When God appeared to Adam and Eve, was it Christ in human form?

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The book of Genesis tells us that the Lord appeared and fellow-shipped with Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden (ch. 3:8). As a father communes with His children, so does the Creator with His created beings (Psalm 103:13).

John teaches that Christ the second person of the Godhead is the Creator “All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being” (John 1:3). Here, John writes that Christ was the Creator of all things. In eternity past the Word (Christ) was active and intimately connected with the Father in the creation of all that is.

The apostle Paul also presents the same truth “For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever” (Rom. 11:36). All created beings and things owe their existence and sustenance to Him who still “worketh all in all” (1 Cor. 12:6).

And he adds, “For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him” (Colossians 1:16 also 1 Cor. 8:6; Heb. 1:1, 2).

The Old Testament presents God the Father with a different role than that of Christ. God is the Ultimate Loving Ruler (John 3:16; Matthew 11:25), Provider, and source of every good blessing (Ephesians 1:3): “God reigns over the nations: God sits upon the throne of his holiness” (Psalm 47:8). And in the New Testament, we also read the same truth in Revelation “To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne” (ch. 3:21).

Therefore, it is safe to conclude that Christ is the One that appeared to Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden and fellow-shipped with them from day to day.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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