Best Known For:
Being banished from the
Garden of Eden
Find Me: Genesis 2 -3
God wanted to create a human that looked like Him. He gathered up some dirt and
shaped it to look like a man. He breathed into the man’s nose, and the man came
to life. God named him Adam – the first man.
God made a garden, called the Garden of Eden, for Adam to live. He made every
tree that had food that was good to eat grow there. He told Adam he could eat
from any tree tree in the garden except for the Tree of Knowledge of Good and
Evil. He warned Adam that if he ate from that tree he would die.
Then God decided he would make a friend for Adam. God brought every wild and
tame animal to Adam, and Adam named them all. But he didn’t find a friend that
was right for him. So God made Adam fall into a deep sleep. God took out one of
Adam’s ribs and used the rib to make a woman. Adam named the woman Eve.
Adam and Eve lived together in the garden. They were happy and were given
everything they needed. They were naked, but they didn’t know so they weren’t
embarrassed about it.
One day the snake came to Eve while she
was walking in the garden. He told her
the reason God didn’t want them to eat
from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and
Evil was because if they did they would
be as smart as God. So Eve took some of
the fruit and ate it. And she gave some to
Adam and he ate it also. After they did
this they realized that they were naked.
They sewed leaves from the trees
together to make clothes to cover
Later God was walking through the garden and called out to them. He asked how
they knew they were naked, and Adam admitted that they had eaten the fruit from
the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. He told God that the serpent had tricked
them. God put a curse on the serpent that it would forever crawl on its belly and
eat the dust of the earth.
As for Adam and Eve, they received a great punishment for their wrongdoing.
They were banished from the Garden of Eden. God put angels at the entrance with
a sword of fire to keep them out. Eve’s punishment was great pain when having a
baby. God cursed the ground so that Adam would have to work very hard to make
good things grow. And both of them would grow old and die. These punishments
were brought upon the people of earth because of the sin of disobedience.