If Adam and Eve had faulty genes there is immediate conflict with the ancient book of Genesis in the Jewish Bible, now included in the Christian Bible and written by Moses around 1350 BC. This attests that Almighty God, examining all his creation, said that it was “very good”. To think that the Almighty would say, “It’s all very good” when the man and the woman he was looking at had diseased genes (and would pass on all those diseases to their children) is nothing short of unbelievable.
If they were indeed perfect and without death, then this question must be asked and answered – scientifically. “What went wrong and how did what went wrong affect not only Adam and Eve but their children and their children’s children and so on down to Jersey today?”
This question becomes even more significant when one reads in Genesis that, Adam and Eve having been created “very good”, Eve becomes pregnant and gives birth to their eldest son who later became a murderer. Any detrimental change in Adam and Eve must have come about before the birth of Cain and possibly even before Cain was conceived in the womb.
Biologists are today familiar with the science of epigenetics. Try looking up that word in Wikipedia. “Epi” is Greek for ‘over’ or ‘above’ and epi-genetics is defined as “the study of heritable changes in gene function that occur without a change in the DNA sequence.” Changes in gene function? Heritable changes in gene function? Without the genes actually changing? So the way that genes actually function does change – with the genes themselves staying the same. And those changes in the way they function are heritable – they are passed on from one generation to another.
And what causes the changes in the way that genes function? Scientists have discovered that it can be environment – or nurture. In fact it can be – and often is - stress.
So Adam and Eve’s DNA may well have been “very good” but, because of the major rebellion that occurred when they chose to please themselves and disobey their God and Creator, the way in which those genes then functioned was damaged. Damaged by them. See the words in bold above written in AD 55.