Wait, wait - don't go away. This is going to be interesting. It's another reason for us to get up and be counted among the "Faithful in Action."
Let's start with a possible misconception. We all know (or should) that Eve gets a bad rap when it comes to her involvement in The Fall of Man (Genesis 3). She ate the fruit, right? Well, where was Adam?
Genesis 3:6 tells us, "... she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband who was with her, and he ate."
Talk about responsibility. Adam was supposed to protect his wife, but instead he let her be tempted and give in to the serpent.
So the questions is: Were Adam and Eve equally responsible for the Fall?
No. The Bible tells us that it was Adam, and his disregard for protecting the woman entrusted to him, who is ultimately responsible.
Let's take a look at Romans 5:12. "Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men."
"One man." Not "man" as in "mankind" like in Genesis 3:26 when God said, "Let Us make man in Our image."
Maybe this will make it more clear. Corinthians 15:22 states, "For just as in Adam all die, so too in Christ all shall be brought to life."
Can't get much more straight forward than that.
These days we continue to turn a blind eye to - as well as helping to perpetuate - sin. Who are the creators and consumers of pornography? Who wages war? Who do we elect as our officials? Who leaves women as unwed mothers?
Let's take responsibility and turn the tide. Decide to make a difference NOW.
Vote Pro-Life. March for just causes. Pray like there is no tomorrow. Seek and receive forgiveness. Choose to love and not to hate. Spread the Gospel message.
Be a Real Catholic Man.