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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