As we grow in years, we hear about the stories of Adam and Eve in our schools and in religious sermons. All that we know about Adam and Eve is that they were the first human beings on earth. They were banished from heaven and sent to earth as punishment. The human brain inquires many questions over this small statement. Is this a true tale? Were Adam and Eve really the first human beings? If they were punished or banished from heaven then why are we here? And, is this all a punishment?
Theology and science have been into the cold war on these topics from the very beginning. This is because science accepts logic and evidence however, religion expects one to believe in whatever is told without any doubts.
Adam and Eve are the first two human beings i.e. male and female, created by God. He wanted them to live in heaven and gave them superiority over the other creations of His. He made every possible luxury available to them but ordered them to avoid only one thing. He ordered them to stay away from one tree. That tree is termed as a tree of knowledge that contained the knowledge of evil and good in it. Some mythological tales state that the tree of knowledge had “apples” on it. Satan misguided Eve and made her go near the tree. She is the only companion of Adam convinced him to accompany her. On this act, God became angry with them and banished them from the garden of heaven.
He expelled them from heaven and made them spend their lives on earth. Also, he did not keep their lives free of tension or evil. It is in many mythological tales that God made humans suffer by giving women childbirth pain and by making men face the hardships of earning livelihood and farming etc.
It is also found in historic writings and theological information that they were expelled to earth and sent to Africa. This tale is what we all know but how we are connected to Adam and Eve and how our roots connect with Africa is still a mystery. .