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  • no... it was to see if they would trust God or not. They wanted to see what they would believe in more: the Devil's temptation or God's word
  • Yes! He definitely knew. He is omniscient you know. Why did he do it then, you ask? Because WE had something we needed to learn about ourselves AND Him.
  • Not exactly. It's closer to this situation. You know that doing illegal drugs is harmful. Your father tells you not to use them or you will die. You do the drugs anyway and die. Does that mean that your father "knew" that you would die or that he knew enough about them to make a judgement about the effects of the drugs because of his past life experiences. It was your choice to ignore your father's warning. The consequences of your decision was your death. For Adam and Eve, they chose to eat of the forbidden tree. They were warned that it would cost them their lives and they did it any way. It broke God's heart to be separated from them but that is the path they chose.
  • no he did it so they would be tempted to do it but he was testing if they would listen to him but they didnt
  • God knew us before we were in our mothers womb,I am more than positive he knew that they would.Thank God for Jesus!
  • God didn't put any people in any garden of Eden. They didn't eat a fruit (not sure where you get apple, the Abrahamic scriptures don't specify the type of fruit), there was no Fall, and no one was cast out of anywhere. This is a metaphorical story that is Abrahamic. This is the Theology section, and is not specific to a religion.
  • Sadistic entrapment.
  • Probably, but could you imagine how different our lives would be if Adam and Eve hadn't hid and blamed the other and the serpent? If they had just fallen to their knees and ask God to forgive them right then and there? I'm sure there would've been some sort of punishment for disobeying him, but I doubt it would've been as bad as being kicked out of the garden. This is purely my thoughts, I have no biblical source. My God is a loving forgiving God, and he's the same today, as he was yesterday, and forever. So if he is forgiving now, then He was forgiving then, and I have to believe things would be different now. I thank him for Jesus :)
  • half of those questions no one can answer because there sure as hell isnt a god here. no pun intended. okay yeah it was... but adam and eve were given a rule not to eat of the tree, and though they did god wasnt surprised he was only disapointed. honestly in genesis it doent make that very clear.
  • Although Adam came first, he presumably was already equipped with a full set of hormones and the necessary (under the fig leaf) equipment. A pity he didn't have much of a childhood; but it seems like the poor lad's future had been planned.
  • since GOD gives you free choice, the only way he can know the out come, is to read your heart, read the story about LOT, GOD tested LOTS heart. I wish I could read my friends heart to know what they really think of me. GOD gives this job to SATAN, it is his job to get you away from GOD , this is GODS way of finding out who is loyal to him and who is easily lead astray, he wants loyalty
  • If God is God and Jesus is Jesus and the holy Spirit is the Holy spirit then Why did God knowingly put the tree there if man would be tempted to try something forbidden. truth is we think we know but truly there is only one who knows the mind of God as well as what lies in the hearts of men. If we being evil know how to give good gifts to our children then how much more will your heavenly father give to those who ask. Adam and Eve never asked God about the Tree for if they had then life would have been different in that we would never search for fullfillment it would be as easy as asking God.
  • It depends on who you ask. Not at all Christians or Christian theologians would answer that question in the same way. I think one common answer is that God did know what would happen, just as he knows all of the course of history up until the Judgement. The reason he did it is because every step matters in order for the final plan to be fulfilled. Humanity had to fall from grace and taste evil in order for true good to be realized. It had to be up to humanity to do this: God couldn't do it for us. The release of good and evil had to be due to an act of the human will: a human choice. In a sense, the story tells about human power, as well as God's authority.
  • Yes,.....God Knew. The answer can ONLY be yes or no!!! How can we even make that into a debate?? Did God know or not,...yes or no!! Well of course God knew. If he didn't know, we would not describe him (Her or it) as "GOD". God knows everything or he is not God (As we understand him to be). I hate those answers like: "Yes, he knew,...but not in the way your thinking,...it was kind of more like this:, Blah, Blah, Blah." God knew alright! And he planned the WHOLE THING. He planned to set down rules that he KNEW "Mankind" was to WEAK to hold fast to. He WANTED us to be in this situation. He WANTED Evil to work in THIS world. He WANTED this life to SUCK. He WANTED this life to be fascinating. He WANTED the polarity of this life!!!! For what reason did he want all this? To teach us the difference between GOOD and EVIL. SO that we would be on our way to be, "Becoming like one of us"!! We are in the process of becoming like God. Knowing the difference between Good and Evil. God is not playing some kind of "I may win this fight" game "UP" in heaven, or "I may loose this fight" game "UP" in heaven,.......for our souls. God knows EXACTLY what he is doing!!! This life (The bucket of suck) is a TEACHING TOOL, for our Father and Teacher to "USE" to teach us the difference between good and evil. Ok,...so you ask why God lets little babies die horrible deaths. That is what you really want to know isn't it??? Why God allows Pain, Evil, Turmoil, Sadness, Depression, Anger, Hate, and the whole rest of the bucket of suck. Right???? Well, I will give you my best educated guess. God allows,...NO! PLANNED,.. Evil, and planned the death of countless innocent human beings for the purposes of teaching us the difference between Good and Evil. It was THAT important to him because, in the grand scheme of things,....IT was THAT important to US!! Someday,...everyone will SHOUT OUT in ONE unified screaming voice. YOU THE MAN GOD!!! The WHOLE of the human race and all that he has EVER made will kneel before God and say that God was RIGHT to do what he did. We will ALL say it was worth it. And then God will be ALL IN ALL. There is NO HELL. Satan is just doing what God Made him to do (Another Tool). There is no Hell since Jesus Paid the price for sin. How then can there be a Hell for YOU or I to pay for OUR sins??!! The word Hell was never spoken by ANYONE in the Old or New Testament!! It is an English word. The IDEA of Hell is NOT in the Word of God. People get things so messed up that they believe that A loving God makes a place to TORTURE MOST of his creation (Children) in a fiery place of their OWN horrible imagination!!! God does not HATE ANYONE. God will not TORTURE ANYONE. God WILL have ALL be saved. ALL MEANS ALL. Not just SOME. Read the freeekin Word of God. And believe IT'S message. Jesus is the Savior of ALL,.........NOT some,...Not a few,......Not your friends,......not just the people WE approve of. BUT ALL. Some are to be saved NOW. Some at a later date. The later date portion of the Word of God, is the part that Most Everyone gets confused about. They think that the Word of God is saying that MANY, or Most will go to some fiery torture chamber because God put off saving ALL NOW. How could a loving God Torture anyone?? You may say this life is torture. And you would be right. BUT,....I will bet you dollars to donuts that we will ALL AGREE that it was what WE WANTED in the long run. Some day you will stand before God and you will remember or realize (Not sure about that part yet) that YOU wanted or want this life. And that is the name of that tune.
  • It was a setup from the start. I will make you imperfectly, knowing you won't be able to resist temptation. Then I will set temptation in front of you. Then I will punish you for not resisting the temptation I set in front of you. And though I made you with a bit of evil inside you, knowing fully well what that would mean... When your children overrun the earth, I will kill every single one of them, except Noah and his immediate family. Why? Cuz I can.
  • No, he put them there because he needed somebody to weed the vegetable garden and pick the apples
  • No one ever asked to be born (As far as we know, but I have a feeling we did). ************ So now along comes God. He makes "Joe Smow". And says to Joe:" Hey bud, sorry about putting you on this crappy planet where MOST everything sucks." "And oh by the way Joe, I forgot to mention one thing, your great, great, great,...etc grand parents (Adam and Eve) screwed up REAL BAD." "So, if you don't get it right and understand who and what I am (Amongst hundreds of "Faiths" and possibly thousands of sub-Faiths. Not to mention EVERYONE thinks their faith is the right one, and is screaming THIS point at you, at the top of their lungs), then I am going to put you in a fiery torture chamber for ALL of eternity." "What,...whats that Joe????" "That sounds unfair,...well tough cookies Joe." "Oh yes Joe, so that you have some help, I am going to leave you this book (The bible: That a plethora of men have screwed with) to help you make up your mind about things". "I am sorry Joe,...Just one last thing. I know the you don't know if the voice that you are hearing in your head right now is really me,....or the Devil,......or your imagination or what. But No Joe,...I cannot and will not let you know for sure if I am telling you the truth". "See you Joe,.....Good luck now,...and remember,...Love ya!!!" ***************** Does this not reflect the life of an average human being?? If so,..then how can "Mainstream Christianity" (Lovers of the Bucket of Suck) suppose that a man can discriminate who and what God is?? I don't know about any of you out there, but I don't work well without ANY confirmed information. And I really don't work well under THIS TYPE of Pressure!!! (IE. Find the right religion or die a myriad of horrible, infinite deaths). And I really do NOT believe that THIS type of thing is what Life is ALL about. I do NOT believe God is cruel. And that a human, being from the 1st Century AD., born in China, never EVEN HEARD of Jesus Christ, never had a chance to be "Born Again" is going to FRY In HELL for TOTAL IGNORANCE!!!! Sorry,...that is NOT my God. But sadly this is the God that MEN are teaching OTHER MEN that God is in MOST Mainstream Church's in Christianity. This is NOT real Christianity. We do not Murder either. We do not go to War for political reasons. We do NOT hate all "Others" outside our circle of religion. Some will say that "Main streamers" are NOT haters, but I say that if you are IN Love with the idea (People who just accept it because they don't know it's wrong are just mislead) that God will torture humans forever, then that is HATE in it's Purest form. God will say to some on that day; "Get away from me, I never knew you". And why?? Because they did miracles and called Jesus Lord, and did MANY works,...but did NOT HAVE LOVE!!! God will say to some in that day; "You are my children, come to me". And they will say; "Lord,...when did we feed you or clothe you??" God will say:"When you did this to the least of my breatheren, you did it to me." Group 1 Knows who God and Jesus are,...BUT they did NOT REALLY ACCEPT him. They did many great wonderful miracles, BUT They NEVER Loved their fellow man. And Christ is in all of us. So when the opportunity arose, the blew it. Group 2 However didn't even Know Jesus, YET, they are accepted. Not for their miracles, but because they loved their fellow men. These are TRUE Christians. The men that may or may not know Jesus, YET they Love there fellow man. To all you "Mainstreamers",...Even the Demons know who Jesus is. And they shake at the thought of him You don't need to know who Jesus is to Love him within your fellow man. And all the great works that you do in your life are not going to do you any good,....unnless you prove your love by loving your fellow man. So how does "One" do this. By accepting Perfect Love into your personna. Without Love you are nothing. You must look to that human being that you despise,...and find Love for them." This is how you may know that you are saved!!!!!!!
  • ...WHAT apple??
  • Yes, God knew. That Adam and Eve do so was a necessary part of the plan of salvation.
  • If you believe in that Adam and Eve crap then yes.
  • God knows all things, past, present and future, for ALL things are constantly 'present' before God. He lives in eternity, which does not know time.
  • God put Israel in the Promised Land protected by the Law and the Covenant*, knowing that they would break and corrupt the Covenant, and be exiled to Babylon. He even says in the Torah that it's going to happen eventually (though He doesn't mention Babylon by name). *Throughout the OT, the Law & Covenant is repeatedly referred to as "the hedge/wall around Israel." The literal meaning of "garden" in Hebrew is "a place protected by a wall or a hedge." FYI, it wasn't an apple, it was "the fruit of the tree of the DECIDING of Good & Evil" -- and not "deciding" in the sense of figuring out or regonizing what's right and what's wrong, but deciding in the sense of being the divine lawmaker who dictates what is good and evil. For the first chapter and a half of Genesis, God goes about declaring "this is good ... this is good ... this is not good ... this is VERY good!" Adam's sin is he takes that power upon himself - which in a human being is a recipe for neurosis and destruction: "I like cake, and so I declare eating cake all the time to be good, and I'm going to eat nothing but cake all the time everyday ... and that's GOOD!"
  • Yes; He knows all things from the beginning. He needed Adam to progress. If Adam was already sufficiently progressed, he would not have partaken of the tree. But God knew Adam was 'insufficient' for the job, and He needed Adam to become 'sufficient', as, too, Eve. So, it was better that they partook - that they might learn obedience via the things which they suffered in life. We are all under that inference. Jesus also learned by the things which He suffered, as it states in Hebrews.
  • Yes, God is omnipotent. It was his plan for redemption by the slain lamb. Ultimately, Jesus. We must read on.
  • Our creators, known as the Elohim, are extraterrestrials. They created us to be slave workers, just smart enough to preform labor. We were created by mixing ET dna with primate dna. One of our main original creators, known as Lucifer, began teaching us knowledge of how to survive on our own, advance our souls, and empower our minds to become like Gods. He began doing this on his own along with others from the Elohim group, but they did so behind the Elohim's backs, against their plans once he found out they intended to kill us. Once the Elohim found out about this, Lucifer and the Original Gods were given a choice, to give up their work and be on good terms, or help his created ones and be enemies of the Elohim. Lucifer and the Original Gods had already decided to help us out despite the risk of being forever kicked out. Those who wanted us for slave purposes only, saw us as a threat to them because the rebel Elohim were teaching the people how to advance their souls and the powers of their minds to become eternal, self sufficient spiritual beings like them. They feared that it might come back to bite them in the ass eventually so they have been trying to prevent humans from advancing and posing a real threat. The dna gene that prevents aging and natural death was left out in the beginning, mostly because they created us knowing that we were not to be around for long, but once our Father Lucifer found out, he dedicated his soul to helping us and so did many of the Original Gods. Lucifer gave us many gifts, one of our favorites is music. There has been a spiritual war ever since. Our enemy has pushed false spiritual programs on us for many thousands of years in an attempt prevent us from progressing. They have been working overtime to prevent as many people as possible from knowing our true Creator. The false spiritual programs; Christianity, Judaism, Islam and all of the false Gods of these religions have been forced into our lives with the threat of eternal suffering for not participating and encouraged with hopes of false eternities in paradise. All of the world's problems have been wrongfully blamed on those who actually are here to help us. In fact, Father Lucifer and the Original Gods have the ability to heal most all of our diseases and the knowledge of how to live in harmony with Earth and how to repair the damage, not to mention the willingness to aid us in our eternal journey into Godhead. Our enemies have taught us to avoid the ones who love us and want to help us, worship and fear false Gods who do nothing for us and do not really exist, and blasphemy our True Creator. They have taught us to welcome suffering and turn the other cheek while allowing our enemies to walk all over us type of attitude. That was exactly why Jesus was made popular, to encourage slave like, do what you are told, enduring hardships and sufferings servant like attitude. Lucifer's name means the light bringer. There is an old saying, sometimes the light is perceived as darkness because there is something blocking the light from shining through.
  • The story of Adam and Eve was put together in an attempt to explain how we ended up in the screwed-up situation in which we find ourselves. So far, we haven't seemed to be able to improve upon the situation.
  • Probably knew, but because of Gods love for us, we have total free will, and will make any choice we want to. But God was hoping we wouldn't, but then again it was left to us to make that choice.
  • Why did He put the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden (that He created) in the first place?!
  • With all of the loopholes in the story, god probably didn't even know that apples were edible till the snake rattled
  • Yup! Because God knoweth ALL things from the beginning even to the ends of the earth and all things under the Heavens. How doesHe know this? Because He lives in the eternities, which transcend time. Only WE live in "time"; He lives in eternity. ALL things are 'present before him - both past, present and future. If He did not transcend all things, and was not Omnipotent, He could not be God ... but He is God andknows all things from the beginning. NOTE: However: Just because one knows things does not mean He makes them happen. It is just the same with us: we know certain things, even though we do not force or control them. Everyone has their own free will, and have had such freedom from the beginning of time - even Before time - even before the world was. It is an eternal principle. No One would have succeeded any better than Adam and Eve. Eventually, ALL people in that situation would have given way to curiosity. After all, it WAS a bit boring living as they were - where NOTHING changedLOL!
  • The Garden of Eden was located in the Middle East. There were no "apples" in the region at the time. . Many scholars believe that the "fruit" they could have eaten was a pomegranate. Some Rabbi's believe that Eve maybe ate "grapes". Not apples. . In any case, this Adam and Eve story never happened. It's just one of the many parables in the bible to teach people right and wrong.
  • well it does present the issue that either god did know and therefor for reasons unknown to us, set it up to happen and we actually have no free will or god didn't know and therefore could not be an all-powerful, omnipotent deity either choice does leave believers with a bit of a dilemma to work out in their logic and understanding of their belief system.
  • Yeah... I have issues to discuss with the big guy when I get there too. Like why the Platypus?
  • Yes, That is part of God's plan I mean everything. He is alpha and omega, the beginning and the end.
  • No it is all apart of free will he had hoped that he could have them be pure and honest but did not do so. he had seen that the other humans were corrupt and wanted to see if purity could last. and no they were not the first humans the bible does not say that the bible says that Adam and Eve were the first to set foot into the Garden of Eden and when they were banished they were sent to live in a world of man and when Kane killed Able Kane went to live in a city where he was persecuted.
  • Seems like a pretty counterproductive move on his part, doesn't it? So much for omniscience.

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