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Edwin

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Eve's temptation.
« on: October 03, 2013, 11:03:20 PM »

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Eve's temptation.

Do you think that Eve would have partaken of the forbidden fruit, if she had not been tempted?

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Edwin.



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Alien-R

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Re: Eve's temptation.
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2013, 11:13:18 PM »
satan did and he had no one to tempt him

Efengylwr71

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Re: Eve's temptation.
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2013, 07:28:45 AM »
Eve's temptation.

Do you think that Eve would have partaken of the forbidden fruit, if she had not been tempted?

Thank you.

Edwin.
Or we could say, if it hadn`t been forbidden, would Eve have been tempted at all? Why place that which is forbidden in plain sight of those to whom it is forbidden? I mean, as a young child, at least your parents make an attempt to hide from you that which is forbidden. So why did God make so accessible that which was forbidden?

Edwin

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Re: Eve's temptation.
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2013, 11:25:40 AM »
Thank you Efengylwr71 for your comments.

You ask,

"So why did God make so accessible that which was forbidden?"

Answer later on, as I want to see any other opinions.

Every blessing.

Edwin.


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Re: Eve's temptation.
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2013, 03:51:52 PM »
No I think that left alone she would have not eaten the fruit. She had to be mislead and persuaded by the devil to look, think about it and to want it before actually eating.

                        John

Edwin

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Re: Eve's temptation.
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2013, 09:59:28 PM »
Yes indeed John, but why the deception?

1Ti 2:14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. 

Bless you.

Edwin.

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Re: Eve's temptation.
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2013, 10:20:18 PM »
the devil always picks on the weakest, and I would surgest that Adam because he had a relationship with God was not vunerable, while Eve lacked that relationship and so was deceived by the devils misquotations and misrepresentation/lies.


                                               John

Edwin

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Re: Eve's temptation.
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2013, 10:28:01 PM »
Efengylwr71.

Here as promised is the answer.

You will recall I asked, "would Eve have partaken of the forbidden fruit if she had not been tempted ?
 
The answer of course is, "no she would not ".

This then leads to another question, "Why was the tempter the devil created?".
 
In respect of the devil. I was once asked,
 
"why was he created?"
 
My reply was,
 
I will now try to answer this as follows.
 
Ask your self the question, "What is it that we all of us want more than anything else?"
 
Answer:
 
To be loved for ourselves, for what we are, not for any material advantage that might be gained. Is it any surprise that the Lord our God also wants to be loved for Himself, for His nature, His integrity, His personality, His dedication, and so on, but most of all His Love, and not only for the, "material advantages", He provides.
 
That is why it is written.
 
Mar 12:28 Then one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, perceiving[fn4] that He had answered them well, asked Him, "Which is the first commandment of all?"
Mar 12:29 Jesus answered him, "The first of all the commandments is: 'Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one.
Mar 12:30 'And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul,
with all your mind, and with all your strength.'[fn5] This is the first commandment.[fn6]
Mar 12:31 "And the second, like it, is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'[fn7] There is no other commandment greater than these."
 
Our Lord Jesus is here quoting Deuteronomy Chapter 6 verses 5, and 6.
 
Deu 6:4 "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one!
Deu 6:5 "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
 
Now how can we fallen creatures love Him as He wants to be loved, unless we have a demonstration, a sign, well Jesus said at verse 39 below,
 
Mat 12:38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from You."
Mat 12:39 But He answered and said to them, "An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.
Mat 12:40 "For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
 
The sign to which He referees  is of course His death by crucifixion.
 
When we know that our Creator God, deliberately caused Himself to be born into the human race, knowing full well in advance just what we would do to Him, and did not use one iota of His limitless power to extricate Himself from the excruciating agony of this horrible death, how can we not love Him for the person that He is.
 
But this sacrificial death would be meaningless, if there was no need for it, and for this reason there had to be an alternative to God, (The Devil), and we had to become sinners in order to be saved.
 
Perhaps this explanation will help to answer the question, "Why was the Devil created?".
 
The Lord bless you, and keep you safe.
 
Edwin.

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