Origin of the Human Specie


#1

Does Holy Mother Church require us to believe de fide that the human specie began with a single man and a single woman, whom the Bible named Adam and Eve? Looking at the genealogy of our Lord in the Gospel of Matthew, the apostle seems to me to have truly believe that the parents of the human specie were Adam and Eve.

Peace, so be it.


#2

Yes, there really was an Adam and an Eve. Are you required to believe that everything took place exactly as Genesis describes? The Church does not hold you to this…so no. But as far as our First Parents are concerned…yes. If there was no real Adam, then why should there be a real Christ (the Last Adam)? (See 1 Cor. 15).

See catholic.com/library/Adam_Eve_and_Evolution.asp for what you can and can not believe regarding Adam and Eve and the events surrounding them.

In Christ through Mary,
Tyler


#3

Yes the orgin of the human specie did originate from Adam and Eve, that is why we are born with a fallen nature which we inherited from our first parents…Adam and Eve.

Romans 5:12-15
12: Therefore as sin came into the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all men sinned –
13: sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law.
14: Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sins were not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come.
15: But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift in the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. .

1 Cor15: 21-22
21: For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.
22: For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.


#4

[quote=twf]Yes, there really was an Adam and an Eve. Are you required to believe that everything took place exactly as Genesis describes? The Church does not hold you to this…so no. But as far as our First Parents are concerned…yes. If there was no real Adam, then why should there be a real Christ (the Last Adam)? (See 1 Cor. 15).

See catholic.com/library/Adam_Eve_and_Evolution.asp for what you can and can not believe regarding Adam and Eve and the events surrounding them.

In Christ through Mary,
Tyler
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Even assuming the truth of Evolution, and hominid became man through mutation, there would have to be a “first,” a being capable of passing on his humanity to his offspring.


#5

[quote=preyoflove]Does Holy Mother Church require us to believe de fide that the human specie began with a single man and a single woman, whom the Bible named Adam and Eve? Looking at the genealogy of our Lord in the Gospel of Matthew, the apostle seems to me to have truly believe that the parents of the human specie were Adam and Eve.

Peace, so be it.
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Yes, Catholics are required to believe in Monogenism. Polygenism was condemned by Pope Pius XII in the encyclical Humanae Generis in 1950.


#6

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