The Garden of Gethsemane versus the Garden of Eden

Adam and Eve are driven out of Eden (art work by Gustave Dore)

Adam and Eve are driven out of Eden (art work by Gustave Dore)

 

  • In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve’s sin brought death into the world.
  • In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus’ chose to be obedient for us sinners that we be saved.
  • In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve enjoyed luxury and abundance.
  • In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus experienced agony and despair.
  • In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve had each other to care for.
  • In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus was alone in his suffering as his disciples couldn’t keep watch with him.
  • In the Garden of Eden, having the forbidden fruit seemed a delight to the eyes.
  • In the Garden of Gethsemane, the cup of suffering was painful to receive.
  • In the Garden of Eden, there’s no record of Adam and Eve praying.
  • In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus prayed very desperately.
  • In the Garden of Eden, Eve talked to the Serpent who deceived her.
  • In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus said yes to God who then later exalted him.
  • In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve dishonored the Lord God.
  • In the Garden of Gethsemane, Judas betrayed Jesus to his death.
  • In the Garden of Eden, the cherubic angel was placed to prevent the re-entry of Adam and Even back there due to their disobedience to the will of God.
  • In the Garden of Gethsemane, an angel from heaven was sent to strengthen Jesus so that he completed the will of God.
  • In the Garden of Eden, mankind by way of their choice had to face the prospect of a hopeless end.
  • In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus made his choice so that those who believe in him have endless hope.
Paolo Veronese Christ in the garden of Gethsemane

Christ in the garden of Gethsemane (art work by Paolo Veronese)

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Posted on April 2, 2015, in Christ, Reflections and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

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