The ADAM of Genesis 1 and the ADAM of Genesis 2 (as well as the ADAM of Genesis 5) are all the same ADAM.
This is an overview of sections of Genesis. It is concerned only with those points upon which I differ with the opinions of many who hold the 6th and 8th day creation theory. My notes in this overview will reference various points of difficulty where defective premises have been imagined in the past. First, I want you to know that at one time – only 4 or 5 years ago, I would have agreed with many of these things that many hold today – having already read many of these ideas in the work of Wesley Swift, Bert Comparet and others, and of course being familiar with the “prehistory” of our planet as perceived through archaeology and paleontology – I too was persuaded in what I’m about to critique. But after a much closer inspection of Scripture itself, I realized that it just isn’t so! I am NOT doubting that our planet has a long history, and that many events took place here before the advent of our race upon the earth. I am only asserting that the Bible itself tells us nothing of these things, except that the Adversary was cast out here, for pre-Adamic earth history is outside of the scope of the Bible.
There are many problems, discrepancies, conflicts in ideology, with various versions of events in correlation with the Bible on Genesis. I will be explaining these in the following notes, which I hope I will have presented with clarity. I will endeavor to cover all the major points, while ignoring some of the more minor or petty arguments, for sake of brevity. If one is not persuaded to reexamine the reasons for these major differences, why bother with the little things? Yet, if one will reexamine these major differences, most of the little things will fall into their proper place.
I would state in advance, that it would be futile for anyone to try to convince me that their contradictory viewpoints on these matters are the correct ones. I’m sorry if that sounds arrogant, for I do not intend to be so. I endeavor always to be humble. Yet, I have considered all of these various assorted premises already, examining every facet of each argument at length, with Clifton Emahiser and with David Gray, and am fully persuaded of my current positions as I will outline here:
Genesis 1:20-25: There is no language anywhere in these verses, Hebrew or English, which indicates that non-Adamic races of anthropoids may have been created by Yahweh Elohim at this time (or any other!). None of the earliest translators or interpreters of Scripture, such as those of the Septuagint (LXX), the targums, various apocryphal books, the N.T., Josephus or Philo (which I’ve had opportunity to peruse to date) say anything which may support holding onto any such assumption.
Genesis 1:26-28: The Elohim here is the same Elohim, that is referred to often as YHVH Elohim, all throughout the Bible in the plural: the “plural of majesty”, as evident in Strong’s Concordance where occurrences of the word “God” are usually derived from (Strong’s #H430) Elohim, rather than (Strong’s #H410) El. The man here is ADAM, and was made in the likeness and image of Elohim. To claim that the so-called ‘other races’ are in the likeness and image of Elohim is blasphemous! Note Romans 8:29, II Corinthians 4:4, Colossians 1:15 & 3:10, Hebrews 1:3 et al. The commission given to ADAM here is repeated, necessarily, after the flood of Noah at chapter 9.
Romans 8:29, “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.”
II Corinthians 4:4, “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”
Colossians 1:15, “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature.”
Colossians 3:10, “And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him.”
Hebrews 1:3, “Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.”
Genesis 2:1-3: These verses clearly belong to Genesis 1, and should be numbered 1:32, 1:33, and 1:34. Note that verse and chapter divisions were only developed recently, and are by no means “inspired”, but are generally full of errors: or differences of opinion among scholars. Genesis 2:4 is but the beginning of a new, more detailed account of this creation of Adam, and his early history, which runs through chapter 4.
Genesis 2:7: Here the creation of ADAM is given with further detail. While verses 1:26-28 tell us that Adam was created in the image and likeness of Elohim, here we are informed that Adam was also given the “breath” or Spirit of Elohim, which is the “breath of life.” While all creatures breath oxygen, this is certainly not the “breath of life.” That ADAMITES alone have the Spirit is quite evident throughout the New Testament. That the “breath of life” is the spirit that quickeneth (John 6:63, I Peter 3:18-19 et al.) is evident, as it should be evident that our true life is in the spirit, and not in the flesh (Acts 7:59, Romans 8:5-11, I Corinthians 5:3-5, 6:19-20, Galatians 5 etc. etc.).
John 6:63, “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”
I Peter 3:18-19, “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison.”
Acts 7:59, “And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”
Romans 8:5-11, “For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.”
I Corinthians 5:3-5, “For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed, In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.”
I Corinthians 6:19-20, “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
Galatians 5:5, 16, 17, 18, 22-25, “5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith … 16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law … 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”
What is the Bible to us, if those who have the Spirit are not in His image and likeness? Or if those who have the image and likeness have not the Spirit? Throw all of your books away, eat and drink now, because tomorrow we shall die! But such is not the case. Adam has His likeness. Adam has His image. Adam has His Spirit. No other race has any of these things, and it is blasphemous to make such an assertion!
In our Bibles, Elohim only created ONE RACE: ADAM! And the ADAM of Genesis 1:26-28 is the same ADAM of Genesis 2:7!!! Genesis 2:4 states: “These are the histories (Strong’s #H8435) of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the age that YHVH (this word is missing in the LXX here) Elohim made the earth and the heavens.” Hence it is a chronicle, speaking of something in the past, not in “real time” (i.e. chronologically, after the “seventh day”). The ADAM of the image and the ADAM of the Spirit are ONE!
Genesis 2:19: If a different Adam was created in 2:7, from that of 1:26-28, would you likewise say that the beasts & fowls created here in chapter 2 are different from those of 1:20 through 1:25? Surely I think not since the same Hebrew words are used in both places! And so it is with Adam, (Strong’s #H119 and #H120)! Are we going to continue to throw consistency clean out of the window?
Genesis 5:1-2: If it is necessary to distinguish the Adam of Genesis 1 from that of the Adam of Genesis 2, what do we make of the Adam of these verses? Did Elohim again create a different Adam here in His likeness? I am not being facetious, only ONE race could possibly be created in the Image and Likeness of Elohim, which Jesus our Messiah bore (Genesis 9:6, Deuteronomy 18:15, Acts 3:22, 7:37 and Hebrews 2:17). Yahweh has but one likeness: ADAM!
Genesis 9:6, “Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.”
Deuteronomy 18:15, “The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken.”
Acts 3:22, “For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.”
Acts 7:37, “This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear.”
Hebrews 2:17, “Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.”
The ADAM of Genesis 1 and the ADAM of Genesis 2 (as well as the ADAM of Genesis 5) are all the same ADAM.
It is readily apparent that Genesis chapter 1 should have ended with verse 3 in chapter 2, and that chapter 2 should actually have started with verse 4. These chapter and verse divisions did not exist until relatively recently in the history of Scripture, and the medieval monks who made the divisions – often quite arbitrarily – did not leave us with an ideal product. The text of Genesis 2:4 begins a story which ends with the end of chapter 4. On the seventh day, when God “rested from all His work”, that does not mean that He ceased from all activity. Rather, it means that with the creation of Adamic man, He stopped creating new species. Any new species or organisms which have appeared since the creation of Adam are only corruptions or adaptations of the things here which God already created.
Adam was not the first man in the sense of the word as an adult male hominid. Rather there is much evidence both within and without the Bible that other hominids walked the earth long before the creation of Adam, which the best manuscripts of the Old Testament date to approximately 7500 years ago (see Clifton A. Emahiser’s Patriarchal Chronology). It can be established with certainty that Adam was the first White man. The word adam in Hebrew means rosy, to be able to blush, or to see the blood through one’s skin. This is quite the way that Dr. James Strong defined the word in his Concordance well over 100 years ago. As an adjective, it is ruddy, and it is used in that manner in descriptions of King David found at 1 Samuel 16:12, 17:42, of King Solomon at Song of Sol. 5:10, and of the Nazirites described by Jeremiah at Lamentations 4:7: “Her Nazarites were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk, they were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was of sapphire”. Only White men could possibly ever be described as being ruddy. The word adam means ruddy because the Hebrew word dam (Strong’s #H1818) means blood.
It is generally agreed among anthropologists and archaeologists that so-called Western Civilization began in Syria and Mesopotamia by at least, but not much earlier than, 5,000 years ago. It can be established that all of the nation-families listed in Genesis chapter 10 and described as having descended from the patriarch Noah after the flood were originally White, and that all of the White nations of today have descended from these peoples. In the Historical Essays section of Christogenea there is a list of papers establishing the assertions made here concerning the origins of the White race. Much too lengthy a topic to address here, there is a preponderance of evidence by which it is demonstrated that the Biblical story of the creation of Adam portrays the creation of the White race on earth.
The first law of the Bible is “kind after kind”, which is often overlooked by theologians. That every creature made by God was created “after his [its] kind … and God saw that it was good” is mentioned repeatedly in Genesis chapter 1. In Genesis chapters 2:8-9, we see that God planted a garden in Eden. In ancient Akkadian inscriptions, in a language closely related to Hebrew, eden is the common word used to describe the steppe. In this garden there are trees “good for food”, and there are also the Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. People and races are often depicted as “trees” in Scripture (i.e. Jeremiah 2:21; Ezekiel 17:22, 31:3). The Tree of Life, as the New Testament reveals, is Jesus Christ, who is also the root and the branch of Jesse (Isaiah 11:1, 10). The Tree of Life is also mentioned at Rev. 2:7 and 22:2, 14. Jesus Christ said in John 15:5 “I am the vine, ye are the branches”. By all of this it may be evident that Jesus is the Tree of Life, and each member of the Adamic race is a part of that Tree. The “knowledge” of good and evil, without stretching the meaning of the original Hebrew word in any way, signifies the understanding or even the experience of good and evil. A wooden fruit tree cannot possibly be described by these terms. Like the Tree of Life, this tree is also a race of people. In the Biblical context, the only race up until the time of Adam which could have such knowledge or experience of evil are those rebellious “fallen angels” referred to by both Peter and Jude.
That there were indeed a race of angelic beings cast out to earth even before the time of Adam is evident in Scripture in many places, and also even more so in apocryphal literature such as the Book of Enoch, which is quoted by both Peter and Jude. Jesus Christ Himself tells us at Luke 10:18: “I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven”, and at 10:19 relates this “Satan”, or adversary, to “serpents and scorpions”. An illustration of this same thing is provided to us in the Revelation at 12:7-9: “7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” These are the “Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil”. For more on the topic of these fallen angels, see The Problem with Genesis 6:1-4 at Christogenea.
In Genesis 2:18-24 it is related that Adam had named all of the beasts and other animals which God created, and among them he found no suitable mate, so God created a mate for Adam from Adam’s own flesh and bone. Many believe that this seeking of a mate among the animals by Adam is somehow proof that Yahweh God created the other hominid races at this time (or in the creation of Genesis 1:24-25, another account of this same event). This is discussed in a separate article found below. Whether or not this is true, however, is immaterial to the reason for the account given here. What is absolutely evident here is that Adam was acquainted with all of the species of fauna in his environment, and plenty well enough to recognize them and to give them names. Adam was also highly informed that none of these other species were suitable to mate with, and that it was sufficiently important only to mate with another who was so closely related in kind so as to be the flesh of his flesh, and the bone of his bones. In other words, this is a lesson which teaches that Yahweh God forbids race-mixing, which is a destruction of His original creation, and which is a theme throughout the Bible, even in the New Testament where it is called fornication (as Jude 7 demonstrates, fornication is the pursuit of “strange”, or different, flesh). Click here for an index of some of the papers at Christogenea and related sites that discuss the Biblical attitude towards race-mixing.
The last verse of Genesis chapter 2, “And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed”, sets the stage for the account given in Genesis chapter 3, discussed here in another section.
Various theories on the creation of non-Adamic hominids, which are also referred to in the Bible as “beasts”:
There has been much debate among even the most sincere and scholarly advocates of (two-seedline) Christian Identity, concerning whether or not there were two-legged, or hominid, “beasts” amongst the original creation of life by God on earth, as described in Genesis Chapter 1, from which are derived the non-White races of today. This article shall endeavor to assess this debate, as well as offer a solution to the dilemmas of division and argument on this issue.
On the one side are those who insist that two-legged hominid beasts are indeed included in the “beast” creation of Genesis. These people refer to Genesis 1:24-25 and the use of the Hebrew word chay (Strong’s #H2416), to support their argument. They also seek further to support their argument by pointing to the many “beasts” of later scripture which are described as having cognitive abilities, hands, and which can be punished for wrongdoing. Yet while it is absolutely evident that such two-legged hominid “beasts” did exist after the time of Adam, at least as early as the time of Noah’s having been preserved from the flood (i.e. Gen. 9:5) and possibly even as early as the time that Adam named the beasts of the garden, that does not necessarily mean that those beasts were a part of the original creation. Furthermore, the word chay is clearly used of four-legged beasts in Genesis 7:2 (“every clean beast”), 8:20, 9:2, and many other passages of Scripture. Therefore, neither of the two main Scriptural arguments given by those who would assert that God created non-Adamic “men”, or hominids, can be seen to prove those assertions by themselves. It can also be said, that in most places where the word “beast” is used idiomatically, as a pejorative, of hominids in the Bible, the Hebrew word is never chay, but is always behemah instead, a word from which we have gotten the English behemoth.
On the other side of this argument are those who would insist that hominids could not have been among the original creation outlined in Genesis 1:24-25, and that God never created any hominid here on earth except Adam, the first White man. This side concludes that since Jesus Christ separates the races into good kinds and bad kinds (the word kind in the parable of the net at Matthew chapter 13 is actually genos in Greek, which means race), or into sheep and goats, or wheat and tares, as Paul also distinguishes only sons or bastards (mongrels), that all non-Adamic (non-White) hominids must be mongrels (goats, tares, bastards, etc.), and therefore Yahweh could not have created any of them. This side also insists that since Jesus proclaimed that “Every plant, which My Heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up”, and since Genesis explicitly states that Yahweh created Adamic man, and no other hominid is explicitly stated as having been created, that therefore all the other races are to be rooted up, since Yahweh did not create them. And even though this writer agrees with all of these arguments concerning the other races as they exist today, none of these arguments actually prove by themselves that Yahweh did not create hominids among the beasts which only later became corrupted, and therefore only later are a “plant which My heavenly Father hath not planted”. These Scriptures only prove that there are no non-Adamic races here now which can be considered to be legitimate “men” planted by Yahweh. Furthermore Paul, in Romans chapter 5, clearly equates the word man (Greek anthropos) with the Adamic race, thereby limiting his own understanding of man to that particular race, the Adamic race.
It is generally agreed by both of these sides that the so-called “fallen angels” had been cast out onto this planet before the creation of Adam. It is also agreed that, as the ancient apocryphal documents state and as the epistles of both Peter and Jude infer, these fallen angels had corrupted much of the creation of Yahweh before the time of Adam, and also corrupted much of the Adamic creation (or race). Therefore this entire argument really makes no difference theologically, except that one side wants to somehow “prove” the other wrong. This writer believes that this argument cannot be proven one way or another by Scripture, and indeed it makes no difference, since it is perfectly clear to all involved that the covenants and promises of Yahweh our God are only made to those of the White Adamic race, and specifically to the children of Israel who were chosen from among the greater White race. All non-Adamic hominids are excluded from these covenants.
One side or the other may attempt to turn to the archaeological data to prove their point, since that data certainly does show that there were hominids here before Adam, and that some of them may have even been White in appearance. Yet it can be argued convincingly by Scripture, that the fallen angels themselves must have been White, and the existence of other races here before Adam proves nothing, since we have no exact chronology either of Yahweh’s creation, or of the time of the original rebellion from Yahweh by that race of “fallen angels”. We cannot prove whether the fallen angels corrupted hominids which had already been created by Yahweh, or whether there were no hominids until the fallen angels corrupted themselves with animal-kind, thereby creating those hominids out of themselves. Furthermore, we may never be able to answer this, at least until Jesus Christ Himself returns and gives us the answer!