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  • Adam and Eve were created to have the freedom to choose. Before their disobedience to God's commandment not to eat of the fruit, they were both innocent and sin free. But they sinned by willful disobedience. God created the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and He forbid them to eat from it, obviously as a constant test of their loyalty to obedience to Him. They had access to everything in the garden of Eden, but God reserved that one tree for Himself and made it off limits. It has been suggested that perhaps in time, with spiritual maturity, Adam and Eve may have grown to the depth where God could have allowed them to eat of that fruit, where they could have handled the opening of their "eyes". That is merely suggested opinion, but who knows. God usually withholds things from us for our own good. Why did they eat of it? Because Eve allowed the serpent to deceive her into thinking its personal benefit was greater than her need to be loyal to God's commandment. Sound like our world today? Adam was right there with her at the time. He could have said something to stop her, but he didn't, so he was just as much to blame. And in all honesty, if they hadn't eaten of the fruit, by the time I came along, I very well might have. In other words, I'm not pointing fingers at anyone but myself, but I'm also grateful for the cross of Jesus Christ.
  • The Bible indicates that Adam and Eve were indeed created sin-free with the intent that they live sin-free. I have heard it proposed that there was nothing significant about the Tree of Knowledge itself or its fruit - the significance was in the choice to obey or disobey. I find this a reasonable proposition: if there were no rules at all, how would man show submission to or rebellion against the Creator? The possibility exists that one rule was specified only as a means for man to demonstrate love and devotion for or rebellion against God. The rule could have been "don't swim in the Tigris, just the Euphrates" (or anything else) with the same effect. There are other reasonable interpretations, but I think this one fits all the evidence adequately.
  • Yes man was meant to live sin free even from the day of Adam and eve. And from the day when Adam and eve eat of the tree of knowledge god has tried to bring man back into his grace. The purpose of the tree was to give man a choice god even from then has wanted man to love him from choice he never intended for use to only live for him because there was no choice this started from even the creation of man with free will. God wants those who do believe in him to do so with the knowledge that they have a choice. This is one of the things that distinguishes god from Satan men are servants of Satan with out even knowing it and this was never the intention of god.
  • hmm..i think yes.. they were created to be sin-free.. like the others said.. the tree of knowledge is a test..that God forbids them to eat of the fruit.. its because.. God wanted to know if we were to obey Him and to test our loyalty to Him..and so He made us the ability to choose.. eventhough He knows the outcome.. God wanted us to feel His love thats why. He sacrificially sacrificed His ONLY BEGOTTEN SON to die on the cross.. to forgive our sins..
    • pugwashjw65
      IF Jehovah God keeps on ' forgiving' us for our mistakes without asking for an improved outcome, then what is the point...HE gave us free will to choose to be obedient or not...IF we are we can look forward to a much better life in the promised Kingdom, that Jesus told us about. and for those who choose otherwise, an end. even those who die BEFORE Armageddon will get a second chance...Rev. 7:9
  • short, but may reveal a lot... maybe God created the tree of knowledge to TEST Eve and Adam...
  • Adam and Eve were created in the image of God. They were created without sin. Sin is anything that separates you from God. God gave them everything that they needed to live long and happy lives in direct fellowship with Him in a paradise here on earth. He told them to eat from every tree except the tree of knowledge of good and evil. It was a test for them. It was a way for them to show that they believed that God had their best interests at heart and that He was their Sovereign Lord. What they did by eating that fruit was to call God a liar and in effect say that He was not their lord nor did He have their best interest at heart.
  • So god intentionally makes woman weak enough to succumb to temptation? And then condemns all of humanity when she does it? BRILLIANT!
  • It is an ancient and widespread oral story, and this is not the only version. Another version states that the two trees are the Tree of Life and the Tree of Death. The Creator sends the snake to tell the couple which is which, but the crafty snake switches the instructions so he can have the fruit of the Tree of Life for himself. This explains why humans die but snakes live forever.
  • Yes, Adam and Eve were created free of sin, and with the potential to remain free of sin. You may find it interesting to know that in the story of the Garden, the word sin is never actually used. Genesis 3:1-24 They were asked to follow the instructions they were given by God, and of their own free will to choose to be obedient to those instructions. Had they not been provided with an opportunity to exercise their free will and to choose on their own to obey, they would hardly have had free will at all. They would have been much more like robots. The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is what allowed them to exercise their free will by providing them with an option. The other interesting thing about the story of the Garden of Eden is that it does not state that they were exiled because of the act of eating of the fruit and disobeying God. For that they received various consequences (Genesis 3:16-21). It says they were exiled from the Garden as a preventative measure, in order to prevent them from eating the fruit of a second tree, which previously would have been available to them, The Tree of Life. The tree of life would have given them immortality, and it was to prevent this once they had broken fellowship with God, that they were exiled. Genesis 3:22,23 And the LORD God said, "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever." 23 So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken.
  • Obedience is a key thing in any religion, Adam and Eve also had laws to obey. Life has a purpose and I am sure God being Infinite knew what he was doing.
  • There were two versions of Torah, the J-text and the P-text, merged together long ago. The J-text said that YHVH was a little-boy god. Hence he's surprised when his creation goes all wrong and he finally decides to drown it; he doesn't know at first that a man needs a woman therefore when Adam is lonely the first thing he does is make animals so Adam can have a pet; and so on. The P-text says that YHVH is all-knowing and all-powerful. The merging of the texts resulted in an all-powerful god with a childish personality -- a terrifying thing indeed.
  • Because god is an idiot if he did exist...which obviously he doesn't.
  • I will or God's will. That is the question! Were their brains working at full availability? was that linked to the heart as our deeds? did we get more consumed by fear as time and generations went on? Did this cause our kundalini to eventually recede to the base of our spine which if is connects the heart to brain and all to spirit? Are we spineless? Can we get our spine back? who wears a white robe? do you? is there blood on your robe?. Is seeking, through prayer and meditation, to improve my conscious contact God, praying ONLY for knowledge of His will for me and the power to carry it out in fact pagan practice and taboo? Could, the difference between spiritism and Mystery be a decision? Is that decision, in fact, either my will or God's Will? can a slut be a good christian? (nice) +666 How do I find freedom? FUCKING BLEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! POUR OUT YOUR HEART AND BE TESTIMONY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is it freeing to admit complete defeat to God, To believe He can restore us to sanity, asking to do His will and then searching our hearts for all the wounds that show up in our deeds? what am I looking at? For every bad fruit do i look for without blaming the enemy my part in which I have been selfish, dishonest, self seeking and frightened? Do I treat others as they were fallible sinners who are "sick" and imperpect? Do I give my fears to thje Lord? Is my motto "Do not harm?" Do I admit my faults and search self daily for wrongs that need correcting? Do I seek through prayer and meditation praying ONLY for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry it out? Do I continue to share the fruits of my spirit with others who have a desire to find the light? Is our Mother's name MYSTERY? Am I going to hell? Am I in hell? You tell me I don't know it's a fuckin mystery to me I was just born here in this shithole of an excuse for existence unless Gods existence is fuckin revealed and revealed fucking soon because I want my brothers awake for Jesus testimony for Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. are you in condition of heart for the spirit of prophecy? I shall persist in this fashion because I enjoy my fruits I am not a saint I came from hell I'm living on grace. I have faith in my Lord and saviour Jesus Christ in God. amen Let the spirit guide us! receive through testimony and faith. move the word out cast out the demons? BLEEEEEED,,,!!!! call your mom. These are my views only. Do not judge others I am only one of many who only own one thing. Our experience. Tangible evidence. experience, strength, hope. God's will be done. When is He gonna say "It is done."? Bong and bed. good night. It's in the we. testimony. sharing what you find freely. not a sales pitch are you awake?
  • They WERE free of sin...until they disobeyed... (Genesis 2:16, 17) Jehovah God also gave this command to the man:
  • Because they were supposed to trust God rather than try and figure things out with their own knowledge.

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