Suppose Adam Had Refused?

Q. What would have happened if Eve had eaten of the apple in the Garden but Adam had refused?

A. In 1 Tim. 2:14 Paul said Adam was not deceived, it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. The Bible doesn’t come right out and say this, but here’s what I think. Had Adam refused the “apple”, which he could have chosen to do, Eve would have been eternally lost because there would have been no human race from which the redeemer could come to save her. Adam loved her so much that he chose to join her in her fallen state so they could both be redeemed rather than to spend eternity without her. In that narrow sense Adam became a type of Jesus in that he gave his life for his bride so she could live forever with him. That’s why in Romans 5:14 Paul said Adam was a pattern of the one to come.

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