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The FirstImplied Lie is as follows--TheSerpent(Rev12:9)said to the woman, "You surely will
not die!Gen3:4Red Hot Lie.Read
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SatanImpliedthat the LORDGod Had LiedtoEve about knowledge-then Eve applied the lie to Adam.Full Write up With References verses
Best Commentary on what Adam and Eve said
to God for what they did and what it implied.
Adam and Eve did not ask
forgiveness and they both blamed God for what they did. God Ask Both the
12The man said, “The
woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”
13 Then the LORD
God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman said,
"The serpent deceived me, and I ate." ◄ Genesis
(1)God to Adam-- Hast thou eaten of the
tree? Adam is obliged to acknowledge his transgression; but he does this in
such a way as to shift off the blame from himself, and lay it upon God and upon the woman!This woman
whom Thou didst give to be with me,עמדיimmadi,
to be my companion, (for so the word is repeatedly used), she gave me, and I did
eat. I have no farther blame in this transgression; I did not pluck the fruit;
she took it and gave it to me.
(2)When the woman is questionedshe
lays the blame upon God and the serpent, (nachash).
The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. Thou didst
make him much wiser than thou didst make me, and therefore my simplicity
and ignorance were overcome by his superior wisdom and subtlety; I can have no
fault here, the fault is his, and his who made him so wise and me so ignorant.
Thus we find that, while the eyes of their body were opened to see their
degraded state, the eyes of their understanding were closed, so that they could
not see the sinfulness of sin; and at the same time their hearts were hardened
through its deceitfulness. In this also their posterity copy
their example. How few ingenuously confess their own sin! They see not their
guilt. They are continually making excuses for their crimes; the strength and
subtlety of the tempter, the natural weakness of their own minds, the
unfavorable circumstances in which they were placed, etc., etc., are all
pleaded as excuses for their sins, and thus the possibility of repentance is
precluded; for till aman take his sin to himself, till he acknowledge that he alone is
guilty, he cannot be humbled, and consequently cannot be saved. Reader, till
thou accuse thyself, and thyself only, and feel that thou alone art responsible
for all thy iniquities; there is no hope of thy salvation.