The Only True Adam of Genesis, Part 3: Adam’s Commission
We have been presenting this series, The Only True Adam, not only because I have been too busy with necessary but worldly tasks here at home to maintain my regular schedule, but also because we are constantly confronted both on social media and within our own real-world circle of associates with long-time Christian Identity adherents who believe that there were two distinct creations of man, each of them called adam, in the Genesis account in our Bibles.
The title of this series, first used by Clifton Emahiser several years ago, is a challenge to those people, that there is one – and only one – creation of Adamic man described in Genesis. The word adam is a collective noun referring to a race of men, as it says in Genesis 5:2 where we read “Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.” This is a clear reference to the day described in Genesis 1:26-27, and it uses identical language from that passage to describe that race. But the word adam can also be a proper noun, a name used to describe the first male of that race.
As we described in Part 2 of this series, which we understand was quite prosaic and perhaps tedious to follow along with in a podcast, the proponents of this so-called 6th & 8th Day creation theory insist that the adam of Genesis 1:26 is a distinct being from the eth-ha-adam of Genesis 2:7, and the first thing they ignore is that the adam of Genesis 1:26 in the Hebrew is called eth-ha-adam in Genesis 1:27! Then, among other things, we went on to explain that these differences are only grammatical, and other forms, such as ha-adam, al-ha-adam, el-ha-adam and vav-lamedh-adam appear in these same chapters of Scripture. So if one insists that there are two different Adamic creations in Genesis chapters 1 & 2, for reasons of grammar, then one better insist that there were really five or six different Adamic creations in Genesis, for that same reason. But if one insists that there are two different Adamic creations in Genesis chapters 1 & 2 for reasons related to the general narrative, then one must insist that there were three different Adamic creations once Genesis chapter 5 is encountered.