What’s SEX Got to Do With — The Sin of Adam and Eve?

What Was the SIN of Adam and Eve?

At first YHWH created Adam. Then, He created Eve. The two were very happy with each other. Then the “Serpent” got involved. They listened, they sinned! The result of that sin was passed on to ALL their descendants. Because of their sin, we all must face physical death, pain and suffering. There is no escape.

Over the millennia much speculation has been done over this simple question. “What was the sin of Adam and Eve?” The usual conclusion is, “It must have been sex.”

Along with that conclusion has come the cover-up story for children. Children are told that Adam and Eve “ate the forbidden apple.” Why? Because mankind has an inner “guilt” feeling about sex, and wants to hide the knowledge of sex from children as long as possible. Thus, they grow up  with a completely wrong understanding and attitude toward the beautiful gift YHWH gave to mankind.

Now, how was the conclusion reached that the sin of Adam and Eve was sex? Well, simply this. The first book of the Bible says they “knew they were NAKED.” Before that they didn’t seem to recognize they “were naked.” So, the human carnal mind, with its false understanding of sex concluded, they had sex and discovered their nude bodies. Well, first off, it is impossible for sex to have been their sin. Why? Glad you asked. For two reasons.

One, there is an easy answer to this question.

Two, because it shows how ignorant of the Bible people really are. We should long ago have known the answers to these very simple questions. Simple questions that stump the “most intelligent” of our human race.


That’s simple too. It was “rebellion.” It could not have been sex. The Creator had already COMMANDED them to reproduce “and multiply.” He would not have told them that if sex were sin. Besides, before their sin this command was also given:

“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

The Scriptures speak clearly about rebellion to YHWH. In one place it is even mentioned as being like the sin of “witchcraft.” Let’s see.

First, the Creator of the entire universe gave Adam and Eve a command. Do NOT eat of the two trees in the garden. But, as we all know, they did eat from one of the trees. That was rebellion to the most powerful Being ever. No one is greater than He is. Yet, they denigrated His image, His power, His authority, His person and His word. How? By…

Second, they listened to an INFERIOR being. They took the word of someone that was a servant instead of the Master. In other words, they, like all a-theists and other humans today, they belittled the Creator who gave them life. We see the same attitude today in our “civilized” systems. Children today do not listen to their parents, but to the ignorant teachers, principals, and other low life peers , compared to the Creator. But, not to the parent. That is “rebellion.”

So, their sin was NOT sex, but pure and simple rebellion, disobedience, disrespect, dishonor, and subterfuge against the Ultimate Authority. Sounds like you and me today, right?


This is a simple question also. But, it is the simple that confuses and befuddles the human mind with it’s attitude of “being so superior” and “self-knowing.” Here’s that simple answer, first without explanation.

Before they sinned they could not see their bodies. So, if they could not see their bodies they could not have known they were naked.

How could that be, you ask? Well, they could not see their bodies, that’s why. Why is that so hard to understand? Because you are using a normal, carnal human mind in rebellion to the Creator in order to try and understand the simple teaching of the Bible. Even Paul speaks of the simplicity of the Evangel.

OK, here’s why they couldn’t see their bodies, and what happened so they could see them clearly. At that moment, they knew they were naked.

Let me ask you this question. If you believe what the Bible says, and IF you “know” what it says, can a human being LOOK at the Father in all His power and glory? If you don’t know the answer, then no wonder you don’t know what happened to Adam and Eve. You are truly ignorant of the Scriptures.

Let’s look at the obvious, after understanding. For, before understanding the answer lies hidden right before our eyes. Once you “understand” this, it will jump out of the Scriptures at you clearly. You know, like those moments when we say to ourselves, why of course, I knew that, I just never put it together before.

How then did Adam and Eve realize they were naked?

Adam was formed first.

“YHWH Elohim formed man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.”

Later, Eve was taken from the side of Adam. The normal translation says from a “rib” but the implication is more from his side than just a rib. Be that as it may, they were formed as adults, with certain knowledge and ability already built in. Language and basic knowledge so they could communicate. Now, here’s a key part that tells us what happened. That is, IF we use a stable mind and not the double-mind of unconverted mankind. Here’s the statement:

“… Man is the IMAGE of Elohim, and the mirror of His glory.”


“… let US make man in Our own IMAGE.”

Well, what was that image like? Well, speaking of YHWH, we have a beautiful description.

“Thou art CLOTHED with honor and majesty. Who COVEREST Thyself with LIGHT AS WITH A GARMENT.”

Adam and Ever were also of that image. Although not of the same quality, their original bodies were COVERED with LIGHT, that is, with a GLORY like the glory of the Father!”

So, what happened to make Adam and Eve see their nakedness? Very SIMPLE. The MOMENT they SINNED, they LOST their glory, or LIGHT covering.  i.e. Their “clothing.” They now were fully exposed. No longer did they “glow” as does the Father and His Son in light. That light also kept them warm, but no longer.

The end result was the Father had to make physical clothing for them, to replace their clothing of LIGHT. Now, they saw their shame, for the clothing reminded them they had lost the LIGHT. Now, they would die, fulfilling the punishment spoken over them: The day you eat thereof “dying you will die.”

So, the moment they sinned, they lost their LIGHT and GLORY, and began the dying process till they finally died.

Adam and Eve did not fall. That is a totally pagan doctrine and teaching. No, they SINNED, just as Scripture says. That SIN of rebellion brought on the process of dying, in the same day.

Before they sinned they could not see their nakedness, or understand how it could be misused, for they were “blinded by the light” which covered them. But, partaking of the tree of the “knowledge of good and evil,” they now knew the evil ways things could be used. Before that, they could not understand the evil part. After their sin, they could no longer see their light, only their bodies. And, so it is with all the rest of mankind until this very day.

YHWH’s plan for all of us is this: To help us REGAIN the LIGHT. A method to reverse aging and death, pain and suffering.

So, my friends, LIGHTEN UP!!

Author: Bob Petry

Student of the Bible since 1953. And am still learning.

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