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Given that most evangelicals say no, he did not, what do you think?

The idea here is that Adam could have been taken "out of" other people groups for a special purpose, put in the garden, and therefore would have a navel or...

...the traditional view is that he did not, because taken literally, Adam was created as a unique creature, different physically, and responsible (with Eve of course) for all people who ever lived.

I would like to know your thoughts on this, and how those thoughts would fit into covenant creation.

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Comment by Sharon Nichols on November 5, 2012 at 6:28pm

Third option:  God created Adam from the dust of the earth, thus was the first man, yet he created Adam WITH a naval.  (else, where would all the belly-button lint go?) :o) 

Comment by Doug on November 5, 2012 at 7:40pm

Hi Sharon,

Thanks for contributing. So then, what about Eve? Did SHE have one?

Seriously though, I only asked the question to get attention to the real topic. Namely, if Adam was taken OUT OF the general population of the earth (assuming there was a general population) then he was biologically identical to them and probably was born of a woman.

Personally, I wrestle with that idea. But I do believe that the whole purpose of Adam's creation was so that he would be a type of Christ (an ambassador for Christ) on the earth. His world in Eden would be a prototype of God's kingdom, and it would be there that people would come to learn of God.

So then, perhaps God did "make" Adam and Eve from scratch biologically. But even Jesus had half and half genes in Him (God Himself and Mary). So would Adam have been COMPLETELY  made from scratch, or rather would he have been "called out" from amoung the other people of earth for this purpose of evangelizing the lost? Such a scenario certainly answers a lot of questions for me. For example, it answers the question of how Adam would be created fully adult with the ability to talk and presumably have a frame of reference about how to live within the garden.

But it also opens up new questions. Like, for example, why Adam would be asked to name all the animals in the garden. If he was taken from out of other people, then the animals would already have names. That COULD be answered metaphorically by saying that the "animals" were really people, and Adam was exercising dominion over the earth and bringing order to the chaos of the people of earth.

So, there are many possibiliites. I would just like to hear other theories some may have.

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