2 Corinthians 11:3

serveimageBut I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.

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3 thoughts on “2 Corinthians 11:3”

  1. But before Eve ate the forbidden fruit she DECIDED to do it. So before she ate, while she was still ignorant of the difference between good and evil she sinned. She, and Adam, were created with a sin-nature. And we must remember that accountability does not play a role in guilt… that is to say that knowing that you are doing the wrong thing does not make you unaccountable or innocent.
    If you’re wondering why Eve was guilty of sin if she was totally tricked… that’s not exactly how it went down. James 1:15 says that our own evil desires result in sin. She had a desire to disobey, disregard, reject, and to NOT fear God… and the serpent gave her an opportunity to “be tricked” into eating what she KNEW her good, loving, providing, saving God had commanded her not to eat. So then she gets a consequence…

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    1. Amen!!! Yeah the devil made me do it syndrome, we are each accountable for our own actions. Us humans like to play the blame game, it is always somebody else’s fault. Owning up-to our own sin is I think only done through the Holy Spirit.

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  2. The only other thought I had about this verse is that I don’t like when I hear people blaming Adam & Eve for our struggle, for our “fall”, for our own sin-nature. As if everything would be different now in this world if they wouldn’t have disobeyed God way back then. The fact is that God did not transform the entire human race after they sinned. They were already sinners… we were already sinners. Granted there was a short period of time when they lived without shame, but we all get that period of time before we are made aware of doing wrong and of our need for covering… spiritually, I mean. Okay so I admit it’s a huge subject that leads down a LOT of rabbit trails. But I’ll just conclude by saying that the original state of man, before they sinned, was a state of perfect eternal life, by choice, in the garden, with access to the fruit of the Tree of Life. Jesus Christ gives us, Eves and Adams, access to the Tree of Life again and to eternal perfect Life. It was their choice, and it’s the same with each of us, we can choose The Way back to heaven or we can choose expulsion, your choice will be honored.

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