We sang “Come Thou Fount” this morning in church. They skipped the Ebenezer verse. Boo. So, because I’m plagued with a condition called Earworms, I’ve been humming that vacant verse all morning. Here I raise my ebenezer, Hither by thy help I’ve come. Eben-ezer Before Ebenezer was Scrooge, it was a place. Eben, in Hebrew, means Rock or… Read More Here I lay my Ebenezer
It is so easy to speak harshly of those who believe differently than you. I have entered what Brian McLaren calls the third stage of faith: perplexity. Everyone has an opinion. Who knows what is right? And I’m slowly shifting to the fourth: Harmony/Humility. Love God. Love Others. My thoughts As I begin a new Bible study group this fall studying… Read More Be careful what you say
“Why does Adam get blamed for causing sin when Eve was the first one to eat the fruit?” This was queried to the girl’s Bible teacher last week at camp. (She was a great teacher!) Of course, my ears prickled and I started squirming as usually happens when the topic of women/Eve/original sin is broached… Read More Making a small difference
Complementarians believe the fall distorted the God-ordained order of complementary roles: men lead and women follow. Egalitarians believe male leadership is a result of the fall. Explore the differing interpretations of Genesis 3:16.… Read More Problem Passages: Genesis 3:16
In my last series exploring if Eve was guilty, I assumed that sin was inherited from your father, not your mother. I was questioned why I believed this? So, I started to think more about it. Here are three reasons why I assume sin transfers from our dads to us. These are speculative, I realize.… Read More Sin is inherited from your father, not your mother.
Although I assume Adam believed God and found forgiveness through faith in the coming Redeemer, I find it significant he is not mentioned as Satan’s enemy. At this point in the dialogue, I guess he was more a friend than foe. The one who struggles against evil in the Genesis account of the fall is Eve. She is Satan’s declared enemy and the mother of all his foes.… Read More Who is Satan’s Enemy?
Why weren’t Eve’s eyes opened when she ate? Why were her eyes opened when Adam ate? If God was showing mercy to Eve because of her ignorance and heart motivation, then why did Adam’s outright sin trigger her understanding of their actions? Was Eve’s sin not great enough? But then, why would Adam’s great sin… Read More Question: Why were Eve’s eyes opened after Adam ate?