Eve And The Apple


No one completely understands the ways of God. Many of us can come up
with our own opinions, and justify his ways in our own minds, just as Milton did
in Paradise Lost. Just as Adam and Eve, we all are gifted with free will and
the responsibility of making important decisions and choices in our life, which
will determine our future. But we may well ask ourselves today, of what use
would this free will be to us if we did not know good from evil? When Eve ate
the apple in the Garden of Eden she had two different voices telling her what to
do. God had said that Adam and Eve may eat any fruit from any of the trees in
the Garden of Eden except for the tree that contains the knowledge of ...

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the fruit from
the tree of knowledge of good and evil he became more human like. Eve was
enticed by the words of the serpent who said that "If the fruit makes a serpent
like a man, it should make men like gods." (Line 710: "That ye should be as
Gods, since I as man, Internal Man, is but proportion meet; I, of brute, human;
ye, of human, Gods.)
Other arguments that the serpent used to manipulate Eve included; 1,)
You shall not die, look at me, I have touched and tasted and I have not died.
2,) Should man not be allowed a fruit that a beast has? 3,) How can God's
tree give knowledge out against his will, if he already knows all?
Eve also states that by God forbidding the fruit he made it more
desirable. While contemplating whether or not to eat the fruit, Eve wonders,
why the beast did not die after eating the fruit? Why should such intellectual
food be reserved for beasts? But her main reason for eating their fruit is to
acquire greater power, to become a "goddess". She ...

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