The Point: Editing Eden

The snake is still talking. For the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

In an interview on Fox and Friends, Bruce Feiler, author of “The First Love Story: Adam, Eve, and Us,” claims that the first two people weren’t the original sinners, but “the most misunderstood couple in history.”

“Our original story was a success, not a failure,” says Feiler. “Adam and Eve are role models. They are the first love story.”

Eve, he says, “is a victim of the greatest character assassination in history.” She was “independent” and “resilient” and that’s something we should imitate.

Who knew?! All along, those of us who looked at the first couple’s decision to disobey God and eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil as the moral calamity that plunged the human race and creation into death and futility were wrong! Well, thank goodness Feiler finally set the record straight.

I’d laugh at this, but the lie that Satan told our first parents is the lie behind every sin. And it’s no laughing matter.

By the way, buying that lie is even more foolish than buying Feiler’s book.

Resources

Book reveals shocking re-examination of Adam and Eve
  • Fox News, video | March 23, 2017

  • Robert Cremer

    What Bible did Mr. Feiler use to do his research?
    Did he actually read a Bible?
    What apples has he been eating?

    So was God unjustified in kicking Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden?
    Since God is perfectly just, how could God be unjust?

    I try to avoid doing foolish stuff, so buying or reading a free copy of Mr. Feiler’s book does not warrant my time. I will wait to read a book review from a reviewer I trust.

    Once out of the Garden, Eve had to be independent and resilient. I am sure Adam was no help and there were no midwives around to help her give child birth. Was that was a totally new and surprising experience they had no clue about?