Tuesday, December 24, 2013

How Mary and Eve compare

c. 1437-1446
Annunciation c. 1437-1446 (Wikipedia)
Eve dealt with fallen angel Lucifer. Mary dealt with Archangel Gabriel.

Eve listened to the serpent and was disobedient. Mary listened to the angel and was obedient.

Through Eve came sin. Through Mary came the Savior.

Eve brought death into the world. Mary brought the Conqueror of death into the world.

Eve's disobedience destroyed hope. Mary's obedience brought forth Hope. 

Eve was the mother of the living. Mary was the mother of Life.

Eve’s disobedience put us out of fellowship with God. Mary’s obedience birthed the opportunity for fellowship with God through Jesus Christ.

Eve’s work put us out of paradise. Mary’s work prepared the way for us to enter paradise.