Eve and the Apple

Essay by BulldogA, December 1996

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No one completely understands the ways of God. Many of us can come up with

our own opinions, and justify his ways in our own minds, just as Milton did in Paradise

Lost. Just as Adam and Eve, we all are gifted with free will and the responsibility of

making important decisions and choices in our life, which will determine our future. But

we may well ask ourselves today, of what use would this free will be to us if we did not

know good from evil? When Eve ate the apple in the Garden of Eden she had two

different voices telling her what to do. God had said that Adam and Eve may eat any

fruit from any of the trees in the Garden of Eden except for the tree that contains the

knowledge of good and evil. Satan (disguised as a serpent) told Eve that she would not

die from eating that fruit, that her eyes would be opened, knowing both good and evil.

But at the time Eve made her decision, she did not have the knowledge of good and evil.

Eve did not know the serpent could be Satan incarnate, nor did she know that her desire

to become a goddess would be a sin.

The main reason Eve eats the apple is because she wants to become a Goddess.

The serpent said that he was a beast and after eating the fruit from the tree of knowledge

of good and evil he became more human like. Eve was enticed by the words of the

serpent who said that 'If the fruit makes a serpent like a man, it should make men like

gods.' (Line 710: 'That ye should be as Gods, since I as man, Internal Man, is

but proportion...