The Beliefs of the Berean Christadelphians

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Statement

That the first man was Adam, whom God created out of the dust of the ground as a living soul, or natural body of life, "very good" in kind and condition, and placed him under a law thru which the continuance of life was contingent on obedience.

Discussion

Notice in the references below, that the Bible clearly teaches that people were "created" spontaneously. God made Adam, the first man, out of dust, and then made him alive with his power - called The breath of life. Before he became a living soul, he was a non-living soul. The faithful of old recognized their position, we are all just dust and ashes, clay. Our only hope is that God might one day change this.

Pertinent Bible References

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.
gen 18:27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the LORD, which am but dust and ashes:
job 4:19 How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?
job 33:6 Behold, I am according to thy wish in God's stead: I also am formed out of the clay.
1co 15:46-49 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. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
gen 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.


 
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