A Piece of Fruit and a Serpent: A Different Perspective.

“I want a drink of that.” “No.” “Why not?” “Because it’s hot and you might burn your tongue.” “Please.” “I said, ‘No’.” “Why?” “Look at all these fruit trees. Yummy.” “They are, aren’t they. You can eat from any tree you want except one, the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.” “Why not?” “Because on the day you eat of it, you will die.” “Why?” “Because I said so.” “But why?” In the Genesis 3 story God gives a simple command to Adam and Eve. It is much like one given to a three-year-old. You don’t need to think about it. It isn’t an ethical quandary of right and wrong or good and evil. You need to simply obey. When the curtain opens on Genesis 3, we recognize three characters from the previo

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