Talk of a hard piece of article to write; I don’t know any other than this. The title itself is suggestive, and the chances are high that someone or even all of you are clicking the link because of curiosity. The danger is that I can judge its effectiveness by the traffic created by a bunch of curious onlookers who are hungry for something new or startling. This is something to be afraid of as a writer because the greatest satisfaction is seeing people confess to having been assisted by the piece of work you took your time to do.
So, I set up on this hard mission to put together this piece with mixed feelings and trembling hands.
Another confession; I have spent a lot of time in the valley of decision, deciding whether to have the piece or hush it away. The reason is the potential controversies that surround the article and the possibility of misinterpretation by subjective readers.
The folk of Jewish descent may find it an attack on their community, especially those who read only titles and presume that they already have the synopsis. However, I feel safe because the Jewish community is a scholarly community, and they cannot make the mistake of hasty generalization.
What about the pro-evolution scholars and Darwinians? Those who don’t recognize the Biblical creation account but believe that, like hominids, human beings went through a process of transformation from a simple life form to the sophisticated being we have nowadays. Even though they cannot tell us why the hominids do not evolve now in our sight, they will silence us with the reckless axiom of “millions of years ago.”
So, while we can convince the Jews and pro-evolution scientists and atheists, how can we deal with the mythical theories which have a whole catalogue of endless mythologies concerning the origin of man to deal with? Those who claim other ancestors other than Adam and Eve?
All these, invited to the mind’s imaginations, bring about a burden that can lead to writer’s block. I still don’t believe that I have penned this piece. It feels good to have a unidirectional flow of reactions, but this will not be one of those times.
Finally, as you read this, it will prove more beneficial to read with a clear conscience. If you get into debates concerning the origin of humankind, you’re in trouble because the basic assumption of the article is going to silence you once and for all.
Our basic assumption: Biblical Creation Account is the authoritative evidence of the origin of humanity. No room for more theories and myths.
So what about Adam was not Jew?
This is what the Bible genealogies have to say about Adam:
KJV Luke 3:38
Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.
Adam is presented as the son of God. Created pristine and without flow, he bore the image of God in both outward resemblance and character. From Adam, different generations come. Some rebellious (Cain and his genealogy), and some Holy people (Seth and his genealogy). The evidence of Jews starts becoming apparent after the special call of Abraham to be the father of a Holy Nation and a special people. Not special because they are sinless or virtuous, but because God in His mercy has called them to be his special people to reveal Him(God) to the world. God had something against His chosen people :
KJV Deuteronomy 9:24
Ye have been rebellious against the LORD from the day that I knew you.
Jews defined are descendants of Abraham through Jacob, who remained as the depository of God’s law and his message of salvation to the world. Association with Abraham was and is a very special thing to the Jews.
KJV John 8:33
They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
A claim of Abrahamic descent is something that made Jews get their identity.
But Adam is different. The Caucasians, the Negros, and the Mongoloids all claim Adam as our Father. If Abrahamic pedigree is evidenced by circumcision, we must find some powerful evidence of Adamic pedigree.
If somebody was to ask you a question like, why do people get married? People can give different answers. Some will say procreation, and some will say companionship. Some will even ridiculously say coital contact. But we have empirical data in Eden:
KJV Genesis 2:18, 24
And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him.
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
So the institution of marriage was started in Eden, and Adam was the recipient of its initial blessing. All sons of Adam who are faithful to the human family appreciate marital union as God’s gift to humanity as early as Eden. Something else that is clear is God’s design as far as orientation is concerned. God only recognizes heterosexual alliances and nothing else, however modern and politically correct it is. This is one of those areas where creativity was denied. It solicits for no taste and preference. Are you faithful to the family? Or you’re in the theater of creativity, coming up with more variant forms to meet the needs of perverted tastes and preferences?
Apart from marital concerns, Adam was given the gift of Sabbath rest. He was not working 24/7. He had one day off to spend with God within every weekly circle—the Seventh Day of the week. It is even more real in 2021 that we need a day off every week to unwind and be revitalized to be more useful or spend more time with family.
Some people don’t rest nowadays who claim it is Jewish. It is not because they are very strong, but because they feel called to divest any links with Judaism. Therefore, they have created for themselves a Sabbathless World. If you’re in this category, you should realize that Sabbath is not Jewish. It was given to Adam, and so it is a gift to humanity. But if you insist that it is Jewish, then marriage should as well be Jewish. Essentially everyone who rejects the rest should also reject marriage and get busy with other things. We don’t do anyone a favor by having the rest. Instead, we need it ourselves, and it also makes us faithful to the human family and God. And those who rest seven days a week are not keeping the sabbath either; they are lazy and should repent!
Don’t be the Blacksheep in the family!