genesis 3:20

Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.

"All The Living":

Are those before the cross, saved by God's promise.

"The Living" in this verse is the patrilineal lineage of the Messiah Jesus Christ, from Adam to Joseph, as re-traced in two Gospels, Luke 3:23-37 and Matthew 1:1-16

"The Living” also meant "the Elect". This was later clarified by Paul in the New Testament. Those before the cross, saved by God's promise, "the Elect" or "the Living". They were the people God was connected with by animal-sacrifice-redemption for forgiveness of sins, which kept them “living”. The other people lineages God created were not presenting sacrifices, nor forgiven, and therefore not from the “living”; not "saved".

Other parts of the Bible uses similar language referring to "the living" from the lineage of Jesus the Messiah:

Mark 12:26-27  God said to him, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'. [Then Jesus said:] "He is not the God of the dead, but of the living"

 

This passage of scripture says that God is “God of the living”, and referencing some of the forefathers of Jesus, which were from the descendants of Eve. Thus, Eve, their great grand mother was “the mother of the living”. 

A side note, the son of Adam & Eve in the genealogy of Jesus was Seth, not Cain. In other words, Cain is not in the “living” line, for those wondering.

4. Who Were the “sons of God” that Married from Humans?

They were not angelic beings!! This Genesis reference about the "sons of God married daughters of humans" meant some sons of Adam and Eve married from daughters of the other people God created.

Genesis 6:1-2

When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.

In other words, the other humans God created began to increase in numbers, and sons of Adam & Eve married from their daughters.

In the Bible, Adam was called the "son of God":  ”the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.“ ‭‭Luke‬ ‭3‬:‭38. So it is fitting that Adam's sons also be called the "sons of God", when compared to the other humans God created.

The term “sons of God” is related to the term “the living”. Both terms are from the descendants of Adam and Eve. In the New Testament, Jesus called the blessed, "sons of God":

Matthew 5:9

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

John‬ 1‬:12

”Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God“

5. Cain's Wife Is Not His Sister!!!

Genesis 4:13-14

Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment is more than I can bear. Today you are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from your presence; I will be a restless wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.”

Cain had just killed his brother Able. At that point Adam & Eve plus their children were 4 total, with possibly some sisters to Cain. Then the number went down to 3 (Adam, Eve, and Cain). Who were these other people Cain was afraid of killing him? Answer: They were the children of "humans", from the other people God created!

Closing

God creating more people even further explains the variety of races and ethnicities. So no need to trip all over ourselves trying to explain that Adam & Eve possessed the multiple types of seeds etc., or maybe black Africans evolved to become Asian or Northern Europeans, or vv.. God created the various types of people! You ask, what about Noah's flood? Noah, his wife, his son's, and their wives on the ark, were from different tribes and carried multiple genes. Then repopulated the earth.

Most theologians are willing to go to any extremes to explain-away the wrong-message from shallow-reading the Bible. But refuse to look closer at the scripure as a whole for the proper explanation!

Let's not get too annoyed with this; it is not the only missing specific-detail in the Bible! Most of Jesus' parables were misunderstood, except the ones He explained. Example, the parable of the "farmer sowing seeds" in Matthew 13:24-48. If Jesus did not explain it, people today would still be insisting that Jesus was helping us with agriculture!

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