6 years ago
The church can’t have it both ways. Ezekiel 18:20 records,
“The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.”
(1)The Holy Book says the sin which Adam committed was shared by the Satan and Eve, so they played a role in this sin.
The holy book tells us that the serpent and Eve participated in the sin that Adam committed,
So according to this text she was the first to have eaten from the tree and thereby she was the first who committed the mistake and she is the one who tempted her husband into eating from the tree. However this is against the divine source of this text simply God never ever debunks or defames His servants..
Reading and pondering over the text reveal that the author of these lines attributed the whole of the matter to Eve. This explains the reason that stands behind the denigrating view towards women.
This also explains the reason behind the bad image of women among the adherents of the Holy Book; this also shows that the author of these verses favoured his sex because he only saw Eve guilty in this sin.
The Holy Quran tells us the story in another way; there is a mention of the three partners ( Adam, Eve and the Satan). What makes the story in the Quran reliable is:
Nothing irrational in the story in Quran.
God doesn't defame the spouse that tempted the other. In Quran God says that the Satan whispered to Adam and Eve. Please notice the underlined pronouns in the following two verses:
(1) Then did Satan make them slip from the (garden), and get them out of the state (of felicity) in which they had been. We said: "Get ye down, all (ye people) [2:36] Yusuf Ali
(2) Then began Satan to whisper suggestions to them, bringing openly before their minds all their shame that was hidden from them (before): he said: "Your Lord only forbade you this tree, lest ye should become angels or such beings as live for ever."And he swore to them both, that he was their sincere adviser.
So the Holy Quran acquits Eve from tempting Adam but even there is a subtle reference that it was Adam to whom the Satan whispered suggestions, it is also logically accepted that it should be Adam the one to whom the Satan whispered suggestions because it was Adam that the Satan refused to prostrate to. However, both Adam and Eve ate from the tree and failed the test and God forgave them both after they asked God to forgive them.