I need to ask this question because my mind is troubled. I believe many things could've been prevented and the world saved from all the mess it found herself if Adam had done the right thing.
Was Adam a simp or foolishly blinded?
At the Sunday School this morning, we were treating about the unity of Adam and Eve before and after the fall (that's when they fall to sin and were punished). We were made to understand that these two people were united in everything and they do things in common. They lived their lives before God with absolute uprightness until sin find it way into their midst and maintained they oneness after.
When God demanded from Adam why he's hiding he said because he was naked, then a followup question, how did you know? Well Adam pointed fingers to Eve, Eve also pointed fingers to the serpent. One thing was certain, they acknowledged and admit their wrongs. After the punishment and banishment, Adam did not send his wife away blaming her for his misfortune. Instead he embraced her and together they raise a family. (Purpose of unity - that's not my focus).
I don't have problem with all that, but here is what bugs my heart. In Christendom we were made to understand that in Adam's fall we all sinned. Sin here connotes the perfect being taken away from us. So if you claim Adam sin did not affect you, then you will have to explain why you're not perfect.
Then, why did Adam fall? Genesis made us know that God created man(Adam) in his own image and after his likeness. He put everything under his care and asked him to tend to the garden. Eat of all fruit thereof except for the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil.
This perfect man was built with God's knowledge and wisdom. Out of it he named all animals and created rapport with them all. No enmity, nothing, no appearance of darkness.
Then Eve came into the picture. Adam named her as well. In fact, he said, she will be called woman because she was taken out of him(man). Their relationship blossom and was blissful. They were naked but not ashamed because the glory of God overshadow them.
When the serpent had access to Eve because of her flawed knowledge of the word of God, he caused her to fall by eating the forbidding fruit.
(Remember, for the purpose of clarity, Adam was not Eve. He was the person God gave instructions. He carry the emblem of the perfect man through which was passed to Eve. Literally he should know better).
When Eve came to him with fruit, as a perfect man why did he take it? Literally his knowledge should have avail for him. He should be able to know straight up that Eve has cross the red line and should make attempt at save her not to join her in son. Even if he was skeptical, he should've asked God, dear God, have you given us the freedom to take of the forbidden fruit? No! He did not do that. Instead He gigantically fell into Eve's hand and ate of the fruit.
Now we have the falling man whose perfection was taken away? But was he ever perfect? By this, every other child that came after him came in the image and likeness of Adam(the fallen man) not of God again which include you and I.
You ask why I am ranting? Look around you. The world is a mess. Lurking around its nook and cranny is different vices, wickedness, murder, hatred, selfishness, evil, you name it. I believe all of these could have been avoided from the beginning if Adam had put on his thinking or should I say perfect cap and rebuke Eve instead of falling for it.
So I honestly want to know. Was Adam a simp or just outrightly blinded?