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Adam: the original patriarch

I just charted out the antediluvian time lines. It appears that Adam lived and may have known Noah’s father. I wonder if there is a connection between the death of Adam and the condition of man prior to the flood.

Has anyone done a similar study?

Any thoughts…


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A Plurality of Elders to Aid a Troubled Marriage?

About 16 to 17 biblical texts speak to the doctrine of a biblical ecclesiology. The following texts all reference the early church having multiple elders within one geographical assembly of saints:
*Acts 11:30
*Acts 14:23
*Acts 15:4,6
*Acts 15:22-23
*Acts 16:4
*Acts 20:17
*Acts 21:18
*Philippains 1:1
*1Tim. 4:14
*1 Tim. 5:17
*Titus 1:5
*James 5:14
*1 Peter 5:1

In examining the life of Adam, and all of those who have the Adamic nature (which is all of us), I am seeing a pattern. I’ve met many men who are still doing exactly what Adam did.

Adam was not strong enough to say no to Eve. Thus, by his sin he plunged the whole human race into depravity at the moment that he disobeyed God’s command in the garden. In theology we call this the federal and natural headship doctrine (see Romans 5:12). Adam (which in the Hebrew is the name for mankind) represented mankind and inside of Adam was all of mankind to come. He failed to ask for help when approached by Eve in the time of temptation.

I suppose Adam, like any man, struggled with how to tell his closest and ONLY neighbor in love "no". In reality he actually failed to call upon God for strength and thus by his failure he ruined all of us. Of course, we were seminally present in him and had we been there we too would have done the very same thing. If we would have done anything different then surely God would have placed us there.

But I see the pattern of Adam replayed over and over in the lives of men who are married. One man came to me and admitted such. He said to me: "I am afraid of my wife. I’m afraid of loosing her if I stand up to her and do not give her what she wants I just want her to be happy."

I took him to 1 Cor. 7:33 where the Bible says: "But the married man is anxious about worldly things, how to please his wife, and his interests are divided." He read this and saw it as a reality in his own life. Over time he began to lean on the strength of the elders when he had to make a tough decision. He…


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Was Adam androgynous until Eve

So, I was looking at Genesis in the E-Sword bible the other day and was wondering how it was that God made Adam (man) male and female and told him (them) to be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth on the 6th day of the creation week, but it would seem that some length of time passed before God got around to forming Eve. Could Adam multiply without Eve? Also note that the plural "them" is not given a strongs number and is possibly a translation addition for clarity (bias).

Gen 1:27 So GodH430 createdH1254 (H853) manH120 in his own image,H6754 in the imageH6754 of GodH430 createdH1254 he him; maleH2145 and femaleH5347 createdH1254 he them.
Gen 1:28 And GodH430 blessedH1288 them, and GodH430 saidH559 unto them, Be fruitful,H6509 and multiply,H7235 and replenishH4390 (H853) the earth,H776 (KJV w/Strongs con.)

Now in Gen 2:18 God explains that Adam needs another someone as a help meet.

Gen 2:18 And the LORDH3068 GodH430 said,H559 It is notH3808 goodH2896 that the manH120 should beH1961 alone;H905 I will makeH6213 him an helpH5828 meet for him.H5048 (KJV w/Strongs con.)

God then took flesh and bone Gen 2:23 out of Adam to form the woman (womb and man – according to Webster). Her very identity was taken out of man in the form of flesh and bone. It would seem that God took the womb and mabey even pelvic bone from Adam to form Eve, so Adam called her woman (womb-man).

WOMAN, n. plu. women. [a compound of womb and man.]… (Webster dictionary)
Gen 2:21 And the LORDH3068 GodH430 caused a deep sleepH8639 to fallH5307 uponH5921 Adam,H121 and he slept:H3462 and he tookH3947 oneH259 of his ribs,H4480 H6763 and closed upH5462 the fleshH1320 insteadH8478 thereof;
Gen 2:22 And(H853) the rib,H6763 whichH834 the LORDH3068 GodH430 had takenH3947 fromH4480 man,H120 madeH1129 he a woman,H802 and broughtH935 her untoH413 the man.H120
Gen 2:23 And AdamH121 said,H559 ThisH2063 is nowH6471 boneH6106 of my bones,H4480 H6106 and fleshH1320 of my flesh:H4480 H1320 sheH2


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