Adam in the City
But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. (Mark 10:6)
Our Lord Jesus made this statement to the religious leaders of His day when they attempted to trip Him up with a trick question. Who were the “them” to whom He was referring? They could only be human beings (not animals), since the question from the Pharisees that prompted the response was about the permission to divorce. It also appears that Jesus was referencing the Genesis account, since He spoke of the “beginning of the creation.” One could therefore conclude that Jesus was speaking about a “historical” Adam and Eve.
Historical—that is the important point. God made a special garden for Adam and Eve to start their lives in. Somehow, in the minds of some, that seems to relegate Adam and Eve (and their real lives) to a rural, even fairytale, existence. But that’s not the case.
The real Adam is vitally important to those who live in the hectic, high-pressured, and intense cities of our world today. The whole of Scripture makes no sense if Adam is not a flesh and blood human being in real history. The “man” in the garden is the “Adam” in the city. (Read more….)
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