What is wrong with knowing?
Why would "God" create someone in his image, then deny these individuals knowledge, and then banish his creation from paradise after he/she had received knowledge?
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)
Knowing is so important to your well being!
Just because you are curious its not that bad.
We all need to learn to keep our brains healthy.
Excellent bed-time story. Let me know when you wish to give up childish things and hear the real story.
Nothing is wrong with knowing, knowledge is power - but we don't teach certain things or allow small children to have full knowledge of things because they are not ready to handle it. Their brains, physiology, anatomy etc. are not ready for that particular knowledge. So as parents and educators we pace it, providing a foundation of knowledge for them to build on.
Couldn't it be the same for man? Adam and Eve were new human beings, perhaps full knowledge was not the healthiest thing for them at that point. Is God denying knowledge in this instance or is he pacing it for their benefit?
I would suppose with full knowledge without the benefit of the foundation would make the garden unbearable for them. So out they go into the world they wanted knowledge of.
by topgunjager 7 years ago
What was god expecting to happen when he put the tree of knowledge with an obviously ignorant and naive adam and eve in the garden of eden? Telling them not to touch it and punishing them so harshly when they did. It's like putting your children up for adoption for eating a cake you left on the...
by Dave Mathews 6 years ago
If Adam and Eve did not disobey God's one and only rule, command, about the fruit of that one tree, the tree of "Knowledge of good and evil", the way I see it, we would all still be living in Eden. We could pretty much do what we wanted, go where we wanted, eat what we wanted. There would...
by sandra rinck 9 years ago
So GOD tells Adam and Eve to eat from whatever tree they want to except the one in the middle cause it is the tree of good and bad...So then the Serpent comes along and convinces Eve that it is ok to eat it and that God is lying, so she eats and then Adams eats it.God says that if you eat the from...
by Anthea Kwaw 7 years ago
What does the forbidden fruit eaten by Adam and Eve in the book of Genesis actually symbolise?
by Dave Mathews 7 years ago
What If, the serpent had not been able to Con Eve into tasting the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, of Good and Evil? And, What if Eve had not talked Adam into doing the same thing? What would the outcome be and how would it effect life for mankind today?
by qwark 4 years ago
Let's see,mmm, this "god" thing created Adam:"And The Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being." (Genesis 2:7)."The Lord God said, "It is not good for the man to be all alone."...
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