Stop The Presses!

February 23, 2010
There is a teaching that is making the rounds in the Body of Christ today. It is that Adam was culpable in the temptation and subsequent fall of his wife. There’s a bit of a problem with that. It isn’t supported by scripture.

Prior to the fall, everything was perfect. Including Adam’s relationship with his wife. The first mistake that was made, was her listening to the serpent. The fact that Adam didn’t intervene, in no way mitigates her choice. Where he was, is not known. Was he right there when it happened, or off naming some animals? Even if he was right there, how was he to know what was going on in her head, as that is where the serpent was doing his thing? No, the sole responsibility for her choice, according to scripture, falls on her. No other argument can be made.

I have to wonder, if this isn’t a beachhead into the Body of Christ by the man-bashing spirit that so pervades the world’s thinking. Is its ultimate goal, to rewrite the story and place the blame on man? Well, this one isn’t buying the pitch. My choice is to believe what God had to say about it, and let every man be found a liar, if it comes to that. I’m just stubborn that way.

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