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The Fall of Man

 
 
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The tree of knowledge of good and evil was placed in the garden of Eden as a test of  obedience and love to God. Satan can't follow Adam and Eve with his temptations, only if they approach the prohibited tree the enemy can make them sin. But Eve got away from her husband and went to the tree of good and evil, and while looking at it she saw a beautiful serpent that said to her ''Did God really say, you must not eat from any tree in the garden?"  The woman said to the serpent "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say 'You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must no touch it, or you will die.'" "You will not surely die" the serpent said to the woman. "For God knows that when you eat of it, your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.  So the Lord God banished them from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which they had been taken. After He drove the man out he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden a Cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life. The will of God was for Adam and Eve to not know evil.