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What's your take on the Tree of Knoweledge?

HERE'S MINE
I believe they were very knowledgeable, the Tree of Knowledge was not something that held knowledge in and of itself, it stood for God right are creator to set the standards of what was good or bad, right or wrong. as long as they didn't take from that Tree they in effect were saying that they would live by God's choice and receive the benefits of living under God's rulership, the day they took and ate from it they were saying they no longer wanted to follow his laws and wanted to choose what was good and bad for themselves. that's why Adam covered himself after he had eaten from it because he set that being naked was wrong not God....

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lisarose45

Asked by lisarose45 at 6:23 PM on May. 4, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • "They" meaning Adam and Eve
    lisarose45

    Answer by lisarose45 at 6:34 PM on May. 4, 2010

  • Wow something we agree on :-)
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 6:48 PM on May. 4, 2010

  • Wow will miracles never cease!!! LOL

    lisarose45

    Answer by lisarose45 at 6:52 PM on May. 4, 2010

  • I totally love talking about Adam and Eve. Can you imagine Barbara Walters interviewing them on an ABC news special? lol (anyway crazy me)

    Ive determined that Adam and Eve definitely had knowledge before because their conscience shown when they hid themselves. God probably just picked an ordinary tree and pointed. They had to of had knowledge because they felt shame immediately and hid in EdenAdam did not want to answer God when he called. **LisaRose - I have a post, 2 post kindof, on this from a few days ago if you would like to go back and read it :)
    3gigglemonsters

    Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 7:12 PM on May. 4, 2010

  • 3gigglemonsters Thanks, and it was your posts that prompted this one, I noticed that lots of people think that Adam and Eve were (in my words) like brainless twits and that they ate from the tree so they'd be intelligent, but they were very intelligent. it was about recognizing God's Sovereignty and His right to set laws for his creations. Adam and Eve benefited from those laws and God told them that rejecting his ruler-ship meant losing the benefits too, Everlasting Life and living in a paradise along with no sickness ever for them or their children and having Dominion over the earth, No killer storms, no animal attacks and we wouldn't be destroying the earth through selfishness, greed or ignorance.

    lisarose45

    Answer by lisarose45 at 7:34 PM on May. 4, 2010

  • Adam and Eve and their children (us) were to be Stewards of the earth along with enjoying all that God created for us.
    lisarose45

    Answer by lisarose45 at 7:36 PM on May. 4, 2010

  • Who makes cookies, sets them out in front of the kids, and then tells them not to eat them?? And if the child takes one do you kick them out of the house for disobeying?? That whole story is just so messed up. Why was the tree not protected like the other one?? Essentially God tempted them into eating it not the serpent. God is the one who put it there when he could have simply not created something he did not want them to have. Or at least made it unappealing.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:59 PM on May. 4, 2010

  • Anon 59 - Failure to respect God as the creator. Much of what we desire in life....respect. What a parent wants from its children....respect. The difference is, this was a commandment by God about LIFE AND DEATH noted in Gen 2:17, not Betty Crocker and her cookies...lol They had no reason to disrespect God because he gave them everything perfect and plenty elswhere to eat. They were stingy with the cookies.
    3gigglemonsters

    Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 8:06 PM on May. 4, 2010

  • Who makes cookies, sets them out in front of the kids, and then tells them not to eat them??
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    If there is a banquet table full of cookies why should the kids feel deprived? Adam and Eve had every fruit tree ever made to eat from, why did they need to eat from that one?
    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 8:17 PM on May. 4, 2010

  • Ahh love that question Lexlyex :-)

    Yeah I am amazing people think Adam and Eve had no brains... they have HEAVENLY Knowledge.. the tree of Knowledge was full of earthly if you understand my meaning. When the door is wide open to have an incredible relationship with God like they did .. wow I cannot imagine how precious that was.. they were DUMB to disobey! :-) They had everything and chose what? chose to listen to the evil coniving wicked snake!
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 8:36 PM on May. 4, 2010

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