Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Switch Adam and Eve

Last night while teaching the P of GP to the single adult group one of the sisters asked a question I have pondered before. She asked what would have happened if Adam had partaken of the fruit first?

First, would Eve have been "smart" enough to realize the situation and partaken also?

Second, would Adam and Eve's consequences for partaking been different? Would Adam have been put in subjection to Eve, and Eve ruled over him? (Actually as all us men know they do now anyway!) (I've learned that I always get the last word in our house...it's "yes dear")

This sister was actually quite upset that the consequence Eve got was being subject to her husband. She wanted to know why Adam didn't partake first, if he was so "smart" that he knew the consequences / benefits then why didn't he?

Interesting questions.