Rick Gerhardt :: Were Adam and Eve literal people?

  • “Absolutely,” says Rick Gerhardt, Biologist and Christian Apologist. “The genetic evidence provides no reason not to believe that.” A second question is raised about the length of human history: why do some Young Earth Creationists claim that the earth is only 6,000 years old? Their claim is based on the belief that the genealogies in the Bible are complete records of every soul in the particular ancestral line being represented. The ancient Israelites were not trying to provide complete ancestral accounts for a person the way we try to today. “They wanted to place him in his context by mentioning ancestors that everybody reading the account or listening would have recognized.”

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