posted on Sep, 12 2017 @ 09:13 AM
IMO, the tree of knowledge is the knowing of evil, not the worship of it. If a soul were only ever in heaven, then that soul could not know evil as
there is no evil there. I think God made the earth so that we can be shown evil, first hand, and therefore know what separation from God is like.
And surely we must die, and all that come here do die. But we do not die from heaven as Lucifer and the fallen angels did, we die to heaven, if we so
desire. But we do get an informed choice. We come here and small and great, we do sin. But we do not sin in the face of God, because the Truth of
God has died from this world so that we may live, eternally, with God in heaven. If we choose. Lucifer and the fallen angels knew who God was, and
no truth was hidden from them. They chose to believe their own lie in hopes it would become real. For that, they were cast out forever with no
possibility of return. Because of that, they hate mankind with a vengeance, and work to influence man to his own great degradation, and they hope to
the point that man will also believe their great lie. God created us and the angels with free will, with that came the paradox: Without free will, we
are not truly intelligent companionship. But with free will, we may choose to deny God. After being separated from God, then to die and become aware
again, most will make the desired choice.