12- Adam and Eve’s affordable error
Why God created Adam? how God created Eve? and why? what was God’s commandment for them? how and why, they breached it? what was the punishment?
The creation of Adam
(So, God created man in His own image) (Genesis 1:27)
Why God created Adam and Eve
(Then God blessed them, and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it.)(Genesis1:28)
God created them to assert that there’s one father and one mother to mankind with a link of blood.
And for one to love the other in a granting love for no match. And that’s the main target to man generally.
They should multiply to fill the earth and this is a gift from God.
Some might think that breeding is a result of sin although it is clear that God wanted so before the inducement of sin.
Also God wanted them to subdue the world to work and succeed.
Adam's first commandment
(And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of knowledge of Good and evil you shall not eat, for the day in that you eat of it you shall surely die.”(Genesis 2:16).
God gave him this commandment to raise his worth by following Him by his own Freewill.
God created Eve from Adam
(And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”)(Genesis 2:18)
Comparable to him means that neither one of both should be arrogant to the Other. They are equal and should have a mutual respect.
(And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and he Took on one of his ribs.)(Genesis2:21).
(Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a Woman, and He brought her to the man.)(Genesis 2:22).
The temptation of Adam and Eve
Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows That in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God.” (Genesis 3:4-5).
(So, when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasure to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruits and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. (Genesis3:6).
(Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were Naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made them selves coverings.)(Genesis 3:7)
They were unaware that they are naked but after their fallen because, the real Uncover is that form the sin.
This cover refers to the man who just want to cover with the apparent religiosity and do not really wanna know God the truly knowlege.
Eve was better to be silent with the serpent not to tell the serpent about the Commandment of Adam.
When Adam delivered Eve from God, it was better to tell her lessons about God And not to surrender to her way of thinking.
God took the initiative
(And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden.)(Genesis3:8).
God did not wait for man to go for him but He Him self did so.
Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him “Where are you?(Genesis 3:9).
Many times God call for us people of the world and rarely we hear Him Because of the material world we live in and its works.
So he said, ( I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was Naked and I hid my self.)( Genesis3:10).
The secret in Adam and Eve’s evasion is laying in the conscience that wanna Punish his holder.
(Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me Of the tree.)(Genesis3:12)
(The woman said, “The serpent deceived me and I ate.)(Genesis3:13).
Both of them admitted their fault but simultaneously they blamed the other.
(In pain you shall bring forth children, your desire shall be for your husband, And he shall rule over you.)(Genesis3:16).
(In toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life.)(Genesis 3:17).
God cares for Adam and Eve
(Also for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.)(Genesis3:21).
The tunics of skin refers to the beginning of the family law and the blood sacrifice era.
I guess it is clear through the story of Adam and Eve that God was a real friend to man so, He goes to him making dialogue with him. And covers Them with His hand showing His great love.
Tawfik, S. (Adam and Eve’s affordable error). (2022). www.orthodox-belifs.com
Source is THE HOLY BIBLE NKJV. Arabic New Van Dyck text C. The Bible Society of Egypt. Fifth Edition Third print2019.ISBN 978-1-84364-188-9. Printed in China.
Reference: Genesis Book for Egyptian priest Father Tadros Jakob.