Why didn't God just kill Adam and Eve and start over?
If you take the Flood story literally, you would attribute it to God wanting to cleanse the world of sin. But in the time of Adam and Eve there was a much higher percentage of sinners than at any other point in human history (two out of two). So why didn't God start over right then and there if he wanted to smite sinful humans?
@Loosey: Then I guess the only true answer is, "because that's not how the story goes"
- keyjonaLv 77 years ago
These stories were passed down orally for over 2500 years before being written. Most credible resources on the subject were banned by ruling officials down through the ages.
Adam and Eve were Nephilims(Sons of God designed for earth) sent to benefit mankind like the Nodite tribe. Once a Nephilim mate(forbidden fruit) with mankind they (DIE) lose their power as Adam and Eve did. When a Nephilim dies, he lives over 900 more years as a Nephil-man then dies again. Man at the time of Adam lived about 40 years. Eve mating with the Nodite produced Cain who lived about 500 years.
The floods were periodic occurrences in the Mesopotamia when the four rivers there overflowed. There was no worldwide flood. Abraham had over 300 servants, and fought armies of thousands, who had not been destroyed in Noah's flood. The old testament is the history of the Israelites, not the world.
When writing the history of the Israelites, the Hebrew writers were unable to reconstruct the linage of all Adam's descendants so they used the flood story to avoid the task.
- halfadozen1984Lv 67 years ago
Actually in Gen 1 it tells of the creation of Earth and all of the animals and Adam and Eve. In Chapter 2: 4 on it says God created Adam and Eve again. So, the question is, did God create two Adam and Eves or is just repeating chapter one?Source(s): hd
- dwellinghamLv 44 years ago
Consistent with the story, Jehovah began over once more with the first-rate Flood. Didnt figure out so good the 2nd time round either. The real question is why didn't Jehovah just give up? Is this god incapable of finding out from his mistakes?
- Loosey™Lv 77 years ago
For the trivial peccadillo of disobedience, we supposedly carry this original sin in perpetuity. And unless we slip-slide into heaven on Jesus' blood, we are destined for, and allegedly deserve, eternal suffering. Because god is supposed to be perfect and just. That is some kind of special stupid. I want no part of it. 'Why didn't god just kill Adam and Eve' is like asking what if Sleeping Beauty hadn't eaten that poison apple.
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- Anonymous7 years ago
Why didn't he start over?? Have you seen the world today? God didn't start over because he knew that humanity, like most television shows, needed a good two seasons(that's about 6,000 or whatever years to God ,right?) before things started to get REALLY interesting.
- wescotdownsLv 47 years ago
In some countries if you steal they cut off your hand. In the U.S. you might get 1 to 5 years depending. This is called mercy. We learned this from God, who, instead of destroying us like we deserve gives us a chance to repent and change.
- AmbassadorLv 67 years ago
Because he was finished with the creation. Keep reading its there.
. . . . . I'm guessing if He would have done that you would've repented and received the forgiveness of sins from Christ alone years ago.
- Anonymous5 years ago
Because it was gods purpose that man do bad and learn from the experience that doing bad even one time starts a chain reaction of more bad.. When this is all over and earth is a stinking smoking trash pile and the earth is dead. God will wake us all up from death and say ok see what sin causes. Then with the a word he will reverse all the damage and Adam and eve will be left standing in front of that tree with the full knowledge of good and evil from wittnessing their whole race suffer and die as a result of eating.they will tell the snake hell no I ain't eating that. Then all of us will be born in due time in a perfect world with the knowledge of what happened.
- 7 years ago
Adam and Eve's punishments were good enough.
- JohnHLv 77 years ago
you think he could not start over!!
but God has certain principle and he cannot go against his own principle and rules.