Because of Eve again and again…

The biblical issue of creation and the fall, which has been interpreted by men perspective, departs from the worldview of blaming Eve. Because of Eve, women are cursed; because of Eve men dominate women, because of Eve sin came. Is this interpretation true? What is the truth behind Satan deception against Eve?

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Eve was not Tempted


By Apostle Dr. Yenan Silen-Perez

What a controversy with Eve! Since, I was a little girl, I been hearing that Eve was the responsible one for the fall. Then another version says because Eve, Adam falls into temptation. Other says that Eve was tempted and chose to disobey, God. What ever is the version it always put the blame on Eve. Today I want to share with all of you another perspective, which I believe is Biblically correct. Yes, I imply that the others are not biblically correct. Eve was not tempted; Eve didn’t choose to disobey God. Eve was deceived. Yes there is a BIG difference. When you are tempted you are being invited to disobey God. However, when you are deceived you have been lie!

Our past translators and teachers were human, they make mistake. They also shared with us their interpretation about the Word, based on their understanding and revelation. Today, we have more understanding and revelation, let start communicating what God is revealing and stop repeating what we already know is not from God, but from human doctrine.

First have in mind I come with a different interpretation, until today you have heard the story of Adam and Eve from what the church have learned through the fathers of Christianity. The fathers of Christianity where the one who believed that women were not created in the image of God, for them only men were created in the image of God. I do know that what God has reveal to me you need to meditate and confronted with what you have learned until today. It took me a process of years studying Genesis to be able to be ready today, to share this information about Eve.
My Thesis is:

There is a big difference between being deceived and being tempted.
2 Corinthians 11:3 But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived (“nasha”) by the serpent's cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.

Deception in Eve case was to be corrupted with deadly ideas. In fact she was corrupted with the corrupted wisdom of the serpent and sinned. Deception has no willful act in the person being deceive, what I mean is that is not an act of choice. You do not choose to be deceived, you are deceived. However, when you are tempted, you are being invited to join into sin. Temptation comes to invite you to chose against God's will and you sin when you chose to follow your own will through what is being offered. Deception comes through a seed (ideas) that is planted in your mind and bind your will to your desires, to submit you to sin and steal from you what God has given you and what He has declared over your life.





1 Timothy 2:14 and it was not Adam who was deceived by Satan. The woman was deceived, and sin was the result.




The biblical interpretations of the creation and fall, has been interpreted by men, which departs from the worldview of blaming Eve. Because of Eve, women are cursed; because of Eve men dominate women, because of Eve sin came. Is this interpretation true? What is the truth behind Satan deception against Eve? Lest explore this:

Now the serpent was more subtle and crafty than any living creature of the field, which the Lord God had made. And he [Satan] said to the woman… But the serpent said to the woman, You shall 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, knowing the difference between good and evil and blessing and calamity. And when the woman saw that the tree was good (suitable, pleasant) for food and that it was delightful to look at, and a tree to be desired in order to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she gave some also to her husband, and he ate… Genesis 3:1-6

The serpent was more subtle than any other living creature. The serpent was “arûwm” (strongs 6175), which means cunning and usually in a bad sense: prudent, crafty, subtle (220). The Bible declares that the serpent beguiled Eve. Beguiled or “nasha” (strongs #5377) means to lead astray, to delude or to seduce: -- deceive (192). Eve was lead away from the proper path, convinced of something false and seduced by Satan. Eve knew that she was going to die if she decided to eat the fruit, but the Bible stated that she was deceived. On the other hand we have Adam, who decided to listen to Eve knowing that Eve was deceived and away from the proper path. Adam was not deceived, he volunteered for the jump into the abysm. Adam chose to disobey and sin against God, and was after Adam choosing to disobey God that the fall occurs.

The Serpent:
Genesis 3:1 Now, the serpent was more subtle 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?

The serpent was “aruwm” (Strong's H6175)
1) subtle, shrewd, crafty, sly, sensible
a) crafty
b) shrewd, sensible, prudent

We can see that it is the serpent the one who started the conversation with the woman. This woman is not called Eve yet, she is the wife. Ishshah is the complement of Ish the husband.
'ishshah
1) woman, wife, female
a) woman (opposite of man)
b) wife (woman married to a man)
c) female (of animals)
d) each, every (pronoun)

Genesis 3:2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: v3 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.

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Gen 2:17


The wife started to manifest her internal conflict as a consequence of listening to the cunning of the serpent and his words of lies. The deception begin manifesting its effects. The wife communicates what God said, but in conflict with her the effect of deception she add "neither shall ye touch it."
Is not temptation but the corrupted seed in the wife’s mind what activates in her the desire of the eyes, knowledge and flesh. Today, we can see that it is what we have in our hearts and minds, that what we see. Jesus said: if the light that you have in your eyes is darkness, how much darkness is in you! He also said: that out of the abundances of the heart the mouth speaks and that all sin comes from the heart .

"The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! (Matthew 6:22-23)"

Genesis 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: v5 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.


Now the serpent gives his knockout punch to the wife, with great amounts of lies into the innocent and pure mind of the wife the deceptive wisdom corrupts the wife’s system of thinking and gave birth to sin.

The effects of the words of lies, the corrupted seed are:
• v6And 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,
Eve was not tempted, Eve didn’t choose to disobey God. Eve was deceived. Yes there is a BIG difference. When you are tempted you are being invited to disobey God. However, when you are deceived you have been lie!



God’s Reaction


Adam after choosing to disobey God goes on and hides because of shame and fear. When God confronted him he chooses to avoid responsibility of his decision of disobeying God and follows to blame Eve. This behavior is very similar to that of male abusers that blames the victim and makes her responsible of their abusive and irresponsible behavior.

Then the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves apron like girdles. And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, where are you? He said, I heard the sound of You [walking] in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself. And He said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat? And the man said, the woman whom you gave to be with me--she gave me [fruit] from the tree, and I ate. And the Lord God said to the woman, What is this you have done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled (cheated, outwitted, and deceived) me, and I ate. (Genesis 3:13)

The Bibles declares, and God said to the woman: “What is this you have done?” her answer was, the serpent deceived me. The woman responded exactly what the Bible declares that Eve was deceived. God then goes directly to the serpent and says, “Because you have done this.” Because “you,” “serpent” has done this: deceived, seduced, lead off course, lied, cheat. Yes, Satan did it, but Eve will share the consequences also.

Eve being enchanted by Satan finds the fruit enjoyable enough to shared it with Adam, is she acting directed by evil? Yes! But, can she really choose not to share it with Adam? I believe that was impossible for Eve. Her mind was already possessed by Satan’s evil power. Eve was deceived and because of that she falls into transgression. Not with Adam, who decides to disobey openly, and consciously. The fall was the consequences of one-man disobedience. Eve did not chose to disobey God’s commandment Eve was deceived.

But with Adam God talk different, Adam receives judgment by God:
Because you have listened and given heed to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, saying, You shall not eat of it, the ground is under a curse because of you; in sorrow and toil shall you eat [of the fruits] of it all the days of your life. Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth for you, and you shall eat the plants of the field. In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you shall return. (Genesis 3:17-19)

God said: “ because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife.” Hearkened or “shama” (strong’s #8085), which means to hear intelligently, with attention and obedience. Adam was guilty. Adam was guilty of disobeying God openly.

Therefore just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned for before the law was given, sin was in the world. (Romans 5:12-13a)


So [God] drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the Garden of Eden the cherubim and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep and guard the way to the tree of life. Genesis 3:24

Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as Adam did.
… the judgment follows one sin… For if, by the trespass of one man, death reigned through that man…consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men… for just as through the disobedience of one man the many were made sinners (Romans 5:14-19)



Adam was Tempted:


Eve invites Adam to eat however; Adam chooses to disobey God’s commandment and ate of the fruit. Adam was tempted by the serpent deception, through Eve's words invited to follow his own will and he did.

Genesis 3:17 To Adam he said, "Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must not eat of it,'

Adam's consequences were:

"Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.
18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field.
19 By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return."


The ground was cursed because of Adam choice.


Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned—

1 Corinthians 15:21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 23But each in his own turn: Christ, the first fruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.