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Old 04-07-2018, 07:55 PM   #58
Nell
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Default Re: Egalitarianism Vs. Complementarianism

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Originally Posted by seeking1 View Post
We all know it is not and it wasn't my intent to convey that it was a verse. But the proposition was that "you will be like God". So you tell me, what was Eve looking for?
That was only part of the conversation. The context was 1) The most subtle serpent approached Eve with a question. 2) She replies with what God said, including a phrase God had not said. 3) More conversation with the woman. 4) Her husband was standing there but did not join the conversation. 5) She eats, and gives to her husband. The rest is history.

What was she "looking for"? The verses don't really imply that she had a motive. It seems that to her it was a conversation with a subtle, and I'll say manipulative serpent that DID have a motive. She bought it. According to her confession, she was deceived. She was clearly in over her head, trying to hold her own with the subtle manipulator. Her husband just stood there watching. He was not deceived about what was happening, but neither did he join the conversation, which might have helped her. She was younger and probably less mature than her husband.

Maybe she did want to be "like God" but since she didn't initiate the exchange, that was probably not foremost in her mind. It seems that she was trying, as best she could, to answer the serpent's questions on her own, but that did not go well for her.

Just my thought.

Nell

Genesis 3 King James Version (KJV)
3 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

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