Jan 3, 2022

Christians point to genetics breakthroughs to show Adam and Eve are not incompatible with evolution

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Many Christians have rejected the scientific theory of evolution in part because they think it rules out the existence of a historical Adam and Eve. Yet some scientists and theologians argue that recent breakthroughs in genetics make a historical Adam and Eve compatible with evolution, and that this development may help bridge what many see as a conflict between faith and science.

“For over 160 years, the societal conflict over evolution has been deep and stubborn. But now, in a surprise twist, evolutionary science is making space for Adam and Eve,” S. Joshua Swamidass, an associate professor at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, told Fox News Digital. “It turns out that the theological questions are about genealogical ancestry, not genetics. In this paradigm shift, we are finding a better way forward, a better story to tell.”

In his book “The Genealogical Adam and Eve: The Surprising Science of Universal Ancestry,” Swamidass argues that genetics and evolutionary theory do not conflict with the existence of Adam and Eve, universal ancestors of all humans whom Jesus died to save.


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  1. Lance says:

    The descendants of Adam and Eve were all destroyed in a flood due to their collective wickedness. Noah and his family survived the flood in an ark which came to rest on Mount Ararat, located in far eastern Asia Minor or Turkey . All who are on the earth today are descendants of them. The descendants of Noah and his sons are listed in The First Book of Moses commonly called Genesis in chapter 10, RSV, 1952. Adam and Eve were created in the likeness of God, who is the Father of all mankind, the Creator of all that is. God most certainly does not look like an ape according to the biblical record! What is purposefully left out concerning Adam and Eve is the “Fall of Man”, the spiritual corruption of Eve first and then Adam, caused by the 1/3 of the angelic hierarchy who were involved in a rebellion against the authority of the Most High God. This corruption was the cause of all the wickedness which led to God destroying the descendants of Adam and Eve in the flood of waters. The proof of this flood is self-evident all over this planet. This corrupt “spirit” has been at work in the “sons of disobedience” for a long time, right up to today. Those of this “spirit” believe they can perfect themselves through man’s own scientific efforts without divine grace. They deny the original doctrine of Christ and the divinity of Christ. They claim that Jesus was just another man worthy of leading a religious movement. Their system of doctrine is based on this view of Christ. They are collectively “of the spirit of antichrist” and Jesus warned His apostles and those of the true faith about them long ago. A few know who they are, do you?