"...I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me..." [Deuteronomy 5:8-10]

Thursday, June 03, 2004

Tough Questions For Christians

Here's a good one: "How were Adam and Eve supposed to distinguish between good and evil acts if they didn't understand the concepts until they ate the fruit?"

Answers on a postcard, please...

7 comments:

cosmo111687 said...

I'm more interested as to why, if being nude in the garden of eden is considered evil, did god allow that to disturb this purely good garden.

PTET said...

Perhaps God was enjoying watching them romp around innocently nude, and threw a strop when they "...knew that they were naked... and made themselves aprons" [Gen 3:7]. Well, that would make as much sense as anything else...

cosmo111687 said...

Another good question would be: Why were they so scared to put their "aprons" on? Have they ever witnessed the wrath of god before? Or was man meant to naturally run from "evil"?

PTET said...

Good point. And if "God had so much love for us that he sent his son to earth to die for us..." Couldn't he have just forgiven Adam & Even in the first place? What kind of nutjob bears a grudge against the human race for ~4,000 years, and then lets us "kill" (but not really) his own son as His sole sign of forgiveness?

cosmo111687 said...

let us not forget the flood. Not only did he wipe most humans, but the dinosaurs too. :)

DarkStar218 said...

Exactly what version of the Bible are you quoting that used the word "aprons"?

PTET said...

"Aprons" is used in Genesis 3:7 in the ASV, Derby, WBS and good ol' KJV translations.