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How Was Eve Deceived

What happened in the Garden of Eden? Why was Adam and not Eve the one responsible? How was the serpent (Satan) able to deceive Eve? What tactic did he use?

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Mary, it's my pleasure.
---Eloy on 11/19/10


aka, you are sorry, as you say, because you freely and knowingly sin against righteousness. But after you get saved, then your tongue will no longer be able to mock nor to blaspheme, but instead of self-condemnation your sin will become as white as wool.
---Eloy on 11/19/10


//aka, I know and preach the truth from the original tongues, and I do not care if you...//

1Co 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity [benevolence], I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
1Co 13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity [benevolence], I am nothing.

I am sorry that is the way you "preach the truth", Eloy. But you are free to continue on in your self deceptions, and to go off as far as you so choose.
---aka on 11/18/10


Thank you Eloy :)
---Mary on 11/18/10


Mary, because "Eve" is an inaccurate translation of the hebrew. The name 'Animate" and "Viva" is a more precise translation, than "Eve". The name of Adam's wife in hebrew is "chawah", which means, "life-bearing", "life", "living". lit.Hb: "And Adam called his wife Animate, because she was the mother of all that lives." Gen.3:20.
---Eloy on 11/18/10




Cluny, Mary personally addressed me, and not you, so I would appreciate it if you would cease trying to speak for me because 1) you were not addressed by Mary, I was. And 2) you commonly speak erroneously in the place of others. Cluny, I post the truth, and not feigned appearances of erudition as you sinuously interject. God called Adam's wife, "woman" and "wife", and Adam named his wife, "Animate". Most English translations use "Eve", but the Hebrew word means "Life", so "Animate", or in Greek "Viva" would be more accurate than "Eve": "And Adam called his wife Animate, because she was the mother of all that lives." Gensis 3:20.
---Eloy on 11/18/10


aka, I know and preach the truth from the original tongues, and I do not care if you desire to believe inaccuracies. God created the weaker vessel to be the man's helpermate and to bear him company, and not to be his head. As you can see when the weaker vessel leads, then the whole human race has fallen into sin. And this is why the curse came, and this is why scripture forbids the weaker vessel to lead. God has not chosen the twelve sons of Israel from among women to be the chiefs of the twelve tribes of Israel, nor has my Lord chosen twelve apostles of his from among the weaker vessels. But you are free to continue on in your worldly deceptions, and to go off as far as you so choose.
---Eloy on 11/18/10


Larry, I disagree, Adam and Animate his wife were the only two humans in the whole world, and Satan knew that he could not tempt Adam who was the very shape and representation of his God into sinning. So he tempted the weaker sensuous one which was made for to please man. Satan talked the woman into sinning in order to dismay his Maker, but having an imperfect mind he did not know that the woman would go and cause the man to sin also, he only thought that God would become sad and destroy the beautiful woman that he had made. And we know how the history turns out. All three guilty: first and most harshly the serpent, next the woman, and then the man, were all proportionately cursed and thrown out of his garden.
---Eloy on 11/18/10


The word says to give honour unto the wife as the weaker vessel. The devil prays on the weak.
Spiritually, the church is the wife and weak vessel betrothed unto the Lord.
Eve was tempted with being "like gods" just as the church is today.
Scripture is clear that Adam as the head was at fault for harkening to her voice rather than obeying God just as many husbands do today.
The difference is that even though we as the betrothed are tempted to be "like gods" the Lord will not hearken unto his true betrothed if we ask amiss.
He will allow the devil to bless his own but he won't give us that which is evil if we are in his will.
---Frank on 11/18/10


Adam was responsible because he is the seed. Adam was formed of God and Eve of Adam. Adam is the progenitor.
Satan attacked Eve because
1. he always attacks at the point of relationships
2. Adam may have more easily rejected Satan than Eve.
3. Satan had no interest in Eve other than to make Adam stumble for he better than we understands God's order.
4. Make man (men, husbands) stumble and the God's whole plan is hindered. Not stopped but hindered.
---larry on 11/17/10




...then brought to her husband also nearby her...

I agree with Jim. This is one of those phrases that reinforce a whole doctrine...somehow. this is the root of the ever subtle "blame the dame" doctrine.

if it said, "her husband somewhere around", i could go with it.

ultimately, i do not blame either of them for the other's indiscretion. however... the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. Gen 2:15

Adam was not the only one to blame, but it was his sole responsibility.

To rectify this, Jesus became the 2nd Adam and not the 2nd Eve.
---aka on 11/17/10


Eloy...scripture says Adam was with her. It also says she gave the fruit to him. No where does it say she ate the fruit and then took it to him.
---JIM on 11/17/10


\\Eloy, just curious: why do you call Eve Animate or Viva?
---Mary on 11/17/10\\

It's to give an appearance of erudition.

Actually, the name rendered "Eve" in most English Bibles is "Hava" or "Chava" (transliteration negotiable), which means "Life" in Hebrew.

The LXX translated the name as Zoi, meaning "Life". So this is rendered in the Orthodox Study Bible.

"Chava" was transliterated into the Latin Vulgate as "Eva", whence the English form "Eve".
---Cluny on 11/17/10


The word naw-khawsh means snake (from its hiss) -AKA

Very true! The "hiss" is of utmost importance in correctly interpreting this issue because "hiss" is the vocalizational ability of snakes.
WORDS!
Hiss illustratively points directly to the dangerous vocalizations that proceeds out of the mouth of "humans" not snakes nor angels. Ex. Jesus called certain human teachers "a brood of vipers". Never referred to angels as such.

A lie from the beginning:
The improper "calling" that hissed from Adam's mouth when HE FIRST ATE then OFFERED his wife KNOWLEDGE that her total identity was summed up in the word WOMAN instead of EVE.
Thus two seeds at war, FLESH AND SPIRIT!
---Legends on 11/17/10


Eloy, just curious: why do you call Eve Animate or Viva?
---Mary on 11/17/10


aka, Adam was not standing with his wife when she sinned. Therefore after Animate sinned she should have repented and begged God for forgiveness, but instead she went and gave the sin also to her husband so that he would disobey against their God. lit.Hb and Gk: "And the woman saw, that it a good tree to eat of and a desire to the eyes and a desirous tree for to make one wise, and took of the fruit of it and ate, then brought to her husband also nearby her, and he ate. Moreover I permit nnot a woman to teach nor to have authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Viva. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression." Gen.3:6+ I Tm.2:12-14.
---Eloy on 11/17/10


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I think it's only physically that woman is the weaker vessel. I haven't seen a lot of men experience childbirth! But yes, physically, we are not as strong.
---Mary on 11/17/10


He tempted the weaker or passive vessel to sin.
---Eloy

Eloy, I agree, with everything including weaker vessel. but, don't you think that as far as passive/aggressive, don't you think that Adam that was there and did not say a word was passive, and women, the weaker vessel, by vocally adding to God's Word was the aggressor.

Just think of Ahab when he wanted to acquire that vineyard. Did he speak up and get the land, or did he just blubber and let the more aggressive Jezebel do it.

Elijah did not run from Ahab, but he did Jezebel. Until the Lords returns, there will always be a passive/aggressive (man/woman) battle for control.
---aka on 11/16/10


Those were very interesting posts AKA.
Good reading!

PS: And thanks for answering the question on the Tree of Life!
---John on 11/16/10


What happened in the Garden of Eden?
The serpent lied to the woman and talked her into disobeying God.
Why was Adam and not Eve the one responsible?
First the serpent was responsible for his disobedience,
then the woman was responsible for her disobedience,
lastly the man was reponsible for his disobedience,
and all three were cast out of the garden.

How was the serpent (Satan) able to deceive Eve?
Through lies.
What tactic did he use?
He tempted the weaker or passive vessel to sin.
---Eloy on 11/16/10


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john 2...

serpent (blame the KJV for that one)...(Lucifer?) KJV uses Lucifer. But, there is no question mark needed...Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world--he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

Eve used God's Word and added to it. Jesus used the Word as spoken from the beginning.

Jesus is the everlasting tree of life.
---aka on 11/16/10


John, amen...sort of...

//Eve was...approached by an extremely bright and beautiful angel...Hebrew word...is Nahash...means a very bright and beautiful angelic being//

Num 21:9 So Moses made a bronze [a very bright and beautiful angelic being] and set it on a pole.????

The word naw-khawsh is used in both verses and means a snake (from its hiss), serpent.

It was although like you said because it was figurative for a very bright and beautiful [slick talking] angelic being. Eve let herself be deceived. Pythagoras did not directly tell me a2 + b2 = c2. But, when I learned the Pythagorean theorem and applied it but did not add to it, and I got good grades in math...(to be cntd)
---aka on 11/16/10


Maybe some need to study the KJV and really know we are not to pray to the dead. When we die, our destiny has been fulfilled. God wrote the inspired scriptures but man has corrupted it.
---shira3877 on 11/16/10


Eve was deceived because she was approached by an extremely bright and beautiful angel. NOT A SERPENT (blame the KJV for that one),

The Hebrew word used here is Nahash. It means a very bright and beautiful angelic being(Lucifer?). Also he was Cherub and a guard of the Garden.

The Tree in the middle of the Garden was extremely beautiful as well. Eve never heard the complete instructions from G-d directly.

WHY DID SHE FAIL AND JESUS DIDN'T???

She try logic and reasoning with Satan(Satans tools). Jesus use direct scripture from G-d and Prevailed!!

GUESS WHO THE TREE OF LIFE IS~~~


---John on 11/15/10


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Adam was responsible for conveying Identification by naming everything under his authority. God brought the woman to Adam to see what he would "call" her.
Eve didn't have any unique self-identification when the serpent crept in. All she knew of herself was she was called woman. She wasn't named Eve until after the fall.
The word Woman, like the word man, is a common name based on physical appearance. Woman is a great term but it's common to all females. The name Eve is uncommon because faith, life and even blood are alluded to in the identifying name.
Without knowing our faith identification we are defenseless against the enemy. That's the sin of Adam. He deceived her in what he told and didn't tell her(preached).
---Legends on 11/14/10


God planted a beautiful garden and He told Adam that he could eat of any tree except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. It was just one rule. Adam and Eve could obey God or they could disobey. We all know what choice they made.

God told Adam not to eat of that tree. The problem was that when Eve offered him a slice of apple or whatever it was he accepted it. Adam could have said no.."God told me NOT to eat from this tree" but instead he ate it and here we are. The serpant deceived Eve but Adam disobeyed God.
---barb on 11/11/10


Adam as husband was responsible for Eve

as described in marriage husband leads his wife as Christ leads his church ...instructions by Christ were not new knowledge

today many lies about marriage few honor vows and society is poisoning it ...many women leading husbands ...other women lead because husband abandoned ..why many believe Eve was at scene of accident it was her fault

Satan deceived as he does today ...simply half truth ...he told Eve she would not die ...because Satan understood Eves death would not be physical death it would be eternal perish never to live again ...if she did not eat fruit Adam would have ruled earth replacing Satan who rules today ...instead Christ will replace Satan at His return
---Rhonda on 11/8/10


Well frankly Eve was just too farce....

Hey it happens!

---Carla on 11/8/10


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Adam was ultimately responsible for the sin mess, because he, being created before Eve, had that much more knowledge of GOD and His Ways. He was certainly warned against eating the Forbidden Fruit, at least as much as Eve was. Plus, I believe that Adam, even then, was designated as the "head of the household" and when Eve offered him the fruit, he should have lead the way and said "No thanks, Eve. GOD told us not to eat that fruit. You were wrong for eating it. I want no part part of it. I choose to continue to obey GOD, instead." And, he should've stood his ground. But, he chose to follow another human being (Eve) rather than GOD. So, the sin-nature is transmitted through Adam's blood.
---Gordon on 11/6/10


Eve said she was deceived but did God really believe that? Nachash(translated as serpent) did not lie to Eve at all, he actually spoke the truth because the truth has two sides. Here is a question that show the two sides. Does life have a beginning? From the physical awareness the answer would be yes,so we search for origins, but the Spirit of life is eternal and has no beginning and end. It is because of the human awareness not the eternal Spirit of Life, that we search for beginnings and ends. Man is a liar and his interpretations has caused us to misunderstand what happened in the garden and has kept us from returning to our Loving Father completely and instead gone on searching for someone to blame for our sorry state. We are the deceivers.
---Tommy on 11/5/10


It's really something to see the Body of Christ go back and forth about the Adam and Eve situation. When I was a kid, we were taught it was Eve's fault as the first sinner. When I became a teen, we were taught it was Adam's fault. I am 37 yr old now and last teaching or last comment I heard from a Pastor was it wasn't Eve's fault? I believe we need clarity on this subject. I agree with many who have commented on this blog. The serpent, eve, and Adam are all responsible for the Fall of Mankind. Gen 3:12-19. All three of these and spoken to by God and cursed , judged by God for conspiring against God's holy purpose
---Robert on 4/22/10


1/2
Romans 5:12-21, 1Corinthians 15:21-22.
Though not guilty, Jesus took responsibility for our sin by paying the price on the cross. Also, while it doesn't remove the personal responsibility for a family members actions, the man takes responsible for what occurs in his own house. Adam is said to be the "federal head" because he represents his wife, and his descendants. Jesus is said to be the "federal head" of Christians, Romans 5:18. Eve was tempted to doubt the Lord, and with the same sin of pride that caused Satan to fall. This included an improper desire for authority, and wisdom. Genesis 3:1-6.
Genesis 4:6-10, Deuteronomy 28, John 7:17.
---Glenn on 5/12/09


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2/2
They disobeyed the Lord by violating Genesis 2:16-17.
In Genesis 3:17, Adam disobeyed God by obeying and subordinating himself to his wife, a violated of Gods' order. A few people believe that he violated Genesis 2:15 by not guarding the garden.
Genesis 3:16 demonstrates Gods disapproval of Eve's insubordination to her husband. She attempted to supplant both God and her husband in 3:1-6. She sinned by offering the fruit to her husband. Some people believe that she sinned by speaking to the serpent.
The fruit represents doing something that was contrary to Gods will, or sin.
Gen 3:1, 4-5 Satan lies and questions Gods character. 3:3 Eve adds "touch".
---Glenn on 5/12/09


...If a priest or pastor said the same thing would you stand up and accuse him of spreading lies, or would you ask for clarification? I have never met a fellow brother as hostel as you. I have been more than nice, and pleaded with you many times, yet you refuse to reflect the light of Christ to others as the moon reflects the sun onto this dark world. You have done little for the edification of the saints. I don't care if you disagree with me, but lets have a discussion with a display of brotherly love so we can grow in our faith. If you would rather just argue, that stop reading my posts if you think I am doing nothing but spreading lies...
---Gregg on 4/22/09


...I did read Gen 3:6. Keep in mind the question was about Eve, not Adam. One can say that Adam was standing there based on some translations, but others do not mention it, or they say he was there. If He was there, was he right next to her? If so why is there no record of him saying anything? I would think if my wife was speaking to a serpent, and I was there, I would be stepping in between her, and the serpent to protect her. I would lead her back to the tree of life (Christ). That didn't happen in this case, so we come to two conclusions...
---Gregg on 4/22/09


...Either Adam was sitting on the couch ignoring the conversation his wife was having with the devil, or He was not near his wife at the time she was deceived. Since God asked Eve what happened before Adam, leads me to believe Eve was not under the covering of her husband. I would think God would say to Adam first, why did you just stand there and let Eve do what she did? So you see, based on my study, I came to that conclusion. Was I wrong? Maybe. Am I intentionally trying to spread lies? Absolutely not. One who spreads lies would not write a post painting a picture how we should turn to Christ our Husband for protection from temptation. Feedback?
---Gregg on 4/22/09


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I know there are many who come in here to learn, but I ask you Mic, what do you come here seeking? I could be all alone in my response here, but to me it seems you want to do nothing more than argue. I have read posts that are filled with the gospel, and you find the one point you disagree with and trash the one who posted the message. We are here to learn. I am here to share, not to preach like I have the one and only divine interpretation. There are many ways of interpreting scripture. I might be wrong from occasion, or maybe some clarification is in order, but for you to say I am spreading falsehoods is not the way true followers of Christ shall act...
---Gregg on 4/22/09


Gregg:- There are many who really come here to learn.But for you to give false information, draw conclusions You do yourself, and ALMIGHTY GOD an injustice besides Defaming HIS word . ADAM was all along with Eve while she was being Duped .HE FAILED in his duty to protect His wife. Gen.3:6 READ the account.SORRY I had to point this out.
---MIC on 4/21/09


Eve sinned because she left the covering of her husband. The serpent tempted Eve as she was alone. Had she been with her husband they could have together resisted Satan. In God's eyes man (male and female) are the female in the relationship, and God is our Husband. When we wonder off on our own and not under the covering of our Lord, we can easily be lead astray. God is strong, and we are week, but if we seek the Lord, and seek His strength, we can resist the evil one and render him powerless. We can not do this alone. This is why God told woman she is subject to her man. Not to be sexist, but that she will be protected by her man, just like our relationship to God.
---Gregg on 4/21/09


It would seem that God created humans very flawed from the get-go, else the serpant would have failed to induce them to sin. The serpant seems just to be a wily animal rather than Satan. God does not address the serpant as Satan in the story. God bless!
---JohnnyB on 2/22/09


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God told adam they're allowed to eat from all but the tree of knowledge of good & evil. when the serpent tempts eve, he asks if she's been told she can't eat of every tree. eve said we may eat from all but the fruit of the tree in the midst of the garden, you shall not eat of it, nor shall you touch it lest you die. this is not what God told adam. he said the tree of knowledge of good and evil... the tree in the midst of the garden was the tree of life. also, God never told adam the tree could'nt be touched. when eve answered to God, she didnt say she'd been tempted, she said she was decieved. had she touched the fruit and not died, she would have assumed the tree was not the tree that bore forbidden fruit, so why wouldnt she eat it?
---jaclyn on 2/21/09


When I see what transpired I see of my temptation today. I live in a free country with equal rights which takes the focus off of my husband as my head as a similtude of a kingdom and not a democracy. How often am I tempted to be like my husband and equal just as they were tempted to be "gods." I see a temptation to be equal and not having to be in subjection to anyone. I see a desire to be as Vashti and not Esther. And it saddens me to see it all around me today. A lust for power and rebellion.
---Shari on 12/28/07


Adam was created first and therefore Eve was his helper so basically it means that Adam was the head of Eve and thus Adam the protecter. So Adam was suposed to have protected Eve. Amand3549
---amanda on 6/6/07


A&E's actions were forbidden & resulted in open rebellion against God's word.

Adam was responsible because God made him responsible! He had seniority over Eve by Devine design. Consider this, God could've made Eve also out of the dust of the ground; but, instead chose to make her from Adam's rib. Why?

Satan subtly mixed lies with God's truth & bewitched Eve. Eve was charmed by the serpent's winsome appeal.

Tactic: Divide & Conquer. Satan still successfully uses this war strategy.
---Leon on 3/26/07


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A&E's actions were forbidden & resulted in open rebellion against God's word.

Adam was responsible because God made him responsible! He had seniority over Eve by Devine design. Consider this, God could've made Eve also out of the dust of the ground; but, instead chose to make her from Adam's rib. Why?

Satan subtly mixed lies with God's truth & bewitched Eve. Eve was charmed by the serpent's winsome appeal.

Tactic: Divide & Conquer. Satan still successfully uses this war strategy.
---Leon on 3/26/07


For someone to know evil, one would have to become evil. Or do to an evil act. Now, is eating a piece of majic fruit evil? No. But, is being seduced or beguiled (sexually) with a serpent evil? Yes. The word "tree" is also expressed in the bible to mean a man,king or wisdom. The word "fruitfull" is a sexual term. Being that Heylel was the highest angel he had to be crafty. The Woman was a new creation. Easy job for the devil.
---jacques on 8/8/06


Good point Fred, I never thought about it that way. But yes, it could be the way you said. Just giving an explanation on how it occured. And not putting the blame on her. But most commentaries state that Adam blame Eve, and Eve blamed the serpent. Not one has mentioned what you said. I think if Satan blamed anyone, it would be God, since the choice was there to begin with. But your explanation is a good one that we can look at.
---Lupe2618 on 6/28/06


emg, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
I don't think Adam's statement was a blame on Eve, but part of the confession to God that he did eat on his own will. He was just stateing how he got the fruit. No different from: "My wife bought this ice cream, BUT I AM THE ONE WHO ATE IT ALL." There is no blame in that statement toward my wife, but a confession. I don't think Adam wanted to lie to God after what happened.
---Fred_S. on 6/28/06


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1Timothy 2:13
She didn't know that she was already like God. Adam was standing right next to her when she was being decieved. Satan tricked them the same way he tricks folks now. He messed with their minds.
---Rickey on 6/27/06


4. I have a theory or my understanding on how sin was imputed to us are why we are held responsible for someone else's sin, since it wasn't our fault but Adam's and since in our eyes he was not a good representive, why should we have to pay for his sin. But that is another question for another time. peace.
---Lupe2618 on 6/27/06


3. the reason I say Adam, is because the serpent was very powerful in the temptation of Eve. He used every tactic to take her eyes off what God had told her. I know she is responsible also, but if you look at how he did it, any of us would have failed also. In the case of Adam, he was not decieved. Even if Eve had told him to eat, she was not powerful as Satan. He knew clearly and had no excuse whatsoever. He deliberately disobeyed God. So in that case he was responsible more then Eve.
---Lupe2618 on 6/27/06


2. I too believe that it was Adam becuase he was the head of the marriage, and the reason I say that is because all through the stories of Scripture man is made the head in some way even when they speak of marriage, all through the requirements of leaders of the church, it is always for the men to be the leaders. Of course many don't agree with this area's but that is the way the Bible states so much. So in that point I do agree with you. Now as to who was more responsible of the two, I believe Adam was.
---Lupe2618 on 6/27/06


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Hi sister Donna, I believe we all have a theory why not both or why Adam or why not the serpent since he sinned first, but what I am sure of is that God made Adam the representive of all his descendants. As I answered Leon on another blog, is that we can assume so much when something is not explained to us clearly now, and we can add to Scripture what might not be there at all. It is good when our brains start to work looking for answers. I love looking for answers.
---Lupe2618 on 6/27/06


Lupe--I always thought the reason the Scripture says that sin came from Adam was because inheritance came through the male line in a patriarchal society. Being a man, he stood as representative of his whole family (do we agree?) The 2nd Adam, totally blameless, similarly represented all humanity before the Father when He died on the cross. But in the Garden, I see no difference between his sin and hers. Some still try to claim that one or the other had more of an excuse for their sin.
---Donna2277 on 6/27/06


Because Adam was the head and Eve was a helpmate for Adam. Both of them were reponsible for eating the fruit. Satan tricked Eve by being clever, Eve couldn't imagine God creating anything evil in the garden. Satan told her, Ye surely not die, she belived him. I hate to give Satan credit but he is a sly little devil.
---Rebecca_D on 6/27/06


Nancy: "...symbolic rather than literal." No literal Adam & Eve equals no literal original sin. No original sin equals no real need for a redeemer/a saviour to deliver us from sin. That reduces Jesus to just a man who was merely an extraordinary teacher. Hmmmm!

If there were no historic A&E, then where do you suppose humanity originated?

Your comments don't square with what the Bible says.
---Leon on 6/27/06


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Fred S. a. 'Adam loved Eve because he loved himself and the two were one flesh'. b. 'Adam's love to Eve on account of her being formed of his body was a figure of Christ's love to believers because they become a part of His body'. Was it out of this great love for Eve that he then blamed her by saying "The woman thou gavest me" etc....? That seems to be a very strange way of loving one's wife and one loves one's own body.
---emg on 6/27/06


the same tact he uses today he sees your desire and offers it to you.
---willow on 6/26/06


Adam was the son of God. Eve was part of Adam's spirit & flesh. Adam as her husband was responsible for Eve's actions. Eve was beguiled(seduced) by Serpent (2Cor 11:3). He was handsome,(Ez28:13-15) well versed in God's word. Did A & E cover their mouths with leaves after sinning? What area was Eve cursed in, eating? Eve was Cain's mother, see 1Jo.3:8&12 for his father..
---mikefl on 6/26/06


Donna, the only reason we know that sin came through Adam is because that is what Scripture tells us. Otherwise God would have told us that through both. I believe, as many that I have read on books, because he was the man and held responsible just as the men is responsible for His marriage or is made the head of the house. That is only my opinion on that part. On the part of the fall, it mentions through Adam's sin.
---Lupe2618 on 6/26/06


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Donna, it,s called blame shifting . As humans we have it down to the point were many times we are not aware that we are even doing it. Adam tried to blame God for giving him the woman. Adam what have you done?? The woman YOU gave me did bad me eat.he tried to blame God.eve blamed the serpent neither accepted their choice as the real reason they ate.
---tom2 on 6/26/06


The serpent caused Eve to doubt what God had said. But both Adam and Eve sinned (equally as far as I can see).They both could have refused the fruit, they could have said no. Why blame one more than the other?
---Donna2277 on 6/26/06


Adam was not deceived, Eve was. She had an excuse as far as her failure, but Adam had no excuse except to blame God. "The women you gave me" he was puting the fault on God for giving Him Eve. He completely disobeyed knowning full well what the consequences were and turns arounds and blames God. He was under a covenant of works. Obedience for eternal life or death, for disobedience.
---Lupe2618 on 6/26/06


part 3:
This is a natural reason why he should love his wife, and nourish and cherish her because the twenty-ninth verse says no man ever yet hateth his own flesh. Adam's love to Eve on account of her being formed of his body was a figure of Christ's love to believers because they become a part of His body. Secondly, Adam's marriage with Eve was a figure of the eternal union of Christ with believers in heaven.
---Fred_S. on 6/26/06


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part 2:
Eph. 5:28-31 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. Paul, in these verses refers back to the Creation and this original state of the human pair
---Fred_S. on 6/26/06


M.A., Gen2:23-24 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. Adam loved Eve because he loved himself and the two were one flesh.
---Fred_S. on 6/26/06


Fred S, what a way to justify why Adam might have eaten of the fruit - 'out of love rather than disobedience. This has been said several times before on C.N. Although the bible makes it quite clear that it is through ADAM that all have a sinful nature, the world (and it is a man's world after all) would have us all believe that Eve was the one to blame. The bible would tell us if that were so however we are told that through ONE MAN ADAM all sinned and through THE SECOND ADAM we will be saved.
---M.A. on 6/26/06


continued..It could be that the story of Adam and Eve is symbolic, rather than literal.
---Nancy on 6/26/06


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The Bible warns us not to be literalistic. "We should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter." (Romans 7:6) "The letter kills, but the spirit gives life." (2 Corinthians 3:6) Jesus Himself always spoke in parables (Matthew 13:34) and figurative language (John 16:12,25), and when His disciples interpreted His sayings literalistically, He said, "You people of little faith? Dont you understand?" (Matthew 16:7-12)
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---Nancy on 6/26/06


I think God and the angels may have also dwelt in the garden at that time and the serpent used that to trick Eve. He told her "eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil". Then, after they ate, "the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day" was looking for them. Later even, God said "Behold, the man is become as one of us" and he made them leave and "placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims"
---tofurabby on 6/26/06


To Shari,
About you thinking about being equel,i have never seen man getting his fair share that he worked so hard for. Even today,women spend most of their earned money on themselves,or trinkets for the house,of which they keep most in the end. Sorry,but i've been divorced three times now.Not even the forth helps me with much of the bills in life. Pay half of everthing,and then you should get half.But never more,as is.
---Jim5812 on 6/26/06


IMHO, Could be possible Adam, knowing the consequences, ate the fruit out of an unconditional love & compassion for his wife Eve? Knowing full that she would be exiled out of the garden, to live the rest of her life barren and alone? There is no time line that I know of when Eve was given to Adam until the time she was tempted. Adam, (made in the image of God), grew to love her dearly, and stood by his mate. Was Adam's wise enough thru his CLOSE relationship with God to know they would not die physically?
---Fred_S. on 6/26/06


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The first three answers to this question are very insightful, very penetrating. I feel certain I will find myself coming back to reread them many times.
---mima on 6/25/06


Eve was deceived by the serpent (Satan) when he planted seeds of doubt in her mind "Has God really said...". Adam was responsible for the Fall because he sinned with his eyes wide open...he was not deceived. 1 Timothy 2:14 says "And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression". (Would like to know if I am correct -- on another blog on I was told I was wrong about this).
---Helen_5378 on 6/25/06


and the serpent said Has God indeed said"you shall not eat of the garden?eves reply was that though are allowed to eat of all the tres except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for in the day they do they will surely die.satan reply was no you shall not you shall become like God knowing good and evil.being like God the temtation that undid satan.look eve you can be like GOD if you eat this fruit.
---tom2 on 6/24/06


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