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Aneta     [email]    ( United Kingdom ) 2017-04-30     Views : 40     Touched : 7
"And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat: of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof you shall SURELY die." Genesis 2,16-17

Do you not think that disobeying the Word of God is a sin? However, an even greater sin than this is not to believe in the Word of God. In fact, the greatest sin is not to have faith in God’s Word. Unbelief is the origin of sin, its seed and its cause. Not to believe in God’s Word is the greatest sin.

God had told Adam and Eve to freely eat of every tree in the garden, but with a single exception: they were not to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. He forbade them from eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 3:2-3 says, “And the woman said to the serpent, ‘We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, LEST you die.’’”

We can see here how Eve had already begun to add to the Word and subtract from it on her own, instead of believing in it exactly as it was. While God had said, “In the day that you eat of it you shall SURELY die,” Eve claimed that God said, “LEST you die.” The former statement makes it clear that death would be certain, while the latter hints that it is merely a possibility. Moreover, God clearly specified the forbidden tree as “the tree of the knowledge of good and evil” in the midst of the garden, but Eve described it broadly only as “the tree which is in the midst of the garden,” indicating that she did not believe in the Word wholeheartedly. She said so even though there also was the tree of life in the midst of the garden. Adam and Eve did not believe in the Word here. Not to believe is sin.

Even though God had said that Adam and Eve would surely die, Eve left some probability out there, only saying, “Lest you die.” Where, then, did her unbelief come from? Such unbelief sprung up the very moment Eve heard the Devil’s words. As Satan asked her, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of EVERY tree of the garden’?” by then Eve’s mind was already shaken, and so she answered, “God said, ‘Lest you die.’”

When one gets trapped by Satan’s tricks, his faith is corrupted like this.

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Aneta

 

 
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