Of the Knowledge of Good and Evil by Micah Persell download in pdf, ePub, iPad
They were not ready for the weight and responsibility of all the knowledge that was available. However, the Bible makes it clear that God gave Adam and Eve all they needed - with lots of different trees from which to eat fruit. God had already made his intentions clear. In comparison to our own jaded outlook, they were innocent and uncomplicated. Before that time, the two were separate, and evil had only a nebulous existence in potential.
It is a soul that has experienced the heights and the depths of human life. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.
Conclusion Skeptics claim that God set up Adam and eve to fail by giving them a test that was either too difficult or deceptive. Half-truths can be as deceptive as full-blown lies.
God did not want Adam and Eve to experience evil or even know about it. Maybe this is why he forbids something, and then puts it tauntingly within reach. We will not be well by denying the wrongs that we carry within us as nations and religions and communities. However, God had to give Adam and Eve a choice.
We can gain the knowledge of evil by directly participating in it or we can believe God and avoid the things He has said are bad for us. Apparently, we were intended to have the life first, so that we could grow into our ability to handle the knowledge.
True love always requires choice. It is clear that Eve knew she should not eat from the one tree in the middle of the garden that she was instructed to avoid. So he sends humans out of the garden, and locks that aspect of divinity away.
Nor is it a face that is so overwhelmed by sorrow that it loses its openness and wonder. God's plan for Adam and Eve was to enjoy each other and their fellowship with Him without the influence of evil. Only in the end, when God creates new heavens and a new earth, will this curse be broken. It is a question of living life from minute to minute and taking suffering into the bargain. Humanity is a species that grew up too soon.