There were not two creations of man in Genesis
Were there two creations of man in Genesis, or does chapter one describe the sequence of his Creation, whereas chapter two gives us important details of that singular creation event?
This short article will prove that there were not two creations of man in Genesis; this false teaching is one of many adhered to by the deceived, at the hands of the deceivers.
Gen 1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
- The creation of animals is described in Genesis 1:24-25. However in the next chapter, several details are given regarding these animals.
The Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air from the ground, and Adam was to name them all (Gen 2:19).
Those who claim to believe that there were two creations of man in Genesis, do not believe in two separate creations of animals. The same principle for two creations of man in Genesis however, must also apply to the creation of the animals.
God created man, both male and female after He created the animals (Gen 1:27).
- The creation of man is described in Genesis 1:27. However in the next chapter, several details are given regarding the creation of man.
Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Rather than suggesting the possibility of two creations of man in Genesis, there is one creation event, with the details described afterwards.
Gen 2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
God completed his creation in six days. On the seventh day he rested, and there is no eighth day of creation expressed or implied.
Were there two creations of man in Genesis Are there two unique Adams?
The next pathetic excuse for two creations of man in Genesis, is displayed by the teaching of two Adams.
- Apparently the first Adam (H 120), represented in Genesis chapter one refers to the creation of the Gentile races. Yes there is a supremacy element to this strange doctrine, and this group believes that giants were created by the offspring of satan and the first Adam or mankind.
- The second Adam (H 121), or the man created at a later time from the dust of the ground, apparently represents the Hebrews.
The word Adam (H 121), is used five times in Genesis, in the singular (Gen 2:21, 3:17, 5:3-5). In all of these verses, the reference is made to the specific man by that name.
The word Adam (H 120), is used in reference to Adam or mankind in general.
Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man (H 120), of the dust of the ground (H 127), and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
The word ground is from the word red, as in the color of the earth (H119). The words for Adam in Hebrew, whether it be Strongs (H 120), or (H 121), are both in essence the same word. Also both of these words for Adam, are derived from the word red (H 119), and ground (H 127). Interestingly enough, man himself was formed from the ground.
Gen 5:1-2 This is the book of the generations of Adam (H 121) . In the day that God created man (H 120), in the likeness of God made he him. Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam (H 120), in the day when they were created.
When so-called Christians follow after the teachers of fables, such as the two creations of man in Genesis, they are involved in a system of religious beliefs and rituals. This is the identification of a Christian Cult (2 Tim 4:3-4).
2 Timothy 2:15-16 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
Adam called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living (Gen 1:27, 3:20).
1 Cor 15:45-47 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.