Adam and Eve paper

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Exiled from Eden

A main component to understand the beginning of The Bible is the expulsion of Adam and Eve from The Garden of Eden. This story sets a preface of how original sin came to be. Throughout the decades many have wondered who is to blame for Adam and Eve’s ejection from The Garden of Eden. Many have theorized the possibilities that Adam, Eve or even the serpent is at fault for the expulsion of Adam and Eve. God is at fault for Adam and Eve being removed from The Garden of Eden. God did many things to prove that it was His fault for their banishment, such as, God created all things including the serpent, He told them about the tree, and God knew that it was possible for man and woman to sin. There are many reasons God is at fault for the expulsion. One of the many reasons why God is at fault for Adam and Eve’s expulsion from The Garden is because He created the serpent. God created all things on heaven and earth as said in The Bible, “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude” (Genesis 2:1). This quotes shows that at this point God’s creations were done he had created everything including good and evil hence, God created the serpent. The serpent is a representation of temptation and the devil. The serpent is what some would call, a “fallen angel”. After making the serpent, God knew that it was evil because it was a form of the devil. The devil was once an angel in which God created knowing that the fallen angel would corrupt the innocent lives of His people one day. The creation of the serpent acted as a domino effect; since creating the serpent left room for corruption, the serpent then tempted God’s people by telling them to eat from the tree which lead to sin. God knew what the serpent was capable of and yet gave him the “ability” to talk, “But the serpent said to the woman, ’You will not die; for God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil’” (Genesis 3:4-6). The serpent successfully convinced Eve to eat from the forbidden tree. After Eve ate from the tree, she proceeded to give the fruit from the forbidden tree to Adam. The serpent persuaded them both by telling them that God did not want them to be like him, knowing the difference between good and evil. God created the serpent, which provoked Adam and Eve into even considering eating from the tree. God is most definitely at fault for their expulsion because He created the serpent that tempted Adam and Eve. Another reason God is at fault is because He told Adam and Eve about The Tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil. By God forbidding Adam and Eve to eat from this certain tree, this created curiosity in Adam and Eve’s minds when he said, “You may freely eat from every tree of the garden; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die” (Genesis 2:16-17). As humans curiosity is first nature, it is what happens when we do not fully understand a concept of why we cannot do or portray an object. When someone or something is so dominant and mighty as God, it is instinctual to push the limits of the higher power to see what will unfold. It is similar to telling a toddler “no”. The toddler will wonder why they cannot have or do something, and they will proceed to try it anyway. When putting a negative notion on one item and not explaining why, this successfully leaves people hungry for reasons. God could have not spoken about The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil to Adam and Eve, which could have prevented their spark of inquisitiveness about why they could not eat from it. God who created everything did not have to command it to be forbidden to Adam and Eve. By commanding this, it created Adam and Eve’s downfall. Adam and Eve did just that, they listened to the serpent that God made and sought for answers of why they could not eat from the tree. Adam and Eve would have eaten from the trees…