God 's Commandments Of The Bible Essay

1581 WordsOct 11, 20167 Pages
From the beginning of the Bible, God gives orders and commandments to humankind. God’s orders range from not eating from a certain tree to talking to foreign rulers to killing people. No matter what the commandment entails or the difficulty of said commandment, God expects the person to adhere to the commandment given to them. If the person does as God commanded them, God rewards that person. On the contrary, God punishes the person who does not obey His commandments. The acts of loving, fearing, and worshiping God may be what God’s commandments entail, but the act God punishes is the act of not obeying His commandments. During Adam and Eve’s time in the Garden of Eden, God gives the pair just one rule to follow. God commands Adam and Eve, “You may surely eat of 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 surely die” (Genesis 2:16-17). This rule is not obeyed as a result of the serpent tempting Eve. She falls victim to the temptation and eats the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil then gives the fruit to Adam who eats as well. God fulfils His promise and punishes Adam and Eve by sending them “out of the garden of Eden” and away from the tree of life (Gen 3:23). Adam and Eve’s punishment is not just exile but a slow death, because this punishment strips them of the ability to “take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever” (Gen 3:22). Adam and Eve’s
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