You know, when I think about Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, I think I feel the way Adam felt about Eve when she bought him that forbidden fruit to eat. A lot of men don’t identify with Adam but there are times when our wives want us to do things that we don’t want to do, but, we give in anyway just to keep them happy. I believe that’s why Adam went on and broke God’s commandment and sinned. Women have a way of getting men to do their wants or there will be a great falling out. Adam loved his wife but too much.
At the creation of mankind, man was designed to attain the Spiritualization and the deathlessness of his spiritual nature. However, when man sinned, sin arrested and forestalled this transforming exaltation of man and brought him under the dominion of carnal-mindedness and death, both spiritual and natural, positioning him also for the ultimate second death.
But the purpose of God’s love persevered. The Incarnation of God’s only begotten Son was promised, as a pledge of a Messianic Redeemer who could overcome death brought by the sin brought by woman who yielded to temptation and who brought sin to mankind. This promise lighted the flames of faith, and they always glowed in the Hebrew nation by faith. By faith Abel offered a more excellent sacrifice than Cain. By faith Enoch walked with God. By faith Abraham sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath Foundations, whose builder and maker is GOD. The promise of the Son was the source of hope and the inspiration of the holy books of Israel.
This hope was closely tied with the hope of bodily resurrection.
“Jesus said, “These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things might be fulfilled which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the Psalms concerning me.”- Luke 24:44.