SIN OF ADAM

THE SIN OF THIS NATION IS THE SIN OF ADAM

If Adam truly loved God he would have obeyed God.
If Adam loved Eve he would have stopped her.
We too must try to prevent our wives from sin.
Love requires us to do what is best for them.
Any less is selfish.  Love for others, must rule

1 Peter 3:7 | Likewise, husbands, dwell with them
according to knowledge, giving honor
to the wife, as unto the weaker vessel,
and as being heirs together of the grace of life;
that your prayers be not hindered.

  The Headship of Adam

  Scripture teaches the headship of the husband in marriage ( Eph 5:22; 1 Peter 3:1; Titus 5:2; Col 3:18). When God ordained
marriage, He stated that
A man shall leave his father and mother and cling to his wife and the two of them shall be one (Gen 2:24). It is the man who leads the marriage and is its head. This makes him ultimately responsible to God for what takes place in that marriage.     Our modern age tends to think of headship as a privilege, but Scripture speaks of it more in terms of responsibility and service ( Mark 10:41-45; Lk 12:48). Thus, the headship of the husband brings to him the ultimate responsibility for what happens under his roof. This does not mean that his wife is necessarily without guilt, but it does mean that he must answer to God first for what happens.      The original sin is called the "Sin of Adam" because he was the head of that early household and bore ultimate responsibility for what took place. Notice that when God was looking for them in the Garden after they had sinned, He said, Adam, where are you? (Gen 3:9)  It is Adam who must render an account. Eve is not without blame,
but God calls Adam. Adam had headship and in this why the first sin is called the "
Sin of Adam."
   The "Complexity" of Original Sin - When we think of the first sin, we tend to think of it as simply the eating of a forbidden fruit. Adam had been placed in the Garden prior to Eve's creation and had been told to work the garden and keep it (Gen 2:15).  After the creation of Eve, she has a long conversation with the devil, tempting her and ultimately causing her to fall.    Where was Adam? The text discloses that Adam was standing next to her  While she conversed with Satan! Why this silence from Adam? One would expect Adam to say to Satan, "Why are you talking to my wife? What are you saying to her? Why are you trying to mislead her?" One would further expect Adam to dispute what Satan was saying and to defend his wife from this temptation and error. Surely Eve should not have had to answer Satan all on her own. She does well at the outset, but then weakens under his onslaught. Why does Adam not step in to protect Eve and to bolster her strength? Why does he not assist her in this struggle and defend her against this threat? His silence part of the first sin! 

Adam had an obligation to rebuff Satan and to guard his wife and the garden, but he remained passive.
As head of the house, Adam had the primary responsibility of defending his household from all error, sin, and threat.
Eve should not have had to face Satan alone. Adam was worse than useless; his silence gave strength to Satan's arguments.
Eve was not without sin, but Adam failed to assist her and to provide her the support she needed and deserved.
Eve was God's gift to Adam, he was to cherish and protect her. She was part of him.
The first sin was more than eating the fruit. Adam's silence was part of the fall as well.
It set the stage for the first sin.  This is why the first sin is called the "Sin of Adam."

MAN MUST OBEY GOD FIRST!  DO YOU SPEAK UP TO PROTECT YOUR WIFE?

Did Adam love Eve so much, that he gave up his immortality for her? 
As Jesus gave his life for us?  Not even close!   It was a most selfish act.
  Christ never sinned, but took on Himself our sins to save us from eternal death. Adam committed his own sin, not to save Eve or anyone else, and brought sin and death to the human race. Jesus acted out of obedience. Adam's acted out of disobedience.   Genesis 3:6 says that Adam was there with Eve when she ate the forbidden fruit: " she took some of its fruit, and ate; and she gave some to her husband with her, and he ate it, also".  He did nothing to stop Eve, and he seems to have instantly gone along with her suggestion to eat some of it himself.
Further, on the Cross, Jesus--although He was truly innocent and had been falsely accused and crucified--said, "Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they are doing" (Luke 23:34). Love covers sins (Proverbs 10:12; 1 Peter 4:8) and bears and endures all things
(1 Corinthians 13:7). Is this what we see in Adam?  No. When God asked him whether he had eaten from the tree God had commanded him not to eat from, Adam's response, "The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree, and  I ate it" (Genesis 3:12). Adam didn't say, I'm responsible for Eve. He didn't say, Please forgive us. He put the blame on Eve. That's not love. That was a cowardly act stemming from Adam's selfishness.   Did Adam sin out of love for Eve?  No. True love would have made him try to stop her, and if
Adam were unable to do that, he would have interceded with God on her behalf instead of joining in her sin. Was Adam trying to please Eve? No he was, disobeying God for his own desire.   Eve was not responsible for Adam's actions.
When God caught them, Adam was quick to blame Eve.    His actions were totally selfish.

The garden reveals the crux of our alienation from God, the difficulty that the human heart and mind can have in genuinely trusting God as a wise creator.  Buried in the story of  disobedience is the key challenge
to your relationship with God that has been faced ever since, to trust or not to trust the Creator. Satan is aware
of this challenge especially to women, and makes the trustworthiness of God the object of his attacks.

A NEW SONG   Revelation 14-3-4     Start going to GOD!    Jesus gave us the Holy Spirit,   so WE CAN HEAR GOD.
The disciples did not go to "church" they went to God, using the Holy Spirit that Jesus gave them to replace the preacher! 

Generation after generation, nothing has hurt our young people more than "church religion"!

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