“But there’s more evidence that it’s wrong because in Chapter three, after Adam and Eve sinned, God said to them, ‘In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.’ And other scriptures say that we will all return to the dust when we die and that’s literal dust because Adam was made from literal dust.

Well, Adam was created and God created a garden and He placed Adam in the garden and then he gave Adam an assignment, to name animals and God brought animals to Adam. And so, he gave names to all the cattle and the birds of the air and the beasts of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him. So in the process of naming those animals, Adam realized that there were no humans for him to relate to. And so God put Adam to sleep. And God took the rib which he had taken from the man and then He made it into a woman and He brought her to the man. Now in this case, Eve was made from a pre-existing living creature, Adam. But there is no way in which you can harmonize this verse with evolution. This is describing supernatural surgery.

Genesis 3 says that Eve was the mother of all the living and first Corinthians says Adam was the first man. So, there were no people before them. Everybody is descended from them and they were created supernaturally and all of us are re-created naturally through pro-creation from the first two humans.

Well, how long ago did they live? Well, Genesis 5 and 11 give us genealogies from Adam to Noah and then Shem, who was on the boat with Noah, to Abraham. And that these genealogies are unique in the Bible and in all near eastern literature because they tell us the age of the patriarch when the next man was born and then how long that man lived.

So, it doesn’t matter whether Seth was the son or the grandson or the great grandson of Adam. He was born when Adam was 130-years-old. So, there might be some missing names. I don’t think there are. I’ve read the arguments for missing names. They are not persuasive. But there are no missing years. And so we can total up the years. It’s about 2000 years from Adam to Abraham and then there are several verses in the old and new testament that pinpoint Abraham at about 2000 years before Jesus. We’re about 2000 years after Jesus. So, the Bible is really clear. Adam was created on the sixth day of history, just two days after the sun, moon and stars, about six thousand years ago.

In ‘Searching for Adam,’ I wrote the chapter for the biblical evidence for this conclusion and in ‘Searching for Adam’ the chapter on genetics shows that the genetics, in particular the mutation rates, in the human genome, confirm the biblical time scale and doesn’t fit at all the evolutionary story.”

The lecture can be watched here.

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