I agree Steve_S as this was the very first temptation that had been in the world at the time as Eve was the first human that fell prey to the attacks of Satan's lies. Not being aware of Satan's cunningness and lies it would be hard to combat the temptation she encountered. Satan is the Father of lies and has been from the beginning as it was actually Satan who brought both lies and temptations into the world at the very beginning of time. Eve was tricked by those lies being deceived she didn't know not to disbelief Satan she ignorantly took him at his word but they were lies and not the truth thus leading her into the trangression of God's law. Satan knew that Adam was formed first and she was created from the rib of Adam and given to him by God to be his helpmeet and Satan thus also knew she was the weaker vessel between the two of them so he chose Eve for that very reason to tempt and lie to her first.
I agree simplejeff men must be humble and teachable also in order to be used by God as Moses was a great example of meekness. That is what is taught further to the women in 1 Peter 3:4 which says, 1 Peter 3:4 - But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. A woman who has a quiet and teachable spirit about her can be used of God as she is lead of the Spirit and taught by the Spirit of the living God. Scripture tells us that a meek and quiet spirit in the sight of God is of great price. In other words she is valuable and useful in God's sight God see's her worth and it is of great price. Women must remain humble and teachable by the Spirit less she ursurp the authority of the Holy Spirit in her life.
I am glad you are refusing to be unequally yoked with non-believers who have no faith in Christ. No you do not have to play this baiting game and I am glad your eyes are open to it going on. And yes it is really possible to be equally yoked with a true believer from the very beginning. But it is God whom you must trust to send into your life the right person at the right time and you will know as God will show you somehow that it is the right person and a person of true faith. It doesn't take much discerning today as the unbelievers are so open in their wicked lifestyles it's blantantly put in front of you. Some Christians are ignorant of this teaching in scriptures as some churches never teach on it and alot of believers are finding themselves unequally yoked to an unbeliever as a result. I am glad you know the word and are on guard of Satan's deception in this matter.
I do not believe from the scriptures as you have stated above that Satan told Eve the truth at the first. But instead scriptures show us that Satan did in fact start to lie and trick Eve at the very start of the conversation. Right off the bat Satan said to Eve, "Did God "really" say, 'You must not eat of ANY of the trees in the garden." Right there is the lie from the start as Satan knew from the start that the only "single" tree in the garden they couldn't take fruit from was the forbidden tree of the knowledge of good and evil they could eat from all other trees except one. But Satan makes out like God really will not let her eat from any and all of the trees in the garden that God is keeping good fruit from her to eat which was a lie. Do you see the trickery and deception from the start as Satan did not say the truth to Eve at the beginning? This is a stretch and a big one at that because you can't eay any thing if you don't touch it first. To eat the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil they had to take the fruit literally off the tree with their hands therefore touching the forbidden fruit. Eve was not adding nothing except for logic to what God had said as she knew clearly and forth rightly what God told her and Adam. Eve couldn't have eaten the fruit unless she took her hands and touched the fruit thus pulling it from the tree. Eve knew if she took the forbidden fruit from the tree of good and evil and ate it she would surely die. Adam and Eve were not to take or gather the fruit of the tree of good and evil and use it for food to eat for it was forbidden.
The doctrine of annihilation is no where taught in the scripture. Those who teach this doctrine are putting their assumption that when hell is cast into the lake of fire which burns forever that the wicked at that time will be burned up literally and not exist anymore. But the scripture teach just the opposite as both the righteous (the first resurrection of the righteous dead) and the unrighteous (the second resurrection of the unrighteous dead) will both receive a glorified body which will both live forever and ever. As a resurrected body will never die whether you a righteous or unrighteous. The wicked will be cast into the lake of fire and literally be tormented day and night for ever and ever as the lake burns with fire and brimestone. This fire has no power to burn up a spiritual body that shall never die as it will not be a body of flesh and blood like the body of flesh we have now. The natural mind understandeth not the things of the spirit we have to be spiritual minded to understand things of the spirit.
Jesus told us to let them alone to let the blind lead the blind or else you both will fall into the ditch. We have to remain in the truth and not be lead astray by these type of people we are to leave them alone or else by following their doctrines we ourselves will be lead into a ditch because their is no light to show us the way in their teaching for it is only man made doctrine and not the gospel of Jesus Christ in which the apostle Paul taught in scripture in which he recieved from God by revelation of Jesus Christ.
I personally just like to read it straight through from Gen.-Rev. you are right about the hidden nuggets you can find in all the begats and in the book of Numbers. Not against study aids or any thing like that I just like following the scarlet thread from the foundation of the world and seeing the plan of God unfold it's amazing.
Let me tell you when you read in Numbers dealing with the cenuses that was being taken and reading through all the begats it is really hard to get through all of that as it is really long sometimes you just have to push on through and fight it.