John Piper answers why God created Eve from Adam’s rib

John Piper speaks at the Cross for the Nations Conference on Dec. 29, 2020. | Cross for the Nations 2020

John Piper, the founder of the popular theology website DesiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minnesota, provided his thoughts on why God created Eve from Adam’s rib.

In an episode of the “Ask Pastor John” podcast posted Monday, an unnamed female listener asked the 76-year-old theologian about the Genesis account on the creation of Eve.

“I was just wondering why God chose to do surgery on Adam to remove one of his ribs to craft Eve when, as God, he could have just made Eve entirely from dust in the same way he made Adam,” inquired the listener.

“I am very intrigued by this fact in Genesis and wonder if you have any thoughts to explain why it was done this way, and if it carries a particular meaning that He did it this way.”

Piper responded by saying the fact Eve was made from Adam’s rib and not “from the ground” is “not an incidental part of the text.” Instead, Piper contends, that fact contrasts Eve from the animals God created earlier.

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SOURCE: The Christian Post – Michael Gryboski