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Uh… Are You Sure About That?

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Nothing wrong with this sign, really–except for its location at the door of one of our local churches. (The actual sign says “Register For The Fall,” but I couldn’t find exactly the right image.)

I thought we all got registered for The Fall when Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden and got kicked out.

Shouldn’t we be signing up for The Redemption instead?


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.


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