Originally posted by pstrron
Adam accused God of giving him a defective mate...
Why, because Adam still blames the woman for what he himself did.
Genesis 3:11 And he (the LORD God) said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”
Two specific questions:
1. Who told you that you were naked?
2. Have you eaten...?
genesis 3:12The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”
The man answers those two specific questions. There is no blame here. The woman told him that he was naked - "For God knows that when you eat from it
your eyes will be opened". Did eve not eat first? Of course she did. Therefore, she told Adam that he was naked. Then he answers the second question
- I ATE. Can I ask where there is blame here?
1 Corinthians 14 gives us a huge clue to the garden of Eden parable)
V26 "What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue
or an interpretation." (establishes that both men and women can speak)
V29-33 "Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said. And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting
down, the first speaker should stop. For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged. The spirits of prophets
are subject to the control of prophets.
For God is not a God of disorder but of peace—as in all the congregations of the Lord’s people."
V34-35 "Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says
. If they want
to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church."
In a chapter addressed four times to "brothers AND sisters", the Holy Spirit through Paul equates man to the prophet and woman to the spirit of the
"The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets.
Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says."
'Man' (prophet) listened to 'woman' (his own spirit). Isaiah 14
How you have fallen from heaven,
morning star, son of the dawn!
You have been cast down to the earth,
you who once laid low the nations!
You said in your heart,
“I will ascend to the heavens;
I will raise my throne
above the stars of God;
I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly,
on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon.
I will ascend above the tops of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High.”
But you are brought down to the realm of the dead,
to the depths of the pit.
The LORD God never accused Adam of blaming Eve. But what was the issue that He had with Adam?
Genesis 3:17 To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not
eat from it,’
Adam, man, listened to Eve, woman, and thereby disobeyed God's command. The prophet listened to his own spirit (his WILL) instead of keeping it in
subjection. His WILL and desires wanted what the serpent promised. No different than why all of us do things which we KNOW to be wrong - we give into
our will and emotions and desires instead of obeying God's will. We all know it's wrong to steal, but yet that little voice inside says 'but I want
it, I desire it, it's not fair that I don't have it, I covet it etc'. So we steal even though we KNOW it's taking another person's property. All
abort babies KNOWING that they are killing a life yet do so because they listen to themselves instead of the command "Do not murder" which resides
within their conscience as a wrong.
The physical mirrors the spiritual. This is why Oprah and every other talk show targets women with its doctrines of men. Women then bring it into
their home and influence the family - both husband and children. Women, far more than men, are seduced by the senses and plays to emotions and
desires, the seat of the will. However, as men are feminised to 'talk about their emotions and desires', men give heed to their own spirit thus
exalting it. Everything today appeals to our senses which in turn feed the 'spirit of the prophet', that part of each of us that wants to exert our
own will instead of HIS WILL.
These quotes included in the OP's thread can be seen for what they are - people who hate and use scripture to set an agenda - their own. It also
hides the truth from all who believe them. The Bible shows us that the physical demonstrates spiritual truths. We are to love God with our whole
heart, soul and mind
. It's from the "heart" that all manner of evil thoughts arise....not my will but His will. Rational thought is being
driven underground in favour of feelings, emotions and mysticism as we repeat the garden ofEden