Genesis 2:15-17

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Genesis 2:15-17: Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 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 3:4-6: Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.

Hebrews 5:13-14: For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Multiple Verses: God is omniscient and immutable.

Genesis says that it is wrong to be able to tell good from evil, but Hebrews says that not being able to is a sign of immaturity.

An omniscient and immutable God would not say that it is wrong to know good from evil, then declare the same thing to be a sign of maturity later on.

Genesis never actually claims that being able to tell good from evil is wrong, it only states that God forbade them from eating of the tree from which they would obtain it.

This would mean, perhaps, that God's prohibiting their eating of that tree was for their own benefit, so that the sin and death that followed would never have happened.

So knowing good and evil could have been something to be avoided prior to the fall, but afterward became important in correcting man's sinful nature, and thus became a sign of maturity.


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