Re: Frank Apisa (Post 5288692)
Sinister trap, then? An offense to our sense of fairness?
But how could a God impart to us a sense of fairness if He did not possess it himself?
If Adam and Eve were created perfect, how could they sin?
The Bible says nothing about perfect.
It says God created Adam and Eve in his image.
He forbid them to eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge. They did and got punished.
By forbidding them to do something and knowing they would probably do exactly the opposite could mean they were created with sins.
On the other hand one can take the whole story as a symbol for human behavior.
Check outForbidden fruit in Wikipedia.
Maybe some other explanation?
neologist wrote:Maybe some other explanation?
The whole story is a complete fantasy and makes no sense at all (or is that too obvious?).
Well - is it not possible to be perfectly made and choose evil? Adam and Eve were NOT all knowing - which is why they were able to be persuaded to eat of the fruit of good and evil. Had they been content with their lot they would have continued to enjoy the perfection of the garden and their existence. But they were not. They wanted more.