Did God create Adam and Eve to be His next of kinHis first son and daughter and, thus, His closest relatives? If so, what happened to that intended relationship when they sinned and were separated from God? Author Edwin Majone believes God was left with no next of kinsince the entire human race inherited their sinfulness. Who then is Gods next of kin? It cannot be Jesus, the author states, because He is God: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (John 1:1, NKJV).