Early on in the Bible God is addressing someone when he said:
“Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness.”
This of course does not mean that we look like God, for no man can see God, God is a spirit. We are humans, but as for knowledge humans had whatever knowledge that would be needed to be fruitful become many, fill the earth, and subdue it. Knowledge would come as they go along to enable them to have in subjection or be made to dominate over all of God’s earthly creation.
What a wealth of knowledge that would entail. They were to have it though by being made in God’s image meaning they would emulate four of God’s cardinal qualities, love, power, wisdom, and a feeling of justice.
Adam, and Eve had the knowledge, but they failed a simple test—the test of obedience. Besides knowledge they had free will, freedom to do or not to do. What would you do when given a choice? Use your God given wisdom, of course, but sadly the serpent seduced eve by his cunning, but Adam was not deceived.
How did Adam use his knowledge, and could he have used it in order to avoid deception? Although for the moment he is still in control having been given the knowledge to pass on to his wife Eve he chose to capitulate to his wife’s needs. So rather than to exercise his headship—correct Eve—and obey God as ruler rather than men they were driven out of Eden.
(Genesis 1:26, 28)