While doubts about Adam’s historicity are hardly surprising in a secular society that largely rejects the authority of the Bible, it has surprised some to see debate about this issue occur among Bible-believing Christians.
…”Adam then, was a special creation of God, whether God formed him literally “from the dust of the ground” and then “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life” [Gen. 2:7 NIV], or whether this is the biblical way of saying that he was created out of an already existing hominid. The vital truth we cannot surrender is that, though our bodies are related to the primates, we ourselves in our fundamental identity are related to God.” —evangelical theologian John Stott (emphasis, Gary’s)
–Josh and Sean McDowell, Evidence That Demands a Verdict, pp. 423, 427
Gary: Wow! And I mean, WOW! Having grown up in evangelicalism, I never in my life imagined that American evangelical Christians would attempt to splice Creationism into Darwinian evolution!!!
Why do they even bother?
Why not just admit that science is right, and drop the “Invisible Superhero in the Sky” nonsense?
Here is a link which explains why most Christians are unwilling to do this: Subjective personal perceptions and experiences are more convincing to believers than objective evidence.
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