All Jews and Christians know the story of Adam and Eve but few have stopped to think why the evil One tempted Woman rather than man. Perhaps because Eve was more susceptible to Satan's suggestion. But there appears to be more profound reasons. Lucifer was the most beautiful and glorious of the angels before his fall. So now he is angry and wants to take revenge of God. So he chooses Woman, the incarnation of the beauty of God, who by her beauty allures the world to God. "And there is more. The Evil One also hates Eve because she gives life. Women give birth, not men. Women nourish life. And they also bring life into the world soulfully, relationally, spiritually—in everything they touch. Satan was a murderer from the beginning (john 8:44). He brings death. His is a kingdom of death. Ritual sacrifices, genocide, the Holocaust, abortion—those are his ideas. And thus Eve is his greatest human threat, for she brings life. She is a lifesaver and a life giver. Eve means “life” or “life producer.” “Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living" (Gen. 3:20)." (John & Stasi Eldredge, Captivating, Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2005, pp. 80-81)

Woman in losing her relationship with God also disfigured her beauty as a woman. Now when woman looks at herself in the mirror she realizes that her outer beauty does not match her inner goodness. Her outer beauty is now a deception. At times, she uses it as a tempter while at other times she uses it to gain her own ends. Beauty is now a two edge sword. This is what a woman who had been raped said, "I was terrified of men and terrified of my beauty. Beauty was dangerous. I believed it had attracted the assaults; it had caused me unspeakable pain and with it, as too many women knew, unrelenting shame." (Ibid., p. 76)

In 1kg 21:1-16 we read the story of King Ahab and Jezebel, a sad commentary on the evil influence of a woman on man. Ahab was the seventh king of Israel who had married Jezebel. One day the king asked Naboth for his vineyard which he wanted to purchase. Naboth refused because this was the inheritance of his ancestors. Ahab became sad and moody, refusing to eat. His wife Queen Jezebel took matters into her own hands. She schemed to have Naboth accused falsely of "Cursing God and King" (1Kg 21:10) for which he was stoned to death.

In the painting we see Ahab and Jezebel at the vineyard comforted by the prophet Elijah who said of Jezebel, "The dogs will eat Jezebel in the district of Jezreel." (1Kg 21:23) As it happened she was thrown out of her window and trampled by horses. When they went to bury her, they found only her skull, feet and palms of her hands because dogs has eaten the rest. (2Kg 9:33-37)

In the history of China we are given a portrait of a woman's beauty with a perverted heart influencing the events of Chinese history. In 1047 BC, king Zhou of Shang became infatuated with the concubine Da Ji and he did whatever he taught would please her. During a drinking party of 3000 guests the king invited them to play cat and mouse while nude in the forest in order to please Da Ji. When his concubine daughter of Lord Jiu protested such debauchery, he had her executed and her father's body was ground to pieces and his flesh fed to King Zhou's vassals. On another occasion, Da Ji saw a farmer walking on ice with his bare feet. She had his feet cut off in order to study them. Another day Da Ji had a pregnant woman cut open to see what was happening inside her womb. To verify an ancient saying that "a good man's heart has seven apertures", she even had the heart of the minister Bi Gan (King Zhou's uncle) dug out and subjected to her fertile scrutiny." (Wikipedia Encyclopedia: Da Ji) Her greatest joy was to hear people cry during physical torments. She invented the method of torture called Paoluo, a bronze cylinder that when heated by charcoal was used for torture and death while the king and Da Ji took great pleasure in the cries of the condemned. Eventually the Chinese people revolted against such cruelty. When Zhao saw his defeat coming he killed himself while Da Ji was executed by Ji Fa, king of the new Dynasty of Zhou.

Such are the horrors woman enjoys when following her disordered and perverted instincts.

5. Feminism, the Father of Fallen Eve