The Genesis Story Of The Fall

2048 WordsDec 18, 20149 Pages
The question that I will be exploring over the course of this essay is: What is the best explanation we can give why Adam and Eve take of the forbidden fruit in the Genesis story of the Fall ( see Genesis 1-3 )? I will be dividing this essay into two sections and look at two aspects: Theological and Philosophical. In regards to this I will also look at the Genesis story and outline three things: 1. The Creation 2. God’s command not to eat from the Tree of Knowledge 3. Expulsion from Paradise The Creation ( Genesis 1 ) We probably all believe that we got here either, by accident, being created by a superior being or both. The Jews and Christians both believe that they were created by a superior being named: God. The Judeo-Christian tradition is that God created the earth over the course of six days and that He rested on the seventh day. Genesis 1 also states that He made man in His own image, this is something that I agree with as a Christian. However how do others believe we got here? They either believe that we arrived here by accident, or by Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, that is mentioned in his book The Origin of Species by Natural Selection. These ideas have been around for more than 250 years and people have seemed to side with either the Judeo-Christian tradition or Darwin’s theory of creation. God’s command not to eat from the Tree of Knowledge ( Genesis 2 ) The creation of Adam and Eve and the placement into the Garden of Eden, is interesting in that
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