Adam and Eve
What was the Accusation?
Adam and Eve, the first man and woman on the earth according to Biblical accounts, were instructed by God to eat freely within the Garden of Eden. However, God commanded them not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, saying “Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.” Adam and Eve took good care of the garden and lived peacefully there until Satan showed up to tempt them (referred to in the story as “the serpent”). The serpent said to Eve “Ye shall not surely die, for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as god, knowing good and evil.” Eve, seeing that the tree was pleasant and desired to be wise, partook of the fruit and gave to Adam and he also ate it. Once they ate the fruit, their eyes were opened to the world and they realized they were naked and sewed fig leaves together to make aprons as a covering. They then heard the voice of God and hid themselves from his presence. God asked Adam why he hid himself and Adam responded that he was naked. God asked Adam who told him he was naked and asked if he had eaten of the tree that he commanded him not to eat. And Adam said: “The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree and I did eat.” Then God asked Eve: “What is this that thou hast done” and Eve responded, “The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.” Then God cursed the serpent and put emnity between Satan and Eve and instructed Adam and Eve to multiply and replenish the earth among other things (the full account can be found in Genesis 3).
Key Apologia Strategies:
Shifting Blame, Mortification
Video (fictionalized of course)
Genesis 3 (King James Version of the Bible)