Why do you suppose the God in Genesis would want to withhold knowledge from the very first humans? To say in essence "there it is, but don't take it"? To have a life where they did nothing but lay around making babies?<quoted text>
Very interesting take on it...and I do think that is one way to look at it.
THEY had something none of us have had since. THEY had heaven on earth and they communed with God every day. They knew they owed everything to Him.
The serpent appealed to something in them that enter more..just as He aspired to be more. And turned away from the God...Lost heaven himself.
They wanted something they thought was better. Knowledge of good and evil. GOD LET THEM CHOOSEwhat they wanted.
ANDyes He knew because He knows all.He knew even then the price that would be paid because they brought sin into the world..
By our minds we can think its unfair...but it is free will. And Gods justice is not ours.
We believe the price paid willingly by Him through His Son showed His love for us.
personally especially when I turn on the news..I wonder why He loves us or wants us to live with Him ar all.
As a child I was told repeatedly that we needed bad days to appreciate the good days, to have rain to appreciate the Sun, to have evil to appreciate good...yet originally we were to have none of those bad things. Now that we do, it seems an explanation needed to be found to explain the pain and suffering in life.
It's very contradictory. God wanted only paradise for us...but God now wants us to have bad to appreciate good?
It makes no sense. All these explanations of God come from the minds of humans. All the "God wants..." statements are just the lame graspings of humans trying to fit the whole puzzle together and doing a very poor job of it.