Many do not understand why God put the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden and many believed (in my opinion they offended God by saying that God put it so that man would be tempted)… and God has done it, in order to make man fall into sin and God would come to save him, as if God sends evil and good at the same time, and this is of course does not confirm to the scriptures, and we have not seen in Jesus the person tempting by evil, and this has been denied by James 1:13 .” … for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:” There is no need to guess who God is because God in the flesh, Jesus and his Word gives no room for guessing.
Because of this unanswered question, Satan used the wrong interpretation to weaken the faith of many and convince them that God intended strange intentions for man… And some have bitterness against God because of this.
Genesis 2:17 “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”
Is it possible that God warns man from eating it and put it for man’s temptation? This is impossible. There is a purpose other than temptation, it is a very lofty one … Let’s find out.
Why this tree was put in there?
The tree of knowledge of good and evil is set to be used at the right time, like the tithes, it is a property of God, but it is in the custody of man, so that man may use it in the right time that God desires.
Because the doctrine is understood only by a deep study of the Word and with the help of the Holy Spirit, so do not listen or read to any teacher unless he teaches proper teaching conform to the scriptures.
Let us understand this matter from its roots according to the Word of God and what is the biblical background supporting it, we have to read the sequential thoughts of this topic from the Word of God:
- In 1 Corinthians 6:1-4 that we as believers will judge fallen angels:
1 Corinthians 6:1-4 (1) “Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? (2) Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? (3) Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? (4) If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.”
Adam’s condition before the fall:
Before Adam fell into sin, before he ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, it was in God’s thoughts to send Jesus to give man eternal life without crucifixion, and thus Adam becomes a living spirit (a living spirit or he has and is a giver of life) instead of a living soul, as stated in Corinthians’ first letter. 1 Corinthians 15:45 ” And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.”
2 Peter 1:4 ” Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, …”
So God would send his Son to give life to man and become a partaker of the divine nature. Because man has the freedom to choose from the beginning even if he has not yet fallen into sin, he must choose and accept eternal life, that is, the divine life, that is, God’s life by choice.
Adam’s condition after the fall:
After falling into sin, Jesus came to save man because of man’s disobedience to God and he has eaten from the tree.
Jesus has done the salvation because man has fallen into sin… Then he gave him eternal life, i.e. the nature of God too, because giving eternal life was in God’s mind from the beginning and we are now living the same plan of God from the beginning.
Eating from trees in the Word of God:
The Revelation says that the Lord tells the believers to eat from a tree, as stated in, Revelation 2:7 “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.”
After this background let’s understand what is the cause of the tree of knowledge of good and evil in paradise?
It was assumed (if man had not fallen into sin) that after the end of this time and after the end of the period or time of the earth, and after Jesus came to take the believers to heaven, God would have told the believers to eat from this tree to know the difference between good and evil like Him (like a judge who knows the difference between good and evil because he is a judge) and in this case the believers would have eaten from this tree and opened their eyes and judge between good and evil as it was supposed.
The role of this tree is that the man who rules with God eat from it and judge the fallen angels and this tree is to open his eyes and see good from evil.
Now that Adam has eaten of it and after that we have all eaten from it, we don’t need to eat from it again.
As for the “tree of life” and expulsion from paradise, it is not a punishment but for the good of man, because it would have been better not to eat from the “tree of life” so that he would not live in this unfortunate state (the state of fall and separation from God, in which the law tried to shed light and give something of a solution, but the remedy was the salvation offered by The Lord Jesus, which is the only remedy for sin and separation from God)
Genesis 3:22-24 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: 23 Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
This is why the Book mentioned about God preventing from eating from the “tree of life” so man will not live long in this unhappy state before the coming of Jesus, but after Jesus man can live and God’s Will is that he can live long until satisfied of days.
Come and rejoice in the Lord who made you king and you will judge fallen angels.
Rejoice because you possess the divine nature that is unbreakable. Pray in the Spirit, i.e. with tongues, rejoice in the Holy Spirit that is inside you.
You now have power over evil spirits because you are sitting on the Father’s right above them…
Ephesians 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
Ephesians 1:21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
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