After the fall, Adam and Eve used the two defense mechanisms that we've been using ever since: hiding and passing the blame. First, they hid from God and from each other, covering themselves, probably their sexual organs, with clothes. Why their sexual organs? The fall was not a matter of sex. God has commanded them to "be fruitful and multiply". Probably because they had hoped, by eating the forbidden fruit, to fulfill the devil's false promise to be like God, complete and independent. But their sexual differentiation revealed their incompleteness as individuals and their dependence on each other.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Quote: You Can Understand the Bible
Peter Kreeft in You Can Understand The Bible: A Practical And Illuminating Guide To Each Book In The Bible: