Adam called his wife’s name Eve, for she was the mother of all living. It stands to reason that her husband, Adam, was the father of all living. So every human being except for Jesus is the offspring of Adam and Eve. Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit.

Eve was deceived by the serpent and fell into transgression. She then persuaded her husband to partake of the forbidden fruit. Because of this, every child, with the exception of Jesus, has been conceived in sin and brought forth in iniquity. As a result, mankind inherited certain proclivities. Men received the proclivity to listen to their wives rather than God. Women received the proclivity to raise themselves up to be equal to men, thereby becoming susceptible to the devil. It was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being quite deceived, fell into transgression, 1 Timothy 2:14.

In the new dispensation, believers in Jesus are born a second time into newness of life in the Spirit, a new creation, that is,  the body of the risen Christ. Our old creation (Adam) was crucified with the last Adam (Jesus), and the risen Christ now lives in us. 

According to Scripture Adam and Eve are the father and mother of the first creation, that is, flesh and blood, and Abraham and Sarah are the father and mother of the new creation, that is, life in the Spirit.

Genesis 3:20, 

20 Now, the man called his wife’s name Eve because she was the mother of all the living.

Galatians 3:29,

29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.

Peter depicts the children of Sarah in 1 Peter 3:1-6,

1 In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives, 

as they observe your chaste and respectful behavior. 

3  And let not your adornment be merely external—braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; 

4 but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God. 

For in this way in former times the holy women also, who hoped in God, used to adorn themselves, being submissive to their own husbands. 

6  Thus as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, and you have become her children if you do what is right without being frightened by any fear.

We must all strive, both men and women, to walk in the newness of life in Christ, that we may overcome the proclivities of Adam and Eve and walk in the proclivities of Abraham and Sarah.

Jon David Banks, God’s most unworthy servant

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