|I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid|
That first Question, we have yet to answer because Adam did not answer it. He just answered the question about the tree, while accusing not just Eve, but God himself! “The woman YOU gave to me…….and I did eat”. It was a confession along with an accusation.
See my other article “What Is Naked?” and “The Second Adam” for more to this story.
I am not naked. I am in the Image and Likeness of God. It was Satan who told me I was naked. Satan is a liar and the father of lies. He lied to me, to my family and to this world. God (Father, Son and Spirit) said I was created in their image and likeness (Let us create man in our image and our likeness).
“Thank you Jesus Christ for coming into our flesh, our nakedness and rather than being ashamed, you redeemed us and sat us down at the right hand of the Father in YOU. You are still flesh, yet glorified in your former glory. We are created in YOUR image and YOUR likeness, and we are not ashamed to preach this good news (gospel) of what you did for all of humanity. “For God so loved the world (Cosmos kosmos. See http://biblehub.com/greek/2889.htm for more on this), that he gave his only begotten son...”, and we are IN that son. You do not find our physical state shameful. You came in the flesh (2 John 1:7) and you crucified that flesh of its sinful desires (Gal 5:24) and you are manifested in our flesh (2 Cor 4:11) and cried out for us in your flesh (Heb 5:7). We no longer walk in the flesh as if in this world, but in Christ Jesus who lifted us up in spirit and truth. Our flesh, though is still broken in this world, is glorified in you. The flesh of this world will be handed over to Satan, since he was the one who polluted it, but in you, we are no longer of this world, even though we are still in our flesh. One day, like you Jesus, we will be resurrected physically and given eternal life. We are no longer ashamed of being in your image and likeness.”