Eve was no fool.
I can’t speak for Adam, though. I think, friends, it’s worth reevaluating why the Serpent chose Eve over Adam for his deception. The traditional line is that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and Eve (being the “weaker vessel”) is the weakest link. But not only do we run into the theological quagmire of complementarianism, I think scripture proves that Satan’s MO is not to go after the weak so much as the strong. I believe Mr. Scratch knows just as well as Paul that when we are weak, we have a strength too strong for him (2 Corinthians 12:10). And he knows if you take down those who have earthly strength, you often take the earthly weak with them. If you take the king, you take the country, and possibly its neighbors with it. But if you take scullery maids and chimney sweeps, you’ll probably have little more than scullery maids and chimney sweeps. Continue reading