The Fall

The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die” (Genesis 2:15-17).

How screwed up is it that God’s very first dialog with his newly created man is a rule. Why not give a welcome or an introduction. Nope, not God, his first dialog is “okay man, listen, I’ve placed a tree in the middle of this garden that you are not allowed to eat from and if you should disobey me and eat the fruit of this tree you will die. Get it” Got it? Good!” At this point I wouldn’t had some questions but God didn’t give Adam the opportunity to ask questions. Kind of reminds me of my dad who would tell me “if I wanted you to know I would tell you” when I would ask why.  Wow, thanks God!

Why would God, who is supposed to be all-knowing and all-powerful, place the forbidden tree in the garden in the first place? It seems pretty obvious to me that God is setting them up for failure. Why not place the tree outside the garden, after all, he IS God and can do anything, right? Not only did God put the tree inside the garden, he allowed the serpent entrance for the sole purpose of tempting Eve. Really?

Concerning the serpent, why wasn’t Eve surprised by the talking snake? Even more so, why aren’t Christians surprised that their religion requires them to believe in talking animals? We will discuss the talking donkey in a later post. One thing that I want to point out is that the only tree God didn’t want them to eat from was the Tree of Knowledge. Why would God prefer his creation to live without knowledge? Could it possibly be because he knew once we had the ability think for ourselves we would see through all the bullshit religion teaches?

So here we are, Adam and Eve have enjoyed the sweet, luscious juice of the forbidden fruit and now, as God stated earlier, both of them should be laying on the ground dead. Instead of dying Eve notices Adam’s little soldier and Adam notices Eve’s delicate flower, so what did they do? They made covering out of leaves to cover their nakedness. Allow me to briefly pause here and bring something else to your attention; Genesis 3:21 says that after they ate of the tree He gave them their skin. How did they realize they were naked if they had no skin? What were they before, skeletons? Also the Bible goes into detail about how God opened up Adam and took a rib then closed up the wound but how can he close a wound when there is no skin to close?

After they ate of the tree God came strolling through the garden in the coolness of the day and hearing him coming they hid from him. God, being the all-knowing entity that he is asked “where are you?” Shouldn’t God know where they are? After all we were taught that he knows everything. Then he ask “why are you hiding?” Once again another question he already knows the answer too. What most Christians fail to realize is that according to their teachings, God knows everything that will happen now and until the end of time, which tells me that God knew they would fall and created them anyway.

Why would God ask them how they knew they were naked? Duh! because now they have knowledge. Oh those pesky humans, how dare they have the desire to think for themselves.  At this point the blame game begins. Adam blames Eve as if she had a gun to his head and forces him to eat and Eve blamed the talking snake that God allowed into the garden. Adam had to blame Eve. By blaming Eve the Bible would be justified in it’s mistreatment of women. Then the bible could go on and on about how the women was deceived first and then deceived man. What a crock of crap! Can this get anymore insane? Of course it can and it does. Find out how in my next post.

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One thought on “The Fall

  1. Steve Sayles December 14, 2014 at 9:25 AM Reply

    Here I go again (smiles)

    First I reiterate something I have said elsewhere. If there is no God, why are you concerned with this non existent being (and the fantasy writings purported to be His?)

    You state above “How screwed up is it that God’s very first dialog with his newly created man is a rule”

    You assume that this is the first dialog. Does the text inform the reader that this is the first dialog? Your assumption is that no conversation took place between Adam and God prior to him being placed within the Garden. The Bible does not record everything. What is recorded is of importance.

    God is as you state “all-knowing and all-powerful” and you imply an excellent question. “It seems pretty obvious to me that God is setting them up for failure”

    Later you write

    “Not only did God put the tree inside the garden, he allowed the serpent entrance for the sole purpose of tempting Eve. Really?”

    If I may state your implied question . If God is all knowing and all powerful, He must have known that Adam and Eve would fall, so why “set then up to fail”?”

    This is a brilliant question ( I love it) . The Bible must be taken holistically. Elsewhere within scripture we read the following.

    Ephesians 1:4-5 ESV
    Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
    Ephesians 1:5 ESV
    He predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
    Romans 8:28-30 ESV
    And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.
    2 Peter 3:9 ESV
    The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
    Romans 8:29 ESV
    For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
    1 Peter 1:20 ESV
    He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the
    Ephesians 1:11-12 ESV
    In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.

    Many other verses teach the foreknowledge and predestination nature of God’s plan for the universe . One question that follows for myself . Is Why did He not create mankind perfect and unable to sin? Why not create us perfect in Heaven (which is the destiny of some). The only answer I can come up with is “process”. We are in that very process. Heaven is a place where all God’s people shall dwell, Those who for whom Christ died. he could have created us in Heaven and informed us that He loves us so deeply, that He would die for us. But this would have no meaning , no empirical value. The Heaven to which I’m destined has a God that actually died for me in reality, and not just a God who would do such a thing in theory.

    The other points that you make I will leave for a later date, Apart from your silly remarks concerning “Skin”. The Hebrew word is “ owr”, which means “hide” or “leather” implying animal coverings. Adam and Eve had attempted to cover themselves with fig leaves. God covered them in clothing made from an animal. This implies an animal had to die. This act “a death to cover sin” is a hint at the gospel of Christ.

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