IF the Bible is true...
...and Adam & Eve ACTUALLY existed...
They could NOT have been Christians, because Christ had not done his time on Earth yet.
They could NOT have been Jews, because that all started with Abraham and Issac (right?).
They could have been Pagans (what we call Pelio-Pagans, prehistoric Pagans...not to be confused with the Neo-Pagans of today) as they predated Christians and Jews. (And their story is very similar to earlier Pagan myths...but that's for a different day...different question.)
Or were they something else?
This is one of the most convincing arguments for evolution I have ever heard. Most cosmologies that deal with ANY religion, start with people being "saved" by a prophet or wise man, AFTER the tribe or nation was formed. It never says "saved" from what, which makes me think that the earliest Homo-erectus had no religion--like the animals, and that all religions are made by peoples myths becoming codified into culture, and then religion.
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Answer by jellyphish at 4:23 PM on Jun. 19, 2009
"Christian" basically means "Christ-follower". Since they were alive thousands of years before Jesus came, they were clearly not followers of Jesus. However, since God the Father and Jesus are One, Adam and Eve worshiped the same God as Christians do today.
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Answer by NovemberLove at 5:23 PM on Jun. 19, 2009
You people cannot get past the term religion. Religion is man-made. God created Adam and Eve solely for the purpose of relationship but Adam ruin their connection through disobedience. The only way from that point to have temporary connection with God was only through sacrifice to pardon their sins. This process was not good enough, God wanted to re establish permanent relationship and connection this could only be obtained through a HOLY Sacrifice without blemish. So God came as a person Jesus Christ and became the perfect and final sacrifice for reconciliation. that is why he says I am the way the truth and the light no one can get to the Father but through me. Coming to Jesus is the only way you can have perpetual relationship with him as he intended in the beginning. Followers of Christ are in fellowship with God as Adam and Eve were. Religion is man made to cause division and confusion.
Answer by ptomom678 at 5:25 PM on Jun. 19, 2009
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