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originally posted by: windword
a reply to: Blue_Jay33
Adam and Eve weren't perfect. God said that it "wasn't good" for man to be alone. Therefore, he was imperfect from the get go.
Since Eve was created by fracturing Adam, taking something from him, his rib, and moving it to something outside of himself, creating woman, caused a schism in Adam's psych. His perspective of self was fractured.
God didn't make mankind perfect, and he deliberately set man up for his current journey, of finding wholeness and divinity within, and the meaning of right and wrong, by making him imperfect and ignorant in the first place.
Of course the whole Adam and Eve story is metaphor. and not to be taken literally.
The theory that Christ died for angels seems to be undermined by the beginning of Hebrews 2:16. How are you interpreting this portion " For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham..."?
I have read Hebrews 9 and have studied it in some detail, but it doesn't mention anything about "payment" for sins.
Did you not read Hebrews 9 in my op? Its about Jesus' permanent sacrifice for our sins.
The two Greek words that are translated into the English as the parts I underlined, are related, where the first one is the adjective, and the second is the verb.
17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.