Wednesday, July 29, 2015

I want to write blogs (and fic) but I also want to continue mainlining Outlander....

So in lieu of a more in depth post, a question for any random wanderers in here.

Did Adam ever ask for God's forgiveness for the whole serpent/fruit debacle?

There's a thought process behind this question, I swear.


  1. I don't recall any repentance being recorded. He blamed "that woman that you gave me."

    1. Yeah, that's what I could recall and find too. Adam blamed Eve and that was it. I kind of wonder what the theological thinking is about that, generally. If Adam never asked for forgiveness, from the Christian point of view, does that mean that he's in hell?

  2. In the Quran yes:
    "They [Adam and Eve] said, "Our Lord, we have wronged ourselves, and if You do not forgive us and have mercy upon us, we will surely be among the losers." Surat Al-'A`rāf (The Heights) 23.

    Or was your question specific to Christianity?

    1. No, the question wasn't specific to Christianity though I was puzzling through the Christian interpretation of it at the time I wrote the post.

      I find the difference between the interpretations very interesting, honestly. The implications of the lack of asking for forgiveness in a faith (Christianity) that is solely based on the concept of God forgiving if you ask and having the first human simply not asking for it is something to chew on.


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