posted on Jun, 5 2009 @ 12:10 PM
reply to post by octotom
Unfortunately you got some basic facts about Genesis 3:1-7 wrong.
If you read it again you will see that it was God who lied to Adam and Eve. He said they would die if they ate from the tree of knowledge, but when
they did they did not die. The serpent only stated that the fruits of the tree would open their eyes to new knowledge, so they could distinguish
between good and evil.
Genesis 3 is one of the most disturbing chapters in the OT. Here is why:
- Since God knows all, he knew that putting the tree of knowledge in the middle of the garden of eden was not a good thing. He set his children up for
- So telling his children not to eat from it was, let's say, not intellectually honest ;-)
- Adam and Eve had the mental capacity of children. We all know what happens when you tell a child not to do certain things. They will always try and
find out for themselves. Can children be held responsible, especially knowing that they did not know the difference between right and wrong?
- Why is knowledge a bad thing in Christianity?
- Since God created the serpent, he also created "evil".
- Adam was told to "rule" over his wife ...???
I could go on, but I guess you got where I'm going with this.
I'm looking forward to reading your reply.