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Originally posted by Merger
I was told by a mormon that adam and eve were supposed to eat off that tree...no idea why though.
Originally posted by BlueTileSpook
My take on it is that it contained the knowledge of good and evil, and since they were in the garden and protected by God's hand... ...It is not that he wanted to punish them for knowing more, it is that they were in his protection, and if they stepped outside his protection then he knew the result of what would happen to man.