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The lie is in the partaking
« on: July 09, 2019, 09:04:47 pm »
I'll start by saying I believe the garden narrative is allegory. I believe nakedness and trees and fruit and many other things are symbols. Here's my challenge: I don't know yet how to fully express the conceptual foundation of the allegory and the symbols, so I'm going to stick with symbols, for now.

Moses 4:11 "...in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil." Well...technically...yes.

However...

"That is the way Father got His knowledge."  BIG FAT LIE.

Father got his knowledge--ate of the fruit--by being obedient, not by doing what Satan tempted Him to do. And that's the way it is with us. We eat of the fruit and gain the knowledge of good and evil--really internalize the law--by being obedient. When we yield to temptation and shortcut obedience, we receive the consequences of sin. I believe that through Christ, we can still learn through the consequences, but it's a path different from obedience.

All grown-ups were once children...but only few of them remember it. ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, "The Little Prince."
 
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Re: The lie is in the partaking
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2019, 11:14:19 pm »
I never thought 'this is how God gained his knowledge' refers to the partaking of the fruit but simply to having his eyes open to be able to distinquish good from evil - that is by learning, most often learning by experience.
 
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Re: The lie is in the partaking
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2019, 01:24:34 pm »
Partaking of the fruit of knowledge started a process that included mortality and the progression beyond.  That is how I think Father gained his knowledge.
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