Lessons From Eden

Lessons From Eden

GENESIS CHAPTER 3 tells how Adam and Eve brought a curse upon humankind when they ate the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, after they were lied to by the serpent. This is referred to as a literal occurrence throughout the Bible (for example 1 Timothy 2:13–14, 2 Corinthians 11:3 and Jude 14). As well as being a real event, it also contains great symbolic significance. There are vital lessons here about the process of sin (rebellion against God) which separates us from Him, and the process by which we must be reconciled to Him. Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in