Monday, February 28, 2011
Denver Snuffer said the following on Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Adam and Eve . . . were like little children who are born male and female with the capacity to one day become parents, but who are immature and innocent, and therefore unable to bear children.
The great offense was in Satan's control of the timing. Had they remained in the Garden throughout the Sabbath day of rest then they would have received the commandment to partake of the fruit in the Lord's timing.
The above is exactly what I think and have thought. It has never made sense to me that God would make two conflicting commandments. It seemed to me that Adam and Eve partook of the fruit of the tree of knowledge prematurely. They were not ready for it, but - since they did it - God took the steps necessary. Emotionally, Adam and Eve were not perfect. We have done such things in our own lives, things we have been told by our parents not to do. I expect that we usually suffer the consequences, especially if the action was forbidden for our own safety.
Also, I believe that Satan had planned to give them the fruit from the tree of life immediately after they ate the forbidden fruit (which was never described as an apple - I don't even know where that idea came from), so they'd "live forever in their sins", thus making God a liar and frustrating the plan of salvation. Fortunately, God interrupted the plan before Satan could complete it.
There is so much of our own history we don't know and far too much we think we know.