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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

WHY MAKE A TREE WE DON'T NEED??



People, Azazel raised a question in his last post that got me perusing the pages of my Bible and the recesses of my mind, looking for understanding, for answers, for truth. Why would God create the tree of life in Eden if he had made man immortal? Why make a tree man does not need? One theory is that man was to live forever by eating from that tree periodically, and then when Adam sinned, God blocked their access to the tree, leading to Adams eventual death after 930 years. That seems likely, and may explain the reason why as generations went down from Eden onwards, lifespan decreased. The trees effects was being diluted as ages went by.


The question, however extends to the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Why make a tree he does not want man to eat from? There are so many answers to this question..at least in theory. But none of them have been satisfactory.
The age old answer has been: "God loved humans so he wanted them to have free will. He wanted them to love him by choice so he put the tree and told them not to eat it, as a test." but under the slightest bit of scrutiny that answer doesnt hold up. If it was a test of their love, he could have given them some task, maybe "run round the garden twice everyday" or something harder, and see if they love him enough to do it or he could have made the tree without any harmful effects and told them..."dont eat the fruit of this tree"
simple...and see if they obey. if they dont, his test is served. Its like testing my child's obedience by giving him a cup of cobra venom, and asking him...dont drink of this cup. No matter who deceives him into drinking it, am I not to blame for leaving him access to poison? Wouldnt it be better to put sprite in a cup and tell him "dont drink this". if he does, i know he doesnt care, but at least no one will be buyin a coffin. does it really prove how much i love my son if i give him death and ask him not to eat it.

As I put this up now, Im still looking for answers, so maybe yall can help. cos i cannot find justification anywhere for this kind mess. Im sure God knew what he was doing, but for the life of me, I cant figure out what it is. Unless he was just setting us up for failure. Which is quite plausible. I wont conclude shaa..until i hear from others. Peace...

15 comments:

Otunba 'JesusFreak' Jb-M said...

lol...you people should stop thinking beyond the capacity that ur lil heads....lol...u don hear say head fit blow...lol...the fuses on ur heads leading to ur brains will just blow one dey...lmao

Azazel said...

Lol but if we don't think, what will we do..
@ Otunba?

Otunba 'JesusFreak' Jb-M said...

Me i dont know ooo...lmao...emm has anyone seen a group on facebook called EVERYBODY DRAW MOHAMMED DAY??...omg that group is hella funny...been rolling on the floor since

Realist said...

Only God knows why

LE DYNAMIQUE PROFESSEUR said...

The answer you seek is embedded in what you have written with your own hands... "Im sure God knew what he was doing, but for the life of me, I cant figure out what it is..."

God knew what He was doing. Some biblical mysteries are not logic, neither are they mathematics that could be solved via theoretical or analytical information. They can only be revealed by God Himself...

Have you not heard.. "eyes have not seen nor ears heard; neither has it come to the heart of man... but it is revealed by the spirit..." [not by human logic or reasoning].

- LDP

Enoch said...

@EL

I would suggest that if you really want to get to the bottom of this story, it might help to check out the original version written by the Sumerians before Abraham "borrowed" it.

@LDP

So what do you suggest we do with these mysteries? Ignore them or beg for revelations from an absentee god?

冠宛君中 said...

幸福不是一切,人還有責任。..................................................

LE DYNAMIQUE PROFESSEUR said...

Question is... why do you need to unravel the mysteries with your own logic? If you must, you'd have to ask God to reveal it to you cos its beyond your own understanding. A heart-to-heart relationship with God only, can earn you that :)

- LDP

leggy said...

i think he created the tree as a test of obedience..he asked them not to eat from it and maybe he just wanted to know if they'd stay loyal and faithful to him?

Azazel said...

Lol @ Prof..
How can u be a Prof or an aspiring prof if u resort to saying stuff like 'Why do u need to unravel the mysteries with your own logic'..
Why shouldn't anybody want to do that??

@ Leggy
There are other ways to test loyalty and obedience without such means??

El-Divine said...

Leggy, thats exactly the answer i hear all the time. if he dint want them to die, test them with something that wont really kill.
@prof, i dont beleive you that God doesnt want us to search out the mysteries of scripture...cos i dint give myself this brain. its in my head for a reason.
@enoch...i dint know abraham 'borrowed' it oo...i guess i will do that. it makes sense tho..for him to borrow the stories of his people as he left Ur to form his own nation.

佩蓉 said...

量力而為,別勉強了,Cut your coat according to your cloth...................................................

The Messiah said...

Good question! Lemme give you the true answer: It's only a story not a factual event. But of course that answer is too boring, so lemme give you a more controversial and God-believing answer. God wanted us to be his little robots. He created everything because he was bored, and he created man because he needed a heir that would worship him and tell him he is great on days he feels low. He wanted obedience (this goes back to my Obedience vs Intel theory), pure obedience, he didn't want creatures that could think for themselves (Gen 3:22). In this perspective, we are to God, what robots are to man. We want robots that stick to their programs and are 100% obedient, anything short of that and it could be like that Will Smith movie with the white robots. So there you have it, God was testing with high risks and fucked up, fucked up so bad, that he had to send his son who is him to die an excruciating death to fix that fuck up

LucidLilith said...

Why make a tree? Shiyiiitttt! That's not the question at all! Why make the world? Wny make man? Why do anything? If you keep asking, you realize nothing really makes sensse. That's how God wants it.

O.O said...

I recently started reading this blog, and now I decided I must comment.

God always has a plan. That's why He made man, and that tree.
He wanted man to eat of it; He knew man would eventually die.
Before the beginning of the beginning, He knew Jesus was going to come and save man from his sins.

It might not make sense to you, but that doesn't mean it's not sense.

Go figure.