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What is wrong with knowing?

  1. Druid1952 profile image59
    Druid1952posted 6 years ago

    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?

  2. www.lookseenow profile image61
    www.lookseenowposted 6 years ago

    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)

  3. beverleejb profile image60
    beverleejbposted 6 years ago

    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.

  4. Druid Dude profile image60
    Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago

    Excellent bed-time story. Let me know when you wish to give up childish things and hear the real story.

  5. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    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.