The forbidden fruit of the Tree of
Knowledge was first coveted in the Biblical account by Eve. Recall
that there were two trees specified by God in the Genesis record of
the Garden of Eden - the trees of life and knowledge. Note the two
trees below, with a woman under them.
Can you imagine how full of sorrow Adam
and Eve must have been after they disobeyed God? The word for sorrow
in Chinese is as follows.
I apologize for my very poor Chinese calligraphy.
You may be asking what all of this has to do with Christian personals
and dating. We must be aware of the deceptions and the deceivers if we
are to guard our hearts and break free from the emotional and
spiritual chains which now bind us.
Do you recall that Satan was under
cover of the tree when he tempted Eve? The word for tempter is a
pictogram of a tree, the devil and cover. What tree? An apple
There are all kinds of goofy hypothesis
about the tree not being literal and the fall not really happening in
liberal Bible circles. I've heard silly things like the tree being
symbolic of sexual sin (to sanitize their strange theory) which is
according to one "scholar" the original sin. That's not what
God's word says. Don't these scholars read their Bible? Only a
Freudian could construe this very clear account as sexual metaphor.
This crazy theory was even preached by a well known pastor with a
national audience. He has been greatly deceived.
Don't fall for their bafflegab. It is
meant to cause you to question God's word. Remember Satan did the same
thing in Genesis 3:1 .We read where Satan said unto the woman
"Yea, hath God said,..." This may be paraphrased as
"has God indeed said?' This casts doubt on God's word.
The self proclaimed Biblical scholars
have conspired to cast doubt on the word of God, just as their father
did in the garden. Harsh words? There are not words harsh enough to
describe their despicable actions. To twist and attack God's word is
one of the greatest affronts to God. King David writes
"...and for thy truth for thou hast magnified thy word
above thy name." Psalm 138:2 The Lord has placed his word
above his name! The so-called scholars are playing with a spiritual
atomic bomb! If you think I am harsh on them wait until their judgment
comes. God is neither tolerant, nor politically correct. Sodom and
Gomorrah is a testament to God's intolerance.
Let us now forge ahead with more
(To cont. your Christian personals
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