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“Yet she will be saved through childbearing” (1 Timothy 2:15)

13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve; 14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. 15 Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control. (1 Timothy 2:13-15 ESV) This is a verse which has had multiple readings for centuries, so it is probably best to […]

What does the word ‘beguiled’ mean in Genesis chapter 3?

And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat (Gen 3:13 [KJV]) The English word “beguiled” means “to charm someone, perhaps deceptively”. The Hebrew word here is nasha meaning “to lead astray”, “to delude” or “to seduce”. […]

Could Adam have been the serpent?

The serpent cannot have been Adam because: The serpent was a beast of the field.  Genesis 3:1 When questioned by God about the eating of the forbidden fruit, Adam blamed Eve who then blamed the snake.  This order would not make sense if Adam was the serpent. God handed out punishments to 3 entities – […]

Was there death in the world before Adam and Eve sinned?

There are millions of years of fossils showing that death was around long before Adam and Eve. In any case, it is impossible to have life without death. Anything eating plants would be causing the death of tiny animals necessary for plant life, not to mention the death of plants themselves. Then there are the […]