2Cor. 11:3 (Paul)
1 Tim. 2:11-15 (Paul)
Rev. 13:14 (John) James 1:16 (James)
Deceived; “To cause (one) to believe what is untrue.”
From the writings of James (segment 241B) “Do not be deceived, my dear brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth that we might be a kind of first fruit of all he created.”
From the writings of Paul (segment 272NB) “But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may some how be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.”
(segment 294Div) “A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over man; she must be silent. For Adam was formed first then Eve and Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. But women will be kept safe through childbirth, if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.”
From the writings of John “… he deceived the inhabitants of the earth …”
Now let us go to the beginnings;
Genesis 3:1-24. You should read this from your bible.
Here we learn the truth about Eve. Was Eve really the one who was deceived? I say No! It was Adam. “She also gave some to her husband, WHO WAS WITH HER, and he ate it.” Gen. 3:16
Y Why!! Why did Adam remain silence and did not say; ‘No! Stop! That fruit is forbidden.’ Adam did not say this, because he was deceived also.
PROOF; Read what God said to Adam. Gen. 3:17-19. “Because you listen to your wife and ate from the tree …” Adam would not had eaten if he was not deceived also. (OR out-right disobeyed God, if not deceived).
Adam # “The Hebrew for man (Adam) sound like and may be derived from the Hebrew for ground (adamah); it is also the name Adam.”
“Cursed is the ground because of you.” Adam is cursed and produces thorns and thistles.
Here is a question: Since women still give birth with pain, why is it that all men do not till the soil with painful toil?
But Eve# “The Hebrew for woman sounds like the Hebrew for man. Eve means living.”
And what did God say to Eve, “… you will give birth to children …”
So Eve is truly living; but man is not. Man produces thorns and thistles; things that produce pain. Throughout all nations and all times; man is rulers over women. (Even in Canada, because in Canada women were not allow to go down hill ski-jumping in the 2010 Olympic games. This is a little thing, but still not equal to men.)
Here question #2. Since men can find reasons to not ‘till the soil with painful toil’; why is it that men can not find reasons to treat women as equal in everything.
Why!!? Because man is not allow to give birth to life.
O Yes: I know I am playing on words; but you need to know that all human life begins in the womb; and only women have the womb.
Remember this: Paul wrote in 1Cor.11:2-16 (segment 266KA) “For this reason and because of the angels, the woman ought to have a sign of authority on her head. In the Lord, however, woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman.” What Paul wrote in verses 2-9 could be call sarcasm. Sarcasm # “a bitter, cutting remark: also ironical, language expressing scorn or contempt”
But all of this is a man point of view. So I will give you another man point of view. From the writings of Matthew, ch.7 v.12 (segment 64B); The words of Christ, “In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you. For this sums up the Law and the teachings of the Prophets.”
John A. Clark 2010 Oct. 21
(Segment is for those who read the book ‘The People of the Way, the first 100 years.)