When God asked Eve why she and Adam had
Eden eaten the forbidden fruit, she said the serpent had deceived her. God accepted her explanation and punished the serpent. Paul described the event the same way, saying Eve became a sinner because she was deceived by the serpent.
But if you look at what the serpent said would happen and compare it with what the Bible says actually happened, you’ll find that every single statement the serpent made was true:
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- The serpent said eating the fruit wouldn’t kill them, and it didn’t.
- The serpent said their eyes would be opened when they ate the fruit, and they were.
- The serpent said the fruit would give them knowledge of good and evil, and it did.
- The serpent said this new knowledge would make them become like God, and God said it had.
The Bible says after the world ends, God will create a new heaven and a new earth. Things will be different then: There will be no more death, pain, sadness, etc. And there will no longer be any curse, such as the painful curses God inflicted on humanity when Adam and Eve sinned.
God will dwell among people, so they can see his face. But wait… No one can see God’s face and live! So I guess everyone who serves at God’s throne in the new Jerusalem is going to die.
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In the beginning, there was nothing but a perfect God. Everything that existed was perfect. So God decided to create the world, which he knew would turn out to be imperfect. Now everything is no longer perfect. Good job, God.
Continue reading The Story of Adam and Eve—
The Garden of Eden