Was There a Historical Adam? (Part 2)

Was Adam a real man? Some Christians accept evolution’s claim that Adam was not a real person, just a representation of the human race after evolving. Yet, the biblical record creates a big problem for such an idea.

If the story of Adam is just an allegory – like a parable – then we shouldn’t see him mentioned in ANY historical genealogy in the Bible. Yet, in Luke 2, there’s a detailed account of the Messiah’s family line that starts with Jesus and goes all the way back to … you guessed it … ADAM! So, if we believe Jesus was a real person, then logically we have to believe His earthly father, Joseph, was a real person, too. And that means we have to accept the others in the family line – David, Abraham, Noah, and ADAM – were real people as well!

As Pastor John MacArthur said:

Any evolutionary lies that seek to eliminate Adam as a historical person are guilty of a destructive assault on the gospel and on Scripture.


That leads to the next question: Can we trust the Bible as reliable history when it comes to Adam’s creation? We’ll address that question another time. Until then, find more apologetic resources at debunked.org. Stay bold!

Carl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

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