Adam and Eve Stupid? Part 2

That is it that is all we have. But enough to inform us there was a great fall.

We know God made the serpent a beast of the field.  We know he made him subtle and he made him with the ability to talk. Laugh all  you want if that is what you are doing.The only way to understand the Bible is to take it as God gave it to us; literally. To try to take it any other way is to invite imagination. And man’s imagination is evil therefore cannot be trusted.

And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. (Genesis 6:5)

Man’s imagination cannot be trusted to produce the right answer. This is exactly WHY God killed them all in the Flood. The only reason Noah and his family survived it was God gave them grace (favor) Or they would have drowned also.

(Even in the invention of drugs which science is responsible for people die from so many side effects and other complications. All this is basically caused by man’s imagination of what might work. There is never certainty about anything it comes up with. It always contains risks.)

Archaeology proves that there existed at one time in history creatures which do not exist now. It is not hard for me to believe that this serpent talked. Or the sun stood still. Or an axe floated. Or people raised from the dead. God can do anything! An ass spoke to Balaam the prophet.

We can be sure that 1+1 = 2. Imagining is taking this immutable law of math and saying it might not mean that after all.  But it will only lead to evil to imagine.

Man’s imagination is only evil so what does that tell us of what he dreams up?

God created the heaven and the earth. Literal as we can see. Yes we live on the literal earth he created. We can see the heaven plainly.  Also the day is literal as we can see. So is night literal as we can see. Also the trees and herbs, plants animals. The sun and moon and stars are literal as we can see. Everything God made is literal. This cannot be denied.

Then God makes man in his image; male and female created he them. This is literal. The world is filled with males and females. Literal babies were born to Adam and Eve. We know this is true by all the babies still being born today using the same method they used.

But for some, when we get to the trees in the garden God planted in Eden where he placed the man he created, everything changes to symbolic. Everything becomes strange and mysterious. Suddenly there is no way a serpent spoke. It was her conscience or it was temptation or whatever else they imagine the Bible meant.

Instead of simply taking God at his word they begin to imagine what could have been the sin Adam and Eve committed. It is always about sex. Of course they are implying they know more about it than Moses did who wrote this down.

Science claims there existed once animals that no longer exist. It is not only possible but it is certain this particular serpent did talk to Eve.  To wrest that around add to it and say it means such and such when it does not is nothing but imagination. Nothing to prove it true.

Disobedience is what they did.  God was disobeyed and man became alienated from God. This is all we need to know.

The serpent didn’t ask her he said to her Has God said…?

The devil is not omniscient. Only God knows all things. The devil is not omnipresent. This is why he walks to and fro as Peter said in his epistle. This information is first in Job when God asked Satan where he had come from? He answered that he was walking to and fro in the earth. He did not consider that God would take that statement record it in a book called Job so we could know how un-omnipresent he is. He is also not omnipotent or he would destroy the human race. The devil is no genius or intellect. His intellect is non-existent. He knows only to do three things.

Jesus said he comes to rob kill and destroy. He can do nothing else but these three things. However to do these three things he deceives the ignorant to do it for him.

He uses human bodies to destroy people places and things.

The great error here is not so much imagining what the sin could have been they committed. But that they are more informed than Moses about what it was is the greater error. The point of the message is they sinned against God. They disobeyed a clear and precise command from God who created them.

Is this stupidity? Consider…..

People will say “I ruined my entire life from all the stupid decisions I made.” when in fact they are saying “I ruined my entire life by all the sins I committed.”

Would an intelligent person go rob a bank? Would a person with half a brain get a gun, walk into a bank, point it at all the people in there, and order them to lie on the floor? Would an intelligent person do this? Then order the teller to fill the bag he hands over with cash?

We know the answer to that if we are in our right mind.

Would an intelligent person embezzle money from the company he works for?

So far the sins that are being committed here is stealing and hating others. If we love someone we don’t scare them half to death rob them and traumatize their lives. Not to mention placing yourself in the position of being arrested going to jail standing shackled before a judge and being sentenced to live in a cage.

God didn’t even put animals in cages. But he made them to roam free in the natural environment he in his wisdom knew they need to live and survive.

Yet people who sin are put in cages (jail cells)  like animals to be watched day and night so he doesn’t get out of his cage to do those things again. Add to that this fact; Cages can be literal or mental. Or both at the same time.

What person in his right mind gets married than cheats on their spouse? It would involve sneaking around. The cheat has to lie and pretend. If he is found out he ends up destroying his home his family.

How much intelligence is needed to do this? None because intelligence doesn’t do these things.

Then atheists dare call Christians stupid. Christians who devote their lives to not do stupid things such as I mentioned above. Christians are the most intelligent people on planet earth. (If they are obedient to God)

It is the fool who says in his heart there is no God not the Christians. (See my blog What I Believe An Atheist Isn’t)

So were Adam and Eve stupid? Yes they were to disobey God. It is nothing but utter and clear stupidity to do wrong. God calls it sin and this is what it is.

I do not as some think that the serpent who came to Eve was a man who had sex with her. I do not believe it was Adam and Eve having abnormal sex. I do not believe the tree was their mind and conscience. I do not believe it was a symbolic scene that could only be understood millennia later.

What sin did they commit?

Firstly  Sin is the transgression of the Law. The law that God handed down to Israel via Moses at Sinai.

Paul said:

2Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned— 13for before the law was given, sin was in the world. But sin is not taken into account when there is no law. 14Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who was a pattern of the one to come. (Romans 5)

When Adam and Eve took of that tree of the knowledge of good and evil sin entered the world through them.  It only gets worse. Then death entered the world through the sin. They began to age to eventually die even as God said they would die if they ate of the tree he specifically and clearly and plainly commanded them not to eat of. Death is the wages of sin.

Plus their son Cain killed his brother. Why? The Bible is simple and clear why.

Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And why slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous. (1 John 3:12)

Notice that Cain was of the wicked one but was not evil; his works were evil. What Cain chose to do was evil not Cain himself. Eve said she got Cain from the Lord. (Some say he was sired by Satan which is non Biblical) So did God give Eve an evil son? No God gave them a son. Cain chose to do wrong.  Cain thought to bring the wrong sacrifice and Abel did not. The mind can imagine and the mind will get it wrong every time. This is why it is all important to simply obey God.

Cain did not think right. Obviously.

Paul said that death reigned from the time of Adam to Moses even over those who did NOT sin by breaking a command as did Adam…who was a pattern of the Messiah who was to come.

All was fine until the serpent came.  What wrong did they do?  The exact opposite of what God said. They could not have transgressed the law of Moses since no law existed. They disobeyed a direct command from God.

This was their sin. They were not able to obey the command. Made in the image of God they disobeyed. How could this be? The answer lies in why Jesus came to atone for us.

To be continued….




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