Thursday, January 10, 2013
I am reading a book this year called 'The Stranger on the Road to Emmaeus.' It brought up something I had overlooked. Where was Adam when the serpent talked to Eve? I had just assumed that he was in the garden of Eden somewhere but that she was alone. The Bible says differently, 'he was with her.' Eve gets most of the blame even tho it's referred to as Adam's curse or fall. Genesis 3;6 ''When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.''
So instead of playing the blame game, we should recognize that they were both guilty of disobeying God. They both doubted God's word. We often want to put the blame somewhere else for our own transgressions. It's easier that way than taking responsibility. Free will makes it so that we are not controlled robots so therefore we alone are responsible for our sinful choices. Yes, we all sin and are with a sinful nature but we will each face judgement alone.