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Why Did God Create The Tree Of The

  1. 1. Why Did God Create the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil?
  2. 2. Go d ’s Cre atio n Gen 1:31 And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
  3. 3. Let’s Play . . . The Blame Game
  4. 4. Tree of Life Knowledge of Good & Evil And out of the ground Jehovah God caused to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food. The tree of life also was in the middle of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Gen 2:9 Two Trees In The midst of the Garden of Eden
  5. 5. And Jehovah God commanded the man, saying, You may freely eat of every tree in the garden, Gen 2:16
  6. 6. Tree of Life Knowledge of Good & Evil Two Trees In The Garden of Eden
  7. 7. All Cre ate d Go o d . . . Gen. 1:31 records: “Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good.” Everything God had created was not only good, but “very good.” Exodus 20:11 Everything was created in the six days of divine creative activity. Nothing was created after those days
  8. 8. If God is love . . . • Why did God create the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? • Why he did not put a fence around the evil tree? • God knows everything before it happened: Why he did not stop Eve and Adam from eating the evil fruit from the evil tree?
  9. 9. If God is love . . . • Why did God tempt them by telling them about that bad tree? • Did God also created evil ? If He did not know it then He was not wise, and if He knew it He was wicked • Why God allows something to happen to His creatures?
  10. 10. Go d always wante d man to ke e p His c o mmands . Go d us e d vario us me ans to fac ilitate s uc h o be die nc e .
  11. 11. Firs t The tre e o f the kno wle dg e o f g o o d and e vil lo c atio n was s trate g ic . But of the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die. Gen. 3:3
  12. 12. 2 nd The tre e o f Life was als o s trate g ic ally lo c ate . And out of the ground Jehovah God caused to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food. The tree of life also was in the middle of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Ge n .
  13. 13. 3rd The pro hibitio n and po te ntial punis hme nt we re s po ke n by Go d . but you shall not eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. For in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. Ge n . 2:17
  14. 14. 4th Go d c re ate d many mo re fruits tre e s . The y are all ple as ant to human s ig ht. And out of the ground Jehovah God caused to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food. The tree of life also was in the middle of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Ge n .
  15. 15. In c o nc lus io n Human have a CHOICE and FREEDOM g ive n fro m Go d Ge n . 2:9
  16. 16. Firs t Human To Make Exc us e s 1. Make excuse for their wrong actions. 2. Avoiding personal responsibility. 3. Man used his mental capabilities to “ingeniously” create the first excuse 4. Man is always defensive.
  17. 17. Lo o k At Human Exc us e s Adam blamed eve: “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate” (Genesis 3:12) Eve blame Devil: “Follow Adam example” “The serpent deceived me, and I ate” (Genesis 3:13).
  18. 18. Have Man Chang e d To day ? Man has continued today to find more: 1. Cunning way 2. Sophisticated 3. and Convincing Excuses To set himself free from his moral and/or spiritual responsibility.
  19. 19. Man Charg e s Go d . . . Adam charged Eve directly and God indirectly when he said: “The woman whom You gave to be with me...” (Genesis 3:12)— many today have puffed themselves up with pride to set God up as the initiator, promoter, and instigator of the tragedy in Eden.
  20. 20. Man Charg e s Go d . . . Rom 1:28 And even as they did not think fit to have God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do the things not right, • Men simply have not wanted to retain God in their lives (Romans 1:28) • To find some peace in their shameless actions that charge their conscience, • Deliberate search for a kind of built-in evil in the Divine nature.
  21. 21. Man No w Blame Go d The “Lord God” is the “Tempter” in Eden Genesis 2:17 when He says, “...but of the tree of knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat,for in the day that you eat of it you shall die”.... Because of Pride: Man has set God up as the initiator, promoter, and instigator of the tragedy in Eden. Tell a child or juvenile not to do something and you’re immediately establishing the temptation to do it. If you don’t want to tempt them you never mention it—and make sure the temptation is not available to be yielded to (2000, emp.added).
  22. 22. M NowBlam God an e The “Lord God” is the “Tempter” in Eden Genesis 2:17 when He says, “...but of the tree of knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat,for in the day that you eat of it you shall die”.... The charges of man: God who created the good, also created evil.... • If He did not know it then He was not wise, and • if He knew it He was wicked
  23. 23. The End

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