So let’s start by the beginning;
Genesis 2 : 9&15
“9 The Lord God placed all kinds of beautiful trees and fruit trees in the garden. Two other trees were in the middle of the garden. One of the trees gave life—the other gave the power to know the difference between right and wrong.
15 The Lord God put the man in the Garden of Eden to take care of it and to look after it. 16 But the Lord told him, “You may eat fruit from any tree in the garden, 17 except the one that has the power to let you know the difference between right and wrong. If you eat any fruit from that tree, you will die before the day is over!”
“13 Don’t blame God when you are tempted! God cannot be tempted by evil, and he doesn’t use evil to tempt others.”
Question 1: The tree of Life; What is meant with giving LIFE and the subquestion is: Life to Whom or What?
Question 2: Adam & Eve did not know evil yet (deducted from above quoted verses) so how could they know that eating from the fruit despite being told not to was a sin(disobedient)
Question 3: Why would you surround someone with all their favourite foods, toys, gadgets, (whatever floats their boats) and in the midst of that put the Ultimate Favorite and tell them not to eat, play, touch…..sounds like temptation to me…yet the bible says god doesn’t tempt us.
Come on let’s reason together, feel free to comment and ask questions.
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