“Adam was the first sinner”...
God spoke DIRECTLY to Adam...
15 “And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.”
[ 16 “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat”;
17 “But of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, though shall not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” ]
18 “And the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man be alone: I will make him an help meet for him.”
19 “And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.”
20 “And Adam gave names to all cattle, and fowl of the air, and to every beast if the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.”
21 “And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he [took one of his ribs], and closed up the flesh instead thereof;”
22 “And [the rib], which the Lord God had taken from man, [made he a woman, and brought her unto the man].”
23 “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.”
Sooo when Our Lord God spoke DIRECTLY to Adam COMMANDING “he” not eat of the tree of good and evil...”Eve” was a mere “rib” at the time and the last time I knew a “rib had ears”...was like “never”...
God [never spoke directly to Eve]...had He done so, [His words would be in the Bible]...BUT they are not...
So the only way Eve knew about the tree is [through Adam][whatever] she spoke was ‘learned through Adam’...the added ‘neither shall ye touch it’
[doesn’t mean she lied]...it means that it was [her interpretation] through [Adam’s
message] from God.
And we know how the majority of men pass along messages...
(sorry...but it’s true...to pass along an urgent message one has to listen well)
Onto Genesis Chapter 3
1 “NOW the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, ‘Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?”
2 “And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the garden:”
3 “But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it lest ye die.”
4 “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:”
5 “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”
6 “And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat and
gave also unto her husband WITH HER; and HE DID EAT.
***There was no “lying” until AFTER [they] ate the fruit...lying is evil...EVIL did not enter the picture until AFTER the “sin”***
They did not know they were naked until [after] the sin...
Eve “didn’t bring Adam into it”, Adam was right next to Eve when THIS all went down...
Sooo Adam was right there when the serpent was beguiling Eve...and Adam said NOTHING...[NOTHING]
Adam [should] have chimed in with “NOPE...God commanded ME ‘NO’, we cannot do that”
Adam [DIDN’T] stand up to the serpent and reiterate God’s WORD for WORD command...
Adam [DIDN’T SAY A WORD IN PROTEST]...he just went along, even though God DIRECTLY spoke with him and COMMANDED Adam NOT to...
And what is the FIRST thing Adam does when God confronts him?!
Adam throws Eve under the bus...even though God spoke directly to Adam...when Eve was merely ‘a rib’...
...even though Eve was deceived first by the serpent, the primary responsibility for sin fell on Adam’s shoulders.
God addressed Adam first, for the sin because He placed Adam ‘in charge’...
12 Wherefore, as by [one man sin]entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that [all have sinned]:
13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
14 Nevertheless death reigned from [Adam]to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of [Adam's transgression], who is the figure of him that was to come.
15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the [offence of one] many be dead, much more the grace of God, and [the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.]
16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: [for the judgment was by one to condemnation], but the [free gift is of many offences] unto justification.
17 For if by [one man's offence] death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
18 Therefore as by the [offence of one] judgment [came upon all men] to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
19 For as by [one man's disobedience] many were made sinners, so by the [obedience of one shall many be made righteous.]
So congregations need to STOP preaching that “Eve twisted God’s word and lied” because THAT’S [an interpretation] of the Bible...[by Man]...NOT the word of God! It’s truly a [false statement] as lying is evil and again, EVIL did not enter the picture until AFTER the “sin”...
By continuing to preach this [human interpretation] is just ADDING to the [false teaching] of the Bible...that [continues today] to solely blame Eve...
Adam [initially] failed God and both Adam & Eve failed...and both were held accountable...
Adam also lied first...
The lie was [after] the sin...
When God asked Adam:
11 “And he said, Who told thee that thou was naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?”
By those words, God gave Adam the opportunity to tell him the truth...but Adam lied...
Adam [ lied by omission ] by saying
12 “And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.”
Adam’s response should have been:
“I was disobedient to your command God, I should have known the serpent was telling a story because his words didn’t match your direct command and I should have reiterated to Eve the dire importance of your command to not eat of the tree of good & evil, lest we die”
Then Eve [ lied by omission ]:
13 “And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.”
[Notice how God “did not” ask Eve, ‘Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?’ because God never spoke directly to Eve because she wasn’t even created at that point]
Eve’s response should have been:
“I was disobedient to Adam and did not heed your command, in which Adam passed along to me, of not eating of the tree of good & evil, lest we die.”
Adam was there when the serpent beguiled Eve...they were together
25 “They were both naked, the man and his wife and were not ashamed.”
6 “And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto [ her husband with her ]; and he did eat.”
Adam was there and didn’t say a word...
That is why sin entered the world...Adam disobeyed a direct command that was between he and God.