5. Adam and Eve were real persons in a real past, and the fall was a real event with real and devastating consequences for the entire human race. This is likely to be a sticking point for some. An increasing number of evangelical evolutionary creationists are giving up belief in Adam and Eve as real persons in a real past.
The genetic evidence, at least as we now understand it, makes belief in an original human pair doubtful if not impossible. I suspect in 20 years’ time, support for Adam and Eve as real persons in a real past will be a minority view even within evangelicalism. Should this come to pass, I remain confident that the Christian faith will survive, even though this will require some reconfiguration of our deepest convictions. That being said, I personally don’t find the genetic evidence compelling enough to jettison belief in a real Adam and Eve in a real past. TODD WILSON, “Ten Theses on Creation and Evolution That (Most) Evangelicals Can Support” at Christianity Today
He’s right, and that shift will coincide with many church closings. As we have seen from various news items linked below, there is no definitive reason to “know” that there was no single couple.
It is a sign of significant loss of cultural confidence when people are willing to reconfigure their “deepest convictions” even when the evidence against them isn’t “compelling.” Almost always that’s because what they call their faith
And they are—you may be sure—a market for someone.
See also: Ann Gauger Talks About Adam And Eve With World Editor Marvin Olasky
Adam a nd Eve reappear in a recent study
Adam, Eve, Richard Buggs, And Dennis Venema: Could Adam And Eve Have Existed?
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