Why is Adam always blamed for the sin when Eve ate first? (1 Corinthians 15:21–22)


1 Corinthians 15:12 - 34

ESV - 12 Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Genesis 3:6 indicates that Adam was with Eve at the time of her transgression, with the implication (in my opinion) that he had been a witness to her temptation, but was complicit in her sin by apparently standing by passively without contradicting the serpent or otherwise intervening to protect her from Satan or to prevent her from disobeying God's command, as it would have been his responsibility to do (since the Bible characterizes Eve as having been created as a help for him (Genesis 2:18), and also refers to her as "the weaker vessel" (1 Peter 3:7)). He then compounded that guilt by eating of the fruit himself.

(In addition, Eve was in a sense an extension of Adam, since she had been created from his rib (unlike Adam, who had been created from the dust of the ground), which might be said to further transfer her guilt to him.)

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