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08-01-2016, 05:19 PM
Adam and Eve
Why did God give Adam and Eve the option to take the apple? Why did he give them the free will to commit a 'sin'?
It makes no sense.
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08-01-2016, 05:25 PM
RE: Adam and Eve
(08-01-2016 05:19 PM)Zen Wrote:  It makes no sense.

Have you read the rest of the bible? If not, don't bother. It's much of the same. Drinking Beverage

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08-01-2016, 05:37 PM
RE: Adam and Eve
(08-01-2016 05:19 PM)Zen Wrote:  Why did God give Adam and Eve the option to take the apple? Why did he give them the free will to commit a 'sin'?
It makes no sense.

Because life outside the garden had to be their choice. Like you said, free will.
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08-01-2016, 05:40 PM
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So they got free will and no knowledge of how to use it?
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08-01-2016, 05:41 PM
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(08-01-2016 05:37 PM)Aliza Wrote:  
(08-01-2016 05:19 PM)Zen Wrote:  Why did God give Adam and Eve the option to take the apple? Why did he give them the free will to commit a 'sin'?
It makes no sense.

Because life outside the garden had to be their choice. Like you said, free will.

You mean as a plot device, right? Because none it actually happened. Drinking Beverage

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08-01-2016, 05:42 PM
RE: Adam and Eve
(08-01-2016 05:41 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(08-01-2016 05:37 PM)Aliza Wrote:  Because life outside the garden had to be their choice. Like you said, free will.

You mean as a plot device, right? Because none it actually happened. Drinking Beverage

Sure. Whatever works. Smile
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08-01-2016, 05:46 PM
RE: Adam and Eve
(08-01-2016 05:42 PM)Aliza Wrote:  
(08-01-2016 05:41 PM)Chas Wrote:  You mean as a plot device, right? Because none it actually happened. Drinking Beverage

Sure. Whatever works. Smile

It doesn't even work well as a plot device. Facepalm

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08-01-2016, 05:46 PM
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I have heard from pastors that God wanted children and not robots, so He allowed free will. But with free will comes the potential and ability to sin. It somehow made sense when I was a Christian Hobo
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08-01-2016, 05:52 PM
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Wasn't the apple supposed to give the knowledge of good and evil? Why would god give free will without any knowledge of what was good or bad.

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08-01-2016, 05:59 PM
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(08-01-2016 05:52 PM)Imathinker Wrote:  Wasn't the apple supposed to give the knowledge of good and evil? Why would god give free will without any knowledge of what was good or bad.

They did know the difference between right/wrong after eating the fruit (which most scholars think was actually a pomegranate not an apple-the type of fruit isn't actually mentioned in the story). Before eating the fruit, A and E were naked and unaware of their nakedness--after they ate the fruit, they became aware of their nakedness and were ashamed. So the eating of the fruit provided them the ability to know good and evil, right and wrong.
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