(a) The Scriptures teach that the whole human race is descended from a single pair.
<010127> Genesis 1:27, 28 ? ?And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him: male and female created he them. And God blessed them: and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it?; 2:7 ? ?And Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul?; 22 ? ?and the rib, which Jehovah God had taken from the man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man?; 3:20 ? ?And the man called his wife?s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living? = even Eve is traced back to Adam; 9:19 ? ?These three were the sons of Noah; and of these was the whole earth overspread.? Mason, Faith of the Gospel. 110 ? ?Logically, it seems easier to account for the divergence of what was at first one, than for the union of what was at first heterogeneous.?
(b) This truth lies at the foundation of Paul?s doctrine of the organic unity of mankind in the first transgression and of the provision of salvation for the race in Christ
<450512> Romans 5:12 ? ?Therefore, as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin; and so death passed unto all men, for that all sinned?; 19 ? ?For as through the one man?s disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the one shall the many be made righteous?; <461521>1 Corinthians 15:21, 22 ? ?For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive? <580216>Hebrews 2:16 ? ?for verily not of angels doth he take hold, but he taketh hold of the seed of Abraham.? One of the most eminent ethnologists and anthropologists, Prof. D. G. Brinton, said not long before his death that all scientific research and teaching tended to the conviction that mankind has descended from one pair.
(c) This descent of humanity from a single pair also constitutes the ground of man?s obligation of natural brotherhood to every member of the race.
<441726> Acts 17:26 ? ?he made of one every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth? ? here the Revelations Vers. omits the word ?blood?
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