Tree of Good and Evil

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  1. ShotGunWillie

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    Why did God create the tree of good and evil?
     
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    The same reason why He created anything, for His glory. :wavey:
     
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    God created the "tree of the knowledge of good and evil".

    peace to you:praying:
     
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    I know that, but I am wanting to know what people think about why?

    As I have stated before in our Wednesday morning bible study we are doing an indepth study over Genesis and that question just popped into my head.
     
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    I agree that it is for His glory. How it works out to His glory is more complicated. I recommend the passage starting at Romans 9:22 as a starting point.
     
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    To give man a choice! <calvinists beware>

    God showed us by this one tree that He didn't expect mindless worship from us. He wants a people who will choose to believe in Him and love Him.
     
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    Great answer and warning! :laugh: :wavey:
     
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    Free will? We have free will? :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    Yah. Looks like we were at the garden, not just Adam and Eve. Weren;t you there ?:rolleyes:
     
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    To give Adam a choice. Adam truely had "free will".
     
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    Or perhaps because Adam didn't.
     
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    seriously, MK, and with all brotherly love to you, grasshopper is right. adam is the only man that ever had unbound free will, and whatever God's purpose was seems to have been done, which is to show that only the inherently Holy God, the only truly Holy Being in the Universe, the Creator, cannot ever sin,and His people depend on Him.
    I think God Himself explained it when He told Adam: Dust thou art.......
     
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    Bing !!!!
    Hoooray. Hit four thousand at last. Took me some five years, but made it there.

    Now, to get to 5000.

    A journey of one thousand posts begins with one post, so.......
     
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    Can you supply us with scripture to support your belief that only Adam had free will?
     
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    Actually, Eve was the one that used her free will. Adam coose to follow Eve in her sin.
     
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    If Adam chose to follow her, he had to use free will to make that choice, did he not?
     
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    It obviously depends on what you define as "free-will".

    Is "free-will" the ability to see every situation and its consequences in perfect knowledge and wisdom?

    Does "free-will" mean there is no outside influence on a person's own will while making a decision?

    peace to you:praying:
     
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    Naw, I got up late as usual but my Brother shared his with me. I think he got more than me but I guess he was free to take as much as he wanted. :laugh:
     
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    Eve was decived. Adam wasn't.
     
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