More and more I am convinced that what Eve really did in the Garden was to rebel not just against God but man also, when Adam partook of the fruit he became a follower not of God but of woman. He followed her right of the Garden. Now don’t misread that, he had a choice, he could have said “No” and interceded for Eve with God (and I could make a decent case that he would have succeeded) but instead he chose to go where she led, rebellion.
So what we see in the New Testament is an order established by God once again: Jesus having authority over the husband and the wife submitting to Jesus and her husband. (Jesus>Husband>Wife) and again we are seeing rebellion against God’s order. Again the serpent seems to be saying, “Yea, hath God said?” And again the serpent is promising modern Eve’s that she can once again usurp the God established authority:
For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
You’ll have rights, you’ll be “equal”, you’ll be independent and autonomous. *Yawn, haven’t we seen this all before?
Here is something to consider in this age bombarded with Evangelical Feminism, with Joel and Kathy’s “Totally Stupendous Supercalifragilisticexpialidociously Astoundingly Fabulous Marriage” lifestyles being modeled. Where whatever the wife wants the wife gets and her heart is what the husband should be serving:
Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife. But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.
But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord: But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.
I would humbly suggest that any modern unmarried man flee marriage like it was Satan himself (unless God is indicating specifically otherwise). I would suggest that unless a husband is very careful to set God first (Jesus>Husband>Wife) he will inevitably be sucked into (Wife>Jesus*>Husband) wherein Jesus* is nothing more than club for a “Christian” wife to bludgeon her husband about the head until he learns to lead her in the way she wants to be lead.