Before God made the universe, there was nothing. Nothing resembling our planet, atmosphere, water supply, civilization, or even the sun existed.
God exerted considerable commitment to bring this universe to being. He has made the universe astonishingly magnificent.
God made the universe and everything in it in just six days. Light, the source of both day and night, was formed by God on the first day, and the heavens and the earth followed on the second.
God created trees, leaves, flowers, and everything that grows from the ground on the third day of creation.
He created aquatic organisms like fish on the fourth day and various creatures and beasts on the fifth day.
God completed his work on the sixth day, making the first human beings: Adam and Eve.
Why did God create only two first humans when he could’ve created more?
Let’s take a look if God created more humans aside from Adam and Eve or even the possibility that there came humans before our primordial parents.
Did God Create More Than Two People In The Dawn Of Time?
When God told humanity to “be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it” (Genesis 1:28), He stopped making new people in the same mold.
In a way, we are all connected because we share a common ancestry with the original human union.
Take note of the following verses from the Second Chapter of the Book of Genesis:
“This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.” (Genesis 2:4)
“Then the Lord God formed a man[c] from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed..” (Genesis 2:7-8)
“The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.'” (Genesis 2:18)
“So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.” (Genesis 2:21-22)
It is important to note that the text states, “…there he put the man he had formed.”
As opposed to the plural “men,” the singular “man” Given that he was alone, God decided to create a woman from one of the man’s ribs. All later humans stemmed from these two ancestors.
It is widely accepted, even by proponents of evolution, that all humans descended from a common ancestor.
RL Dorit, H. Akashi, W. Gilbert, and W. Gilbert, 1995. Science 268:1183–1185) found that the ZFY locus on the human Y chromosome was completely monomorphic.
Although the theories disagree significantly on the origins and characteristics of our common ancestors, we can all agree that we share a common ancestry.
Why Eve Was Created After Adam
God must have had a good purpose for making Adam and Eve at separate moments.
While the Bible does not explicitly state why God waited to create Eve, it strongly hints at a possible explanation.
It is said in Genesis 2:20:
“So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals, but for Adam no suitable helper was found.”
Every species existed in a tight-knit society with others of its kind. Adam, on the other hand, was all by himself.
It would appear that God desired Adam to experience that loneliness for himself before making Eve. For the happiness to be complete, Adam’s need had to be deeply felt.
It was Eve who ended Adam’s isolation. She was referred to as Adam’s “assistant” because she provided him with assistance and could also rely on him for help.
To emphasize their mutual reliance and the truth that they shared “one flesh,” as mentioned in Genesis 2:24, God used a piece of Adam’s bone to create Eve:
“That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.”
Human society’s emphasis on connections would not be as striking if Adam and Eve had been made simultaneously.
God created Adam and Eve at different moments to emphasize how much they needed each other.
The fact that God singled out a man’s isolated life as “not good” is illuminating, as it highlights the importance of fellowship.
Neither Adam nor Eve is portrayed as superior to the other in Genesis’s description of their creation.
In contrast, they are portrayed as mutually reliant components of God’s “good” handiwork.
How Different Races Came About If We All Came From Adam and Eve
We will find no definitive information about the origins of different “races” or skin tones of people in the Scriptures.
There is only one real race, which comes in many different shapes, sizes, colors, and other physical manifestations: the human race.
The Tower of Babel
There is an interesting theory that God made racial variety while mixing up the tongues at the tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1–9).
It is conceivable that God altered human genetics to prepare humans best to endure various environmental settings, such as the darker complexion of Africans being genetically best suited to withstand the extreme temperatures in Africa.
This theory proposes that God mixed up the languages, leading to a linguistic split among humans, and then used this split to establish ethnic diversity in the gene pool.
Although this theory is plausible, the Bible never directly addresses the issue of humankind’s diverse ethnicities or skin tones with the tower of Babel.
Following the chaos at the Tower of Babel, people speaking a relatively similar tongue to those who began speaking a different language split off and went their separate ways.
This drastically reduced a community’s gene pool because its members no longer had a complete global population for mating.
Deeper inbreeding occurred, and over time, it stressed certain characteristics in these distinct groups, which were all present as possibilities in the genetic sequence.
As intermarriage increased from one generation to the next, the gene pool shrank until all the members of a given linguistic family looked alike.
Adam and Eve
A second possibility is that Adam and Eve were genetically predisposed to have children of different skin tones.
Something of the sort would happen when a parent from different races has a kid.
Given that God clearly wished for humankind to have a wide range of physical characteristics, it stands to reason that he would have endowed Adam and Eve with the ability to have offspring with a wide variety of complexions.
Eventually, only Noah, his wife, their three boys, and their spouses (eight individuals) survived the flood (Genesis 7:13).
Maybe some of Noah’s daughters-in-law were mixed-race.
Perhaps Noah’s bride was not of the same ethnicity as Noah.
It’s possible that all eight of them were multiracial, which would enable them to have offspring of varying skin tones.
However, the fact that we are all human, all formed by the same Creator, and all made for the same reason—to bring Him glory—is the most fundamental answer to this mystery.
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