October 3

Genesis 3

In this part of the bible Eve has met the serpent and he basically asks her “Why aren’t you eating these apples?”, to which Eve replys:

But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. – Genesis 3:3

Problem here; basically God is a liar. He literally lied flat out to Adam and Eve. The entire bible is based on the premise that everything that God says is true. Eating the apple doesn’t kill either of them. They don’t become mortal until he stops allowing them to eat from the tree of life.

So the serpent (Devil?) convinces her that she should eat the fruit and she gives it to Adam. They realize they’re naked and hide from God when he comes to visit. They confess to God that they ate the fruit and God gets angry, curses the serpent (basically takes away his legs), and while he’s rolling decides to curse woman as well:

Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. – Genesis 3:16

Ladies, you might want to pipe in here. That means woman’s rights were a mistake. Time to give up all those privileges and do what your man says.

He goes on to curse Adam with farming. No more free meal ticket he says. You’ll work hard and then you’ll die. He makes them a new set of clothes and kicks them out of the garden.

And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: – Genesis 3:22

What is this “us” that God speaks of? At this point the Trinity doesn’t exist, so it’s a little fuzzy. Takeaway from this chapter is that maybe God should’ve phrased his command “If you eat of the tree of knowledge, I won’t let you live forever anymore.” Much more straight to the point. Maybe we’d all be living in a paradise right now if he just had a little more transparency.

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Posted October 3, 2014 by Michael in category "Genesis