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Offline Amadeus

Re: Why Did God Create the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil?
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2013, 01:28:41 AM »

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Adam and Eve had nothing to hide from anyone or anything until after they ate from that tree. We still have much that we want to hide because we are continuing to eat from that tree. When we stop eating from it... then where will we be? How do we stop eating from it?

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Re: Why Did God Create the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil?
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2013, 04:48:32 AM »
Adam and Eve had nothing to hide from anyone or anything until after they ate from that tree. We still have much that we want to hide because we are continuing to eat from that tree. When we stop eating from it... then where will we be? How do we stop eating from it?

    Yes John, i would say we've all eaten of it. the only solution now is to put forth our hand and eat of the tree of Life. I believe many of us are now. Jesus said, I am the life. Man has become as one of us and he will surly die , lest he put forth his hands and eat from the tree of Life.

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Re: Why Did God Create the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil?
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2013, 09:42:37 AM »
Alien-R.

You say,

Afterall why put temptation in our way ? James 1:13

Or as it is written, he himself tempts no one.

Temptation comes from the devil, but then where does the devil come from ?

Edwin.


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Re: Why Did God Create the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil?
« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2013, 09:31:10 PM »
    Yes John, i would say we've all eaten of it. the only solution now is to put forth our hand and eat of the tree of Life. I believe many of us are now. Jesus said, I am the life. Man has become as one of us and he will surly die , lest he put forth his hands and eat from the tree of Life.

Amen my friend! Sometimes things seem to be so simple yet there are so many, it seems, even among the well-read Bible students who miss the point. They want to eat wheat or rye or barley bread instead of the Bread of Life. They want to drink the fruit of the natural vine instead of the Life giving Spirit of God.

Is it hard to live for God easy. It is easy to live for God hard.

Alien-R

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Re: Why Did God Create the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil?
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2013, 02:28:27 AM »
 
Alien-R.

You say,

Afterall why put temptation in our way ? James 1:13

Or as it is written, he himself tempts no one.

Temptation comes from the devil, but then where does the devil come from ?

Edwin.



Reminds me of

Matthew 4:1

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.


Alien-R

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Re: Why Did God Create the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil?
« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2013, 01:04:36 PM »
I posted this elsewhere in response to a random poster [you know whats its like]

The tree of the knowledge of good and evil can be siad to be " the same thing that turned satan to fall from the heavens,"

there is nothing in a tree, this tree was like any other tree and its fruit did not have any supernatural powers

It is correct to say that "the tree of life can be depicted as Jesus" but neither does this mean that Jesus is a Tree, neither do we hold onto a tree for  "wisdom" Proverbs 3:18

The tree was symbolic of a lie, it no more held the secrets of good and evil or immortaility than a bluebell or a tulip

This lie was the same lie that produced pride in the heart of satan and led to his fall along with a third of heaven

This same lie is the lie that blinds the minds of unbelievers and dare I say it "believers"

It the "child being told not to touch the fire but doing it just to find out if its hot"

The serpent = satan : told and tells  Adam and Eve = mankind : that they too can be gods and be as a "god"


The tree of the knowledge of good and evil is symbolic of "free will"

Once this fruit was taken of the tree mankind was then barred nevermore to return
If satan was "the tree of the knowldge of good and evil" then we no longer have a road that leads to destruction and makind is free from satan and he remains in the garden of paradise of immortality forever and this means that mankind no more can take of this fruit


needless to say "mankind does"

why ? because the serpent still roams the earth, the prince of the air and the lion who prowls

hence we still "today" take of this tree even as "saved" because in our salvation we have "free will"

You can choose between "the tree of Life" and in this you have the choice to continue to follow or not, and this is the "tree of knowledge"



Any thoughts ?

Offline Amadeus

Re: Why Did God Create the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil?
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2013, 06:31:16 PM »
I will not go into all that you wrote Alien, but consider what a tree is in scripture. There are 'good' trees and corrupt trees, are there not?

"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them." Matt 7:15-20

A tree is a source, whether it be a TV program, a book, the Bible or our next door neighbor. If are eating of evil fruits most the day and spending only a few minutes a day partaking of the things of God, what is the result likely to be?

How about these alternatives"

"Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice." Phil 4:4

"Pray without ceasing." I Thess 5:17

Impossible?

"When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?

But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible." Matt 19:25-26

Are we on God's side? Is God our Father?

"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?" Matt 7:7-11


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Re: Why Did God Create the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil?
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2013, 10:08:25 PM »
I will not go into all that you wrote Alien, but consider what a tree is in scripture. There are 'good' trees and corrupt trees, are there not?

"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them." Matt 7:15-20

A tree is a source, whether it be a TV program, a book, the Bible or our next door neighbor. If are eating of evil fruits most the day and spending only a few minutes a day partaking of the things of God, what is the result likely to be?

How about these alternatives"

"Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice." Phil 4:4

"Pray without ceasing." I Thess 5:17

Impossible?

"When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?

But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible." Matt 19:25-26

Are we on God's side? Is God our Father?

"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?" Matt 7:7-11



Aye

trees that grow either side of the river

 Revelation 22:2

down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.

Indeed the same tree or "trees"

Yet the tree of life was at eden

Yet the tree and trees are "each side of the river" in revelation

Yet these trees were yet to be at "Eden"

though the Tree of life was there "Alpha and Omega"


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