STEVEN577 Wrote:
Dec 20, 2012 2:55 PM
"The first thing Adam and Eve discovered after eating from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil was that they were naked. And the first emotion they ever experienced was shame over their nudity." I don't think so. The scriptures tell us it was "fear", don't they? They knew they had disobeyed, and had a right to be fearful. They had a drive to hide (when the appropriate thing would have been to repent), but is there anything in the text that indicates they became "ashamed" of their nakedness? (NO.) The suggestion of the passage is that the Accuser, the Liar, ("Who told you that you were naked?) is the one that spoke an accusation about nakedness, and the church has bought into it.