ANSWERS: 4
  • Genesis 2:17
    • Andorinha Frenesi
      I think Satan is that tree,, but that is just me..
    • Andorinha Frenesi
      What does the father of lies have to do with 2 Peter 3:5 though?..
    • bostjan64
      "I think Satan is that tree,, but that is just me.." Most people think of the serpent as representative of Satan; you're the first person I've heard of who thought of the tree as symbolizing Satan. Either way, though, my point is that Satan represents the pursuit of knowledge in the story. The rest of the Bible is pretty consistent in praising the pursuit of knowledge as a positive thing to do. God is presented as the keeper of all knowledge, but also as an entity who either keeps this knowledge secret or only reveals it to people in extremely cryptic ways, whereas Satan is depicted as the one who open shares his knowledge with humans in order to turn them away from God.
    • Andorinha Frenesi
      Again little sense in my estimations.. Ecclesiastes 1:18. Says with much knowledge is much sorrow... paraphrasing..
    • Andorinha Frenesi
      Still what does being willfully ignorant have to do with a pursuit of knowledge?
    • Andorinha Frenesi
      Calling God cryptic is absurd. We gain knowledge of him through his word, written and living forevermore.
    • Andorinha Frenesi
      Willfully ignorant is referring to the unregenerate man.. Satan is sinful on purpose,, why try to be like him.? Yet people do.. it brings death.. and mans sin brought death to our Savior.. why not trust him? And live in bliss forever?
    • bostjan64
      Ecclesiastes is the Bible book every atheist dreams of hearing a Christian quote in a theological debate. One could paraphrase the entire chapter 1 as: "Life sucks and then you die, and it's all pointless." Ecclesiastes 3:19-20: "Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless. All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return." So, according to this passage of the Bible, there is no afterlife, and there is no point in studying the Bible. It really makes one wonder.
    • Andorinha Frenesi
      I don,t expect you as an unregenerate person, to even begin to understand the Bible. The Holy Spirit wrote it and without him nobody has a first clue.. God gave everyone a conscience, why not agree with the simplest verses? All have sinned, the wages of sin is death, for God so loved the world,,,etc.
    • bostjan64
      So tell me what part of the Bible I don't understand, and we'll go from there. Or tell me over which verses you think I disagree with you. Making assumptions about me isn't going to get you anywhere.
  • I'm pretty sure that's why it's called trolling. :/
  • I've feigned stupidity before. But only rarely and always with a purpose!

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