Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Original SIN was not Eve's

I won't go into the theology of it all, but you probably know this to be true.  Adam sinned.

What WAS that sin?

BLAME - Passing the buck.  Not taking personal responsibly. It's the devils favorite scheme.

The original Sin was Adam blaming EVE and then Blaming GOD for his downfall.  His fault.

That deception is rampant in our society today.  I read a news report how the bankrupt nation of GREECE is blaming Germany for their poor choices and lousy government.  It's breeding corruption and demagoguery not seen since the 1930s when Hitler blamed the Jews for the condition of his nation. Look where that took them.

Muslims blame the crusades for the condition of their bankrupt culture (and they blame Bush.. but who doesn't).  Some politicians play that blame game as well.  How about we tell the truth and stop blaming others. 

Unions blame company managers for being stingy and keeping the money, Companies blame unions for their inability to make it in the market.

President Obama blames Fox News and Rush Limbaugh for the divide in this nation.

Politicians blame banks for the financial crisis of 2008, Banks blame politicians for the laws that caused the crisis.

People who feel threatened by government blame the ones in charge.. but when they change governments nothing changes.  So they live in fear blaming those in charge.

Russia blames the Ukraine for fomenting western ties that threatened Russian sovereignty. Ukraine blames Russia for moving against those in Crimea who wanted to kick all Russian influence out.

Black people blame white Privilege and racism for a cultural lack of structure and opportunity.   White people blame black folks for not seeing and acting on what is an obvious problem all around them and allowing it to stand without confrontation or change of behavior.

Young people blame baby boomers for taking all the good stuff and squandering it, Older people blame young people for being lazy and shiftless.

As the old saying goes, there's enough blame to go around.  What makes it doubly hard is until we stop blaming nothing can change.  Nothing will change.  We will be victims for eternity going to our graves saying "If it weren't for _______ I coulda been a contender.

Not as long as you choose to be a victim you can't.

Here is an article I commend to you.  BLAME SHIFTERS


Fallout said...

Nothing to do with this article but I just read that John Paul Jackson pasted away Feb hard to believe.

Fallout said...

I mean, "passed away".

Anonymous said...

"The original Sin was Adam blaming EVE"

Eve clearly sinned first. That can not be disputed in any way, shape, or form if one believes the sequence of events as detailed in Genesis chapter 3 is true and accurate.

And if one also agrees that the word "original" means first, then the basis of article is flat out false.

Gene said...

Eve's action may have been in ignorance, whereas Adam's was willful disobedience

Eve disobeyed Adam but Adam directly disobeyed God. I looked and found that The command not to eat of the fruit was giving to Adam. Adam then relayed that information to Eve (maybe). It makes sense that Eve didn't hear the command from God because she would have replied yes, God did tell us not to eat of it. But if Gods command was given to her by Adam then she could have doubted and been easier deceived. But Adam received the command directly, he willing disobeyed God in favor of the woman.

Adam was silent as Eve was being tempted/sin. He did not stop her he let her carry on then totally and willfully disobeyed God by doing the same himself. The thing that we should learn from this is that we are the head, do you look after your wife's Spiritual welfare, or do you just stand back say nothing and join in?

Anonymous said...

Here is Eve's response: "And the woman said to the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden. Gen 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die."

Eve clearly stated that she knew God said it was wrong to eat from the tree. There is no ambiguity at all. There is nothing in the scripture to imply she doubted. Why just guess at that then teach a whole lesson on the "well maybe it was like this" stuff?