A Biblical Fact That Will Help Grow Your Faith

The Lie I Once Believed About Adam & Eve

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Although I grew up going to church every Sunday and attending a school where religion was a subject taught daily, I don’t remember learning anything about the Old Testament.

I remember learning all about the New Testament and especially about Jesus; His birth, His miracles, His death and resurrection.

I read the Good News for Modern Man and still have the tattered orange-covered Bible in my keepsakes box.

It wasn’t until I took my own children to Boys & Girls club, Vacation Bible School, and Sunday school at the local church that I started to learn about other characters in the Bible. I learned the stories of David and Goliath, Daniel and the Lion’s Den, and Jonah and the whale.

I read the stories, watched the stories, and coloured the stories. I believed the stories. Herein lies the lie.

I believed them to be just stories — accounts of imaginary people and events told for entertainment. I thought the “story” of creation was not an actual account of past events.

I thought Adam & Eve were fable.

Although I spent the first 35 years of my life in the New Testament, I admit I just skimmed over the genealogies. One day when I was reading the book of Luke, it dawned on me that Jesus came from Adam. Eureka! How had I missed this before?

Luke 3:23–38 New International Version (NIV)
Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph,
the son of Heli, the son of Matthat,
the son of Levi, the son of Melki,
the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,
the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos,
the son of Nahum, the son of Esli,
the son of Naggai, the son of Maath,
the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein,
the son of Josek, the son of Joda,
the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa,
the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel,
the son of Neri, the son of Melki,
the son of Addi, the son of Cosam,
the son of Elmadam, the son of Er,
the son of Joshua, the son of Eliezer,
the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat,
the son of Levi, the son of Simeon,
the son of Judah, the son of Joseph,
the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim,
the son of Melea, the son of Menna,
the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan,
the son of David, the son of Jesse,
the son of Obed, the son of Boaz,
the son of Salmon, the son of Nahshon,
the son of Amminadab, the son of Ram,
the son of Hezron, the son of Perez,
the son of Judah, the son of Jacob,
the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham,
the son of Terah, the son of Nahor,
the son of Serug, the son of Reu,
the son of Peleg, the son of Eber,
the son of Shelah, the son of Cainan,
the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem,
the son of Noah, the son of Lamech,
the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch,
the son of Jared, the son of Mahalalel,
the son of Kenan, the son of Enosh,
the son of Seth, the son of Adam,
the son of God.

Adam and Eve aren’t fable.

They aren’t imaginary people made up for our entertainment. They are real. They are in the genealogy of Jesus.

As a matter of fact, God started Jesus’ genealogy with Adam and Eve.