K, lets see, some booming voice says I can live in paradise where all of my needs are taken care of and I never have to worry about a thing and in exchange all I have to do is not eat fruit from one tree... sounds like a no-brainer if you ask me!
(It's pretty convenient that the story makes the woman look like the cause of all problems (especially in a world that's been as messed up by men as this one has since the beginning of time. ) (Of course, I'm still a little puzzled about the thing with Eve and her kids - and then everybody else showed up. (???) Something was rotten in Denmark, I'd say (or should I say, "in the Garden of Eden"?)
how come eating is sinning?...if god wanted not to eat..why did god create tree at first place..now since it did and somebody ate fruit from it..it is joint responsibility...now god can't escape from the price just bcoz god owns the system..that is called immoral...
It is always so easy to say what we would do, or wouldn't do, in any given situation. The thing is, unless we are in that situation we really don't know. I would like to think that I wouldn't take of the fruit of that tree.
Well I'm sure this will cause a "dust-up" with much of the female audience, but my thought has always been this:
Eve was created "from" one of Adam's ribs(Gen 2:22). She was given to him as a help-mate by God (Gen 2:18,20b). God intended for the woman to be in subjection to her husband. He was to instructed her, love her, care for her--together they were as "one flesh"(Gen 2:24).
Eve's first mistake was to listen to the serpent, especially when what the serpent spoke was in direct conflict with what her husband had told her, which he had received directly from the Creator.
Her next mistake was to allow the deceitful reasoning to enter into her heart, so that she looked upon the tree with "desire" (Gen 3:6).
Her next mistake, was that she SHOULD have told the serpent that she needed to speak to her husband about the matter before she broke the 'only law' that God had given to them, regarding what NOT to do!
If Even HAD told the serpent that she was going to be obedient to what her husband had taught her, which had come from God, things may have ended differently.
If Eve had told the serpent--"Look, I am not going to do anything of the sort, UNTIL I speak to my husband about it--things probably would have turned out differently!
Okay--I know, this is probably NOT going to be a widely accepted viewpoint, but that is what I think--none the less!
and yet, an apple a day is said to keep the doctor away (and these days, apples are said to be a "super food"). Go figure. The moral to the story is, "If a serpent ever shows up and tells you eat an apple, get your apple at the grocery store instead."
Where I live all there are little grass snakes, and none of them has ever done anything but run away from me. (Hmmm. Either Satan has decided to stay away from New England (unlikely, from what I see going on in my local news), or else I, for some reason, scare him away every time I rake leaves and run into him. I think I'll go with the thing that I - and a woman, by the way - scare Satan. )
I always thought that involved a curse of some sort. Did God do curses, besides the whole weeping-and-gnashing-of-teeth thing? Either way, hang in for a few decades and that pesky situation eventually goes away and is replaced by brittle bones and all kinds of other horrible things passed down from that scoundrel, Eve. Oh wait - weren't women made out of some surgical situation involving Adam's rib?? Hey!! We get the osteoporosis thing from ADAM!!!
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