Blaming God

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The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat…   Genesis 3:12

“Y’see, Lord,” said Adam, “it’s really your fault that we broke your commandment and ate the forbidden fruit. I only did it because the woman that you gave me, she told me to do it! If you hadn’t put this woman in the garden with me–well, not this particular woman!–I never would’ve disobeyed you.” (Eve, at least, didn’t blame God as Adam did. She just blamed the Serpent.)

We hear this argument a lot, especially from liberal Christians who crave the secular world’s approval. We would think it strange if a car thief said, “All right, I’m a thief–so what? That’s how God made me! And Jesus loves me just the way I am! In fact, stealing cars isn’t even really a sin. It’s just the way I live my life. And I live a thief’s life because that’s my truth, that’s the life that God intended for me. So if I steal your car, don’t blame me, blame Him.”

We have not yet reached the stage of moral degeneration where we’ll accept this line of booshwa from a thief. But for every conceivable variety of sexual sin, it sells and a lot of us are buying.

I mean, really…

“Y’know what, Adam,” said the Lord, “I made a mistake! Yup, I see that now. Thank you for pointing out my error to me. It’s all my fault. Not yours, not Eve’s, not even the Serpent’s–gosh, I made a mess of things!”

But that’s not our theology–I hope.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

3 responses to “Blaming God

  • Linda Sorci

    We may never know if things would’ve been different had Adam refused and only Eve ate of the tree, having been tricked by the Serpent. God commanded Adam before Eve was even given to him. It’s ironic that Adam blamed Eve.

    Gen 2:15-22
    15. And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

    16. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

    17. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

    18. And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

    19. And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

    20. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

    21. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

    22. And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

    Of course Eve knew of God’s command. She even told the Serpent. Still, it’s one of those details that are interesting to ponder. God blamed all three.

    And, Lee, I have to disagree with your conclusion that “We have not yet reached the stage of moral degeneration where we’ll accept this line of booshwa from a thief.” That’s precisely what we’re doing these days. Criminals are victims. The victims were somehow at fault. . . . and the earth is flat.

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  • thewayonline

    Darwinism is the father of not holding criminals accountable. He taught that when man acts in such a manner he should not be punished or corrected because he is only doing what comes natural to him.

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