Thursday, September 22, 2016


Who should we blame? In Genesis Chapter 2-3, God clearly states both Adam and Eve can eat any fruit in the Garden of Eden. However, cannot eat one tree, the fruit of knowledge, if they do God says they will surely die. Everything was okay after God left but until the serpent comes around. The serpent tempts Eve by questioning about the tree of knowledge and later stating, “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” After hearing this, who wouldn't want to at least take bite of that fruit just to be like God? Eve takes a bite of the fruit and shares this with Adam “who was with her.” After eating the fruit they began to feel shameful of their naked body and hid. God later enters and calls out Adam where he was. Adam replies he was hiding because he felt afraid to show his naked body. God questions Adam if he ate from the tree he told not to eat from. Instead of apologizing, Adam quickly blames Eve for giving the fruit to him in the first place. God turns to Eve and questions why she done this, but she too also pushes the blame to the serpent. God becomes furious and punishes the serpent by stating he will make the serpent only be able to crawl from his stomach and eat dust for all their lives for causing this problem. He then goes to the women and punishes her with extreme pain during childbearing and birth. Lastly, he goes to Adam and says that he will have to work painfully until the end. God banishes both Adam and Eve from The Garden Of Eden. Now, who’s to blame for this mess? I believe it was those who pushed the blame to others and not properly admitting their own wrong. My reason why I believe this is because, God probably already knows who’s to blame in the first place. Instead of punishing the serpent right on the spot, he first questioned Adam, “Have you eaten from the tree I commanded you not to eat from?” Adam responds, “The women you out here with me-she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.” When God questions Eve, “What is this you have done?” Eve says, “The serpent deceived me and I ate.” Neither of them shows guilt but fear of what might come before them. Even though they were tempted by the serpent, they still ended committed the wrongdoing. But, they still denied that fact and pushed away from apologizing.

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