posted on Jun, 30 2003 @ 09:34 PM
Lets take a closer lok here:
G-d created the "Garden of Eden".
G-d created Adam.
Adam was given the "Garden of Eden" as a place of habitation, a place to grow and harvest (eat). Adam was given dominion and thus became a
G-d commanded or forbid Adam from partaking of the fruit from the "Tree of Knowledge".
Adam became lonely or in need of help in 'caretaking', etc.
G-d thus created Eve from Adam.
Adam helped Eve to learn what he had come to understand about being a 'caretaker' in the Garden. He further enlightens her on G-d's command
or forbiding from partaking of the "Tree of Knowledge".
So here goes, Eve was gathering or tending her 'area' of the Garden one day, and low and behold, she happens to run across the most beautiful
creature in the animal world or in the Garden....the serpent. The serpent speaks.....and speaks in such a way (inticing, provocative, etc.) that she
is mesmerized that such a beatiful creature could speak so knowledgeablely(?) and eloquently.
The serpent tells Eve, in short, that she nor Adam have nothing to fear, but fear itself, from partaking of the fruit from the "Tree of Knowledge".
That, get this....indeed, nothing will happen other than you will know what G-d knows.....etc....etc.....
The bottom line to this is thus: Eve went and partook of the fruit from the "Tree of Knowledge". Why? Cause she made the freewill/choice
to do so. The serpent just made a convincing case, adding 'fuel' to her reasoning of 'why' G-d had forbid them from eatting of the one tree out
of all the vegetation in the Garden, that this one tree would be excluded. So, she walks up to the "Tree of Knowledge" and does indeed
partake of the fruit by freewill/choice. Seeing that nothing happened, in her excitement, she takes the same fruit to Adam.
Adam after seeing and listening to her, realized what had transpired and tells her so. Eve, telling Adam that nothing bad had indeed hapened, starts
trying to convince Adam to also partake of the fruit. Adam loved Eve. Adam partook of the fruit offered by Eve. Adam made a freewill/choice
decision. No one was forced, nor made to partake of this fruit. Yes, the Tree acted as temptation but before Eve, Adam had obviously dealt
with that temptation.
In short, both made a freewill/choice and thus, by natural law, also reaped the consequences of said action(s).