Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil

Before they disobeyed and ate the fruit of this tree, they were naked and yet felt no shame. But once they ate, they saw nakedness and were ashamed.So what was this Tree?

 Gen. 2: 25 Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.

Gen. 3:4-13 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God,knowing good and evil.” 

When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”
10 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”
11 And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?

12 The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”
13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”
The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

God had purposed innocence. There was no awareness of nakedness, no grasp of the concept of immorality, no shame. They had no understanding of good and evil. These things did not cross their minds. Animals are still like that today. No dog looks for shorts to cover its nakedness. 
There was innocent beauty. Man was enthralled by woman. Fascinated, Captivated. Yet there was no capability for guilt until they ate from the Tree.
She listened to satanic voices
She was with her husband but never consulted. One wonders: Did Adam hear this conversation? If he did, how come he kept quiet? Was the woman's beauty a hindrance to true wisdom? Was his admiration for her greater than his fear for Jehovah?
God did not hide the Truth but prohibited its total consumption. Stay within the limits of our God. Keep away from the prohibited and you shall sustain your life. Eat the prohibited and you shall surely die. Respect God's secrets. It is better to obey the Word of God  than to seek esoteric mysteries that lead to eternal death. Do not be tempted to seek Satan’s so-called deep secrets. The worm hides the hook whose object is death. Do not be enticed into the realm of sorcery and witchcraft for that is where satanic voices will lead. Where the Lord is absent, there is sorcery and witchcraft. It's inevitable.

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