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Old 06-26-2010, 09:56 AM
 
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Originally Posted by LookinForMayberry View Post
God gave us free will; I'd guess he wanted us to make informed decisions.
Seems like he could have just given us knowledge without the whole tree bit.

If he wanted them to eat from it so they could have knowledge, why did he tell them not to eat from it?
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:57 AM
 
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Default What do you think?

It was a set-up. A test, he had a lesson to teach, and they failed.
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:58 AM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Yes, it is making fun of the question but since god has never seen fit to explain to you why the Garden or Adam and Eve were created why would one expect to be able to answer why he put the tree there.
Shade, I have always kinda figured that this god thing was a shady character.
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Old 06-26-2010, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Tucson, Arizona
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It was a set-up. A test, he had a lesson to teach, and they failed.
And how do you learn if you don't fail at something first? How do you know what 'wrong' is until you experience it? What sort of love does a child have for a parent who always just lavishes good things on them, never has to be comforted, have a wrong forgiven, or to forgive, ever has to learn to share, for sharing is NOT something we are born with, it's a LEARNED attribute.

How many people would ALWAYS choose to obey what we are told, UNTIL you learn that the way we aren't supposed to go DOES bring about negative effects?

And it seems it's a lesson we must keep learning over and over again.
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Old 06-26-2010, 11:28 AM
 
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because like all of us hes testing us to see if we will obey him. he said not to eat from the tree and they both did. it was a test.
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Old 06-26-2010, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Nowhere'sville
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because like all of us hes testing us to see if we will obey him. he said not to eat from the tree and they both did. it was a test.

HaHa! So funny!
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Old 06-26-2010, 06:06 PM
 
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Why did God put the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden?
God created man to resolve the angelic conflict. When Satan rebelled against God, he was sentenced to the lake of fire. But he won't occupy the lake of fire until the end of human history. In the meantime, God is demonstrating through man, who He created as a result of Satan's rebellion, that He was justified to impose the sentence that He did on Satan. Satan used his free will to turn against God. So God created a lessor being called man and gave him volition or free will just as the angels had. As human history plays out in its varying circumstances and under different dispensations, there are members of the human race who will believe in Christ for salvation. There are very many more, who will reject Christ. But everytime a person does accept Christ as Savior, it demonstrates to the angels that they, who had been in the presence of God in heaven, and who were vastly superior to man, had no excuse for rebelling against God.

When God created Adam, He placed him in the garden. And to give Adam's free will something with which to work, He placed the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the garden and then commanded Adam not to eat it. God had always known from eternity past that Adam would disobey Him and eat the fruit. And He had created His plan of salvation, also in eternity past, with regard to that fact. God used Adam's disobedience to eventually bring many son's into glory-All who will believe in Christ. Those who reject Christ will join Satan in the lake of fire.

The free will of man is the most basic issue in the angelic conflict. If you want more details on what this spiritual warfare called the angelic conflict is about, go to this thread...

The Angelic Conflict; the Spiritual Warfare
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Why did God put the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden?
God wanted Adam and Eve to learn to distinguish between good and evil. The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil bore fruit that would enable them to have an understanding that all things have their opposite -- good and evil, pleasure and pain, sickness and health, light and darkness, etc. It was only by being presented with choices that they would be able to learn and grow.
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Wa
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God created man to resolve the angelic conflict. When Satan rebelled against God, he was sentenced to the lake of fire. But he won't occupy the lake of fire until the end of human history. In the meantime, God is demonstrating through man, who He created as a result of Satan's rebellion, that He was justified to impose the sentence that He did on Satan. Satan used his free will to turn against God. So God created a lessor being called man and gave him volition or free will just as the angels had. As human history plays out in its varying circumstances and under different dispensations, there are members of the human race who will believe in Christ for salvation. There are very many more, who will reject Christ. But everytime a person does accept Christ as Savior, it demonstrates to the angels that they, who had been in the presence of God in heaven, and who were vastly superior to man, had no excuse for rebelling against God.

When God created Adam, He placed him in the garden. And to give Adam's free will something with which to work, He placed the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the garden and then commanded Adam not to eat it. God had always known from eternity past that Adam would disobey Him and eat the fruit. And He had created His plan of salvation, also in eternity past, with regard to that fact. God used Adam's disobedience to eventually bring many son's into glory-All who will believe in Christ. Those who reject Christ will join Satan in the lake of fire.

The free will of man is the most basic issue in the angelic conflict. If you want more details on what this spiritual warfare called the angelic conflict is about, go to this thread...

www.city-data.com/forum/christianity/885157-angelic-conflict-spiritual-warfare.html
As Mike has said, the entire plan was to destroy the works of the devil.

1 John 3:8
He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:54 PM
 
Location: New England
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As Mike has said, the entire plan was to destroy the works of the devil.

1 John 3:8
He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
What was the works of the devil ? to hold men in fear of death , because he the devil had the power over death.

14Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— 15and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.Hebrews 2 verses 14 and 15
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