After meditating on the implications presented in this post, the question asked in the title is logical. If all humanity was inside Adam when he sinned, except Eve, could that be one reason she was created second? So that she would have Adam’s humanity, but without his sin? But does that mean she is guiltless? Did Eve sin?
1 Timothy 2:14 says that Eve ate the forbidden fruit because she was deceived. Eve herself says the serpent convinced her to eat. Yet, both Adam and God recognize merit in Eve, post-eating. Adam declares she is a life-giver, the mother of the living! And it is Eve who receives the first promise of God.
In the next few posts, I’d like to detail some reasons why I question Eve’s culpability from Genesis 3.
- The nature of Eve’s sin is different from Adam’s.
- The serpent is to blame for Eve’s sin.
- Eve is named Living.
- Eve believes God.