The Lineage of Sin and Death
Barbara J. Moon
Grand Canyon University
I had a hard time with this report, because we all are born in sin and shaped in equity and had it not been for Eve giving Adam the forbidden fruit I could be in God’s garden today. I have only, through this assignment, just started to wrestle with my feelings concerning this subject matter.
There are some things I don’t understand which I will call into question as I write. Hopefully the new understanding I will most assuredly receive through the information I will come in contact with, will help me answer some of the questions I will have. It is understood that the serpent basically caused Eve to question the instruction and warning given to Adam by God. My curiosity would wonder how it is this serpent is able to be so manipulative and intelligent that it could cause this angst within another of God’s creation that is actually suppose to be the flesh of Adams’ flesh and bone of his bone. Especially considering Adam was created in God’s image, which put this created man above all of God’s other creations. Is Eve not thought of in the same manner? Are there discrepancies concerning the intelligence of all Gods’ creations? Is this serpent a representation of Satan in the Garden? It was told to Adam that they could eat from any tree in the garden but from the tree in the center of the garden the fruit was forbidden.
Divulgence of the fruit from the forbidden tree would cause their eyes to open to certain realities from which there was no reprieve. Because the serpent was able to make Eve disobey what God forewarned about the forbidden fruit by challenging the purpose of said warning and offering rewards of being Godlike and equal in stature to the creator. Could it be possible that Gods’ creation was flawed? Were they created perfect or were the traits of sinfulness and selfishness something that was created within. It calls into question even more as we journey...