by Ken Alexander from his wife’s blog Always Learning – Did Adam Sin Before He Ate The Apple?
Editor’s note: This is some interesting Monday morning quarter-backing, Ken coming up with the ‘correct’ response that perfectly reflects what all the good patriarchs in Complimentarism push constantly. Take Eve under his authority and headship before going to negotiate her punishment before God.
It does make one wonder what would have happened if Adam had trusted God at His Word and turned Eve in to God without eating the forbidden fruit. “Woman, what have you done? Come here right now and let us go speak to our Father about this.” “God, this woman you gave me ate of the apple that we told her not to eat, because you had forbidden us at the risk of death. What shall I do with her now?”
This would have surely been the correct response of obedience to God and His Word. To exercise leadership and discipline by turning Eve over to God, or perhaps taking matters into His own hands and dealing with her so that she would not eat the apple again. Perhaps a warning? Perhaps some form of discipline?
“Eve, I am so disappointed in you that you would go against what I specifically instructed you that God had told me. I have no idea what God is going to do with you when he arrives for our evening walk, but you go sit in our cave and wait until I tell you to come out. It is possible that God cannot even see your face anymore, but let me go beg His forgiveness on your behalf and plead for your life, that we both may be spared.”
Now that would have been leadership. Did not God call on Adam to rule over all the earth and this included leading his helper? Instead, Adam capitulates his leadership role to follow the lead of his wife. Yes, Eve leads Adam into sin.
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